This tea has a robust, deep, tart, and woodsy feel. It reminds me, oddly, of some kind of classy alcohol. Maybe, like, bourbon?
Something that a successful CEO would pour out of a crystal decanter. “This is the finest 100-year-old whatever,” he’d puffily boast. “It has spent all that time in the most fancy type of wood possible.”
His other men would gather around and sip it in their fancy glasses and go “ah, a fine year. GOES DOWN SMOOTH.”
Now, as you can tell by this description, I don’t know much about alcohol; but I do know a bit about tea, and I can tell you that it’s distinctly pu erh, in the best way possible. It doesn’t have that tragic fish taste that they sometimes do. It is just a solid, distinctive flavor that keeps it real. It’s masculine, but not so much so that I’m choking on smokiness or bitterness.
I think that this tea is just the right thing to drink at work. Gotta earn those dollars.
Want to Know More About This Tea?
Leaf Type: Pu Erh
Where to Buy: JK Tea
Tea tree: small tea tree over 80 years old from one single tea plantation only. Vintage: 2013 Spring
Picking standard: One bud with two leaves Fermentation: Raw Shape: Tight, fat, plump. Dried tea color: dark yellowish green color Aroma: high floral aroma, and honey fragrance Tea soup color: Yellow color Taste: flowery and honey taste, sweet.
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This is my second voyage with Teaspec’s Puerh. I tried their Ripe Puerh earlier this week and was quite surprised how much I enjoyed the dark robust earthy tones. I was excited to check out the Raw Puerh that Teaspec had so graciously allowed The SororiTea Sisters to check out.
Allowed to brew and cool for a moment, this tea was just as exciting as the Ripe Puerh. Unlike the Ripe version, this puerh gave me a lovely smooth rich tangy flavor. Incredibly well balanced. The earthy dark notes were still present but not as strong as the Ripe. There was also a slight hint of a smoky sweet tone, which I found quite intriguing.
Puerh is one of those teas that just keep me intrigued enough that I still dip my toe into this variety of tea now and then. I’ve always been more of a green tea girl but after enjoying both the Raw and Ripe Puerhs from Teaspec,
Looking at Teaspec’s site, they have an amazing offering of teas that are calling my name. There is a Jasmine Envy (green jasmine) and a Jade Allure (roasted green tea) that I have to know more about.
Overall my experience with Teaspec’s Puerh has been one that has opened my eyes (once again) to a variety of tea that I’ve always looked over. I need to be better about introducing puerh’s into my daily drinking regimen.
Thank you Teaspec for this wonderful introduction into Puerhs!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Puerh
Where to Buy: Teaspec
Our raw Pu’er loose tea, Raw Dazzle, has a smoky floral aroma, fruity savoriness with a tangy aftertaste, and is made from high-quality tea leaves. Each 50g (1.76 oz) comes packaged in a clear pouch inside our custom colored robin’s egg blue round canister and decorative box.