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It is shaping up to be a pu-erh kind of a day for me so perhaps I’ll get around to trying most of the things in my Verdant shu sampler pack very soon!

I steeped about 1 tsp of this in 8 oz boiling water in a glass mug

When I smelled this steeping, my first thoughts were: bourbon and cherries! So naturally I was excited to try it… ;)

Upon taking a sip, the word out of my mouth is “wow!” This is a pu-erh? It does not taste like any I have had before. It is exceptionally smooth and clean. I am getting cherrywood mixed with honey with only the tiniest hint of earth. It is a beautiful dark amber color which is almost red. This reminds me a bit of some dark oolongs I have tried.

Later steepings are getting lighter and more sweet with a hint of caramel. It is delicious.

Another fantastic offering from Verdant… this is going on my shopping list now!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

After the ’98 weakened the other night I added this and it was a treat….

TeaBrat

I love it… :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I am drinking the Purple Pu’er I got from Butiki. I need to tweak it a bit. Still good. I followed her directions and tis a wee bit light for me tastes. Little brogue there….

TeaBrat

I am very curious about http://www.puerhshop.com/

ScottTeaMan

I’ve always wanted to try the Pu erh cakes, someday I will. This looks like a good place to do so. This one intrgues me. :

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_reviews_info&products_id=62&reviews_id=9&zenid=d9rbrtk3rdsc0m4kc01i317ra0

TeaBrat

I will go to a local tea shop and do some pu-erh tastings soon, better than picking random stuff from a website I think.

ScottTeaMan

Yeah, that’s just one advantage of living in SF! I’ll be looking for your reviews and comments.

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Charles Thomas Draper

After the ’98 weakened the other night I added this and it was a treat….

TeaBrat

I love it… :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I am drinking the Purple Pu’er I got from Butiki. I need to tweak it a bit. Still good. I followed her directions and tis a wee bit light for me tastes. Little brogue there….

TeaBrat

I am very curious about http://www.puerhshop.com/

ScottTeaMan

I’ve always wanted to try the Pu erh cakes, someday I will. This looks like a good place to do so. This one intrgues me. :

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_reviews_info&products_id=62&reviews_id=9&zenid=d9rbrtk3rdsc0m4kc01i317ra0

TeaBrat

I will go to a local tea shop and do some pu-erh tastings soon, better than picking random stuff from a website I think.

ScottTeaMan

Yeah, that’s just one advantage of living in SF! I’ll be looking for your reviews and comments.

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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

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