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Wild Raspberry Pu-erh from The Whistling Kettle

Wild Raspberry Pu-erh from The Whistling Kettle

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pu-erh & White Tea Blend

Where to Buy:  The Whistling Kettle

Tea Description:

This Pu-Erh is flavorful, mild and with an addition of silver needles, makes a great iced tea. Dr. Oz has recommended this tea as a way to help lose weight. Pu-Erh also help reduce cholesterol and great after a meal to help “cut the grease”. Pu-Erh has probiotic properties no other type of tea has.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

As those of you who read this blog pretty regularly are probably aware, I’ve pretty much come around when it comes to Pu-erh.  There was a time when I DID NOT like Pu-erh … or at least I didn’t think I did.  I was even “afraid” of Pu-erh, so much so that when someone would send me some in a swap package, I’d send it off to someone else without even tasting it!  And that REALLY doesn’t sound like me, does it?  But it’s true.

Now, I’m not afraid of Pu-erh any more, although I do often cringe when I receive Pu-erh … worried that I will have a bad experience with it.  But truth be told, I have far more positive experiences with Pu-erh than negative ones.  The negative experiences are indeed very few and very far between!

This Pu-erh blend … is amazing.  And let me just say that if my first tasting of Pu-erh tasted anything like this … I would not have been so afraid of Pu-erh for so many years!  This is so good!

The raspberry notes are sweet with just a twinge of tartness to them – just enough to make it taste like a true berry taste.  There are hints of flower in the blend as well as a softness.  Soft is generally not a flavor I associate with Pu-erh so this is a characteristic I attribute to the white tea.  The white tea really offers little else to this blend, other than some visual interest to the dry leaf.  As I taste this, there isn’t a moment when I can say definitively “there’s the white tea.”  However, I don’t think that this blend would be quite the same without the white tea in it.  It adds something … a creaminess, perhaps?

However, the Pu-erh offers the majority of the flavor here.  And while it does have that distinctive Pu-erh earthiness, it is slight.  Instead, this simply tastes rich and mellow and smooth.  Almost like coffee, but without the bitterness of coffee.

A very enjoyable tea from the Whistling Kettle … and it’s a good one!

1 thought on “Wild Raspberry Pu-erh from The Whistling Kettle

  1. I found out when I was at The Whistling Kettle the other night that have started to blend some of their own teas…the Dr. Oz line I think was their first attempt a blending their own tea. This sounds good…might have to try it the next time I’m in there.

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