drank Ancient Gold by Samovar
53 tasting notes

It’s hard to write a note here after reading teaplz’s entry, because I feel like there’s nothing left to say.

Upon opening the can and smelling it for the first time, I was honestly a little shocked at how similar it smelt to a “standard” kind of tea you’d expect from a bagged tea bought at a coffee shop or something. For some reason, it reminds me much of Samovar’s Breakfast Blend. I expected a much more earthy smell than what I was presented.

But, I didn’t know what to expect from the taste so I boiled some water and steeped it and gave it a try. At first, it was what I expected. Kind of disappointingly similar to Breakfast Blend. But as I continued drinking I started to notice the different flavours coming out. I definitely can tell this is a far more complex tea than what you expect initially. I definitely can see the resemblance to pu-erh, and that’s a good thing because I like pu-erhs.

I think I might have to come back and re-rate this down the road after I’ve tried more of this tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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