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I just drank my last bit of this fine tea. I didn’t really want it hot for some reason so I decided to make it iced. I’ve never really tried that with a sheng before but it turned out perfectly. I took it on a run with me and the minty, slightly smoky kick was just what I needed. Managed to run to the library and then run home with an overstuffed bag of books—they were having a book sale and I am weak. I blame Wild Monk not for my book hoarding but for the energy to run home with a 10+lb bag of books.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

mmmm so good…

graceatblb

It is. I have to get a cake of this one. I’ve heard that Mandala orders come in bunches right. That’s an excuse. I think.

Cheri

Any excuse for a tea order, right?

Sil

caaaareful grace lol

Dexter

Love this one, working on my second cake of it….

Jiāng Luo

I bought a cake and wild monk loose maocha because I didnt want to break off any of the cake, are they fairly similar in taste?

Garret

Soooo very happy you are enjoying this! It is perfect tea for before a run. I had a joyful 6 mile run this morning after being fueled by the mao cha from this same farm this morning.

Jiang… the current Wild Monk cake is from spring material I bought from producer in 2012. The mao cha that is available right now is autumn-picked 2013. Definitely similarities, but the cake is taking some interesting turns in flavor/aroma as it ages. Both are nice. We are awaiting the arrival of the new wild monk cakes that I had pressed using the autumn 2013 material. I hope you enjoy it! Big difference between sheng and shu pu’er. I like both styles.

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Sil

mmmm so good…

graceatblb

It is. I have to get a cake of this one. I’ve heard that Mandala orders come in bunches right. That’s an excuse. I think.

Cheri

Any excuse for a tea order, right?

Sil

caaaareful grace lol

Dexter

Love this one, working on my second cake of it….

Jiāng Luo

I bought a cake and wild monk loose maocha because I didnt want to break off any of the cake, are they fairly similar in taste?

Garret

Soooo very happy you are enjoying this! It is perfect tea for before a run. I had a joyful 6 mile run this morning after being fueled by the mao cha from this same farm this morning.

Jiang… the current Wild Monk cake is from spring material I bought from producer in 2012. The mao cha that is available right now is autumn-picked 2013. Definitely similarities, but the cake is taking some interesting turns in flavor/aroma as it ages. Both are nice. We are awaiting the arrival of the new wild monk cakes that I had pressed using the autumn 2013 material. I hope you enjoy it! Big difference between sheng and shu pu’er. I like both styles.

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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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