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This is a fantastic little fat cake. I’m on the 8th or 9th steep now (I lost count) and it’s STILL going. And on top of that, it’s still going with short steeps, like 15-20 seconds.

This is the kind of shu that I just love. Deliciously earthy and mushroom-like, no fishy sneaking in there, slightly spicy and reminiscent of hanging out on some pine needles with giant redwoods. I know there are some puerh purists out there who would snark at this description, but that’s just what it does for me!

I had some really mellow and euphoric feelings with this shu as well, especially in the first few steeps. Ever since then I have been AWAKE. Of course now it’s (checks time) 11:30 and very soon I need to be asleep…

I drank this from the time I got home from work until now, when I need to crawl into bed. Such a good (cute, it’s cute darn it) little cake.

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Garret

What a great thing to read this morning! Of course I am hoping that you found your way to sleep after your late night tea session, but am sure happy to hear that you had enjoyed the tea so much!

It was named Phatty Cake cause it is such a cute, it’s cute darn it, fat, little cake. And by the way, Claire, your description is the perfect description because it is what YOU got from the tea, so thank you for that. I love the redwoods!

Claire

I slept great too! :) Forgot to add last night that my cats actually found the smell of this tea fascinating. First they wanted to sniff the cake, and then my cat Wiggles kept hopping on my lap to sniff at my cup of tea!

Garret

I’m amazed at how I can do a tea sesh late in the evening and still sleep so well! Oh, and the secret ingredient in the Phatty Cake is catnip, I forgot to tell you. J/K. My old dog, Wilson, drank cool green tea in his bowl often. He lapped it right up!

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Garret

What a great thing to read this morning! Of course I am hoping that you found your way to sleep after your late night tea session, but am sure happy to hear that you had enjoyed the tea so much!

It was named Phatty Cake cause it is such a cute, it’s cute darn it, fat, little cake. And by the way, Claire, your description is the perfect description because it is what YOU got from the tea, so thank you for that. I love the redwoods!

Claire

I slept great too! :) Forgot to add last night that my cats actually found the smell of this tea fascinating. First they wanted to sniff the cake, and then my cat Wiggles kept hopping on my lap to sniff at my cup of tea!

Garret

I’m amazed at how I can do a tea sesh late in the evening and still sleep so well! Oh, and the secret ingredient in the Phatty Cake is catnip, I forgot to tell you. J/K. My old dog, Wilson, drank cool green tea in his bowl often. He lapped it right up!

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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