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Loose leaf pu-erhs are a great thing to have around the office…

I got this today from Mandala and couldn’t wait to try it.

First steep for around 45 seconds is earthy with a nice forest floor aroma, slight bit of chocolate, clean and smooth. There’s a bit of sweetness in the finish too. So far I like it!

Second steep also around 45 seconds. Color is a bit darker now and it has a great creamy quality… delicious and luscious for a pu-erh with no muddy flavor, I like this very much.

I think I will let Garret pick all of my pu-erh teas from now on. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Garret

What I’d really like to do is prepare tea for you sometime, girl! That’d be a gas! I have to get you some of the 2005 golden gong ting while we still have some in stock. That is, if you haven’t tried it yet. I am very glad that you enjoyed this one, too!! Out of 100 kg’s bought that year, we still have 40 or so left! Gosh, I love the smell in our pu’er vault. Which literally is a vault as our biz is housed in a 1970’s built bank!

Azzrian

I want to join the two of you! :)
I am hoarding my pu-erh for the most part until this wild ride portion of our lives is more settled – its been a very busy roller coaster few months – all positive for the most part but challenging. :) I intend to have some ME and PU time soon!

Garret

You are more than welcomed to join us! ’Twould be a barrel of fun!!

TeaBrat

Someday I will come to see you, I swear it!

Garret

Yes!! And someday, I will come to SF again. I was there last in August 2010! too long… I gotta stop going to China :)

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Garret

What I’d really like to do is prepare tea for you sometime, girl! That’d be a gas! I have to get you some of the 2005 golden gong ting while we still have some in stock. That is, if you haven’t tried it yet. I am very glad that you enjoyed this one, too!! Out of 100 kg’s bought that year, we still have 40 or so left! Gosh, I love the smell in our pu’er vault. Which literally is a vault as our biz is housed in a 1970’s built bank!

Azzrian

I want to join the two of you! :)
I am hoarding my pu-erh for the most part until this wild ride portion of our lives is more settled – its been a very busy roller coaster few months – all positive for the most part but challenging. :) I intend to have some ME and PU time soon!

Garret

You are more than welcomed to join us! ’Twould be a barrel of fun!!

TeaBrat

Someday I will come to see you, I swear it!

Garret

Yes!! And someday, I will come to SF again. I was there last in August 2010! too long… I gotta stop going to China :)

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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

Location

San Frandisco

Website

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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