Blue Quill

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drank Pu-erh by Blue Quill
1215 tasting notes

I moved from Qualicum Beach – where this shop is located – almost four years ago now, so this is definitely an aged puerh. Ha! I wanted to try it again before I sent some off, and I’m glad I did. Brews up super dark, almost purple-black, and smells earthy and fresh. Tastes mushroom-y, and like cane sugar – the kind that crunches and has a hard time dissolving… it both feels and tastes like that to me, whatever that’s supposed to mean. I see it as a pretty standard tea though, and oddly, this came in tuo cha form, not loose as the picture shows.

Flavors: Earth, Honey, Mushrooms

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML



A crunchy tasting tea. That sounds super interesting, but I’m not sure I’d want to try!

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drank Bai Mu Dan by Blue Quill
245 tasting notes

I got this tea for my birthday in February.
The leaf quality isn’t extremely high, but it’s still decent I would say.
I added 2 heaping ‘perfect teaspoon’fulls and used 160F water for 8 seconds.
A light and lovely brew results that reminds me of apple custard with vegetal notes to it oddly enough.

I am enjoying this for sure! Perhaps I will try a cold steep and see how that tastes. I have my beloved Silver Buds cold steeping right now.. can’t wait

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