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mmm. I’m a sucker for such nifty packaging! I had to get this to try it out! It’s all even enviro friendly because there is no plastic anywhere… luckily pu-erh likes to breathe so you don’t have to mummify it in a plastic bag!

These Pu-erh “coins” are stored on top of each other in a beautiful cardboard tube that provides DETAILED information about when and where it was produced, how to store it and steeping instructions. I love the beautiful box, for one thing… these coins are bigger than I thought they would be, 1/2 a coin is plenty for a small pot of tea and 1/4 of a coin is perfect for gaiwan.

I brewed this in the gaiwan, they recommend very short steeps so I’ve been going with these 20-30 seconds jobs. This brews up to a lovely dark orange color.

It’s no surprise that I would like this since the leaves come from wild trees up to 500 years old. This has the depth and beauty of an old forest with a bit of stone fruit, charcoal and smoke. VERY smooth and nice, slightly creamy… with a lingering aftertaste of cocoa. yum yum. I like it! These coins are great for convenience and they are also better than most tuo chas I have had. I’m glad I have a lot of them so I can do a bit of experiments with flavoring them. Oh Mini Cha-an Lucky Coins, you are adorable and tasty!

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Charles Thomas Draper

Sounds like a must-have

TeaBrat

they are fun!

Ninavampi

I would not be able to resist this I am sure!

ashmanra

This is neat! Have you seen the puer that comes stuffed in a bamboo shoot on purepuer.com? I would love to try that one someday but I think it is sold out right now. The instructions say to peel the bamboo back like a banana skin. Apparently it is often packaged this way in China.

ScottTeaMan

THANKS AMY…….I’m going to be trying these tonight. What did you break them with?

TeaBrat

@ scott- my hands… lol
@ ashmanra – I’ve seen those puerhs in bamboo, I think Norbu sells them too, I want to try one!

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Charles Thomas Draper

Sounds like a must-have

TeaBrat

they are fun!

Ninavampi

I would not be able to resist this I am sure!

ashmanra

This is neat! Have you seen the puer that comes stuffed in a bamboo shoot on purepuer.com? I would love to try that one someday but I think it is sold out right now. The instructions say to peel the bamboo back like a banana skin. Apparently it is often packaged this way in China.

ScottTeaMan

THANKS AMY…….I’m going to be trying these tonight. What did you break them with?

TeaBrat

@ scott- my hands… lol
@ ashmanra – I’ve seen those puerhs in bamboo, I think Norbu sells them too, I want to try one!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

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

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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