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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 nest
Water: 16 oz filtered boiling
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: 30 seconds – I counted out loud, I did a quick rinse with hot water first.
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: not much
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor: mild black tea, smooth sweet and a little earthy
Body: Light
Aftertaste:
Liquor: translucent light brown

I got this as a free sample (it was a limited time run announced May 25 on twitter @WorldofTea) and it arrived today. It arrived with an adorable brewing card that has space for notes. As seen in my prior Company Review, the shipping, packaging, and customer service of this store is impeccable.

I of course choose this tea for it’s name. To my surprise I am enjoying it very thoroughly, I was expecting a novelty tea. A very light mild, earthy and sweet black tea.

Resteep: 16 oz filtered boiling, 30 second counted aloud
Dark brown translucent, more medium bodied, still a sweet, perhaps a bit earthy / briny tea

I am positive I can get more steeps, but it’s bed time, let’s see how the IngenuiTEA holds the leaves overnight in the fridge?

As you may be able to see it held itself together well the first time, the second time it mostly crumbled.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/chicago-tea-garden-loose-leaf-pu-erh.html

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
Rabs

I think I would’ve gotten this for its name as well — after reading Pratchett I have never looked at camels in the same way (those mathematical geniuses!) ;)

malomorgen

oh i’ve never been that close to a camel to know the exact scent but so far pretty much all ripe pu-ehrs ive had tasted and smelled fit the image i have of camel’s breath ;)

gmathis

I’m laughing at the thought of marketers thinking “camel’s breath” sounds appealing.

LiberTEAS

@gmathis I was just thinking the same thing. I mean… I don’t really care for pu-erh anyway… but to call it camel’s breath doesn’t exactly make me want to jump out of my seat and grab my credit card to order some.

malomorgen

once i had this pu-ehr (raw glutinous rice) and i really didn’t know what to think of it after drinking. then i found a guy describing it like this:
Haichao teablocks are small slabs of tea just big enough for a single cup’s worth (about the size of a small postage stamp & thinner than a pencil).They’re individually wrapped like pieces of candy. Apparantly, someone in yunnan decided to apply the pressed tea concept to several varieties of tea—Puerh & Jasmine (ho hum) black & green, and one I hadn’t heard of called Mi Xiang, which the package has described as having a “unique taste.” Naturally, I had to try the one I hadn’t heard of before. Problem is, the unique taste seems to be horse sweat.
The company’s website (http://ynhccom.ec51.com/) indicates that this tea is
scented with “sticky rice leaves.”

after reading that and realizing that he was kinda right bout the horse sweat i was sure i didn’t like it lol

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Rabs

I think I would’ve gotten this for its name as well — after reading Pratchett I have never looked at camels in the same way (those mathematical geniuses!) ;)

malomorgen

oh i’ve never been that close to a camel to know the exact scent but so far pretty much all ripe pu-ehrs ive had tasted and smelled fit the image i have of camel’s breath ;)

gmathis

I’m laughing at the thought of marketers thinking “camel’s breath” sounds appealing.

LiberTEAS

@gmathis I was just thinking the same thing. I mean… I don’t really care for pu-erh anyway… but to call it camel’s breath doesn’t exactly make me want to jump out of my seat and grab my credit card to order some.

malomorgen

once i had this pu-ehr (raw glutinous rice) and i really didn’t know what to think of it after drinking. then i found a guy describing it like this:
Haichao teablocks are small slabs of tea just big enough for a single cup’s worth (about the size of a small postage stamp & thinner than a pencil).They’re individually wrapped like pieces of candy. Apparantly, someone in yunnan decided to apply the pressed tea concept to several varieties of tea—Puerh & Jasmine (ho hum) black & green, and one I hadn’t heard of called Mi Xiang, which the package has described as having a “unique taste.” Naturally, I had to try the one I hadn’t heard of before. Problem is, the unique taste seems to be horse sweat.
The company’s website (http://ynhccom.ec51.com/) indicates that this tea is
scented with “sticky rice leaves.”

after reading that and realizing that he was kinda right bout the horse sweat i was sure i didn’t like it lol

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I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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