Where To Buy: The Tao of Tea
(I was unable to locate a product description but wanted to share with you a little something I found in Tao of Tea’s ABOUT US Section on their website)
Love for Tea
I started The Tao of Tea with a love for the leaf. While travelling with my family in the Himalayan mountains of India in 1997, I dreamed about the possibilities that tea offered. For me, it started a journey into the essence that it exudes and the cultures it connects. The dream evolved into a business and the love grew even more. My travels to the source, friendships with tea people and living with wellness have been very rewarding. Over the years, I have been fortunate to be joined with people that share a similar love and philosophy about tea. Our commonality is based on recognizing the purity in the leaf, the surroundings it grows in and the people who nurture it. It has become the purpose of our company.
I’ve had good luck with The Tao of Tea’s Pu-erhs so far and thought I would share my findings on their Chrysanthemum Tuocha today!
The 1st infusion is somewhat light in color and smells like a lighter-scented pu-erh. It tastes like a lighter black plain tea.
The 2nd infusion is darker in color and in aroma. It smells like pu-erh but with a little floral aroma as well. It tastes quite good…both hot and cold. It tastes like a medium flavored black tea with a slight sweet-floral taste.
The 3rd infusion is tremendously dark and smells more like your stereotypical pu-erh. It’s bolder in flavor and almost coffee-like…in taste.
As for the 4th infusion it was still very dark in color and in flavor. It tastes more pu-erhy now and more like a muddy/earthy/wormy type.
Overall I did enjoy this tuocha and have found most if not all of the Tao of Tea TEAs I have tried to be very tasty and intriguing!