Pu-erh tea is a type of tea that isn’t everybody’s…uh…cup of tea. I, personally, am a big fan of Pu-erh and always welcome the opportunity to taste its unique flavors.
The round raw Pu-erh cake arrived in decorative outer packaging. The cake was also wrapped in tissue paper for freshness and extra protection.
The hard cake appeared to be wound with long young green leaves to form the circle. The aroma was subtle and slightly floral.
I brewed 18 grams of the leaves in 40 ounces of water at 205 degrees. I was surprised by the honey-amber color of the finished product. The aroma was floral with a touch of sweetness.
The flavor of this tea was unusually smooth for Pu-erh. It was floral, a bit grassy, and had sweet undertones. There was a tad of astringency, but this is common with young raw tea. The astringency was not obnoxious and dissipated rapidly. The aftertaste was pleasant and brief.
The TeaVivre 10th Anniversary Raw Pu-erh Cake is truly a special tea that more than lives up to this momentous occasion. I highly recommend this selection for current and future Pu-erh enthusiasts.
Flavors: Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Sweet