Pu-erh is my favourite tea, precisely because it is intense. I was unsure what I would make, then, of a supposedly “milder” pu-erh — but this cup was subtly but distinctly earthy-mineral, with a faint flowery-sweetness that I would normally expect in an oolong. This has carried through across several steeps, at which time I’m writing this! Overall very mellow and just the right pu-erh to follow a week of holiday kitchen-richness.
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