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I’ve had this for a year or more and hope to keep it for a while to see how it evolves over time.

It’s been a process of trial and error for me as I have grown with this tea over the last few months. When I brew it Western style I get a very malty and pungent white tea which always intrigued me but left me wondering.

When I keep the infusions short and sweet (30-60 seconds) and the temp lower, to about 160 f is when this tea really starts to shine. I am getting a lot of sweetness with a tiny note of malt and fermentation. This is where I start to notice more of the floral type notes. Watching my evolution along with this tea is like watching a flower grow. It seems like there is vanilla in the finish. It is a great tea for multiple infusions as well and I look forward to seeing how it evolves over time.

I should also mention from the few white pu-erhs I have tried I seem to like them better than straight white tea. Perhaps it gives me the extra edge I need.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Spoonvonstup

Hey! I am also becoming a fan of white-tea-based pu’ers. They’re an interesting thing to learn about. Have you tried any of the ones from Mandala Tea? They’ve been some of my favorites so far. I’ll have to revisit this Rishi offering some time.

TeaBrat

Thanks for the recommendation of Mandala, do you have any suggestions of what I should try from there? Do you have this Rishi cake? The last time I looked at their website I did not see it there.

Spoonvonstup

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).As for Mandala, I have this brick:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandalawinona-silver-buds-raw-2008.html
But I hear Garret is also really happy about his new pressing:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html
Haven’t gotten to try it yet, but how could a white tea pu’er really go wrong?

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).As for Mandala, I have this brick:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandalawinona-silver-buds-raw-2008.html
But I hear Garret is also really happy about his new pressing:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html
Haven’t gotten to try it yet, but how could a white tea pu’er really go wrong?I’d also recommend this cool looking green:
http://shopmandalatea.com/green-tea/dragon-s-tail.html
It’s got a similar yunnan sweetness like Verdant’s Jing Shan, and they’re cool spirals (always a plus).

Spoonvonstup

woah- I have no idea why that comment is so funky and redundant. Sorry! I did not type it that way..

TeaBrat

Hey – that’s ok. thanks for the recommendations I may have to get them. :)

ScottTeaMan

One of my New Year resolutions is to delve into Puerh cakes-blacks, whites, and greens. I’ve actually been looking at them for several yrs, just never ordered any. The whites really interest me, so any other recommendations would be great.

ScottTeaMan

I just realized I have some loose leaf Moonlight White! I’ll have to have some & post soon.

TeaBrat

so many teas, so little time…

ScottTeaMan

True! I mean…there’s only so much time. What if there is a really great tea I miss….just never have the opportunity to try? Will I really miss it? YES I will.

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Spoonvonstup

Hey! I am also becoming a fan of white-tea-based pu’ers. They’re an interesting thing to learn about. Have you tried any of the ones from Mandala Tea? They’ve been some of my favorites so far. I’ll have to revisit this Rishi offering some time.

TeaBrat

Thanks for the recommendation of Mandala, do you have any suggestions of what I should try from there? Do you have this Rishi cake? The last time I looked at their website I did not see it there.

Spoonvonstup

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).As for Mandala, I have this brick:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandalawinona-silver-buds-raw-2008.html
But I hear Garret is also really happy about his new pressing:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html
Haven’t gotten to try it yet, but how could a white tea pu’er really go wrong?

Aw.. you’re so right! I see the brick is sold out on Rishi’s website. I don’t have any of this one; I’d tried it a year or so ago at a local tea shop (now out of business!! so sad..).As for Mandala, I have this brick:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandalawinona-silver-buds-raw-2008.html
But I hear Garret is also really happy about his new pressing:
http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/250-gram-mandala-silver-buds-raw-2011.html
Haven’t gotten to try it yet, but how could a white tea pu’er really go wrong?I’d also recommend this cool looking green:
http://shopmandalatea.com/green-tea/dragon-s-tail.html
It’s got a similar yunnan sweetness like Verdant’s Jing Shan, and they’re cool spirals (always a plus).

Spoonvonstup

woah- I have no idea why that comment is so funky and redundant. Sorry! I did not type it that way..

TeaBrat

Hey – that’s ok. thanks for the recommendations I may have to get them. :)

ScottTeaMan

One of my New Year resolutions is to delve into Puerh cakes-blacks, whites, and greens. I’ve actually been looking at them for several yrs, just never ordered any. The whites really interest me, so any other recommendations would be great.

ScottTeaMan

I just realized I have some loose leaf Moonlight White! I’ll have to have some & post soon.

TeaBrat

so many teas, so little time…

ScottTeaMan

True! I mean…there’s only so much time. What if there is a really great tea I miss….just never have the opportunity to try? Will I really miss it? YES I will.

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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!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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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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