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drank Tuo Cha Lubao by Mariage Frères
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I wish I liked this more! It’s pretty to watch the compressed tea nest unfurl/disintegrate as it steeps, but the flavor… There’s just not enough there for me to appreciate. I’ve tried steeping it longer, and that has just given me a generic oversteeped green tea taste. Not bad, just not at all interesting.

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

So this is just green tea in the shape of nest pu erh instead of a green (raw) pu erh?

Adham

Yes – I like the distinctive flavor of pu erh and thought this might be what you’re asking about, a green pu erh. No such luck…

Cofftea

I would think the delicate green tea leaves would get bruised trying to make this shape…

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Cofftea

So this is just green tea in the shape of nest pu erh instead of a green (raw) pu erh?

Adham

Yes – I like the distinctive flavor of pu erh and thought this might be what you’re asking about, a green pu erh. No such luck…

Cofftea

I would think the delicate green tea leaves would get bruised trying to make this shape…

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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