A very smooth puer blend, that is rich and much better than I expected.
I’m surprised at how good this stuff turned out. It’s an inexpensive puer that you would think loses its luster with the blend overpowering the puer taste. Not really, though. I get a vanilla and white tea flavor with some earthiness to balance it out.
Now, it won’t develop different taste profiles over steeps or over time, which is a lot of the fun of other puers. But if you want to make a foray into the world of shou puer tea, this could be a “gateway tea”.
For me it gives an excellent l-theanine buzz as well. Again, I don’t know if other people ever get this feeling but I love it.
And if you look at the current price, this is one of the cheaper puer teas at TeaSource.
All that combines to a solid rating, especially at the current price. But it’s not like a typical puer – so as long as you are okay with that, go ahead and try it out. This one reminds me a lot of the Iron Silk Puer blend, and though I haven’t tried it yet, the Sticky Rice Puer blend. (I think my next purchase may be a refill of this along with Sticky Rice.)
Flavors: Earth, Vanilla, White Chocolate