by Lee Milne
I was suprised by this tea. I was expecting a darker, more "aged" taste, this tea is very clean tasting and still very "green". A lovely thick mouthfeel, a little astringencey in the first infusions which fades quickly. The wet leaves smell faintly smokey with a nice hay aroma coming forward. The taste is very sweet and lingers in the whole mouth for a long time. Also this tea has obviously been processed and cared for very well. The leaves are still all in tact and the ratio of buds to leaves is very high making for a nice rounded flavour.
At this price it's a real bargain for age and quality. If you store this tea correctly it will develop nice fruit flavours I believe.
by I Love Tea
This raw puerh is fragrant and fresh. It is unlike any puerh I have tried- very woods-floral and the taste is incredible- I get many infusions when I prepare it in my gaiwan.
I want to know if this kind of puer tea is organic.I didn't find on the bag.
by Brian Queenan
This tea tastes wonderful - a smooth and velvety mouthfeel accompanied by a floral boquet.
It does not withstand a lot of brews however. I use 5g of leaves with 100ml of water, and steep for around 15 seconds. After the first 5 or 6 brews the taste seems to diminsh markedly, and from that point on the tea needs 1 to 2 min steeps.
by Stephen Sanders
A clean tasting sheng puerh. A good longevity and very session-able whilst multitasking.
by Robert Shippy
While I can say this is a nice quality tea that brews a clear cup, the flavor is a bit too ethereal for me. I like the petrichor/equine mustiness of a well-aged puerh. I am trying to learn more about Sheng varieties, but so far in my experience the affordable ones are not nearly as robust as the cooked/Shu varieties. I enjoyed this tea, with soft camphor and woody notes. I am interested to see how it ages in a yixing storage jar.
I love the tea, but they recently changed their packaging, at least for the 3.52 Oz. I like that it's recyclable, but there's a window and light degrades tea quality, which a tea company really should know. Hopefully, they're just doing this for pu-erh, but it's disappointing.
Seems very weak tasting on my first infusion. I followed directions and color was still faintly amber (barely)! I’m used so far to a darker, richer Pu’erh tea. I honestly couldn’t give it 5* stars due to the lack of taste and weak body. If it does get better with repeat infusions I’ll be pleasantly surprised. Otherwise I will probably blend this with a stronger Pu’erh so it doesn’t go to waste.
don't buy it ..it's awful
by A. Lexiconn
I've tried to brew this 20 yr Aged 'Iceland' Pu'erh many times, many ways: weak, strong, 2nd infusion... No attempt has yielded any interesting aroma or taste whatever. It's clearly the most bland, tasteless tea of ANY type I've ever had. Markedly weaker than any of the pu'er varieties I've tried before.
I simply can't comprehend the 5 star reviews from other buyers here --- they are describing a totally different product than I received. I'll be adding what's left of it to my compost bin.