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Big thanks to CHAroma for this sample! wow, it is amaaaazing.
Ok, well more like the third and fourth cups were that good. First one was just ok, second I had with milk and sugar which made it super tasty…
Third was really salty so I added some sugar to balance it out. Almost a salty paste. Imagine a really salty hummus, but without the hummus. I know that makes no sense but there you have it.
There was a leathery note as well that I loved in later steepings, along with another note that I am having trouble defining.
It was very smooth, velvet even. It was as if someone took very soft leather and translated that into a flavour, but deeper.
And was that a hint of rose in the third infusion? just barely, but yes, it was there!
Ahhhh, to be tea-high once again. It’s a glorious feeling :D
Thanks again CHAroma!!

Bonnie

You noticed the saltiness. Adding milk and sugar should have made it a bit caramel. Did it taste that way to you? Good to play around with.

Indigobloom

A little bit Bonnie, it did!!
It wasn’t tasting like much of anything interesting but I had a feeling that trick would work, and it did heheee

Bonnie

I have Pu-erh latte’s in the morning with little tuo cha’s (I have a bundle of different ones) and they taste good and are soothing.

Indigobloom

Yum!
I’m not much of a latte girl anymore. Dunno what happened to me!

CHAroma

Wow, I’m so glad that you liked this one! It was my first puer and an interesting experience to say the least, LOL! So happy I passed it along to someone who could appreciate it. :)

Indigobloom

tis an acquired taste lol
not for everyone!

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Bonnie

You noticed the saltiness. Adding milk and sugar should have made it a bit caramel. Did it taste that way to you? Good to play around with.

Indigobloom

A little bit Bonnie, it did!!
It wasn’t tasting like much of anything interesting but I had a feeling that trick would work, and it did heheee

Bonnie

I have Pu-erh latte’s in the morning with little tuo cha’s (I have a bundle of different ones) and they taste good and are soothing.

Indigobloom

Yum!
I’m not much of a latte girl anymore. Dunno what happened to me!

CHAroma

Wow, I’m so glad that you liked this one! It was my first puer and an interesting experience to say the least, LOL! So happy I passed it along to someone who could appreciate it. :)

Indigobloom

tis an acquired taste lol
not for everyone!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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