Mmmm, having a cup right now. Recently, I have been on this kick looking for probiotics and fermented foods. I have a few food intolerances (sorbitol & fructose and maybe a few others too that I haven’t been tested for yet) and have been reading about adding good bacteria to help get rid of those intolerances. I plan on doing a fast at some point as well. I took this puerh course that talked about all the positive bacteria in puerh and showed us what it looked like and the breakdown of the bacteria. A study done in China had claimed that these bacteria could survive the hot water and stomach acid. Whether this is true or not, I’ll take any good bacteria I can get.

The smell of this tea is a strong sweet chestnut. There is also something almost sour in the aroma of the tea. When I sip it the first thing I notice is roasted chestnuts. I’m also getting some sour dough, tabaco, and toasted rice notes. The taste remains long after the sip and becomes drying though in a different way than most teas that are astringent and almost sticks to your mouth. This tea is different than any other tea I have tried but its so delicious. It reminds me a little bit of coffee, though I am certainly no expert on coffee, but it is much gentler.

I was very excited when I first tasted this puerh. I had never seen a Japanese puerh before. After a bit of research, I found out that this is a relatively new type of tea. There are other Japanese fermented teas but I have not been able to find anything that is made in a similar way.

Geoffrey Norman

This sounds amazing.

Butiki Teas

Geoffrey-Its so tasty and different.

Donna A

Looking forward to trying this!

TeaBrat

sounds interesting!

Indigobloom

I have intolerances as well. Good to know about the pu-erh, thanks for sharing! love learning about stuff like this :)

Lynxiebrat

That does sound interesting….think I’ll add it to my shopping list.

Auggy

Okay, I’m intrigued!

Butiki Teas

Indigobloom-I thought that was interesting too. I’m still doing more research on it. I will have to share anything new I find.

Indigobloom

The tea talk I was at the other day mentioned that Yunnan tea is most suited for fermentation because of the genetic structure, and that people have tried to do the same with other regional teas. I wonder how they managed it!! neato!

Ashley Bain

That is very interesting about puerh’s positive bacteria! I have intestinal issues in my family so I know I need to start loading up on more good bacteria and eating better. I also want to start probiotics but I don’t know where to start there’s so many choices out there. I know there’s some in my raw prenatal vitamin but I’ve always thought the refrigerated kind were more effective.

Butiki Teas

From what I under the refrigerated kind are the best and you will want to look for supplements that contain multiple strains and add up to at least 7 billion I believe. The good ones are expensive but effective. Also, look into fermented foods. They have been great for me and are pretty tasty.

Lynxiebrat

Remember to ask your doctor and maybe a dietician about probiotics….just to be on the safe side.

The Purrfect Cup

Yeah always ask a doctor. Mine suggested getting one that was refrigerated and had as many billions of cultures as I could find. I bought two…one a chewable and the other a pill (one for home and one for work) both have over 17 billion in them.

Lynxiebrat

How have those been working out?

The Purrfect Cup

Pretty well. I typically take the probiotic pill in the morning at home…then take the antibiotic two hours o so later. Take another pro around lunch time and my anti pill after dinner. I have Lyme Disease so I’m trying to do all that I can to get better.

Indigobloom

Butiki, thanks I look forward to seeing what you find!

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Geoffrey Norman

This sounds amazing.

Butiki Teas

Geoffrey-Its so tasty and different.

Donna A

Looking forward to trying this!

TeaBrat

sounds interesting!

Indigobloom

I have intolerances as well. Good to know about the pu-erh, thanks for sharing! love learning about stuff like this :)

Lynxiebrat

That does sound interesting….think I’ll add it to my shopping list.

Auggy

Okay, I’m intrigued!

Butiki Teas

Indigobloom-I thought that was interesting too. I’m still doing more research on it. I will have to share anything new I find.

Indigobloom

The tea talk I was at the other day mentioned that Yunnan tea is most suited for fermentation because of the genetic structure, and that people have tried to do the same with other regional teas. I wonder how they managed it!! neato!

Ashley Bain

That is very interesting about puerh’s positive bacteria! I have intestinal issues in my family so I know I need to start loading up on more good bacteria and eating better. I also want to start probiotics but I don’t know where to start there’s so many choices out there. I know there’s some in my raw prenatal vitamin but I’ve always thought the refrigerated kind were more effective.

Butiki Teas

From what I under the refrigerated kind are the best and you will want to look for supplements that contain multiple strains and add up to at least 7 billion I believe. The good ones are expensive but effective. Also, look into fermented foods. They have been great for me and are pretty tasty.

Lynxiebrat

Remember to ask your doctor and maybe a dietician about probiotics….just to be on the safe side.

The Purrfect Cup

Yeah always ask a doctor. Mine suggested getting one that was refrigerated and had as many billions of cultures as I could find. I bought two…one a chewable and the other a pill (one for home and one for work) both have over 17 billion in them.

Lynxiebrat

How have those been working out?

The Purrfect Cup

Pretty well. I typically take the probiotic pill in the morning at home…then take the antibiotic two hours o so later. Take another pro around lunch time and my anti pill after dinner. I have Lyme Disease so I’m trying to do all that I can to get better.

Indigobloom

Butiki, thanks I look forward to seeing what you find!

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My taste for tea started at an early age. As a child, I would frequently enjoy a cup of tea with my family. Tea has always been a significant part of my life, through all the challenges and all the accomplishments and celebrations. Naturally, I became interested in the variety of high quality teas and the very culture that encompasses tea. Today, I want to share my passion and love of tea through Butiki Teas.

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