Hey there Teacups! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Tea post this time around I’m going to reviewing Edgecumbe’s Coffee and Tea’s Pu’erh & Orange blend. By now I’m sure that you’ll all recognise their name from my past reviews featuring them and from those reviews you’ll also know that I’ve loved every single one of their blends that I’ve tried so far so I went into trying this one with very high expectations. I’ve been trying a lot of Pu’erh blends recently and they have all been amazing my only hope when I finally got to try this is that it would be just as good as the ones I had previously tried.
Dry – Musty – Earthy – Slightly Woody – Underlying Citrus
In the dry aroma of this tea the Pu’erh is the shining star I didn’t get much of the orange at all, but I wasn’t too surprised by that. From the dry aroma alone, I can tell this needs a little more orange peel in it just to make that side of things a little stronger and have it be able to stand its own ground against the Pu’erh.
Tea Tasting Notes
It’s no secret that I love Pu’erh so when I saw that Edgecumbe’s had included this in the package they sent to me I was so excited to try it. As you will all know from reading my past posts it wasn’t until last month that tried Pu’erh and orange paired to together and since then it’s been one of my favourite pairings, so this blend really did arrive at the right time. The last blend I had that had Pu’erh and orange in it was gone in around a week, so I can’t see this one lasting long either. I could see myself loving this before I even took my first sip.
The aroma of the hot tea was very similar to the dry aroma to be honest all I got was the classic earthy, woody and musty notes of the Pu’erh and not much more I was expecting the orange to be a little stronger in the hot aroma and was a little bit disappointed when it didn’t come through. Taste wise at first, I wasn’t too keen at first but after my first few sips it started to grow on me and I couldn’t stop drinking it.
The Pu’erh element of this blend is amazing and honestly can’t get enough of it but because it’s so earthy, woody, musty, strong and robust you can’t really taste the orange peel at all. There is a slight citrus in the aftertaste but if I wasn’t looking out for it I wouldn’t have been able to tell that it was there. That saddened me a little bit because I was really looking forward to that aspect of the blend and seeing how it blended with the Pu’erh. Don’t get me wrong as a Pu’erh it’s really good and I can’t fault that aspect of the blend at all, I’ll still be drinking a lot of this day in day out. The only change I would make to this blend is that I would add more orange peel to it because having more of it present would help the citrus note stand it’s own ground against the Pu’erh.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4/5
If you want to find out more about Edgecumbe’s Coffee & Tea and purchase this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick in the in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Stepping – Kimberley