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drank Wild Arbor Buds by Mandala Tea
4366 tasting notes

After posting about the Wild Fresh Buds from In Nature this evening, I know that I had tried a very similar looking tea from Mandala tea, but, when I looked for it on here, I couldn’t find it. I don’t know if somehow it got lost in all the updating that is going on, so, I decided to post about it again… so consider this a backlog.

This is a sweet, mellow Pu-erh. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/04/08/wild-arbor-buds-white-pu-erh-leaf-buds-from-mandala-tea/

Geoffrey Norman

I’m always fascinated by the Wild Arbor varietal. It’s not even a Camellia sinensis…but still “kinda” tastes like tea.

CHAroma

Really interesting post! I know exactly the burs you’re talking about, hahaha. Do you think someone who normally doesn’t like the dark puer type tea would like this “white” version?

TeaBrat

CHAroma – you might want to ask check out some raw pu-erhs, like this one, much lighter and sweeter than the dark shu variety : http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html

Garret

Hi, everybody! CHAroma, we’ve had many customers who have not found black pu’er to be their cup of tea. In the shop, I’ll brew up some green pu’er for them as a green tea and some become instantly obsessed. Of course, there are variables one can play with in the brewing process, but black and green pu’er teas really are two completely different animals, for sure.

CHAroma

Cool, thanks for the information!

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Geoffrey Norman

I’m always fascinated by the Wild Arbor varietal. It’s not even a Camellia sinensis…but still “kinda” tastes like tea.

CHAroma

Really interesting post! I know exactly the burs you’re talking about, hahaha. Do you think someone who normally doesn’t like the dark puer type tea would like this “white” version?

TeaBrat

CHAroma – you might want to ask check out some raw pu-erhs, like this one, much lighter and sweeter than the dark shu variety : http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html

Garret

Hi, everybody! CHAroma, we’ve had many customers who have not found black pu’er to be their cup of tea. In the shop, I’ll brew up some green pu’er for them as a green tea and some become instantly obsessed. Of course, there are variables one can play with in the brewing process, but black and green pu’er teas really are two completely different animals, for sure.

CHAroma

Cool, thanks for the information!

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I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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