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This is such a good pu-erh! I’m doing short steeps of 30 seconds this afternoon with the remainder of my sample. The tea liquor is dark and silky, I am getting all kinds of interesting flavors like chocolate, camphor, & cinnamon. Smooth and gentle, with no funky aromas. Mandala did a great job with this cake they commissioned. I will need to pick one up soon. :)

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Bonnie

I love the name! Phatty Cake! Gordita…so cute!

TeaBrat

You would probably like this tea Bonnie.

Bonnie

Sounds like I would!

Garret

Amy! I was drinking this tea today, too! I am so happy that you enjoy it. It’s one of my favorites and I’m so glad I got so many cakes pressed.

Sunday, I got together with David (Verdant Tea) and we sipped teas for 4 hours. It was great. He and I try to get together every couple of months for a “tea summit”.

I was thinking of you because I had brought along some of the “wild tree” mao cha that I am having pressed into sheng pu’er. It is one that I think you will love. David thought it was spectacular and we worked it quite a while. I think you’re gonna like this one.

While I have 66 lbs being pressed, I have 1 kg loose mao cha here and 20 more pounds on the way. It’s your kinda tea :)

Happy day,
Garret

TeaBrat

Hi Garret – I am looking forward to trying it soon!

CHAroma

What’s camphor?

ScottTeaMan

This is on my list.

TeaBrat

@CHAroma – it’s a tree, it has a minty sort of flavor

CHAroma

Cool, thanks!

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Bonnie

I love the name! Phatty Cake! Gordita…so cute!

TeaBrat

You would probably like this tea Bonnie.

Bonnie

Sounds like I would!

Garret

Amy! I was drinking this tea today, too! I am so happy that you enjoy it. It’s one of my favorites and I’m so glad I got so many cakes pressed.

Sunday, I got together with David (Verdant Tea) and we sipped teas for 4 hours. It was great. He and I try to get together every couple of months for a “tea summit”.

I was thinking of you because I had brought along some of the “wild tree” mao cha that I am having pressed into sheng pu’er. It is one that I think you will love. David thought it was spectacular and we worked it quite a while. I think you’re gonna like this one.

While I have 66 lbs being pressed, I have 1 kg loose mao cha here and 20 more pounds on the way. It’s your kinda tea :)

Happy day,
Garret

TeaBrat

Hi Garret – I am looking forward to trying it soon!

CHAroma

What’s camphor?

ScottTeaMan

This is on my list.

TeaBrat

@CHAroma – it’s a tree, it has a minty sort of flavor

CHAroma

Cool, thanks!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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