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First of all, I have to say that JacquelineM put it the best with her tasting note of this same tea. It’s just spot-on, and I think everyone should read it and then go buy this awesome tea. It seems like everyone who’s added a tasting note to this one Steepster can at least agree that it’s a 4-5 star Chinese black.

That said, one thing that seems to be missing from some of the other tasting notes about this tea are the floral aspects. On the forefront, you get the tea (a nice black with maybe a little oiliness?). Then, you get the crusty sweet potatoes baked with a touch of orange juice (mentioned by JacquelineM). Finally, you get a mouth full of flowers (not over-the-top, but just right). It’s beautiful, and I’m really enjoying my last 4 cups of it with these spicy noodles right now. :o)

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

Based on the number oh high reviws, I am considering ordering this from Teavivre. It looks delicious!

ScottTeaMan

I tend to like Yunan teas anyway. :)

The Tea Show

I would definitely order some Scott. This is the second tea I’ve tried from Tea Vivre, and both were amazing. They really seem to offer good quality teas.

I don’t drink much black tea (too much caffeine for me), but if I did – I’d buy some of this myself!

ScottTeaMan

So what do you and Lisa tend to drink? I drink pretty much anything.

The Tea Show

Lisa prefers coffee over tea, and she usually just drinks coffee throughout the week. Every weekend, she tries a tea on The Tea Show, and sometimes that’s the only tea she drinks all week.

I like black tea in the morning and generally drink green tea throughout the rest of the day. Right now, I have a kilo of Darjeeling and a kilo of Japanese Sencha from Upton that I’m working on. When that runs out, I’ll probably buy a kilo of Chinese Sencha for my green and some Keemun for my black. Other than that, I’m always sampling things. ;)

ScottTeaMan

What Darjeeling ….wow I’ve never bought a kilo of tea at one time!

The Tea Show

I actually ended up getting a kilo of Upton’s Rohini Estate FTGFOP1 Cl. Second Flush. It’s funny you should ask, you can actually read all about my decision here: http://healthyprofessionals.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/help-empty-cups-in-palm-springs-darjeeling-advice-needed/
In the end, I’m enjoying the Rohini estate. It’s good tea, but I think I’ll be ordering a kilo of something else the next time around. Also, maybe just a half-kilo of black and a kilo of green. I’ve been drinking less black tea than ever lately.

ScottTeaMan

I really liked the Rohini Estate! I had some of Upton’s FF they offered a few years ago. Nice, tippy leaf, a flowery sweet cup, and reasonably priced too.

ScottTeaMan

I just Fav’d your HP Tea page. I’ll check back, but I guess it’s too late for comments on that Darjeeling. HHHmmm …..Sencha infused ice cubes. I like it. :))

The Tea Show

Yeah, the Rohini isn’t too shabby. It’s a great bargain for a good tea. Thanks for favorite-ing our page! :) Sencha cubes are fun! :))

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This was my first pu-erh ever, so I’m not in a position to rate it compared to other pu-erh’s. That said, I was expecting a more rank and rancid taste from what I understood to basically be rotten tea, but it was really more earthy and grassy. I enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to try more!

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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Cole

This is a new, raw tea — it hasn’t even had time to rot yet! :)

Did you get similar flavors to a green tea, or was it more bitter? I was thinking of picking this one up yesterday, but I should probably save up for my next order from Jerry…

ScottTeaMan

The only Puerh tea I’ve tried is a few lots of Tuo Cha (teabowls). I always got a pleasant, earthy, naturally sweet tea. I liked the teabowls, because I usually got three good steeps from one Tuo Cha! Read my review. :))

The Tea Show

@Cole It’s difficult to recall now, but I do remember thinking to myself that it reminded me of green tea or perhaps a Keemun or something.

@Scott That’s interesting Scott, I’m definitely going to be exploring more of these, and I’ll keep an eye out for Tuo Cha! ;)

Nathaniel Gruber

if you want to learn more about pu’er, check out some of my reviews as well as David Duckler’s…he is the owner of Verdant Tea and is bringing in levels of pu’er that haven’t been seen in this country! you’ll find that pu’er is anything but “rotten tea”. Fine pu’er truly is the wine of tea.

The Tea Show

Will do Nathaniel. I can’t believe nobody told me about this stuff before, and I had to find out about it on the internet, of all places! I’ve been drinking tea for nearing 15 years now and have nearly no knowledge of them. I’m almost embarrassed!

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