I invited my friend Mitch over to enjoy the Rummy Pu with me. Mitch likes both puerh and liquor, so I was curious to see what he would think of a combination of the two. Upon opening the package, we immediately thought we opened a bottle of rum. The aroma of the dry leaf was strong! It hit us like opening a bottle of rum. I decided to brew 5 grams in my 100ml gaiwan with boiling water. I gave the tea a quick rinse, and normally I would discard the rinse of any puerh, but I was curious to try it. The rinse tasted like straight rum! The puerh hadn’t become apparent yet, I actually got a bit of that alcohol burn! The next few infusions I brewed for about 15 seconds to let the puerh get a bit stronger. The tea definitely had a rum kick to it, but the puerh gave it a nice chocolatey note to it. The best description I can come up with is that the tea tasted like chocolate rum balls. A nice strong rum taste but with a heavy chocolate note to it. What I kept remarking on during the session was what high quality the base puerh tea was. It was a golden needle loose shou puerh that had excellent flavor. I would drink the tea alone even without the barrel. Liquid Proust does not use lower quality bases and hide its flaws with flavor, everything about this base tea was excellent.
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Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Pastries, Rum