Samples have come in different shapes and sizes for a while. I personally prefer to get at least two sessions. The Treat Yourself 2020 collection comes with two dragonballs of most of the Bitterleaf 2020 offering. Opening the jar is a delightfully strong smell.
The jar includes samples of almost all of the raw puer offered by Bitterleaf Teas in 2020.
- 2020 Year of the Rat Yiwu
- 2020 Monsieur Lafleur Jingmai
- 2020 Plum Beauty Mengsong
- 2020 Oh Deer! Kunlu
- 2020 8 Ball Banpen
- 2020 Resistance Nanmo
- 2020 Bonbon Bangdong
- 2020 Charmed Lincang
- 2020 Drink Me Nanmo
- 2020 Litte Mountain Bloom Jingmai
On your way to check out, you are also given the option of adding a 120ml Sweet Water Gaiwan for only $12. This is the perfect size for brewing these little dragon balls, and I added one to my order to try it out.
It is taller than wider, which gives a smaller top opening. While good for dragon balls, it is taking me a minute to figure out how to brew with, as I have large fingers, and prefer a bigger gaiwan. That said, a larger size would dilute the tea too much, so I’m improving my brewing technique instead.
If you were starting out with young puer, this is the perfect way to go. If you’re further in your tea journey, this is a fun presentation and a great way to try the whole collection.