Another tea from the Puerh TTB. I have never tasted anything from Awazon before, and I’ve heard mixed reviews of many of their teas. This one, I’m glad to say, was pretty tasty! It wasn’t anything special, but it was a very drinkable tea for me.
The dry leaf smelled lightly of grass or straw. After a rinse, it was full on wet hay.
First couple steeps were wet hay, almost like a wet storage taste, but not as intense – I agree with another reviewer that this has almost certainly been dry stored. The finish for these first two steeps was slightly sour and fruity. This fruity finish stayed in my mouth for a little bit after the sip – kind of like strawberries.
On the next steep, the sourish part of the finish was gone, leaving just a sweetness which I tasted as vanilla. Over the next three steeps, the tea thickened up quite nicely, with dry, sweet straw on the front with that sweet vanilla finish which, when combined with the vanilla taste, gave it a slight dairy kind of vibe.
The rest of the session was smooth and easy drinking. Texture lightened up, vanilla finish morphed into something a bit more floral, and straw note remained as well. Never really got bitter, even at the end. Pretty tasty session, but not super great. Absolutely inoffensive, tasty even. I don’t know if it’s convinced me to make an order from Awazon or anything, considering all the other nice puerh vendor options out there.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Straw, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla