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I made this to take in my water bottle for work today. Normally I take two full water bottles/thermoses in for my shifts, but since today was just a measly half hour shift I just took the one cup worth. Really – it’s Christmas Eve and I had to go out of my way (while sick, mind you) to go in for a mere half hour of work. I shouldn’t complain, though. A lot of people, especially those is crappy minimum wage customer service jobs like myself, are not fortunate enough to have most of the day off. And, I’m lucky enough to have tomorrow off too.
I received a bag of this as an extra sample from one of the ladies doing the 12 Days exchange with me! I’m really, terribly sorry but I can’t remember who it came from – I didn’t write it down and now I’ve gone and forgotten! If it came from you, let me know so I can properly thank you!
I picked it out today because I thought straight tea might be less upsetting than flavoured tea, since my tummy is significantly calmer but not quite feeling perfectly better. I meant to just steep it for 3 minutes in boiling water as per package instructions, but I lost track of time (I blame ‘sick brain’) and wound up letting it sit for closer to 10 minutes. Fuck.
I drank the first bit while it was still fairly hot, and mostly it was just a run of the mill white tea, though quite bitter from the oversteeping. However, it was much better after I’d let it cool down. I got some sweet hay notes in addition to the bitterness.
Not gonna rate because I screwed up steeping it, but I think this could have been a lot worse considering how much I oversteeped it. Even though I wouldn’t even know where to start to go about looking for it, I don’t really have much of an interest in it. I’m just gonna be content with the fact it was nice enough regardless of my screwing up. Thank you to whoever it was who sent this to me…
Pu-Erh tea has been getting a lot of press lately for being a great metabolism booster… Amazing energy properties and wonderful antioxidants. I saw a box of 100 at a local Asian market for VERY CHEAP. It’s funny because at the nature food store down the road it’s nearly double the price. I was skeptical of the quality since you get 100 bags! Lipton doesn’t even give you that much… I brewed my first up, and I was sort of grossed out. It reminded me of Fukijima…muddy, earthy, a little bit mushroomy, but my taste buds detect seaweed…. or some green/sea type plant. Nonetheless I finished the cup. Every time I brew it — I am glad I am one tea bag down from the 100. Pu-Erh is not my cup of tea, but this Prince of Peace is not so bad especially for the price and it is drinkable. I mean… without sugar it really reminds me of basement must… which is a nice comforting quality… I suppose. The tea isn’t bitter. It has a little kick to it, but really it is mostly the smell and the FIRST taste that gets me… as you swallow the tea and let it linger in your mouth it isn’t so bad. I would recommend trying this if you can find it for 3.99. 100 tea bags is great and you can share it with your friends and see what they think.
10/7/12 – Bought today at local Asian Supermarket – The one that sell frog legs, for 3.99. I know there are some Pu-erh lovers out there, and I’m gonna start with the bagged one before I start importing kilos like Scarface. I looked it up on Amazon and I think I did good. This local Asian supermarket by me has a whole isle devoted to tea so why not try them all out?
12/6/12 – This has been my daily Pu-erh drinker for now and I’m trying to get through the 100 tea bags. Sometimes I use two tea bags. As always, the taste reminds me of “dirt”.
Do you know those pregnant women who eat “pica” (nonfood items) like soap, detergent, and crayons? Well, as a man in midlife, we go through manopause, and crave Pu-Erh because is tastes like dirt/pica (weird non food item)
Sometimes tea tastes like dirt. It’s ok.
I heard there’s a Crayon/Clay flavored tea coming out for pregnant women!
12/24/13 – Sitting on my shelf at home, I’ll have to drink this up before I hit Kam Man Food Inc at 511 Old Post Rd Edison, NJ 08817 for more Pu-Erh tea.
I have been hoarding my sample of this from Kasumi no Chajin for a night when I really needed it, but I recently discovered that my local grocery store stocks it! I had not seen them before because they’re not with the tea: there’s a mysterious section next to the spices featuring loose herbs for blending (lemongrass! eucalyptus!) and more exotic teas. $3 for a box of these, so I can definitely afford to keep them stocked!
I love ginger and I often get nauseous, so this is the absolute perfect tea for me. Plus no steeping involved, so when you are really ill you don’t have to stand around waiting for your tea to be done. The instructions say one whole packet per a small mug but there’s a whole lot in here and it smells strong so I used half of one for one of my smaller mugs.
This is quite possibly the strongest ginger tea I’ve ever had! And I love ginger so coming from me that is a big complement. Warming, spicy, with a nice hint of honey that adds flavor but not overpowering sweetness. And not only is it tasty, the ginger acts as an instant nausea killer. I bet it would be great iced too!
Thank you so much for introducing me to this tea (tisane, I suppose!) Kasumi, I am definitely going to always have it on hand!
This is my first tasting note!
I really enjoy this tea. It is light, refreshing and tastes so natural.
For me the water does not have to be boiling hot for this tea to steep well and steeping time just between 3-5 mins it makes a great on the go tea. This is my morning college classes kind of tea and when the weather is cold it gives this hot cup of tea just that little extra comforting feel.
Aroma when Dry: Fruity, earthy
After water is first poured: slightly fruity, dusty
At end of steep: fruity, dusty, sweet
At end of steep: med red brown
Staple? No, would drink again
Time of day preferred: any
first notes: dusty, dry, bland general floral/fruity.
As it cools? tea mellows, notes blend, darken slightly,getting a bit earthy.
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? With Slight fruity notes
Appearance: yellow grains
Aroma when Dry: sweet, spicy ginger
After water is first poured: spiced honey
At end of steep: shades of yellow, depending on dilution
Staple? Yes, and use medicinally
Preferred time of day: any
At first?: spiced honey cake, bit of a bite at a cup or less dilution
As it cools?: notes all mellow, spice lessens
Cold? Honey ginger candy
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No, have used it in Mugicha, Chai, and as a cooking spice, with success.
Lingers? Yes, both notes, minor spice, less when cold
Note: Dissolves best in warm to hot. when using at cooling temps, it is best to dissolve in small amount in hot before adding cool water, or chilling.