Another discontinued tea from David’s that I have to get through to (hopefully) get my tea cupboard looking somewhat presentable. I imagine that this tea was probably succeeded by Juicy Orange, which is a tea I might consider picking up just to try. Fruity Pu’erh teas are a very strange ground for me because I don’t really associate fruit with the deep earthiness that comes with a Pu’erh base. That being said, I would consider Blood Orange a fruit with the right flavor to work well with a Pu’erh base.
Once steeped the tea got the typical dark brown color that comes with a Pu’erh and sadly it did also come with the fishy aroma that tends to be present with that base. However, it wasn’t as bad as what I smelled when I tried my Ginger Pu’erh. The taste itself is more pleasant to me, it has a full-bodied base with just enough blood orange flavor for it to be present, but not overpowering. I did add a bit of sugar later and I think it helped the orange come to the front a bit more.
Overall, I think that this is a decent tea hot, but I imagine that it was eventually replaced by Juicy Orange for a reason.