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drank Pu-erh Blood Orange by Rishi Tea
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I ordered a nice little package of this in my most recent shipment from Rishi. Although I like pu-erh a lot, I also like it mixed with other things sometimes.

I was a little worried about this because there is hibiscus in it. It seems Rishi is mad for hibiscus since it finds its way into so many of their blends.

This is VERY citrusy. When you open the bag it practically knocks you down with an intense fruit smell. I liked this, a lot. Mostly the flavor is of orange and grapefruit so it’s kinda hard to taste the pu-erh in here. I believe the pu-erh is grounding the tartness of the citrus with some earthy dark flavors, kind of like orange chocolate. I am finding it refreshing and delicious.

This is an organic and fair trade tea which is also a plus as far as I am concerned. I only wish I had purchased a bigger bag!

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Jenn

Would you think less of me if I confessed to you that I’m pu-erh shy? Would this one be a good pu-erh to get me started?

TeaBrat

@Jenn, the orange here very much obliterated the pu-erh. I have some of these little guys which are mild. I’ll send you one. http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/ancient-shu-pu-erh-tuo-cha-organic-fair-trade-pu-erh-tea.html

Jenn

Squeeee!!!!

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Jenn

Would you think less of me if I confessed to you that I’m pu-erh shy? Would this one be a good pu-erh to get me started?

TeaBrat

@Jenn, the orange here very much obliterated the pu-erh. I have some of these little guys which are mild. I’ll send you one. http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/ancient-shu-pu-erh-tuo-cha-organic-fair-trade-pu-erh-tea.html

Jenn

Squeeee!!!!

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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!

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