Premium Pu-erh Tea - Black - Organic

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Brand:My Zen Tea
Style:Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh
Region:Yunnan, China
Product page:Premium Pu-erh Tea - Black

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 9, 2015

Commercial Description

This tea bags reveals the tradition of pu-erh. It is easy to be served at home or at your work. It is smooth and earthy with a deep bold body. A good choice for those who is new to Pu-erh tea.

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I've never had pu-erh before this, so I can't compare between brands. This tea brews a nice dark brown. The flavor is earthy and mellow. It's also pretty mild, a little sugar seemed to cover up most of the flavor. I liked it, but I didn't think it was outstanding.
I was given this tea, so I can't really rate its value; I just gave it the middle rating.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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I tend not to be a fan of Shu Pu-erh at all, and my expectations for a tea bag were pretty low, but I was happy to say this greatly exceeding my expectations.

Brews up a very dark liquor, almost jet black, with a smooth mouthfeel, mild flavor, and mellow aroma. The aroma reminds me a little bit of clean, wet stone in a forest, as well as earth and moss. This tea creates a pleasant warming sensation; it's much more warming than most Shu Pu-erh I've tried.

The aroma isn't very complex, but overall, this was more enjoyable than most Shu Pu-erh. There is a noticeable lack of "off" aromas, what I describe as the "damp basement" smell that dominates a lot of low-quality Shu Pu-erh.

The tea bag also resteeps very well. With a first steep of 1 minute, a second infusion was easy and tasted similar to the first. I suspect you could probably steep this tea more, but I lost interest. I still strongly prefer the green (Sheng) tea bag from the same brand, and of course, I always would prefer actually buying a Sheng cake. This stuff is pricey, especially given that you can get whole Pu-erh cakes for around the price of this box of 20 tea bags. So, while I can appreciate this making Pu-erh more accessible to the audience of tea drinkers who use tea bags, I can't see myself buying this over an actual Pu-erh cake.
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