Pu’erh teas certainly have their fans. Some are so die hard they refuse to drink any other type of tea. I’m not sure I could ever agree to give up the luxury of diverse flavor potential. But this coffee flavored pu’erh from David’s Tea certainly has some things going for it.
|Blend Name||Coffee Pu’erh|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Price per Package||$7.50 USD|
|Quantity||~ 1.75 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
DAVIDsTEA has been growing pretty rapidly these past few years. They’re one of the largest brick and mortar retailers of tea in North America. They offer hundreds of teas across a wide variety of cultures and types.
The loose leaves for this Coffee Pu’erh are loose, not caked. They’re a dark grey/black and brew the typical dark maroon/bergundy brew with copper edges and hints of honey yellow.
The dry leaf aroma is light and clean with overtones of coffee with creamer or milk and some light sweetener. Once brewed the aroma suggests hints of vanilla and hazelnut.
On the palate DAVIDsTEA’s Coffee Pu’erh plays nice. Not too astringent, pucker or strong. The flavor comes through well, but doesn’t overshadow the pu’erh itself. I could still taste the gritty earthiness of the brew which was reassuring. Some undertones of chocolate are easy to taste as well.
Upon the second, third and fourth steepings, the undertones turn more heavily toward a mossiness and of darker chocolate than earlier steepings.
Pu’erh teas are a love it or hate it breed for many people. This one I find isn’t overly strong in any one area. In fact it’s remarkably well balanced and easy to drink regardless of whether you’re a tea drinker who enjoys pu’erh or you’re a coffee drinker.
Fans of pu’erh teas as well as chocolate flavored teas, keemun teas and coffee may enjoy this blend.