Another great puerh from Old Barrel! I was worried these flavored puerhs would be too samey, since a lot of the ingredients are shared across multiple blends. But actually, so far they’re all quite different.
This one tastes like a nutty coffee cake to me. It has a distinct pecan flavor, whether from the local pecans or the flavoring or a combination of the two. But then it also has a buttery quality mixed with a fair amount of cinnamon, and that combination is really reminding me of those crumble-topped spiced coffee cakes that you can buy by the box at the supermarket. The puerh gives a nice earthy base and helps keep the more desserty flavors from becoming too cloying for me.
That being said, this one is quite a bit more desserty than the others, and I think it’s because there’s no coffee in it. So because it’s quite rich and decadent, I’m not sure I would drink it very often. But it’s certainly a delicious tea, even if it doesn’t remind me of pecan pie.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cake, Cinnamon, Earthy, Nutty, Pecan, Smooth, Sweet