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Emperor's Puerh - Black Tea - Organic

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Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Pu-erh Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
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This tea's info last updated: Dec. 15, 2013

Commercial Description

Pu∙erh boasts a deep bold body that is smooth and earthy with hints of malt. This rich, energizing tea is deeply satisfying as a coffee alternative. Numi is proud to reveal the centuries old tradition of Pu∙erh.

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67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(6 reviews) on
I haven't yet tried too many pu-ehrs, but I'm starting to think they are not for me. This one has both a rich aroma and flavor of loam and crab cakes. If you are into that sort of thing, this tea is probably amazing, but not how I prefer my tea to taste. It's like I made a nice earthy tea, but used the same water I had boiled seafood with. I can't say it's bad, but certainly not to my taste.
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87 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma is deep and earthy, a hint of hay and an almost seafood edge that is deeply satisfying to breathe in. The taste is bold and exotic, an exciting new palate.
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77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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I actually liked this one a bit more than the version with cardamom. It has that distinctive fish cake aroma, but not to an overwhelming degree or in an unpleasant way. I could really see enjoying this with a tasty Japanese meal, or at least with a dish of seafood.

I wasn't sure I'd like this one, but its simplicity and purity are a nice change of pace (as I often get flavored teas). It's a nice tea for relaxing, and perhaps for being social. You'll certainly have to be in the right mood for it, though.
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77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(66 reviews) on
Made of a very good quality "Ripened" Shou Cha, the convenience of having this in a teabag is nice for travelers and is perhaps the first Puerh in a bag that I have liked. It is definitely bold, earthy, with the distinctive fermented aroma of forest leaves--not for the faint hearted!

If you are not familiar with Puerh teas, then this is probably not the place to start. On the other hand, if you really enjoy puerh tea and are looking for the convenience of a quick cup...then this might be for you. Try their Cardamom Puerh for another interesting taste.
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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Pu-erh has a very distinct aroma, and some may find it off-putting, but I love it. The aroma reminds me of a rich,earthy, smell, almost similar to a pile of autumn leaves. As to be expected from a fermented smells like it has been fermented! I find this Pu-erh really brings out the earthy aroma that a lot of bagged Pu-erh teas lack.

The flavor is very rich and again very earthy. The packaging claims that the flavor is supposed to be malty but to be honest I do not taste the malt (which is not a deterrent in my case since I do not like malty things) The flavor is very good for a boxed Pu-erh and it fills the craving until you can get loose (or brick)
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60 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I actually kind of like this tea. I agree that it smells weird when you first brew it (if that's meant to be 'malty'...) however it tastes pretty smooth and is overall a satisfying puerh for a box brand you can get in any supermarket.
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17 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
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Terrible. The aroma as you start to sip is reminiscent of body odor. The flavor, if you can get past the smell, hints at dirt. Not good at all. I gave the rest of the box away.
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