Pu-erh Chinese black organic
Pandemic slowdown seems to have let some teas get old, but Pu-erh likes aging and this recent buy is good. Leaves are a slightly ashen dark gray. Steeps very quickly. Rinse a few seconds then steep 10-20 seconds and see how you like it. Later infusions can be almost as brief, and you can get many infusions. Aromas and flavors are mushroomy, loamy, maybe a metallic hint, and, naturally, fermented. A very flavorful tea, if you like those flavors. No sweetness. I add just a little sugar sometimes; that's probably like putting 7-Up in your white wine, but a tiny bit elevates the flavor profile a tad. I probably need a gawain to taste Pu-erh best.