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Thank you TeaFairy for this lovely sample

I do love Pu’erh’s no matter how it’s spelled! TeaFairy put a note on this tea package (cause you are such a pu’erh Diva!) which I think is far from the truth and it got a chuckle out of me. I would love to climb in that direction I’ll admit to it, and learn more about pu’erh’s.
I’ve never known anyone other than myself who liked really good and tangy marmalade either. The U.S. bland and sugary types are aweful but the imports with rind and all are Um so good! I would get the crock of Dundee in the market years ago, and then I learned how to make marmalade myself. The three fruit sort with orange, lemon and grapefruit. There is something so grand about stirring a pot of jam or making your own cranberry sauce or pickles. Anyway, this packet held the two favorites of mine, the tangy orange and the pu’erh which was going to be fun to experience.

The dry aroma was heavy with bitter orange. When the steeping was done after 6 minutes, the steam from my brew basket smelled like a combination of the jam making pot and the scent of a friend sitting at a kitchen table with a cup of coffee. The coffee and the marmalade scent were mixing together.
My first sip was not sharp or rough but smooth, round and juicy, tasting of citrus orange without astringent assertiveness. The flavor was naturally sweet and mellow. I was quite surprised that I wasn’t running to the sugar bowl right off…and would drink this straight up on any occasion. Adding a tad of sweetening was very nice (I tried this on a later cup).

There are a couple of things I tried with this Pu’erh (me being me).
1. If it’s breakfast time, you could put a little (1TB. or so) marmalade in the cup and a teaspoon and snack on it while sipping on the tea, or as Scott Tea Man does sip through a Twixx candy bar.
2. I have been filling water bottles with Pu’erh’s to chill them for when I’m out and about and find this one especially tasty. These Pu’erhs are the healthiest tea’s and I’ve never seen any iced ones commercially so I make-um! I make the Verdant ginger pu’erh iced also.

A bonus to this pu’erh is how refreshing it is. It is not a straight pu’erh. There is hibiscus (which you can’t taste) and black tea (orange pekoe). The orange lingers in a lovely way for a long time and is not artificial tasting. A great hot day choice.

One of my favorite Italian Groups Il Volo…(My granddaughters love them!) O Sole Mio
http://youtu.be/lw3c5d3aBSE

Indigobloom

I’ve tried this iced to, yumeh!
Did you find it fishy at all?

Bonnie

No fish! However, I usually rinse all pu-erh’s about 30 seconds (for anyone who never did this just steep 30 seconds and discard the water) (save water for plants) .This pu’erh was a mix with orange pekoe tea and hibiscus and orange.No room for fishes! If you read about pu’erh they shouldn’t be fishy! Something went wrong if they are!

Indigobloom

I find some of David’s Pu-erh teas are fishy. Not very much with this one, just a hint!

Angrboda

sounds like you have English marmalade habits. :D I think most Danish marmalade tends to be like the average American sort, quite sweet and sugary, and my boyfriend (who’s English) complains that it has nothing to do with real marmalade. We can get stuff that is more like what he grew up with, but it tends to be somewhat price-y, so we only splurge on a jar of real Tiptree every once in a while. It seems to help that he knows we’ve got a source for it. :)

Bonnie

He’d probably like this puer then. Having lived in California where the citrus was everywhere, it was cheap and easy to make marmalade and you really don’t need much fruit to make a bunch.

TheTeaFairy

Bonnie, I’m glad this pu’erh is combined with something you really love! Unlike yourself, pu’erh is slowly growing on me, I don’t dislike them, but I know I have a long way to go to really appriciate them… this one however was a hit right away, because of it’s brightness and freshness, lots of tang but not in a bad hibiscus kind of way!

Bonnie

I actually ordered this, should be here this week. It makes a fine iced pu-erh which I enjoy! Sill trying to loose weight and pu-erh helps! Also trying to help other family members with this issue as well during the Summer months.

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Indigobloom

I’ve tried this iced to, yumeh!
Did you find it fishy at all?

Bonnie

No fish! However, I usually rinse all pu-erh’s about 30 seconds (for anyone who never did this just steep 30 seconds and discard the water) (save water for plants) .This pu’erh was a mix with orange pekoe tea and hibiscus and orange.No room for fishes! If you read about pu’erh they shouldn’t be fishy! Something went wrong if they are!

Indigobloom

I find some of David’s Pu-erh teas are fishy. Not very much with this one, just a hint!

Angrboda

sounds like you have English marmalade habits. :D I think most Danish marmalade tends to be like the average American sort, quite sweet and sugary, and my boyfriend (who’s English) complains that it has nothing to do with real marmalade. We can get stuff that is more like what he grew up with, but it tends to be somewhat price-y, so we only splurge on a jar of real Tiptree every once in a while. It seems to help that he knows we’ve got a source for it. :)

Bonnie

He’d probably like this puer then. Having lived in California where the citrus was everywhere, it was cheap and easy to make marmalade and you really don’t need much fruit to make a bunch.

TheTeaFairy

Bonnie, I’m glad this pu’erh is combined with something you really love! Unlike yourself, pu’erh is slowly growing on me, I don’t dislike them, but I know I have a long way to go to really appriciate them… this one however was a hit right away, because of it’s brightness and freshness, lots of tang but not in a bad hibiscus kind of way!

Bonnie

I actually ordered this, should be here this week. It makes a fine iced pu-erh which I enjoy! Sill trying to loose weight and pu-erh helps! Also trying to help other family members with this issue as well during the Summer months.

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There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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