Tea Rex says, "Pu-rawwwwwr!" and he's right - this pu erh hazelberry tea from Adagio is incredibly good. Rich, malty with a sweet and fruity finish. Enjoy the earthy flavors of hazelnut with sweet accents from the strawberry in this mouth-watering tea.
Blended with pu'erh tea, cocoa nibs, strawberries, natural creme flavors and natural hazelnut flavors, this tea is impressive and a great way to introduce yourself to pu erh teas. Pu'erh teas are extremely special teas and many can get pretty pricey because the amount of time and the intricate process of this tea.
According to Daniel Liu's Chinese Tea Shop:
"Pu-Erh tea (also known as aged or vintage tea) is another of China's great treasures and has only recently been discovered in the West. It is unlike any other tea in the world but Westerners can appreciate its similarities to fine wine, with which it shares many attributes.
Like the great wine regions of the world, Pu-Erh Tea production is highly regulated to ensure the highest quality and authenticity. Only aged tea that comes from Yunnan province can be called Pu-Erh tea.
The leaves are grown and harvested in counties along the Lancang River. Each estate produces its own special type of leaves, ranging from the tips and strong stems grown on estate cultivated plants to the highly prized large and soft, silver leaves picked from plants and trees that grow wild on the hillsides. Some trees are said to be over 1,000 years old. The leaves picked from these old trees are referred to as "wild arbor". The leaves are harvested and sent to Pu-Erh City where each manufacturer blends the leaves to make their own unique and time-honoured recipes. Paradoxically, in Yunnan in the past, compressed and aged Pu-Erh was seen as an export commodity, with locals preferring the younger green varieties but is now enjoyed there like other areas."
Pretty neat - so if you're into tasting the fine wine of tea - I recommend trying out a pu erh tea and this one was pretty darn delicious!
I rate this pu'erh tea a 5 out of 5 stars.
Are you a tea beginner? Try one of these black teas!