I have been drinking up the odds and ends of tea sitting around my place since Sunday. I am getting twitchy. Even though I have teas I have yet to sample for some reason I really have been wanting to place an order:) Oh the addiction, you know so i can try EVERYTHING!

Besides drinking down bits of tea I have also been playing with my new qaiwan. This is the tea I tried last night, and my first official pu’er. I tried the pu’er from the TTB, but really what I did was drink the rinse water so I will not count that.

Last night was all about the process and the exploration. I don’t remember much about the taste, but I do remember enjoying the tea. I have found that as I am brewing with the qaiwan I really enjoy the teas more in the middle set of infusions. This was the same for the pu’er. (This could be me still getting the parameters right? ) This tea started out a bit scary, and the middle infusions were full of life and flavor. I found myself craving this as I went to bed. I won’t say I am hooked just yet, but I will say last night experience just added to my want to try more tea, in this case more pu’er!

boychik

You will be!

TeaTiff

Haha. I am slightly afraid of that!

Dexter

Agreed – I see a pu’erh addict in the making… :))

boychik

You shouldn’t be afraid. Just jump. Seriously we are here to guide you. Haha I’m still a beginner even though I had a few. Have you tried any ripe( shou)?

TeaTiff

You guys have already been such great guidance! I haven’t had a chance to try shou, although shortly after this tasting note I jumped! I hit submit on a Mandala order with special dark. The curiosity got the better of me and I have been really wanting to try the milk oolong:)

boychik

Excellent choice. You won’t be disappointed. I can send you some samples to expand your horizons;)

TeaTiff

Thank you for the offer boychik, I will have to take a rain check on the samples. I am still working my way through your awesome darj explorer sample pack!

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boychik

You will be!

TeaTiff

Haha. I am slightly afraid of that!

Dexter

Agreed – I see a pu’erh addict in the making… :))

boychik

You shouldn’t be afraid. Just jump. Seriously we are here to guide you. Haha I’m still a beginner even though I had a few. Have you tried any ripe( shou)?

TeaTiff

You guys have already been such great guidance! I haven’t had a chance to try shou, although shortly after this tasting note I jumped! I hit submit on a Mandala order with special dark. The curiosity got the better of me and I have been really wanting to try the milk oolong:)

boychik

Excellent choice. You won’t be disappointed. I can send you some samples to expand your horizons;)

TeaTiff

Thank you for the offer boychik, I will have to take a rain check on the samples. I am still working my way through your awesome darj explorer sample pack!

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I started drinking tea while on a 4 month long cycling trip through South America. It seemed to always be a great way to warm up when I was cold and it was always available everywhere. Mate was the big tea of choice down there and it was also a great way to get to know people. When I returned home, my sister introduced me to Teavana and this launched me into the realm of loose leaf tea. I am still new to this wonderful world, but so far I am loving it.

I am open to swapping. If you see something in my cupboard just message me and we can try to work something out!

Rating:
90-100 – love, love, love must have around always or as much as possible
80 – 90 – Like, could restock
70 – 80 – If some happened into my cupboard I would drink it but will probably never seek it out.
60 – 70 – Meh, will finish the sample but don’t need to drink this again.
Below 60 – Nope not for me.

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