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Strange — but delicious. Wow. I dared myself to order this one, because my first reaction to the ad copy was ‘Blech! That sounds terrible!’ But it’s not. Deep, a bit sweet, almost heavy. No astringency. No maltiness (oh my, imagine coffee beans with Assam: hurl!). Just one delicious fusion, straight out of The Tempest: ‘Has suffered a sea-change into something rich and strange.’ Want to try this one with a bit of stevia later. Would probably stand up nicely to milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Beckara

This was the ‘Tea of the Day’ today and I gave it a shot. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bad habit of over steeping teas in the hey-I-need-to-let-this-sit-for-three-minutes-oh-look-a-bird! way, so when I made it at home it was a bit too earthy. The little sip I had today though, was delicious!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I over-steep all the time, too, either I get distracted or I just plain forget. Sometimes I set a timer … when I remember. :)

I steeped this one again today, 3 minutes, half a pack of stevia … wow. Like anything pu-ehr based that I try, the more I sip it, the more I like it.

I find if I over-steep pu-ehr it upsets my stomach.

Paul M Tracy

I just recently stumbled across DAVIDsTEA online. Unlike your reaction, I read the description for this tea (two coffee bean extracts, chocolate, caramel and almond) and thought “yum.” I’m looking forward to trying this one and I’ll keep your steeping instructions in mind.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hi, Paul. They’re hardly instructions, just a note of what worked for me.

I came to David’s Tea online, too.

Michelle Butler Hallett

One of my cats went nuts when I opened the packet of Coffee Pu’ehr this morning. She loves the scent of it.

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Beckara

This was the ‘Tea of the Day’ today and I gave it a shot. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bad habit of over steeping teas in the hey-I-need-to-let-this-sit-for-three-minutes-oh-look-a-bird! way, so when I made it at home it was a bit too earthy. The little sip I had today though, was delicious!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I over-steep all the time, too, either I get distracted or I just plain forget. Sometimes I set a timer … when I remember. :)

I steeped this one again today, 3 minutes, half a pack of stevia … wow. Like anything pu-ehr based that I try, the more I sip it, the more I like it.

I find if I over-steep pu-ehr it upsets my stomach.

Paul M Tracy

I just recently stumbled across DAVIDsTEA online. Unlike your reaction, I read the description for this tea (two coffee bean extracts, chocolate, caramel and almond) and thought “yum.” I’m looking forward to trying this one and I’ll keep your steeping instructions in mind.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hi, Paul. They’re hardly instructions, just a note of what worked for me.

I came to David’s Tea online, too.

Michelle Butler Hallett

One of my cats went nuts when I opened the packet of Coffee Pu’ehr this morning. She loves the scent of it.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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