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I found a couple samples for Chi of Tea in my cupboard – no idea how old they are. ¬_¬ Clearly this is a sign that I need to concentrate on drinking up all my older teas and samples.

The scent makes me think of bubble gum, which is a bit odd as I’m used to pu-erhs smelling very earthy. The earthiness comes back in the flavour, though it’s fairly mild compared to some pu-erhs I’ve tried (admittedly my experience is pretty limited). I can taste the orange flavour clearly, though it’s more like a sweet mandarin orange rather than a sour, acidic navel orange type of taste. However I noticed that each sip ends on a weirdly dull note that I’m not sure I care for – maybe I just need to steep the tea longer or hotter.

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Angrboda

It’s been a long time since there has been any activity at all on the Chi of Tea front, hasn’t it? I looked at their site and everything is out of stock. And I mean everything. I wonder if they’ve gone out of business…

Jillian

Well from the last post on their blog it sounds like things got shook up pretty badly in the earthquake/tsunami that hit Japan last year, so maybe that had something to do with it…?

Angrboda

True. They were relatively active before that, so if they make a come-back, perhaps we’ll hear about it.

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Angrboda

It’s been a long time since there has been any activity at all on the Chi of Tea front, hasn’t it? I looked at their site and everything is out of stock. And I mean everything. I wonder if they’ve gone out of business…

Jillian

Well from the last post on their blog it sounds like things got shook up pretty badly in the earthquake/tsunami that hit Japan last year, so maybe that had something to do with it…?

Angrboda

True. They were relatively active before that, so if they make a come-back, perhaps we’ll hear about it.

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