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I’ve typically been using long steeps for this, so I decided to shake things up a bit and try much shorter times – a minute a piece or so. I’ve now been through four infusions and really like the difference I’m finding. It’s much different from the soupy, savory brew I usually end up with. Instead, I’m getting much more of the sweetness, and also a spiciness I hadn’t detected before – almost like a cinnamon/nutmeg/clove note. Each successive infusion has gained in sweetness and lost a bit in spiciness, but still features the typical earthy quality of pu-erh. A nice change up for this variety!

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gmathis

I grin every time I read the name Camel’s Breath! (I can just see one shaking its muzzle and spraying … uh … liquidy goodness all over.)

Stephanie

Camels…lol! This just reminded me of Robin William’s frenetic Genie voice in Aladdin: “Be careful of camels—they spit!!” (or something like that) :)

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gmathis

I grin every time I read the name Camel’s Breath! (I can just see one shaking its muzzle and spraying … uh … liquidy goodness all over.)

Stephanie

Camels…lol! This just reminded me of Robin William’s frenetic Genie voice in Aladdin: “Be careful of camels—they spit!!” (or something like that) :)

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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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