REVIEW: Whittard of Chelsea – Pu-Erh

Whittard of Chelsea - Pu-Erh

Tea: Black Pu-Erh tea from China
Sample provided by: Whittard of Chelsea
Retail price: £6.75 for 100 gram packet
Link to Pu-Erh on Whittard website

Dry leaf:
– Nice full leaves – no small broken bits
– The dry leaf has an earthy aroma

Infused tea:
– The infused tea has that musty, woody smell that is typical of many pu-erh teas
– The cup colour is dark with a redish tinge
– The tea is earthy, musty and packed full of flavour

Conclusions/tips:
– I would suggest using water cooled to 85 to 90 degrees. Initially infuse the tea for 30 seconds and discard this infusion. Then infuse the tea for 1.5 to 2.5 minutes and drink without milk or sugar. The tea is good for two infusions
– This is a great everyday pu-erh tea. Sure, you can find pu-erh teas out there with a more complex flavour profile, but this tea offers great flavour and value for money
– I love this tea after meals. It is a great digestive

Score:
4/5

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Infused approximately 2.5 minutes

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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