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drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

time to do a full review:

When i opened the packet, the smell of the teabag was smooth.

when i finished steeping the tea, it had a aroma similar to pu-ehr.

the taste was strong with a similar taste to pu-ehr with a hint of hay flavor. this tea is great and is worth buying :) my new rating is 100

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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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100

a really good oolong tea. tastes similar to pu-ehr.

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80
drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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drank ginseng oolong by Ten Ren's Tea
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83

Oh hai, Canadians, I’m in ur country, drinkin’ ur tea. Ok, so this isn’t really Canadian tea, but it was possibly the tea shop closest to the Calgary Airport, and since I was just flying in to drive out into the boonies, I needed a quick fix. I saw on the website that they had rose milk tea at the shop and decided I had to go. It took me a bit to find it because the tea shop was actually inside a huge asian grocery. But eventually, success!

This was a really tasty rose milk tea. Most of the time with these you can’t really taste the “tea” base but the important part to me was the rose, and that was of course in evidence. The boba were a little too soft, which was my main complaint. Otherwise, I loved it. Gotta find a way to make rose milk teas on my own. The ones I’ve had all seem to use a thick rose syrup/jelly type thing with rose petals in it for the flavoring.

SimplyJenW

Aha! Now we know where you are this week!

Indigobloom

I loooove Ten Rens rose tea!!
Any chance you’ll be swingin’ by Toronto? :)

Azzrian

ROFL! love how you started that! What about adding Rose Water to make this Rose tea at home? That would not be sweet or syrupy!

Dinosara

Indigobloom — Not this time, just Alberta. But at some point I will probably go to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and I’ll be sure to let you know if I do!

Azzrian — I’m curious how non-sweet milk bubble tea would taste, now, because they are always so sweet. I would imagine kind of like rose black tea with milk, but I’ve never had that.

Indigobloom

Nice, I look forward to it!!
You can ask them at TenRens to add less or no sugar if you want. I do!

Nurvilya

Are you in Calgary still? I live here!

Dinosara

I’m actually in Drumheller for the week!

DaisyChubb

Ah yay Drumheller! Home of the dinosaurs haha

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87

I cold brewed this one for maybe 24 hours. The taste is sweet with what I perceive to be a licorice flavor. The ginseng buzz is enough to really get you going. When I brewed this in the Gaiwan I noticed I was getting a bit edgy so I wanted to try the cold brew. It really is a nice refreshing tea. When I shake the Mason Jar it gets a foamy head with a nice amber color. I definitely prefer the cold brew….

ScottTeaMan

Ginseng Oolong is one of my favorite teas. :))

Asaf Mazar

From my understanding ginseng oolong also has licorice powder hence the flavor. I highly recommend Il hua brand pure liquid concentrated ginseng extract . I add half a drop or so in a cup of aged sheng or Shu in the later infusions. Takes the Qi to a whole other level. Deeply nourishing.

Charles Thomas Draper

Asaf I will try it…

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45
drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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Holy bitter tea, Batman! This tea isn’t just bitter…it’s bidd-ah! Yikes! (And I drink my coffee black.)

The description says that the liquor should be “brilliant reddish brown”, but I’m getting opaque dark brown. Unless I hold it up to a light, it looks like a cup of black coffee…if not darker. The tea smells like most pu-erhs in my book. Sharp smoke with a thought of barnyard. Nothing fishy, thank goodness. The taste progression goes a little something like this: Bitter. Smoky. Barnyard…and finishes bitter and earthy. I also pick up some dark tobacco hints. Like a good maduro cigar before it is lit. Not bad for a pu-erh, but still not a tea that I’m in love with. This particular pu-erh tastes a little thin to me. Perhaps I’ve grown too accustomed to chewy, bake-y teas. I’m not appalled, so I guess this can be seen as progress as my venture into the pu-erh world continues.

Thank you SoccerMom for your generous samples. I will be trying this again.

SoccerMom

LOL it does look like coffee! I’m glad your not appalled it’s not my favorite either my mother in law took the rest off my hands last week and I was glad she did!

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48

Fourth and final tea of my night of ExpeEeEerimentAAAtiooon.

Got it for my birthday in November from my sister. The box is mostly in Chinese, so all I really know about this tea is that it’s an oolong. Also, that it’s from Taiwan. And, since my sister left the price marker on there, it’s $12 for 150g. Upon tasting, I think it’s a green oolong.

Mmm… it’s okay. Not the best tea I’ve had, but also not the worst. Though I wish I knew more about it, it’s not a terrible tea to keep around. Gentle flavor.

Third thing to research tonight – the intricacies of the differences between green and dark oolongs.
Fourth thing- a general consensus on the proper maintenance for Yixing pots.

That’s all for t’night, folks.

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drank Pu-Erh by Ten Ren's Tea
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This pu er reminds me of what drinking a cup of folgers coffee might be like. I don’t drink coffee so I can’t say that with 100 percent certainty but it’s what I would imagine it to be like. It steep light amber and then gets magically darker and darker till it becomes black blacker than any black tea I’ve ever had it could be mistaken for a cup of coffee.
It smells like it is going to be hard to get down in terms of it has a bitter smell to it not fishy like some pu erhs I drink. It is fishy on the rinse though, It has a smoky almost a bit of a tobacco/nicotine smell to it but the taste is not so bad not something I would ever crave like my beloved oolongs but it is definently an appetite suppressant when I drink a glass of this I’m not hungry for a couple hours.
A family friend brought this from China he lost 80lbs last time I saw him after drinking this tea for 6 months he says he’s just not hungry when he drinks a couple cups of pu erh a day. While I don’t need to lose 80 lbs I thought if I could lose 5 or 10 lbs drinking tea why not.
So while it is not a tea I would recommend it makes me interested in trying more pu erh until I find the right one (or two or three) to suit my palate.

Cofftea

I use coffee-ish to describe the liquor of black teas often, but cooked pu erhs are above and beyond that IMO. I call that “cola-ish”.:)

Cofftea

Any tea will fill you up and, if it has caffeine, will speed up your metabolism- not just this pu erh or even just pu erhs in general. So drink whatever you like:)

SoccerMom

Thanks for giving me my tea drinking freedom and I’m not being sarcastic! Just glad I don’t have to force drink my way through this pot!

SoccerMom

I think I’ll order some samovar maiden’s ecstasy and place an order for Teavana strawberry slender. I can’t go back to Teavana that lady is to aggressive in her sales tactics and I end up with stuff I don’t like!

Cofftea

Most true teas have all same health benefits, but I am finding that Pu Erh helps metabolize fatty acids and oily foods, is believed to reduce cholesterol, and is also cleansing and detoxifying to the bloodstream. These benefits seem to be Pu Erh specific. But keep trying, you may find a Pu Erh you love! I never thought I would.

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