Today I am reviewing ‘Waffles’ sheng puer tea from White2Tea.
I decided to brew this tea in a 120ml yixing clay teapot using bottled water.
I also gave the tea coin a 20 second rinse in boiling water.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
This steep has a somewhat mild flavor.
It seems to be an earthy tasting tea, without many high-note flavors.
Flavor notes: Bread, autumn leaves wet earth, and burnt sugar.
Slight sweetness, but not much.
Not bitter at all, but it’s only the first steep.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
Not much else has developed, except a bitter more bitterness.
A very simplistic flavor profile.
Some of the tea coins that I have received from White2Tea in the past have been overly compressed, but I don’t seem to be having that same issue with this one, as the tea coin seems to break up in the hot water.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
This steep is much darker, but the flavor profile remains the same outside of strong astringency.
The good part is that this is a very ‘approachable’ puer tea.
This is one that I could see most people enjoying, since it doesn’t have any weird flavor notes.
The bad part is that, in my opinion, this isn’t a very complex tasting tea.
I would also probably consider this tea to be overpriced for what it offers.