drank Sunny Fruits Puer by Lupicia
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Tea of the afternoon…..

I think this is tea #5 from my Lupicia Happy Bag 2012. I have Jardin Sauvage and Nilgiri FOP to go.

Let’s just say the one or two times I have tried puer it was quite disasterous. I am pretty sure I was supposed to rinse that one and then steep for drinking, so all I tasted was dirt. I have to say, this tea is far from my distant memories of my puer tuo cha fail so long ago (probably only about eight months ago, LOL!) This one tastes earthy, but not of just earth, if that makes sense. I actually find this incredibly close to what coffee tastes like. It has a richer, fuller mouth feel than most black teas, and after the first several sips, I kind of get that settling feeling in my stomach that so many have mentioned. Very interesting. Puer with training wheels! There are hints of fruit with this one, and it is very pleasant. All in all, a good, happy surprise, but now I can’t wait to try the Chocolate & Strawberry one I ordered!

15 oz Mug, 2 actual tsp tea, 3 minutes freshly boiled water. Lightly sweetened.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Auggy

This makes me sad that I missed out on the Happy Bags this year. I forgot about it until 1pm on New Year’s Day and they were already sold out. So sad!

SimplyJenW

I think I just barely got in….I ordered around 9am Eastern time on New Year’s Day. All the $50 bags were gone, but I was so thankful to have snagged a $30 bag…I had been waiting for a year! Maybe next year for you?

ashmanra

I can hardly wait to try this one! I wanted my first cup of it to be with my puer tea friend, but her son got sick today and she couldn’t come over. I did drink puer today, though. See my tasting note! :). I will be ordering the chocolate strawberry puer soon, some for me and some as my friend’s b- day gift. I bet this one ends up on my order, too.

gmathis

Pu-erh training wheels! That’s what I need!

Auggy

Yep, next year I’ll have to do what I’ve done in year’s past and just order at 2am! First time in three years that I’ve missed ‘em. I’ve learned my lesson!

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Auggy

This makes me sad that I missed out on the Happy Bags this year. I forgot about it until 1pm on New Year’s Day and they were already sold out. So sad!

SimplyJenW

I think I just barely got in….I ordered around 9am Eastern time on New Year’s Day. All the $50 bags were gone, but I was so thankful to have snagged a $30 bag…I had been waiting for a year! Maybe next year for you?

ashmanra

I can hardly wait to try this one! I wanted my first cup of it to be with my puer tea friend, but her son got sick today and she couldn’t come over. I did drink puer today, though. See my tasting note! :). I will be ordering the chocolate strawberry puer soon, some for me and some as my friend’s b- day gift. I bet this one ends up on my order, too.

gmathis

Pu-erh training wheels! That’s what I need!

Auggy

Yep, next year I’ll have to do what I’ve done in year’s past and just order at 2am! First time in three years that I’ve missed ‘em. I’ve learned my lesson!

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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