Monday, April 7, 2014

Tea Setter Old Capital Pu-erh Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark, tightly compressed
Ingredients: puerh tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: dark reddish amber

The taste of this tea was mellow and sweet with just the right dose of earthy. Think fresh, moist potting soil rather than moldy forest floor. Although it was on the mild side, it stayed consistent throughout several infusions. I only had 4g of leaf to play with but a normal sized gaiwan still worked well. Just as I've experienced with other puerhs from +Tea Setter, this is a fantastic beginner tea because it takes away the scary factor. +Matt Kitchen does a great job of seaking out teas that do exactly that. There is nothing worse than fishy, weird puerh because they tend to scare people away from an entire category of otherwise amazing teas. This tea is fairly inexpensive and a little goes a long way so it makes a great everyday drinker.

Old Capital Pu-erh Tea sample provided by Tea Setter.