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This is my first Yabao anything, and I had no idea that this was supposed to be a pu-erh blend, to be honest. I just threw it in my cart during the sale because I quite frankly had all too much freedom at the time.

Upon opening my (thankfully sample) packet, I pondered why the dry leaf smelled like a garden weed. And once I steeped this up, I still got garden weed.

I’ve been letting it cool for about ten minutes now, afraid to go near it. Actually, I’ll admit that I’m not a fan of any jasmine + honeysuckle combination. Anyone familiar with Lush’s Flying Fox? Yeah, that smells like mothballs and/or wet ashtray to me due to the jasmine and honeysuckle.

Cautiously picking up my mug, I just took a whiff and BAM! There’s Flying Fox in my mug. Each sip tastes like it too. I sadly don’t get any rose, or velvety vanilla. No berries, either. I do get some earthiness underneath all the floral cacophony, however.

Seriously not my cup of tea, but you live and you learn.

Stephanie

I love Lush! But not in my mouth, ewwwww

JustJames

i like straight yabao….. this i felt like i’d been whallopped with a bridal bouquet. =0(

Fjellrev

Whew, glad it wasn’t only me since the ratings are really up there. It’s always weird when food tastes like a bath product. :/

Fjellrev

By the way, James, what does the straight Yabao taste like to you? I wonder if it was that earthiness I was picking up on.

JustJames

the sweet tips of grass, bamboo shoots, summer, rain….. green. not seaweed, not earth, not wood, not clay. no fruit tones. pure new green growth. these are apt metaphors to me, do they make sense to you at all? :0\

Fjellrev

That makes sense, thanks! Your description sounds lovely, but sounds a little vegetal?

Sil

..and sometimes you learn…that Sil is a mental case who won’t let up until you send her your address…

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Stephanie

I love Lush! But not in my mouth, ewwwww

JustJames

i like straight yabao….. this i felt like i’d been whallopped with a bridal bouquet. =0(

Fjellrev

Whew, glad it wasn’t only me since the ratings are really up there. It’s always weird when food tastes like a bath product. :/

Fjellrev

By the way, James, what does the straight Yabao taste like to you? I wonder if it was that earthiness I was picking up on.

JustJames

the sweet tips of grass, bamboo shoots, summer, rain….. green. not seaweed, not earth, not wood, not clay. no fruit tones. pure new green growth. these are apt metaphors to me, do they make sense to you at all? :0\

Fjellrev

That makes sense, thanks! Your description sounds lovely, but sounds a little vegetal?

Sil

..and sometimes you learn…that Sil is a mental case who won’t let up until you send her your address…

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