Today I am reviewing an aged organic pu-erh tea brick from Numi.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
Rich, smooth flavor. Dark and malty.
Classic ripe pu-erh tea flavor, with no fishiness or off notes.
It’s not bitter at all and this tea is probably approachable enough to offer to tea drinkers who aren’t yet familiar with puer tea.
I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a special or unique pu-erh tea in any way, but for a ripe puer tea from a well-known brand which you can actually purchase at some grocery stores in the United States of America, it’s rather good. It has the classic rich and malty flavors which drinkers of ripe pu-erh tea often crave, without any discernible off-notes.
Flavor notes: Sweet malt, roasted cocoa bean, forest floor, and mushroom.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
Notes of damp, wet forest floor are most dominant.
The flavor notes have deepened, but the flavor remains full and consistent.
The caffeine content seems relatively high, as I am feeling somewhat alert.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
Flavor is still very consistent.