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my first pu-ehr try…
most likely its Sweet Chrysanthemum sample. looks so and tastes so (sweet). not sure because the wrappings have Chinese writing on them.

rinsed it twice first (assumed its necessary because of the smell). water gets dark red really fast. smells slightly unpleasant.

taste – i expected bitter. but after trying it huge surprise. it’s by far the sweetest tea i’ve ever tried. has a bit of the weird taste – relating with that smell. earthy maybe. idk it’s hard to define. but all together it’s lets say drinkable. more than i expected it would be.

ok drinking more i can say that the sweetnes is too much for me. kinda drinkable but don’t like it. wouldnt wanna drink it regulary.

ok lets try steeping it longer. maybe it will be better…
it is stronger and sweetness is less obvious but i don’t like this other taste much either. gonna have to search more for a pu-ehr i like…

so i made 2 cups and didn’t finish either. actually for me it was barely drinkable. not sure how its supposed to be. so i’ll give it a low rating and hope that the next one suites me better…

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coral23

that’s too bad, pu-erh with chrysanthemum is one of my favorite teas! http://steepster.com/teas/ten-ren/6217-oriental-delight

ah, but to each their own, i hope you find a pu-erh you like!

malomorgen

thanks. hope so too. there is another sampler of chrysamthemum waiting. without that sweet adjective. it will probably suite me better…

malomorgen

oh btw this whole pack of 18 pu-ehr samplers (5 gram each) costed me 2 bucks. so it prolly isn’t the best of it. i am keeping that in mind here ;) but one never knows…

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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just “squeezed” the 3rd steep from last nights silver needle teabag. still yummy.
i ordered 150g of loose silver needle on eBay last night. gotta make sure i dont run out of it ;) also ordered big dose of earl gray. hope I’ll like it lol. should be similar to English breakfast right? and ordered some additional samplers like gunpowder and Darjeeling and chai. gotta wait 3 weeks now. till then i got plenty pu-ehr samplers to keep me busy :D

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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this one deserves a perfect score. its the tea i ended up liking most. i keep wanting to drink it. and its so easy to drink and so delicately delicious. just really does it for me…
i must order more so i don’t run out of it. that would be bad…

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175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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made a huge cup of it today. and its better to make a little cup of it. its just enough like that – like drinking coffee – less is better… i mean still good its just better to make less and a bit stronger and sweeter…

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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hmmm i’m not really liking it much today.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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i made it quite stronger with less milk and a big spoon of sage honey. and… omg this is just perfect :P i’m loving it…

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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Dreams by Teekanne
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It’s bedtime, I’m sleepy and i haven’t had my cup of tea today. This tea should be made for the occasion…

Color is nice clear yellow – chamomile color.

Smells of chamomile too. It has 32% of chamomile ingredient. Not sure what this balm (36% of this tea) is. Going to peak in the dictionary. OK i found that out but it doesn’t mean much to me lol. Anyways think it will probably taste a lot like chamomile too.

Yep tastes like chamomile. Mostly. But better. It gets sweetish. Really really nice aroma for a tea. Very calming indeed. Would be little better with sugar or honey but I’m not in the mood for it right now.

All together another tea i rather like. And another quite different from the rest.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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that delicate taste that sticks in my mouth during and after drinking this tea is so addictive. i keep wanting to taste that. you know when just thinking of some tea makes you wanna drink it. mmm yumm

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175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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First time in my life drinking tea with milk. Actually not bad and less weird that i have imagined. Goes well with pure black tea. I don’t know if i hit the right combo. Needs more experimenting. But i wont mind doing that ;)

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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I stole few teabags from dad. Never really liked basic black teas. Figured i should give it a try again after trying so many different teas lately.

Color – dark clear red.
No particular smell but i got a bad cold so that might easily be a false statement.

For start trying it hot without adding sugar, lemon or milk. Never tried tea with milk tho. Kinda curious about that. OK I’ve tried it and doesn’t seam bad but no point in writing about it because i still don’t have my taste back. I can just barely tell how it tastes (not as sour and strong as i remember). Being sick makes it healthy to drink teas but also slightly harder to enjoy them ;)
Give it another try in few days…

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff

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