|"I really didn't know what to expect when I took my first sip so it was a wonderful surprise. There was such a feeling of richness and depth that I had to take a minute to savor it."|
The aroma that greeted me when I open up my vacuum packed sample was both fishy and salty. It really reminded me of walking along the docks though without the seagulls. It brews up into a rather dark brown reminding me of a weaker coffee. The scent that greets me now is that of dark places and mossy underbrush. Perhaps even a hint of peat.
I really didn't know what to expect when I took my first sip so it was a wonderful surprise. There was such a feeling of richness and depth that I had to take a minute to savor it. The flavor was woody, malty and that of an extremely dark baker's cocoa. There is a lingering sweetness also to each sip.
I think that this has to be my favorite puerh that I have had to date and I would definitely picking some up (even though they are in England) however it appears to have been sold out. It might be worth keeping an eye on their website to see what new offerings are coming in.
• Water Temp: 212 degrees
• Time: 2 minutes
— To purchase Canton Tea 2010 Bo You “Imperial Red” Cooked Puerh, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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