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I love the aroma of this wet leaf! It has a tangy fruity apricot or plum smell, & it also smells kind of like beer, well, more like Hops really. The tea is a lovely brew, very smooth & sweet, a little hoppy, a touch of tang to it, & a shiny kind of feeling in the mouth, like polished stone or maybe metal. That was around steep 5 or 6.

I’m maybe at steeping number 11 or so now. I’m working on creating promo materials for my upcoming annual birthday gig, & kind of lost track of the count, but I just keep going back for more. Now it’s a light buttery creamy mushroom broth, more or less. This really is a nice Sheng, & although in some ways it seems absurd for me to keep buying cakes of puerh, as I already probably have enough tea to last the rest of my life, I still would like to add this one to my collection at some point.

I’m really grateful for Yunnan Sourcing’s sample sizes, as they give you enough to try a tea out several times.

cryptickoi

sounds good…i’ll put that on my YS list…yeah,25g samples are great…

boychik

Terri, do you order from US site or Chinese? i would love to try so many things, but shipping is outrageous.

BigDaddy

I order from their Chinese site, but in bulk, if you want to order I can add your list to mine next time. I’m also looking to go in on a combined purchase of raw pu erh with other tea lovers. The website has a lot of good stuff.

Terri HarpLady

I originally ordered from the US site, but have subsequently ordered a couple of times from the China site, mainly because they listed some black teas I wanted to try out that weren’t listed on the US site.

boychik

Bigdaddy, it’s a great idea. Following you

cryptickoi

I haven’t ordered from the U.S. site just due to the fact that they don’t have near the selection…shipping really isn’t that bad,especially if you’re making large orders…

boychik

Well, I guess I’m spoiled with free shipping when I order from ebay or Dragon tea house. At least if it could be fixed amount. I placed 4 teas like 50 g each, couple samples and glass teapot and shipping is like $18. Do you happen to know when raising of shipping costs stops? How big the order should be? Sorry for all the ??

cryptickoi

i’ not sure…my cart is up to $400 and shipping is $27 and its going to be a heavy box…

Terri HarpLady

The main downside of ordering from their China office is that if you’re like me, and you go with the cheap shipping, it takes 4 – 6 weeks to get your order. However, by then I almost forget I ordered, so then it’s like a surprise present :)

BigDaddy

That’s exactly what I do. It’s like a new tea adventure. I actually wondered once, did I really order that. Yet all is good.

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cryptickoi

sounds good…i’ll put that on my YS list…yeah,25g samples are great…

boychik

Terri, do you order from US site or Chinese? i would love to try so many things, but shipping is outrageous.

BigDaddy

I order from their Chinese site, but in bulk, if you want to order I can add your list to mine next time. I’m also looking to go in on a combined purchase of raw pu erh with other tea lovers. The website has a lot of good stuff.

Terri HarpLady

I originally ordered from the US site, but have subsequently ordered a couple of times from the China site, mainly because they listed some black teas I wanted to try out that weren’t listed on the US site.

boychik

Bigdaddy, it’s a great idea. Following you

cryptickoi

I haven’t ordered from the U.S. site just due to the fact that they don’t have near the selection…shipping really isn’t that bad,especially if you’re making large orders…

boychik

Well, I guess I’m spoiled with free shipping when I order from ebay or Dragon tea house. At least if it could be fixed amount. I placed 4 teas like 50 g each, couple samples and glass teapot and shipping is like $18. Do you happen to know when raising of shipping costs stops? How big the order should be? Sorry for all the ??

cryptickoi

i’ not sure…my cart is up to $400 and shipping is $27 and its going to be a heavy box…

Terri HarpLady

The main downside of ordering from their China office is that if you’re like me, and you go with the cheap shipping, it takes 4 – 6 weeks to get your order. However, by then I almost forget I ordered, so then it’s like a surprise present :)

BigDaddy

That’s exactly what I do. It’s like a new tea adventure. I actually wondered once, did I really order that. Yet all is good.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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