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This time around I thought there must be a way to bring out the more pronounced tone of the puerh. I certainly was not going to steep for 15+ mins as suggested as from the SA., however I found steeping it for 2 mins really gave this tea more life and character!

The strawberry peices taste a little artificial, but this is countered by the even stronger tea leaves when they are steeped a bit longer. I found that there is some nice tea here, if you are willing to break away from a traditional shorter brew.

I must reassess my original rating after this experience, of which I do gratefully. It’s always hard having to give up on a tea, because of perceived quality. I’m glad I gave it another chance!

Daniel Scott

Fifteen-plus minutes?! What the…

I’ve steeped a few herbals that long, and one white (oddly enough); I don’t think I’d dare that with a pu-erh.

Pureleaf

I know, right?! I thought she must have been kidding, but found that she was dead serious. Not would it be undrinkable, but that’s way too long to get a flavor from tea leaves. At some point, you have to say somethings wrong…either water temp, steep time, etc. Oh well, I’m glad this experience was much better than the first.

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Daniel Scott

Fifteen-plus minutes?! What the…

I’ve steeped a few herbals that long, and one white (oddly enough); I don’t think I’d dare that with a pu-erh.

Pureleaf

I know, right?! I thought she must have been kidding, but found that she was dead serious. Not would it be undrinkable, but that’s way too long to get a flavor from tea leaves. At some point, you have to say somethings wrong…either water temp, steep time, etc. Oh well, I’m glad this experience was much better than the first.

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West that has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do like me some darker, roasted oolongs, shu puerhs, greens and whites are a must as well!

I guess the only way to get the bigger picture is to start with that I love tea. Almost all traditional teas are welcomed, and I have been know to try a few flavored or blended teas.

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