|Good pu-erh taste, chrysanthemum taste almost indistinguishable though really pleasant tea to look at with the petals floating on the surface. Which posed a dilemma to me: the brewing guide says to brew 1 min for the first brew. So, just to be able to see the floating petals, I did not put the tea into the filter, but straight into the cup. After one minute, though, I had to decant, ergo spilled some... Definitely very enjoyable tea, I do agree with the recommendation on the website to make it a first pu-erh tea for a novice. Well done!|
|Tea for true gourmets! Very pleasant tea, with unusual taste, well satisfies thirst.|
|Very interesting cooling sensation. Wonderfully fragrant.
Shipping came quickly and in good condition.|
|As a writer i have a taste for tea. it is neddless to say: i have tried many kinds of teas for a long time. Pu-ehr is very particular. It instantly made me distinguish it among others. Perhaps because it has a wooden, earthy colour which is soothing and revitalizing at the same time. If someone asked me: why pu-ehr i would say because i can dring it every single day without getting used to it. You can drink it anytime with anything. It has a simplicity that strikes me, i repeat, it is very particular, donīt try it if you are accustomed to purely greenish tastes, this tea is differrent. Pu-ehr is art. It suits my body chemistry. I will not be satisfied until i have tried all of Tea Springīs pu-ehrs. Some, yes, are quite expensive, but i guess they well deserve their money. I am not going to change Tea Spring as a tea seller, because they ship with a minimum cost -which is important if you live to the other end of the world. And i like that you get little tea gifts. By the way, it is time i tried my new just arrived teas. Enjoy tea and learn to love the marvel of pu-ehr. |
|I tried two different gongfu cha methods for brewing this tea. Each was about a 90/100 ml serving.
One was from the guidelines on this site. This rendered a very strong, coffee like flavour that was slightly bitter. It was too rich for a 90 ml serving. I found the caffeine content a little too strong for my system when using those brewing perimeters and feel that a much smaller serving (2 - 3 sips) would be enough for this method. Otherwise, Iīm not a big fan.
The second method was for much shorter brewing times. The first was for 15 seconds, then 10, then 8, then 10, then 12. This rendered a smoother flavour with full body and a consistent brew each time. The caffeine also seemed less.
Either method releases a nice roasted flavour. There is a subtle spice in the aftertaste that almost disappears into a cinnamon and floral note that lingers for some time after drinking.
I was a little hesitant to try this tea since Iīm not a fan of chrysanthemum, but I canīt really say I noticed it. If it was there, it was very subtle and overshadowed by the deep, woody flavour of the puīerh, which seemed like very good quality. I quite liked this tea. I would drink it again.|
|My favorite, I have bought over 1kg of this altogether now, the Chrysanthemum just makes this much more rounded than regular pu-erh. Very easily drinkable and a taste I dont grow tired of. Compared to some other teas that has bitterness or harshness that makes me grow tired of them before finishing a pot.|
|Soft and gentle tea because of the flowers in it. I like it better than regular pu-erh.
Quick delivery (I live in Europe) and good after sales!|
|Very good value for money. I personally couldnīt make out the taste of the chrysanthemum (my friends could) but the puerh was good quality.|
|Впринципе, неплохой, соотношение цена-качество на уровне....|
|wow....what great tea.grear taate and aroma........thank you.|
|Освежающий вкус, очень хороший вариант для желающих познакомиться с этим видом чаев. |
|Это мой первый пуэр, брала попробовать его лечебный свойства, помогает пищеварению, действительно. По вкусу я люблю больше улуны, но этот пить изредка можно, так что оценка "удовлетворительно".|
|Iīm new to pu-erh teas; but i did like this one. A rich, strong, and dark fruit like liquor. Great for drinking after big meal. I bought it for medicinal claims of cooling. Know and behold helped bring down an extremely high fever in a matter of hours. Overall serves its purpose. |
|This is the 2nd time I have tried Pu-erh; itīs just not the tea for me.|
Jennifer A (6/29/2011)
|Itīs good but I like more richier ,more strong pu-erhīs.Also itīs better to add few rosebud flowers in my opinion.|
|This tea is very pleasing. I really like. I will recommend this tea to everybody!|
|Very nice pu-erh chrysanthemum with a minty smell. It has a nice smooth earthy taste that I like. Will be ordering more. Reasonable price too. |
Lai May (6/26/2010)
|Smooth, rich, strong, and dark drink. The chrysanthemum adds a subtle sweetness. Good when you want a strong cup of dark tea. Nice pu-erh chrysanthemum.|
|My first pu-erh,so nothing to compare it with.Not yey impresed by it.Lacking in depth of flavor.|
|Chrysanthemum tea has lovely light scent and taste. I really like, because it has a comparatively mild flavour. Recommendable!!!
|What a lovely flavor! The perfect balance of pu-erh and chrysanthemum petals. Thank you!|
|Pu-erh with very earthy taste-i like it for everyday use|
|i am no expert when it comes to pu erh, but this selection was not inspiring... the tea was average but for a beginner it is not a horrible choice at all... think i will stay with the bing and cake pu ehrs in the future|
|as a first time pu-erh drinker, this tea was very pleasant|
Yu Bo (6/28/2007)
|I was not sure I would like Pu-erh but I found this very satisfying. I will reorder this.|
|This is a wonderful, different, interesting Pu-erh. The addition of the chrysanthemum leaves makes an exquisite first cup. Hard to describe, but probably not for the first-time Pu-erh drinker. I would have rated it excellent, except that every time I try to make make more than one brewing out of the same leaves, the result is horrible, just vile. Its amazing how something that makes such a wonderful first cup could make a horrible second cup.|
|This tea is still in need of some honey. It seamed to still be a bit bitter. Got better with several steepings. Chrysanthemum with juvenile Pu-erh...|
|Very nice combination of teas for a refreshing flavor. Add some rock sugar or natural sweetener for added flavor.|
|Very soothing. Great tea for breakfast.|
|Pleasant as the chrysanthemum mitigates the strong taste of pu erh.|
|My daughter the acupuncture student recommended this tea to bring down blood pressure. It worked! Tastes good, too!|
|This is a very smooth, refreshing, everyday tea that is very welcoming those who are new to Pu-ehr|
|This tea surprised me. Very soft and suple, with a light smokey earthiness. I really like this tea. Perfect for a Sunday morning by the fire.|
|A very refreshing tee.|
|The taste is very fresh. A very refreshing tee.|