Reviews

Tea Setter Ethical Agriculture’s Wild Grown Puerh Tea

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

I’m a stalwart raw puerh drinker but the cooked stuff isn’t usually my thing. This one was a whole other creature though. It is from 2010 so it has had a chance to mellow out a bit. It was earthy, sweet and surprisingly mild. Rather than fishy or compost flavors, it came off as woodsy with an interesting herbaceous quality that reminded me of sage. After a few infusions an unusual fruity quality appeared in the finish. I couldn’t believe how sweet and lingering it was. +Natasha N called it mango tango in her review and I would say that description is pretty spot on. +Tea Setter has a relatively small selection but I know that +Matt Kitchen put a lot of time and effort into every one of them. Last year I interviewed him on my podcast. The video is included below in case you missed it the first time!

Ethical Agriculture’s Wild Grown Puerh Tea sample provided by Tea Setter.

{
“@context” : “http://schema.org”,
“@type” : “Review”,
“name” : “Tea Setter Ethical Agriculture’s Wild Grown Puerh Tea”,
“author” : {
“@type” : “Person”,
“name” : “Nicole Martin”
},
“datePublished” : “February 25th, 2014”,
“image” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/denong1.jpg”,
“itemReviewed” : “Tea Setter Ethical Agriculture’s Wild Grown Puerh Tea”,
“reviewBody” : “I’m a stalwart raw puerh drinker but the cooked stuff isn’t usually my thing. This one was a whole other creature though. It is from 2010 so it has had a chance to mellow out a bit. It was earthy, sweet and surprisingly mild. Rather than fishy or compost flavors, it came off as woodsy with an interesting herbaceous quality that reminded me of sage. After a few infusions an unusual fruity quality appeared in the finish. I couldn’t believe how sweet and lingering it was. +Natasha N called it mango tango in her review and I would say that description is pretty spot on. +Tea Setter has a relatively small selection but I know that +Matt Kitchen put a lot of time and effort into every one of them. Last year I interviewed him on my podcast. The video is included below in case you missed it the first time!”,
“url” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/2014/02/tea-setter-ethical-agricultures-wild.html” : {
“@type” : “Organization”,
“name” : “Tea for Me Please”
}
}

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.