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I wish I could strike my first review from the record because I was wrong. I was such a pu’er rookie and kind of jumped into the deep end with Noble Mark…and I brewed it all wrong.

I didn’t take detailed notes and I kind of mainlined it so I have no idea what each steep tasted like but I did 10 steeps. Noble Mark is a deliciously creamy and suprisingly light shu. And there is no post-fermentation smell at al (ignore that part of my first review—it was my rookitude). It actually smells a bit floral. The taste is a combination of whipped cream and light milk chocolate with some berry notes. It’s what I call a gentleman shu. It’s not going to kick you in the face or assert itself too much. It’s beautiful in it’s elegance.

I have a sample of the cake version of this tea that I am steeping now. Should be interesting to see the differences.

Preparation
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Dexter3657

“gentleman shu” That’s the perfect description of this amazing tea. :)) Will be interesting to hear what you think about the cake version.

graceatblb

It’s the only way I can think of to describe it so I am glad it works :)

The cake is so far even better if that’s even possible.

Garret

Ha ha ha!! I was just telling someone about “gentleman shu” and they heard it as “gentleman’s shoe”. I couldn’t figure out why they weren’t more excited about the review. Then I found out they were thinking of a shoe. I like your review quite alot, my friend!!!! And guess what? Your glass mug/infuser just arrived! I am going to pack it and ship it this afternoon!!!!!!! Yay!!!!

graceatblb

Haha. That gave me a good chuckle. I’m currently drinking the cake version now and it’s a little bit less gentlemanly.

Yay! I’m so happy. I can’t wait. I’ve been trying to find a good interim mug and it’s been a big failure. I should also warn you to expect another order from me soon but I am trying to hold off until the new Phatty Cakes are available :)

Garret

Yo! The new phatty cakes are here. We express shipped a few tongs so we could get our hands on them and make them available for a few people before the big shipment arrives. If you want some, you and I can take care of your order over email since they are not on the site yet. Good stuff. They were pressed on 4/25/2013. Still fresh from pressing, the next couple of months are gonna see these things opening like crazy. We have already went through one whole cake here in the store and really enjoy it. You can have them for $15 each. I am sure they will be on site for $17 or more. And if you really like it, let me know and I can swing even better pricing on a tong (7 cakes). I had quite a few pressed and I’m glad I did. It will be as popular as the Phatty Cake: Original.

Thanks! [email protected] but I know you already have it.

graceatblb

I just emailed. I just ordered one for now but I will be back for more of probably this and Phatty Cake Prime. It’s replaced coffee in the morning. Do you know how many things I tried before I could quit coffee?

Sil

Oh nice! I’ve been Waiting for the new cakes :) Terri sent me a bunch of mandala teas to try that I am loving so far :)

mrmopar

OOHH I am going to be getting one of these too!

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Dexter3657

“gentleman shu” That’s the perfect description of this amazing tea. :)) Will be interesting to hear what you think about the cake version.

graceatblb

It’s the only way I can think of to describe it so I am glad it works :)

The cake is so far even better if that’s even possible.

Garret

Ha ha ha!! I was just telling someone about “gentleman shu” and they heard it as “gentleman’s shoe”. I couldn’t figure out why they weren’t more excited about the review. Then I found out they were thinking of a shoe. I like your review quite alot, my friend!!!! And guess what? Your glass mug/infuser just arrived! I am going to pack it and ship it this afternoon!!!!!!! Yay!!!!

graceatblb

Haha. That gave me a good chuckle. I’m currently drinking the cake version now and it’s a little bit less gentlemanly.

Yay! I’m so happy. I can’t wait. I’ve been trying to find a good interim mug and it’s been a big failure. I should also warn you to expect another order from me soon but I am trying to hold off until the new Phatty Cakes are available :)

Garret

Yo! The new phatty cakes are here. We express shipped a few tongs so we could get our hands on them and make them available for a few people before the big shipment arrives. If you want some, you and I can take care of your order over email since they are not on the site yet. Good stuff. They were pressed on 4/25/2013. Still fresh from pressing, the next couple of months are gonna see these things opening like crazy. We have already went through one whole cake here in the store and really enjoy it. You can have them for $15 each. I am sure they will be on site for $17 or more. And if you really like it, let me know and I can swing even better pricing on a tong (7 cakes). I had quite a few pressed and I’m glad I did. It will be as popular as the Phatty Cake: Original.

Thanks! [email protected] but I know you already have it.

graceatblb

I just emailed. I just ordered one for now but I will be back for more of probably this and Phatty Cake Prime. It’s replaced coffee in the morning. Do you know how many things I tried before I could quit coffee?

Sil

Oh nice! I’ve been Waiting for the new cakes :) Terri sent me a bunch of mandala teas to try that I am loving so far :)

mrmopar

OOHH I am going to be getting one of these too!

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Book blogger. Hockey fan. Reformed coffee drinker. Newly minted tea addict. I grammar police myself and no one else. Pu’er lover.

My favorite type of tea is pu’er. I can see myself living in a house alone with just pu’er cakes, a electric tea kettle, my trusty pu’er pick from Mandala and a thermos. I prefer ripe pu’er but love raw pu’er as well. My current favorite is the Special Dark from Mandala Tea.

Black Tea-I also love all forms of black tea. Black tea is where I started and I still love the malty loveliness of a good black tea. My current favorite is Grandpa’s Anytime Tea from Butiki.

Green Tea-Green tea is pretty hit and miss with me. I have never really developed a liking towards it. I have been dying to explore green tea more. Especially matcha and genmaicha. My current favorite is Autumn Harvest Laoshan Green from Verdant Tea.

Herbals/Mate-It depends on what’s in them. I gravitate more to herbs and spices rather than fruit flavors. My current favorite is Fired Up Fennel from Davids Tea.

I love mate (and guayusa). It helped me kick my coffee habit to one cup a day. I will try any blend with mate in it. My current favorite is Chocolate Rocket from Davids Tea.

White Tea-Sadly, I haven’t tried many white teas but I am planning on it very soon.

Oolong Tea-I have tried one or two oolong teas but in blends only. I am dying to try a straight oolong. My current favorite is Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea.

Rooibos-I love rooibos blends but they are very hit and miss with me. I love the woodiness of rooibos. My favorite is currently Oh Canada from Davids Tea.

Flavored Tea-I love flavored teas. I am willing to try just about any flavor combination and the weirder the better. My current favorite flavored tea is Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha by Verdant Tea.

I am always searching for a tea with fig or chili in it.

My favorite tea companies-Mandala Tea (their Phatty Cake was my first ever “Oh My God” tea moment), Butiki Teas, Verdant Tea, and Davids Tea

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