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Ever since seeing the excellent documentary “All In This Tea,” I’ve wanted to try this one and I finally got the chance when a local Chinese friend of mine brought some in to my shoppe for blending. During the aforementioned documentary film, renown tea master Gaetano Kazuo Maida does a public tasting of this specfic tea and describes the experience as “vegetal without being flowery, earthy, seaweed.” Well, he’s got a much more refined palate than I do but I get what he was saying. It’s definitely very, very vegetal and has a slight, natural sweetness to it that is refreshing. I’ve never tasted a tea so clean before. I got three lovely infusions out of the amount that was given and we’re getting together this weekend for more tastings.

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Bonnie

Heard David Lee Hoffman on Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival in Boulder. At least 12 Pu’er’s were served and a few Oolongs. We chatted a bit since we’re both older and went to the same University (San Jose State).

Bonnie

He get’s up your way I’m sure.

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Bonnie

Heard David Lee Hoffman on Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival in Boulder. At least 12 Pu’er’s were served and a few Oolongs. We chatted a bit since we’re both older and went to the same University (San Jose State).

Bonnie

He get’s up your way I’m sure.

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British-born supporter of the Monarchy and of traditional tea times (including quitting work at 4:00 everyday!). I’ve no patience for herbal infusions as my palette was trained with blacks and greens. I’ve traveled extensively whilst in the Royal Navy and have had ample opportunity to sample some of the world’s best teas. I import several varieties and spend alot time blending.

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