DavidsTea’s Tuo Cha Bon Bon
Welcome back! Today is our second day of the 8 Crazy Days of tea–with me, the self proclaimed tea lady. We continue with one of DAVIDsTEA’s Pu’erh teas Tuo Cha Bon Bon. I’m glad you have tuned into episode 61 of Erin’s tea, please tell your friends about Erin’s Tea so I can work hard to bring you many more episodes!
ERIN’S TEA SHOW NOTES
- It’s a Pu’erh tea from Yunnan, China.
- Boil your water for steeping, let it steep for 4 minutes.
- It has a medium amount of caffeine.
- It’s aged for years in cellars and caves, that’s what gives it it’s rich dark colour.
- Use one nest, yup that’s what it’s called, and you get to unwrap it, how fun is that?! Tuo Cha translate into bowl (which is what the nest looks like)
- You can resteep the nest 5 times! When I resteep I always use boiling water and let it sit for longer than the first time.
- It’s got a very rich dark brown colour, different than any teas you may have tried before. Pu’erh teas are in a class of their own.
- It’s smells very earthy and rich, which a hint of fish smell (and not in a nasty way) to it.
- The taste is very earth like, with a hint of smoke and to me it kind of tastes like bark.
- If you are considering sweetening your tea, consider Steevia instead of Agave. Read why here.
The bottom line?
I’m not a fan. I didn’t taste the dark licorice taste the package talks about (which is alright with me). To me it was a very robust earthy tea that tasted like bark. It actually kind of reminded me of Pau D’arco tea. I find there is no middle ground with Pu”erh Teas (straight ones) you either love them or you don’t. Again, it’s not a bad tea, i’m just not a fan. If you are a seasoned Pu’erh drinker I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!
So until next time, That’s Tea To Me.
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