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92

Perfect breakfast tea! I’ve steeped this about 5 times already and it’s still going strong.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Golden Turtle by Mandala Tea
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Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
reviewed Glass Tea Thermos by Mandala Tea
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After recently deciding to kick the ‘ol coffee habit (I’ve always wanted to but never quite possessed the required will power to end such a long-standing morning ritual [much as the tea ritual is FAR more rewarding on a variety of levels]) and really coming to love Mandala Tea, I decided to order this the other day not only because it looked incredibly useful, but because I knew that any help to kick the coffee habit would go a long way to making it a success.

In any case, it arrived just yesterday (along with a shipment of a few teas from Darlene’s Tea Port) packaged wonderfully and carefully, along with being insured. As always with glass/breakables I was a bit nervous opening it all up, but it was beautifully in one piece and even nicer-looking in person. Double walled glass is hard to beat!

The construction all around is great—everything fits nicely, the glass has a great weight to it, and the lid secures nicely (although as awkwardsoul aka Oolong Owl mentions [along with Mandala Tea themselves], it will leak if tipped/inverted).

Just brewed some Irish Breakfast Green for the morning and I’m anxious to go with Mandala’s Wild Arbor Buds this afternoon! Having previously been using the OXO Twisting Tea Ball, it’s nice to be able to really watch the tea leaves as they steep, and it makes the workday that much more enjoyable.

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reviewed Glass Tea Thermos by Mandala Tea
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95

WOW! Very unique aroma and equally unique taste—this one is an instant favorite and a MUST try. Not to mention it can be infused more times that I could count! Steeped in a glass tea pot at the recommended 1tsp per 8oz at 1 minute, adding 15 seconds per infusion, with an initial 10 second rinse.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Garret

This stuff goes and goes and goes!! Don’t be afraid to start with 3 to 8 minute steeps, either. It works very well as a tea glass/tea thermos style drinker as well! So very happy that you are liking this one!

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90

Wow! My first experience with raw Pu’er and I must say it was delightful. While I don’t yet feel experienced or developed enough to offer all the interesting tasting notes and intricate details provided by most others around here, I will say it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and I can’t wait to enjoy it again! This time I went with 195° water, about 1tsp, brewed in a Gaiwan, 15 seconds per infusion, adding 30 seconds per in the later infusions (thanks to Oolong Owl for the steeping instructions).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
Garret

So happy that you are enjoying this one. Just got the first shipment of the Wild Monk 2014 cakes, too. The one you are drinking is the spring 2012 picking. I was able to get the autumn-picked 2013 mao cha from the same farm and pressed 500 cakes of it. Delicious now and will only improve with further aging in the storage vault. Thanks for writing up your thoughts. I’m just wild about raw pu’er. We’ve got some great teas in the works.

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90

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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85
drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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