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drank Pu-erh by Golden Moon Tea
382 tasting notes

Golden Moon Sampler Tea #19:
This was actually my breakfast tea, but I didn’t have time to log it until now. Let me tell you about my day. Taught two discussion sections and was hard-pressed to say who won the “most people who didn’t read” award. Then I got to drive two hours to LA! Then I got to stare at microfiche/film for four hours. Then I got to drive back! In rush hour traffic! GOOD TIMES.
After a day like that, maybe you would say, you need some damn good tea. To which I would reply, after a day like that I need beer. Or possibly something stronger. The day I figure out a way to mix tea and alcohol without getting something absolutely horrific, I will probably give up beer (note: this is a total lie, beer is awesome). But that day is not today.
On a somewhat related note. Although I love beer and I love tea, I am much less willing to try new beers than I am to try new teas. Why is that I wonder?

Getting back on topic, Pu-erh! It was largely a mystery to me until my first Adagio black tea sampler a year ago. Adagio’s Pu-erh Poe, I have recently begun to suspect, however, is not really a good example of it’s breed. Or perhaps Golden Moon just really likes Pu-erh that has the funkyness factor turned up a notch. That said, the smell was actually not that weird, but as soon as I tried some, I was like GAH MUSHROOMS.

Then I took a step back. I said to myself, wait a minute, Ewa, don’t you like mushrooms? To which I replied (yes, I realize that it is only ok to talk to yourself if you don’t answer, but I’m afraid I crossed that line a while ago), well yes, but, you know, on pizza! And in pasta sauce! not in TEA. Well, I answered, why not? Isn’t there tomato flavored tea? There was a tasting note of it earlier this week! AND. There is a sweet Chinese dessert that uses fungus. Well ok, but if you recall, I rebutted, I don’t actually like that dessert…

This continued on for some time, but the end verdict ran. Ok fine, it is only the fact that I am unused to mushroom in my tea that makes me go gah, the taste itself is actually kind of neat. It certainly has more character than it’s Adagio counterpart. But I maintain that Pu-erh chai is just weird.

This moral of this story is: writing tealogs while exhausted and mildly inebriated is just not a good idea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
SoccerMom

This tasting note was a fun read!

__Morgana__

Lol Ewa, you crack me up. Drink hearty, mate… there will come a time in your late 30s when beer will no longer be your friend. Gives me a splitting headache now after even a single one. If it didn’t, I’d probably get a beer of the month club membership to offset my tea of the month club memberships. For every caffeine boost there should be an equal and opposite alcoholic downer, but alas, I mostly stay up way too late instead. ;-)

Ewa

Man, beer is already not really my friend. My actual theory regarding the whole “not being willing to try new beers thing” is that it has too much in the way of calories for me to risk getting something untasty. Oh beer, you are so tasty! Yet you make me so fat ;_;

__Morgana__

That’s why I switched to wine, much more predictable calorie wise and doesn’t give me a headache unless I drink way too much of it, in which case I’ll be barfing anyway so the headache is the least of my worries. ;-)

Ewa

Wine also prevents heart disease! If it’s red.

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SoccerMom

This tasting note was a fun read!

__Morgana__

Lol Ewa, you crack me up. Drink hearty, mate… there will come a time in your late 30s when beer will no longer be your friend. Gives me a splitting headache now after even a single one. If it didn’t, I’d probably get a beer of the month club membership to offset my tea of the month club memberships. For every caffeine boost there should be an equal and opposite alcoholic downer, but alas, I mostly stay up way too late instead. ;-)

Ewa

Man, beer is already not really my friend. My actual theory regarding the whole “not being willing to try new beers thing” is that it has too much in the way of calories for me to risk getting something untasty. Oh beer, you are so tasty! Yet you make me so fat ;_;

__Morgana__

That’s why I switched to wine, much more predictable calorie wise and doesn’t give me a headache unless I drink way too much of it, in which case I’ll be barfing anyway so the headache is the least of my worries. ;-)

Ewa

Wine also prevents heart disease! If it’s red.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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