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Thank you so much Allie for being so stealth and checking my shopping list to send this extra in our swap. :D

I’ve been wanting to try this one for a little while, after I saw a few awesome reviews and someone mentioning the similarity to Brioche. Yum!

The scent was amazing dry and still pretty awesome steeped. There is an unfamiliar scent there which I can only assume is the pu’erh (which actually kind of smells like when you’ve just burned the bottom of still baking cinnamon buns). I’ve been wanting to explore pu’erhs but I’m a little wary after the disaster that was Aloha Pu’erh. Perhaps this will be a good way to break into that territory. Some pu’erh and some black here, yes, but baby steps.

This really does taste just like a cinnamon bun, with that little bit of burnt edge on the bottom. I am quite enjoying this one. Thanks Allie!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec
VariaTEA

Weight to go by Teavana is a good pu’erh to try if you are ever interested. It tastes mostly like strawberry. In fact, I question how much pu’erh is actually in the mix because it is practically unnoticeable

Allie

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :-)

Courtney

Thanks for the recommendations VariaTEA, and thanks for the opportunity to try this one Allie :)

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VariaTEA

Weight to go by Teavana is a good pu’erh to try if you are ever interested. It tastes mostly like strawberry. In fact, I question how much pu’erh is actually in the mix because it is practically unnoticeable

Allie

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :-)

Courtney

Thanks for the recommendations VariaTEA, and thanks for the opportunity to try this one Allie :)

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), travel, science, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not always in the mood for them. Greens and pu’erhs I’m working on, but they’re coming along at a snail’s pace. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino). Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true chocolate flavour), rhubarb, to be continued…

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss, to be continued…

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