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Some where out there a pu-erh snob has fainted. That’s right, I am drinking pu-erh out of a teabag. $6 for a box and you can get it even cheaper on Uncle Lee’s website.

I bought this just to check it out for experimentation. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. It has the nice brownish-red color of a pu-erh. For a teabag this has some tremendous flavor. It’s very woodsy, and roasty/toasty with a hint of smoke puffs. The aroma reminds me of the redwood forest groves in Northern California. This is reminiscent of the wild tree pu-erhs I like a lot. It’s actually quite pleasant and it’s organic.

Don’t tell the tea snobs but I actually think this is more flavorful and interesting than both the tuo chas I had earlier today. It will just be our little secret… ;-)

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Spoonvonstup

_ They actually sell pu’er in tea bags all over China. I had some the first time flying from Beijing to Kunming. It’s was pretty good- especially since my stomach hates flying.

I’ve actually seen bottled pu’er on the store shelf recently. Mind you, it had tons of sugar and was ultraflavored, but baby steps..

TeaBrat

Numi has some as well – one of these days I need to try it…

K S

My introduction to puerh was in bag form. I was Yamamotoyama. Tasted kind of like a wuyi oolong but was a great beginning. I have had the Numi – not bad, and one other that apparently didn’t leave an impression because I don’t remember what it was.

The DJBooth

Foojoy has a really good bagged Pu-Erh that I think I found for 4.00 for 100 bags….simply phenomenal

K S

Foojoy – that was it!

TeaBrat

I’ll have to see if I can locate that Foojoy in Chinatown! It’s so good to find these little bargains that are everyday staples…

ScottTeaMan

As long as you like the teabags, it is fine. I thought it was interesting that you like it better than the Tuo Chas. I’venever had bagged Tuo Cha, but I had a bagged White tea from Enjoying tea—I got it as a Christmas gift a few yrs ago. It too, was surprisingly good! It tasted like a Pai Mu Tan. I also believe the smaller leaf in the teabag intensified the flavor somewhat.

It is interesting that the aroma reminds you of the redwood forest groves! :))

TeaBrat

the tea bag just had flavors that I liked better. I like my pu-erh to taste and smell like trees evidently.

ScottTeaMan

Hhhmmm…….and yet you don’t like overly smokey teas?! So you like your “trees” pre burn then?

TeaBrat

I like trees but not much smoke – I feel like I’m drinking out of an ashtray

ScottTeaMan

hehehe…I like mildy smokey teas, but it’s been years since I’ve had a Lapsang Souchong, although I’d like to sample it again with short steeps.

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Spoonvonstup

_ They actually sell pu’er in tea bags all over China. I had some the first time flying from Beijing to Kunming. It’s was pretty good- especially since my stomach hates flying.

I’ve actually seen bottled pu’er on the store shelf recently. Mind you, it had tons of sugar and was ultraflavored, but baby steps..

TeaBrat

Numi has some as well – one of these days I need to try it…

K S

My introduction to puerh was in bag form. I was Yamamotoyama. Tasted kind of like a wuyi oolong but was a great beginning. I have had the Numi – not bad, and one other that apparently didn’t leave an impression because I don’t remember what it was.

The DJBooth

Foojoy has a really good bagged Pu-Erh that I think I found for 4.00 for 100 bags….simply phenomenal

K S

Foojoy – that was it!

TeaBrat

I’ll have to see if I can locate that Foojoy in Chinatown! It’s so good to find these little bargains that are everyday staples…

ScottTeaMan

As long as you like the teabags, it is fine. I thought it was interesting that you like it better than the Tuo Chas. I’venever had bagged Tuo Cha, but I had a bagged White tea from Enjoying tea—I got it as a Christmas gift a few yrs ago. It too, was surprisingly good! It tasted like a Pai Mu Tan. I also believe the smaller leaf in the teabag intensified the flavor somewhat.

It is interesting that the aroma reminds you of the redwood forest groves! :))

TeaBrat

the tea bag just had flavors that I liked better. I like my pu-erh to taste and smell like trees evidently.

ScottTeaMan

Hhhmmm…….and yet you don’t like overly smokey teas?! So you like your “trees” pre burn then?

TeaBrat

I like trees but not much smoke – I feel like I’m drinking out of an ashtray

ScottTeaMan

hehehe…I like mildy smokey teas, but it’s been years since I’ve had a Lapsang Souchong, although I’d like to sample it again with short steeps.

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