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Thank you mrmopar for this sample Puerh!

After morning prayers, a favorite way to begin my day is PUERH!
I had a choice of several samples to choose from thanks to my Steepster friend, and this one had a note that said it was a good every day Shu, mellow and thick (which I love).

I rinsed the leaves (chunky dark brown bark) 30 seconds and then for each infusion steeped 30-40 seconds in my PIAO before releasing the tea into a Gaiwan.

The wet leaves took time to break up from the bark stage into a sponge and finally a clump of chocolate brown mulch.

The wet aroma is something I love about Puerh. It’s so organic and sensual. A perfect match for my wild Highland Scot heart.

The smell began as coffee, breadish breakfast aroma then a wet wheat and hay scent on the second steep and finally a sweet pastry steam bath taming down into a grass and hay scent on the final round.

The liquor was clear and ranged from red-brown to coffee color to root beer brown on the last steep.
Each steeping was mildly scented with a savory aroma closer to light mushroom broth than earth and dirt.

Steep one, the flavor was delicate, smooth and nutty with light saltiness and sweet juicy mouthfeel. The flavor was a bit bready with a light mushroom taste.

Steep two was heavier and more savory. Full, rich, with lots of juice and a flavor that was elusive…so I came back again and again…until I found berry in the tea…a dry raspberry taste which as the tea cooled became mellow. A sweet pipe tobacco scent arrived on the finish.

The third steep was the most delicious as is often the case. Sweet and salty, savory and juicy but mild. There was a pleasent tingle on my tongue.

I added a little sweetening and thought how I would love a Thermos of Puerh like this when sitting on a beach. Somewhere like Lake Tahoe with the alpine climate and clear blue lake.

I took some photo’s, you may notice a figure on the bench…me… http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBg47K3

This Puerh is very good…the kind I would keep as an every day Puerh and I’m going to steep the rest as my ICED treat for later!

(Just in case you don’t read the notes below, mrmopar has the icon of the blue Charger so I have a clip of my first car which was a 56 Merc
so cool…with the Beach Boy’s singing… http://youtu.be/DaoMRQsQ-tw )

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’m going to try one of these soon :)

Bonnie

I think you’d like it. Wish you were close by because I usually have noone to sip tea with and that’s a shame. My only recourse is to teach some people. I just spoke to my Priest and I’m going to have a small group of college students from my Church over to tea taste with me and my granddaughter Schey.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’d love to come sip some Pu with ya if i were nearby, College folks from church getting together for tea sounds like a really awesome idea, I have been trying to get a Teatime & Bible Study going around here but everyone is always too busy to come over.

mrmopar

hey bonnie let me know how it is iced!

Bonnie

I drank some cold and a little sweetened and it was almost a light honey fruit, smooth and delicious. I love puerh at about the 4th steep stage cold when they’re this type of Shu.

mrmopar

i think this is going on my to do list!

Bonnie

Love your car!!! My first car was a 56 Mercury Monterey (White and Turquoise with white roll and tuck interior…so cool!)
Here’s the closest to it…and the Beach Boys, http://youtu.be/DaoMRQsQ-tw ode to my youth!

Bonnie

Tommy, take it to the college or something. The group my granddaughter is in meets at the University down the street from me so I happen to be close by. Bikes and bus right outside. If it’s stop in and go, cool. I’m sharing hospitality and tea.

mrmopar

bonnie it is a 73 dodge challenger the result of 8 years work so far thank you for liking it!

Bonnie

I had a VW bug painted that blue. Really pretty. I called it cadillac blue, don’t know why. I think the bug was a 65. I had a rootbeer El Camino from the 60’s and a Ford Fairlane. Wish I had them now…I’d be rich!

ashmanra

Tommy and Bonnie: if I were close by I would MAKE time to come have tea with you! And invite you to tea at my house, too! :)

Bonnie

Good deal Ashmanra. I have some puerh to review from mrmopar and you could help me!

hannabling

I liked all your pictures Bonnie – where you live it looks very peaceful.

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Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’m going to try one of these soon :)

Bonnie

I think you’d like it. Wish you were close by because I usually have noone to sip tea with and that’s a shame. My only recourse is to teach some people. I just spoke to my Priest and I’m going to have a small group of college students from my Church over to tea taste with me and my granddaughter Schey.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’d love to come sip some Pu with ya if i were nearby, College folks from church getting together for tea sounds like a really awesome idea, I have been trying to get a Teatime & Bible Study going around here but everyone is always too busy to come over.

mrmopar

hey bonnie let me know how it is iced!

Bonnie

I drank some cold and a little sweetened and it was almost a light honey fruit, smooth and delicious. I love puerh at about the 4th steep stage cold when they’re this type of Shu.

mrmopar

i think this is going on my to do list!

Bonnie

Love your car!!! My first car was a 56 Mercury Monterey (White and Turquoise with white roll and tuck interior…so cool!)
Here’s the closest to it…and the Beach Boys, http://youtu.be/DaoMRQsQ-tw ode to my youth!

Bonnie

Tommy, take it to the college or something. The group my granddaughter is in meets at the University down the street from me so I happen to be close by. Bikes and bus right outside. If it’s stop in and go, cool. I’m sharing hospitality and tea.

mrmopar

bonnie it is a 73 dodge challenger the result of 8 years work so far thank you for liking it!

Bonnie

I had a VW bug painted that blue. Really pretty. I called it cadillac blue, don’t know why. I think the bug was a 65. I had a rootbeer El Camino from the 60’s and a Ford Fairlane. Wish I had them now…I’d be rich!

ashmanra

Tommy and Bonnie: if I were close by I would MAKE time to come have tea with you! And invite you to tea at my house, too! :)

Bonnie

Good deal Ashmanra. I have some puerh to review from mrmopar and you could help me!

hannabling

I liked all your pictures Bonnie – where you live it looks very peaceful.

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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).
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