I just got a mixed set of various tea types. Those sets are interesting to try out large quantities of teas, but sometimes theres no information about which are included in the set or how good they are. This is why I wanted to share my experience today with you about the Dian Ya An Xiang tea, a pu’er that comes in a small bag of loose leafs.
Preparation and tasting of the Dian Ya An Xiang (Pu’er)
The first cup after steeping just a quick moment was interesting. It wasn’t fully loaded aroma, but it allows to get a feeling of what you can expect from the coming cups with longer brewing time. When drinking this Dian Ya An Xiang, pu’er tea, it was a new experience to me, because usually I know pu’er only in a pressed form and oftentimes it’s aged. For this small package I didn’t even know from what year it is, but at least it had a bit information on it, like the name and type.
When leaving the tea to steep a bit longer, you could easily see how the color of the tea slowly mixes with the water, which is always a bit of a dance. Always worth watching and enjoying these little things as well. The smell was rather fragrant and because I wasn’t sure how much leafs I should use for just one kettle, I just took the whole content of the bag, hoping it was designed for one go in kettle and that was seemingly right.
Even though this Dian Ya An Xiang pu’er tea didn’t taste like other pu’er teas, I still found the taste and flavor very enjoyable. It’s maybe not strong enough to drink it for hours and hours, but it should be good for an evening without changing to another tea later on.
This might not be the most valuable pu’er that you could get, but it’s still a fine tea for a mixed tea surprise set in my opinion. Certainly, I had no complains here, other than that I would have loved to know a bit more details about the origin and the tea.