I’ve quite enjoyed this one, and after tonight it also has the boyfriend stamp of approval.
He notes that the orange aroma is strong in the dry leaves but not so much after steeping, but then it’s strong in the flavour instead.
I agree with that, but that’s also what I’ve seen in NBT’s orange pu-erh.
The crysanthemum is an extra aspect in this one, obviously, in comparison with NBT’s orange pu-erh, and for someone who’s not really a great fan of floral scented stuff, it’s actually a quite controlled one. It doesn’t really cross completely over into soap or perfume-like qualities, which is a good thing. It doesn’t get to be too much, but stays at a level where it’s an interesting aspect of the flavour.
I still don’t know, however, if it’s interesting enough, and I’m still leaning heavily towards the flower-less NBT. I can, however, deeply recommend this one, and I can totally see myself getting another round of this one in the future, just for the sake of shaking things up a bit.