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Currently drinking the last bit of my Phatty Cake. It was beautiful and now it is gone and I shall miss it. I added a bit of honey. I have been doing that all the time with just about everything. Honey makes everything better. But it seems especially true for pu’er. It brings out the flavor in the tea with some magic. Honey transformed this normally sort of smoky tea into something a bit nutty. Almost almondlike. So weird. But good.

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Garret

Alright!! Thanks for writing this up!! I’ve never once added honey to pu’er tea before but your review makes me wanna see what it’s all about. I am so happy that you love this tea. It’s been such a great one for us. I can’t remember if you have tried the follow up to this one (phatty cake II, just pressed in 2013) yet. If not, I gotta get some to you sometime.

Making wishes that you day is splendid, my friend!

Grateful, Garret

graceatblb

Hi Garret!

It’s definitely different and it changes the flavor profile of the tea quite a bit. I was a bit shocked by it. I do have a cake of the Phatty Cake 2. I’m kind of hedging on breaking into it in a tea hoarding fashion. I did love it when I tried it though.

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Garret

Alright!! Thanks for writing this up!! I’ve never once added honey to pu’er tea before but your review makes me wanna see what it’s all about. I am so happy that you love this tea. It’s been such a great one for us. I can’t remember if you have tried the follow up to this one (phatty cake II, just pressed in 2013) yet. If not, I gotta get some to you sometime.

Making wishes that you day is splendid, my friend!

Grateful, Garret

graceatblb

Hi Garret!

It’s definitely different and it changes the flavor profile of the tea quite a bit. I was a bit shocked by it. I do have a cake of the Phatty Cake 2. I’m kind of hedging on breaking into it in a tea hoarding fashion. I did love it when I tried it though.

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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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Staten Island, New York

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