A few days ago, I decided to drink tea all day. My love for puerh drove me to steep Green Puerh Supreme – it has been weeks, maybe even months since I last enjoyed a cup of its liquor. Later, after eating an entire bag of steamed asparagus with hollandaise sauce, I found myself with an upset stomach. My knowledge about the ability for puerh to ease a sick stomach drove me to drink multiple infusions. As always, puerh never disappointments.
Composition: Aged black tea from China
Dry Visual: Dark green, brown flat and twisted whole tea leaves. Some yellow tips and stems present.
Dry Aroma: Earthy
Flavor: Green Puerh Supreme is a full-bodied tea. It is quite delicious with the characteristic earthy flavor puerhs are known for. Some puerhs I’ve enjoyed in the past have contained a quite dominant earthy flavor, however, I was surprised by the mild flavor of this brew. Consistent from start to finish Green Puerh Supreme had a floral quality.
There was a subtle astringency in my first cup, but I would never add a sweetener. I love the rich woodsy taste of puerh. Subsequent infusions presented almost no astringency and an increase in natural sweetness. For the record, I am enjoying my third infusion.
Liquor: A rich amber hue.
Brewing Time: According to the directions, the recommended steeping time is 3 – 5 minutes for 190 – 200 degrees F. I steeped for the recommended 4 minutes for the first infusion, 5 minutes for the second, and 7 minutes for the third.
If you have had the opportunity to enjoy a cup of Green Puerh Supreme, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!