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Rough and tough, this sample, that came to me by Royal Mail. Thanks Roughage! It has character written all over. First time I smelled it, it made me think of that hospital odor, in my home town, long time ago, definitely, not the way to go nowadays. Second tasting was way better and I started to appreciate this robust, no nonsense Pu-erh. I can even understand, you drink it with salted yak butter, the tastes are strong enough to cope with it. Conclusion….not sure, some reminiscing will do…now, it’s time to go back to my Tibetan mushroom.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Roughage

Glad you found it characterful at least. It is certainly not a pretentious tea! :)

Have you tried steeping it at 85-90 degrees or so yet? I tend to prefer it steeped at a cooler temperature. Did I send you the po cha recipe? Just in case, it’s here if you want to try it: http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/butter-tea.html

TheTeaFairy

Lol at the hospital and salted yak butter! I know bold when I see it ;-)

Roughage

Coming back to this, I see you logged it as a 30 second steep. I would suggest using a basic ten second steep or something like that. It really does not take much time at all to get something out of this tea. Anyway, I hope my comments are helpful and you find a way to enjoy this tea more.

Peter

Thanks for the recipe. I will try to steep it at lower temperature.

Yeah, my Tea Fairy, they’re all bold as love, just ask the yaks :)

TeaExplorer

Peter, do the yaks talk to you?

Roughage

Of course they do! They yak on and on and on … I’ll get me coat. :)

TheTeaFairy

This thread is hilarious…

mrmopar

They go yaketty yak yakkety yak and don’t talk back!

Tea Pet

What is everyone yakking about?

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Roughage

Glad you found it characterful at least. It is certainly not a pretentious tea! :)

Have you tried steeping it at 85-90 degrees or so yet? I tend to prefer it steeped at a cooler temperature. Did I send you the po cha recipe? Just in case, it’s here if you want to try it: http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/butter-tea.html

TheTeaFairy

Lol at the hospital and salted yak butter! I know bold when I see it ;-)

Roughage

Coming back to this, I see you logged it as a 30 second steep. I would suggest using a basic ten second steep or something like that. It really does not take much time at all to get something out of this tea. Anyway, I hope my comments are helpful and you find a way to enjoy this tea more.

Peter

Thanks for the recipe. I will try to steep it at lower temperature.

Yeah, my Tea Fairy, they’re all bold as love, just ask the yaks :)

TeaExplorer

Peter, do the yaks talk to you?

Roughage

Of course they do! They yak on and on and on … I’ll get me coat. :)

TheTeaFairy

This thread is hilarious…

mrmopar

They go yaketty yak yakkety yak and don’t talk back!

Tea Pet

What is everyone yakking about?

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Brussels based tea aficionado, grew up with herbal infusions (ortie/nettle, hmmm), but over the years I got more and more interested in the real McCoy aka Camellia S.; nowadays, a big fan of shu and sheng Pu Erh, entre autres. As an amateur alchemist, I also like to brew my own herbal mixes. Bref, it’s a way of life!

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