I hate that…
Have to rewrite it completely.
my 100th tasting note here. I took same tea as my first one. Maybe my tea buds are much more prepared for it. And a SIPDOWN! My first pu-erh tea (sample though) and gone :/
I prepared it different. I took a strainer, made quick rinse with tea in big tea ball, and then I put it into a mug. I wonder how it is going to be. I think I had it in for 5 minutes maybe bit more. But big cuppa, I was keeping an eye on the colour and when it has got somehow similar as in gaiwan it used to have, I took the ball out. I know that are masters are closing this review in pure disbelief. I guess they won´t sell me anything because I am doing it plain wrong.
As for aromas – this is very interesting tea. I thought it is going to be very muddy, maybe earthy (it is my first pressed puerh). But nope, it is rather sweet. A cinnamony sugar sweet. As stroopwafels. The stroopwafels tea was more malty (and sweet). Maybe few other spices are there.
Colour – probably not very important thing. But I don´t know, I enjoy describing it even it is not important, it does not change anything. For this cup, it is really red copper colour, clear. Enjoyable colour. Makes me warm.
And probably most important – and what are people looking for. Taste, flavours, liking, cup of tea. I bet there are much more synonyms for it.
It is really sweet as the name suggests. Yup, raw, uncooked dough. With kind of pleasant sourness. But then comes the sweet part which consists of cinnamon sugar, stroopwafels, bit chai (bitterness and biting), spicy, caramel (maybe salty).
This is, as it was suggested for me (beginner when it comes to pu-erhs). It was great. I can suggest it to everybody who haven´t got pu-erhs much. It is great for easy drinking. Sweetness, no wet forest floors, no wet tastes. No funky notes! I want (and can imagine) to pair it with pecan pie or something. Certainly not best tea in the World. But for start, it was great suggestion.
Taste lingers for long, keeping in mouth some kind of film. But that is what is it about. Just enjoying the moment with tea, forgetting everything around. I like it. I really do!
Flavors: Biting, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Cinnamon, Molasses, Spicy, Sweet