Type: Black (Pu-erh)
Region: Yunnan, China
Bought At: Samovar
Price: $4 for a “one pot” sample
First Impressions: Roasted, signature pungent smell Pu-Erh
I was hesitant about this tea after the only other Pu-Erh tea I have tried, due to the pungent smell. This one did not have the smell before brewing however, so I thought it might be better. Once brewed, the familiar smell returned, all though it was not nearly as overpowering. The flavor was good, very smooth and mellow. No sweetness, no bitterness, just a slight earthy tone. It is a good “slow” morning tea, not as strong an english breakfast, but stronger than a green or white. I had to knock it some for the smell, but the flavor is very good.
3 / 5