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My first time trying a green pu-erh so I really have nothing to compare this to…

I infused this for about 3 minutes western style. The tuo cha does not want to open up and come unfurled – is this a good sign? A bad sign? Who knows.

First infusion is very mild, green tea is not a very prominent flavor here. I am getting apple and a bit of malty sweetness. Like many pu-erhs this reminds me of mushrooms, but a delicate white button mushroom instead of a deep, dark shiitake.

Second infusion is very much the same with no loss of flavor… a very light and aromatic brew. Not sure I will need to buy this again because I think I prefer the black pu-erhs but it has made for a very nice sample. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’ve only tried black Tuo Cha, and they never completely unfurled.

Jim Marks

I’ve been known to poke stubborn tuocha with a chopstick if they won’t open up.

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ScottTeaMan

I’ve only tried black Tuo Cha, and they never completely unfurled.

Jim Marks

I’ve been known to poke stubborn tuocha with a chopstick if they won’t open up.

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