The final tea I purchase from Tea Market was a Pu-Erh. Some readers have asked about my favorite unflavored teas, so I decided to pick a simple Pu-Erh for review.
Per the Tea Market, the tea is “aged with special health properties and early flavor. Chinese Penicillin.”
It is available for $4.35 per ounce, and I purchased one ounce.
When I first opened the bag the leaves smelled slightly smoky and a little grassy, smells I associate with green tea and Chinese cuisine. Once brewed it lost that grassy smell, though there definitely was, for lack of a better word, an earthy aroma. It definitely didn’t taste like green tea, and yet it still reminded me of tea I have been served at Chinese restaurants. It was more sophisticated in terms of flavor, but I can’t quite put my finger (or clearly my descriptive words) on what is I’m tasting. In general I liked it, and think it would be a good choice for an afternoon tea break if you’re looking for something less strong than a black tea. I’m also curious if it really does cure all ills?