106 Tasting Notes
This was my first pu-erh and was definitely impressed. I will definitely have to be getting more. It lasted 10 steeps very well (probably would have been more but I got busy for a minute and let the 8th one brew for 2 minutes ooops) and all were distinct and delicious
Like others I got this as part of the sampler pack which is very well put together and contains 4 loose green teas with bags, 2 pyramids, and instruction books that contain interesting info on tea. Absolutely loved it especially for $3. Even set aside the tea manual to keep.
Bear in mind this is my first loose leaf green tea so we have a limited sample problem.
1st infusion – boiling 30 seconds. Very flavorful. Nutty earthy taste.
2nd infusion – boiling 15 seconds. Less strong and sweeter liquor
I also did 3rd and 4th infusions which my tea buddy and I both enjoyed as much as the others.
Another great della terra tea! I’m really liking this company. But this one is probably my least favorite.
The chocolate at first is quite pronounced and not overly “fake” as some chocolates have been but it is slightly there. The chili flavor is not strong enough for my likings but I’m a heat freak and live on spice. Unfortunately the after taste isn’t so great and is kind of bland with the fake choco lingering and the chili kick not being enough. Other chili teas have had a strong chili after taste which this one just lacks. Frankly della terra should add far more chili to this. People who order chili teas are likely fans of hot stuff and while this tea is good its not quite spicy enough.
The pumpkin taste was minute but I did not miss it at all. As others have said the cinnamon was light but this was preferable. The spices really came through and while not over powerful (I tend to be a fan of very strongly flavored teas) they stuck in my mouth and danced around a bit.
Lemon. Creamy. Goodness. This was my second Della Terra tea and I was definitely impressed. I couldn’t taste a hint of rooibos. A friend that I enjoyed this with was not a fan of rooibos but said this was one of his favorites. I drink a lot of tea and am short on decafs and this will definitely be a staple. The tea lasted a second infusion quite well too.