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Thank you to JC for sending me a sample of this. I’ve had a few silver needle puerhs and I’ve liked them immensely. When I first saw this I thought it was a green tea, anyway the leaves are very slender and beautiful looking. I probably should have used the whole sample I was given but I used 1/2 of it instead so I suspect this will be a very light tasting.

I steeped this in the Yixing and did a quick rinse, not even sure if that was necessary but oh well… I steeped it for around 30 seconds and it has a nice creamy flavor, reminds me a bit of almonds and is also a bit floral. Very delicate and nice for an evening.

2nd steep: I am getting the melon flavor here and I can kind of see why this tea is named snow mountain, it seems to have the essence of a fresh frosty mountain.

It’s really lovely, thanks for sharing JC! I may steep this a few more times tonight and will keep you posted. ;)

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

Sounds delicious!

JC

Hi Amy! Glad you liked it! Yes it is a very light and subtle Puerh, but it is equally sweet. Next time I’ll send you more (I restocked YAY!!!). The rinse I feel the same, it is an older puerh, but is so clean and sweet that I’ve tried it with out rinsing, still good but that rinse opens up the flavor.

I’ll send you more next time. what I like about this tea is that even though really subtle it feel like you can just keep steeping as long as you add time.

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Bonnie

Sounds delicious!

JC

Hi Amy! Glad you liked it! Yes it is a very light and subtle Puerh, but it is equally sweet. Next time I’ll send you more (I restocked YAY!!!). The rinse I feel the same, it is an older puerh, but is so clean and sweet that I’ve tried it with out rinsing, still good but that rinse opens up the flavor.

I’ll send you more next time. what I like about this tea is that even though really subtle it feel like you can just keep steeping as long as you add time.

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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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