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I can’t help but try and defend this tea. It’s a very mildly flavored pu-ehr with amazing earthy aroma nothing short of mountain soil. On tasting it you can easily taste the young roots and meadow grass. Resteeps easily for at least 3 times keeping the flavor (getting milder and gaining more of a fresh hay taste). One point I must bring up is the “pu-erh effect”, this tea definitely delivers an amazing rush. The best I can describe it is feeling instantly refreshed, clear-minded and gathered. If you need a coffee in the morning to wake up and you are trying to find a tea that will match that I cannot recommend pu-erhs highly enough. No caffeine crash, no jitteriness, no thoughts all over the place – just pure clean energy. In fact try having a 3rd or later steep short time before bed, you just might learn something new about yourself or solve that problem that has been bugging you forever. This is my first pu-erh and I am forever in love with this sort of tea. I would definitely recommend this particular one to anyone who wants to jump into amazing world of Pu-erh.

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Ryan Freed

or try drinking it right before a meditation, will do that next

Daniil

Thank you, Ryan, I will definitely try that. This note is a little dated, I’ve had my share of puerhs in a mean time and I’d recommend trying a tuocha puerh if you haven’t yet had a chance. If you want to get more into straight Chinese teas try finding a dedicated store around you for that, David’s Tea is good for quick purchase but there is better tea out there definitely. If you’re in T.O. I could recommend a couple, let me know!

Ryan Freed

Would definitely be open to recommendations!

Daniil

Tea Dynasty – (http://www.tea-dynasty.com/) – Yonge/Bloor
Sanhe Kungfu Tea Shop – Yonge/Erskine
Tao Tea Leaf – (http://www.taotealeaf.com/) – Yonge/Rosedale

All three of them have an extremely knowledgeable people working so it’s always a lesson in tea for me any time I come :)

Ryan Freed

Thank you! Will definitely give them a call. Do you know any places in the NYC area you recommend?

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Ryan Freed

or try drinking it right before a meditation, will do that next

Daniil

Thank you, Ryan, I will definitely try that. This note is a little dated, I’ve had my share of puerhs in a mean time and I’d recommend trying a tuocha puerh if you haven’t yet had a chance. If you want to get more into straight Chinese teas try finding a dedicated store around you for that, David’s Tea is good for quick purchase but there is better tea out there definitely. If you’re in T.O. I could recommend a couple, let me know!

Ryan Freed

Would definitely be open to recommendations!

Daniil

Tea Dynasty – (http://www.tea-dynasty.com/) – Yonge/Bloor
Sanhe Kungfu Tea Shop – Yonge/Erskine
Tao Tea Leaf – (http://www.taotealeaf.com/) – Yonge/Rosedale

All three of them have an extremely knowledgeable people working so it’s always a lesson in tea for me any time I come :)

Ryan Freed

Thank you! Will definitely give them a call. Do you know any places in the NYC area you recommend?

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I was always a huge fan of teas but my tastes changed constantly. Lately I am on the path of discovering Chinese teas, but not limiting myself to that. I am, however, favoring straight teas at this point.

I love pu-erh, oolongs are always a treat, learning about greens is delicious, absolutely neutral towards rooibos or herbals and black is always a yes. Incidentally any combination of the above is ok in a blended tea, which I like to have time to time.

« The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a wind will hurry my wings
toward the sacred island. »

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