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Steeped 5 g. of this in 9 oz. water (the bag recommended about 2-3 grams per 5 oz. cup) at the below parameters.

The smell of the dry leaf had notes of coffee and cinnamon that were pleasant, and then notes of…something sour or metallic that was really off putting and overtook the good smells. (I’m wondering if it was the pu er since I’ve had problems with pu er’s scent before.)

Once steeped that sour smell goes away, but the resulting liquor was really thin in texture, despite that big amount of leaf I used. I had to add milk and sugar, and that brought out notes of cinnamon, sugar cookies, and the coffee. But still, there’s something lurking underneath that prevents all this from coming together for me. Maybe it is the pu er.

I will probably give this another shot, maybe with more leaf as it was so anemic on my tongue. But if it turns out like this again, I will not hesitate to give it away/get rid of it.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Ninavampi

Cinnamon, cookie and Pu-erh do not add up together very pretty in my brain… But some things work out surprisingly well… Sadly it seems like this isn’t one of those things…

TeaBrat

I think it would be better without the coffee flavor personally…

JoonSusanna

@Ninavampi – no, it definitely didn’t work out well. I actually should probably lower the rating, because I couldn’t finish the cup. I don’t know that I can bring myself to try it again…

@Amy oh – I agree- I think that the coffee flavor really makes a very unbalanced blend. It’s too strong to let anything else share the spotlight, except for that weird, weird smell. Bleh.

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Ninavampi

Cinnamon, cookie and Pu-erh do not add up together very pretty in my brain… But some things work out surprisingly well… Sadly it seems like this isn’t one of those things…

TeaBrat

I think it would be better without the coffee flavor personally…

JoonSusanna

@Ninavampi – no, it definitely didn’t work out well. I actually should probably lower the rating, because I couldn’t finish the cup. I don’t know that I can bring myself to try it again…

@Amy oh – I agree- I think that the coffee flavor really makes a very unbalanced blend. It’s too strong to let anything else share the spotlight, except for that weird, weird smell. Bleh.

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong
*Sencha
*Dragonwell

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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