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I have been a good girl and done my house cleaning for the day so I deserve a lovely cup of pu erh tea. This was another one chosen at random from my pu erh flavoured samples from Yunnan.

The tea looks lovely with it’s dark coloured tea leaves and light shell looking olives mixed in. The contrast is just wonderful whilst cutting and preparing.

Firstly I can see that the tea is ripe as it leaves a wonderful red coloured tea and from the smell it smells like a strong pu erh. I cannot tell any difference between the smell alone yet but I did see the olive when I was brewing it so I know it’s there.

Again fresh but strong and slightly sweet, this is a nice pu erh. The olive is hard to taste but it is possible to notice the sweet sourness of them in the after taste. Again it’s very subtle and it takes a lot to truly identify it.

I wouldn’t say this was a ground breaking, must have pu erh but it’s a little different. The strength is what sells it for me, without that I don’t think it would really be any different from your standard ripe. The olive would be too strong for raw, yet very subtle for ripe (I hope you understand what I am saying).

A nice drink but I have had better pu erh.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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