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drank Wild Arbor Buds by Mandala Tea
504 tasting notes

thank you thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sharing this tea with me! Seriously – this tea is AMAZING. There is enough for one cup and MANY resteeps I’m sure! I have never tried a tea like this before – perfect for my indecisiveness tonight.

How to brew… I looked on mandalatea’s website and followed their instructions to start with 1 minute and add 15 seconds for each subsequent brew.

The liquor is very very light. The smell is heady and piney, with an herb-like texture that reminds me of lavender. I’ll admit, the smell kind of turned me off – but when I sipped it – WOW.

The front of the sip is like pine wood but as it reaches the back of my mouth it becomes so SWEET and almost syrupy – I can’t help but take another sip. The taste at the end of the sip is not piney at all, it transforms almost into a marshmallow texture and flavour. Such a unique change in a split second – I am loving this!

I am falling head over heels in love for good pu-erhs – this is such a treat to try!

I’ll update this note as I resteep. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

yay! You got the package!! Woot! Glad you liked this one!

Garret

Hello, Ms Daisy! I am so glad that you are enjoying these wild arbor buds. In April I was in that area and had the fortune of seeing where these are grown and harvested. This is one of the teas that we sell here at our Mandala Tea shop that pleases almost everybody. And it works very well in tea glass brewing, as well, where the leaf is left submerged in water, the tea is consumed and when the water level gets down to about halfway, more water is added and so on. This is definitely in our top 5 as far as sales right now. Thank you for taking the time to give a review! We are grateful. Many blessings to you!

DaisyChubb

Thanks for the comment Garret! I DID enjoy this very much, and thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for introducing me to your company! I’m definitely keeping my eye on it – so many delicious looking offerings!

Thank you for your passion! It definitely shows in the quality. :)

Garret

Yay! In the next few days, many more new items will be coming up on our site, including my latest ripe tea cake (Mandala Year of the Dragon), a couple of new raw cakes (material bought directly from farmers on my last trip), a whole bunch of new yixing, tea trays, other tea accessories. It just keeps getting more fun, more interesting and more exciting! Thanks so much to TEA=BLISS, too, for her turning you on to some of our schtuff! May the best of health be yours!!

TeaBrat

oooh – I can hardly wait!

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TeaEqualsBliss

yay! You got the package!! Woot! Glad you liked this one!

Garret

Hello, Ms Daisy! I am so glad that you are enjoying these wild arbor buds. In April I was in that area and had the fortune of seeing where these are grown and harvested. This is one of the teas that we sell here at our Mandala Tea shop that pleases almost everybody. And it works very well in tea glass brewing, as well, where the leaf is left submerged in water, the tea is consumed and when the water level gets down to about halfway, more water is added and so on. This is definitely in our top 5 as far as sales right now. Thank you for taking the time to give a review! We are grateful. Many blessings to you!

DaisyChubb

Thanks for the comment Garret! I DID enjoy this very much, and thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for introducing me to your company! I’m definitely keeping my eye on it – so many delicious looking offerings!

Thank you for your passion! It definitely shows in the quality. :)

Garret

Yay! In the next few days, many more new items will be coming up on our site, including my latest ripe tea cake (Mandala Year of the Dragon), a couple of new raw cakes (material bought directly from farmers on my last trip), a whole bunch of new yixing, tea trays, other tea accessories. It just keeps getting more fun, more interesting and more exciting! Thanks so much to TEA=BLISS, too, for her turning you on to some of our schtuff! May the best of health be yours!!

TeaBrat

oooh – I can hardly wait!

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!
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<3 Daisy

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