I started this tea with preconceived ideas of the last moonlight tea I had and that got me wondering how often I do that with any tea I’ve had. Probably the only proper way to do a review would be blindfolded without knowing what the tea is. So, yes, I’ve compared this to the last moonlight tea I’ve had but it’s come out a winner in some areas and less so in others.
I did 2 10 sec rinses on this tea but I wonder if I really need to on these moonlight teas? They are not quite the same as the other pu’erh. The first infusion was malty like a black tea but light. It was just a bit too light for me (and I don’t like strong teas) but I could still pick up the hay notes and it was sweet. No bitterness in this tea. I couldn’t pick up any fruit notes like I’ve had in another moonlight tea but it was still good.
2nd infusion was about the same. I brewed it stronger hoping for some of those fruit notes but still didn’t get any but still remained sweet & malty with hay notes.
This tea seems to have a good energy. I have been really sensitive to caffeine lately and I didn’t get that caffeine jolt at all. Instead I just felt energized. I started out feeling really crappy ,queasy & sluggish this morning but once I had a few cups of this tea I was full of energy and doing loads of things for the day. This tea also was good through a few infusions.
I wonder what Yang-chu thinks of this tea? He sent me this tea but I couldn’t find a review on line. Thanks for the sample Yang-chu!
Flavors: Hay, Malt, Sweet