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drank Orchid Charm by Bana Tea Company
2578 tasting notes

ooh, this is very nice! A delicate and subtle raw pu-erh. I have steeped this in the gaiwan with short infusions with around 180 F water per the instruction notes.

Leaves were rinsed and the first infusion was discarded. The leaves smell faintly earthy and floral. The tea itself is very mild and relaxing! I am surprised and very pleased so far with these shengs from the Bana Tea Company. I am picking up a slight apple taste with white button mushroom type flavor. Almost like a white tea in the subtle and sweet flavor with just a hint of malt. Very nice for a relaxing afternoon tea. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Tamm

This sounds so interesting! I’ve been so tempted to pick Bana tea as my intro to pu-erh.

TeaBrat

I would recommend it!

Tamm

Did you get this one as part of the sampler? They look amazing!

TeaBrat

yes, I got the raw puerh and the cooked puerh samplers.

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Tamm

This sounds so interesting! I’ve been so tempted to pick Bana tea as my intro to pu-erh.

TeaBrat

I would recommend it!

Tamm

Did you get this one as part of the sampler? They look amazing!

TeaBrat

yes, I got the raw puerh and the cooked puerh samplers.

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