This is from a random sample order I made a puerhshop a few months back. They’re nice for instant gratification pu, as their shipping time is 2 days or less to my house. I ordered this solely because it was Bulang. The dry leaf had a bit of a woody or piney aroma to it – after a rinse, it was woody cinnamon and sage.
The first steep was light, with a bit of pine sweetness. It left me fully unprepared for the second steep, which was almost overwhelmingly cinnamon. It was quite surprising – cinnamon bark with a nice sweet finish. Slightly mouth-numbing. I think it’s the most heavily cinnamon tasting tea I’ve ever had.
By the next steep, the cinnamon had faded, but was still quite present. That along with an increased sweet finish, made this tea taste uncannily like apple pie. That’s really what I got for most of the rest of the session. It got a little bit drying on the finish around steep six or so as well. This tea didn’t have much of any of the bitterness which Bulang teas are often known for. Just apple pie. The mouth feeling was decently thick, but entirely unremarkable.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Pine, Sweet