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I bought an 1oz of this pu’er with my last Mandala order. I snuck a bit in my travel tumbler on my way onto the cruise and it was fantastic! Super creamy!
Anyways, I wanted a pu’er to drink while I cook and bake for Thanksgiving. I fired up the kettle when I was working on the pumpkin pie (while the turkey was getting put into the BBQ for smoking). I got at least 6 resteeps up to having my yixing pot next to me on the table at dinner. I love how this tea is earthy, yet mellow sweet. The creamyness is my favorite part, it’s like drinking milk!
After dinner, I ordered a whole cake since Mandala’s Black Friday code kicked in. I really want to to a full blog tea review on this pu’er sometime, just yeah, this pu’er is awesome!

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Garret

This makes me so happy to know that you are digging this tea. I am obsessed with it, myself, unable to let a day go by without drinking it. The entire blend was sent to a lab and 3rd party tested. This is as clean as tea gets: zero parts per million of anything other than tea! This is what we are focusing on. I have also recently secured more mao cha for further pressings that will happen in 2014. So when I read your reviews, I feel even more validated that we are on the right trajectory for creating teas that are truly satisfying the great people who are our customers! Thank you for this.

Your pal,
Garret

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Keep those tasty pu’ers comin’ Garret and I’ll be flailing about with my pu’er pick buying them!

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Garret

This makes me so happy to know that you are digging this tea. I am obsessed with it, myself, unable to let a day go by without drinking it. The entire blend was sent to a lab and 3rd party tested. This is as clean as tea gets: zero parts per million of anything other than tea! This is what we are focusing on. I have also recently secured more mao cha for further pressings that will happen in 2014. So when I read your reviews, I feel even more validated that we are on the right trajectory for creating teas that are truly satisfying the great people who are our customers! Thank you for this.

Your pal,
Garret

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Keep those tasty pu’ers comin’ Garret and I’ll be flailing about with my pu’er pick buying them!

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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