I apparently lost this tea in the midst of my many small packages. For someone who has 95 teas, a lot of them sure are in small amounts. I should work at finishing some!

Anyways, I’ve only had a couple puerhs before. Golden Phoenix from Silk Road, which is… nothing like this, and Naked Pu-erh from Tealux, which I like in small doses and with a little sugar to counteract the puerh-ness of it. Yeah, IDK.

I didn’t know what this one would be like at all, but I’m trying to try more teas that I wouldn’t normally go for, which is why I asked Heather for this one at the swap/meetup. Thanks, Heather! This tea seems weird, but I’m glad I’m getting to try it. Now if only I could psych myself up to take the first sip! The smell is intimidating.

Ooh. That is good! It’s more like Silk Road’s Golden Phoenix without the cinnamon and citrus. There’s dirt, there’s tea, there’s a lot of deep complex flavours. This one doesn’t need sugar added for me to drink it. I’ll have to note I need to do a comparison of the Naked Pu-erh and this one, to see if I can pinpoint the differences.

I’m gonna pour this in my travel mug and bring it to work with me. This isn’t going to be an every day tea, but now I want to try more puerhs. Success!

(1.5 tsp in almost 16 oz water. IDK that I’d want to use as much tea as they suggest. This is plenty strong for me.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Sil

go go sipdowns! clean that cupboard up :)

OMGsrsly

I don’t have that many teas! Just, most of what I’ve ordered from Butiki are samples, and that’s going to add 23 to the cupboard! And I was thinking of rewarding myself for job hunting with a small order from Zen Tea Life next paycheque, and that would be all samples too. Ack!

Sil

Might want to try purearoma if you’re just looking to try a bunch of samples. So far their teas are coming off as pretty decent!

OMGsrsly

I’ll keep them in mind, but £20 is CAD$31, which is over my budget for a reward. :/ Zen Tea Life does free shipping any size order within BC..

Sil

doh. i can get behind that heh

OMGsrsly

Although, geez. That’s a lot of teas for £20. O.o

Sil

LOL yeah i picked up nearly a sample of everything they have to hit their free shipping mark and i’m still working my way through them. so far most of them have been pretty good. Don’t think i’ve had any real misses yet. Kittylovestea inspired me to give them a shot with her reviews for them :)

OMGsrsly

I’ll definitely keep them in mind for samples! Maybe once I actually have a Real Job™. :)

Amariel

It’s a pretty strong tea. Some people rinse their pu erhs first, but I never did. I added milk and sugar and it was just shy of coffee with its richness.

OMGsrsly

Oh yeah. I didn’t bother rinsing this one. I wonder how things would change if I did! :)

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Sil

go go sipdowns! clean that cupboard up :)

OMGsrsly

I don’t have that many teas! Just, most of what I’ve ordered from Butiki are samples, and that’s going to add 23 to the cupboard! And I was thinking of rewarding myself for job hunting with a small order from Zen Tea Life next paycheque, and that would be all samples too. Ack!

Sil

Might want to try purearoma if you’re just looking to try a bunch of samples. So far their teas are coming off as pretty decent!

OMGsrsly

I’ll keep them in mind, but £20 is CAD$31, which is over my budget for a reward. :/ Zen Tea Life does free shipping any size order within BC..

Sil

doh. i can get behind that heh

OMGsrsly

Although, geez. That’s a lot of teas for £20. O.o

Sil

LOL yeah i picked up nearly a sample of everything they have to hit their free shipping mark and i’m still working my way through them. so far most of them have been pretty good. Don’t think i’ve had any real misses yet. Kittylovestea inspired me to give them a shot with her reviews for them :)

OMGsrsly

I’ll definitely keep them in mind for samples! Maybe once I actually have a Real Job™. :)

Amariel

It’s a pretty strong tea. Some people rinse their pu erhs first, but I never did. I added milk and sugar and it was just shy of coffee with its richness.

OMGsrsly

Oh yeah. I didn’t bother rinsing this one. I wonder how things would change if I did! :)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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