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My first puerh cake! I have been really excited about getting these for Christmas. I knew in advance because hubby had me pick the tea I wanted and he did offer to let me try it early, but I waited!

I wasn’t sure how good this first try would be because I took the wrapper and shook off the loose leaf. Then I struggled to pry off a bit of leaf but was really bad at it! I did manage to get about a teaspoon loose and started steeping in my smallest pot.

I was going to rinse but I tasted the rinse and it was good, so I drank it! I did thirty second steeps at first and then increased by just a little for number four. The first steeps are fresh, clean, bright, and horsey, just how I like it. Steep four had chocolate notes! Steep five…oops. I was cooking and doing other things and there is no telling how long it steeped. Several minutes at the very least. But it is still drinkable, and not just drinkable but good!

I am really looking forward to drinking all these puerhs with friends and family for a long time.

TeaBrat

sounds good to me!

mrmopar

glad you liked this one it is a favorite of mine! merry Christmas!

ashmanra

Merry Christmas! I do like this one – very much!

mrmopar

you are quite welcome! .. welcome to the dark mysterious world of pu-erh.

Indigobloom

sounds yummy!!

Bonnie

You are doomed! We are puerh zombies! Love It!

ashmanra

I have had loose puerh and mini tuo Cha, but having the cakes makes me feel all grown up. LOL! Which probably means I’m not, but I think they are so cool!

Bonnie

Me too! Like displaying art! I can see how a person could get addicted…so pretty and exotic looking!

mrmopar

uuuhhhh zombie want your pu-erh……..good stuff! this pu-erh!

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TeaBrat

sounds good to me!

mrmopar

glad you liked this one it is a favorite of mine! merry Christmas!

ashmanra

Merry Christmas! I do like this one – very much!

mrmopar

you are quite welcome! .. welcome to the dark mysterious world of pu-erh.

Indigobloom

sounds yummy!!

Bonnie

You are doomed! We are puerh zombies! Love It!

ashmanra

I have had loose puerh and mini tuo Cha, but having the cakes makes me feel all grown up. LOL! Which probably means I’m not, but I think they are so cool!

Bonnie

Me too! Like displaying art! I can see how a person could get addicted…so pretty and exotic looking!

mrmopar

uuuhhhh zombie want your pu-erh……..good stuff! this pu-erh!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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