Wild Raspberry Pu-erh from The Whistling Kettle

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pu-erh & White Tea Blend

Where to Buy:  The Whistling Kettle

Tea Description:

This Pu-Erh is flavorful, mild and with an addition of silver needles, makes a great iced tea. Dr. Oz has recommended this tea as a way to help lose weight. Pu-Erh also help reduce cholesterol and great after a meal to help “cut the grease”. Pu-Erh has probiotic properties no other type of tea has.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

As those of you who read this blog pretty regularly are probably aware, I’ve pretty much come around when it comes to Pu-erh.  There was a time when I DID NOT like Pu-erh … or at least I didn’t think I did.  I was even “afraid” of Pu-erh, so much so that when someone would send me some in a swap package, I’d send it off to someone else without even tasting it!  And that REALLY doesn’t sound like me, does it?  But it’s true.

Now, I’m not afraid of Pu-erh any more, although I do often cringe when I receive Pu-erh … worried that I will have a bad experience with it.  But truth be told, I have far more positive experiences with Pu-erh than negative ones.  The negative experiences are indeed very few and very far between!

This Pu-erh blend … is amazing.  And let me just say that if my first tasting of Pu-erh tasted anything like this … I would not have been so afraid of Pu-erh for so many years!  This is so good!

The raspberry notes are sweet with just a twinge of tartness to them – just enough to make it taste like a true berry taste.  There are hints of flower in the blend as well as a softness.  Soft is generally not a flavor I associate with Pu-erh so this is a characteristic I attribute to the white tea.  The white tea really offers little else to this blend, other than some visual interest to the dry leaf.  As I taste this, there isn’t a moment when I can say definitively “there’s the white tea.”  However, I don’t think that this blend would be quite the same without the white tea in it.  It adds something … a creaminess, perhaps?

However, the Pu-erh offers the majority of the flavor here.  And while it does have that distinctive Pu-erh earthiness, it is slight.  Instead, this simply tastes rich and mellow and smooth.  Almost like coffee, but without the bitterness of coffee.

A very enjoyable tea from the Whistling Kettle … and it’s a good one!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

1 thought on “Wild Raspberry Pu-erh from The Whistling Kettle

  1. I found out when I was at The Whistling Kettle the other night that have started to blend some of their own teas…the Dr. Oz line I think was their first attempt a blending their own tea. This sounds good…might have to try it the next time I’m in there.

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