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Another great Shu Pu-erh, and a special Thank you to Amy for a great sample! :))

The dry tea smelled fresh and sweet, mild mushrooms, but mostly like fresh, clean earth. While the tea steeped, there was slightly more pronounced aromas-gentle mushrooms, with a definite clean, earthy aroma. The wet leaves were the most aromatic-somewhat toasty, and I just couldn’t believe how fresh, earthy, and clean the leaves smelled! :))

The cup was dark, but not as dark as the Menghai I reviewed two or three days ago, and what a pleasant, mildly earthy aroma. This tea was so refreshing on my palate. Mild mushrooms and clean earth made this cup so smooth, sweet, and delicious, that I drank it very quickly. :))

The second cup was even better. The wet leaves lost their toasty quality, but the sweetness remained, and the clean earth aromas intensified-reminding me of a “fresh air after the rain” aroma. The kind of aromas where the soil and earth are cleansed and renewed, sharing their rebirth with my senses. :)) The cup was darker, & more aromatic. The flavors were deeper and full, yet still quite mild What’s not to like about mild mushrooms and clean earth?? So sweet and delicious, I drank this cup just as quicky as the first! [4.5 minutes at 195F].

I’m glad I saved the leaves for a third cup. :)) More mild in all respects, yet still so clean, smooth and delicious! What a lovely tea and three quality steeps. :)) [7 minutes at 212F].

I’m still amazed that I got three quality steeps (14 minutes total). Each cup delivered mild mushrooms and clean earthy flavors in varying degrees. Sweet & smooth and my favorite Shu so far. Truly special, and so pleasing to my palate. Thanks again Amy for a real treat! :))

Cupped & Reviewed: Monday, July 9, 2012.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

And on the shopping list it goes! Another new place to get Pu-erh YAY!

ScottTeaMan

I love Pu-erhs, but sometimes I ask my self whether cooked Puerhs are appropriate for my tastes in warmer weather. Well, when I think of the Bana Lucky Coins, or this Bana Denong, or the Menghai, the answer is definitely YES!! :))

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Azzrian

And on the shopping list it goes! Another new place to get Pu-erh YAY!

ScottTeaMan

I love Pu-erhs, but sometimes I ask my self whether cooked Puerhs are appropriate for my tastes in warmer weather. Well, when I think of the Bana Lucky Coins, or this Bana Denong, or the Menghai, the answer is definitely YES!! :))

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