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Thank you so much Terri HarpLady for a sample of this!

I have been drinking this all day. The leaves just keep going and going, huh? This is VERY nice shu. Rich and creamy with just enough earthiness and sweetness and no funk. I love that it is organic, too :)

This is a shu I would definitely reach for any time I have a puerh craving! Glad I got to try it.

Marzipan

No funk is good!

Stephanie

I can totally see why, even sans the funk, that puerhs can be an acquired taste. I mean, it is a taste unlike anything else! If you aren’t sure what to expect I could see it being off-putting at first. Once you get used to it though it is totally craveable!

Garret

Well…. some funk is good! A fella’s gotta dance, after all :)

Stephanie

Good call Garret. Plus, some funks are good funks! Take “stinky” French cheeses for example! ;)

Garret

Amen, sister!

As far as acquired tastes with pu’er – i have been showcasing alot more of the raw pu’er teas these days here in the shop and in tea classes with great results. The raw pu’ers are completely different in flavor, color, aroma. And the energy (cha qi) one gets from raw pu’er is quite different than ripe. I love it.

I though Westerners would be more averse to raw pu’er, but I am finding out that was a false assumption.

But still, I’ve started every morning for the last 2 yrs with a large pot of the Noble Mark ripe. Great ripe tea is a fantastic way for me to start the day.

All my best,
Garret

Stephanie

I think raw puerhs are quickly becoming my favorite type of tea actually, and I attribute that to the cha qi I get from them! They’re so fascinating :)

Marzipan

Steph we need to make a road trip to MN for tea tastings.

Garret

yeah… I love raw pu’er. Investing a lot more in mao cha to have pressed into pu’er these days. Just sipped some of our Autumn Song pu’er here in the shop with two Teavana employees who had only ever had bad ripe pu’er before. Boy, oh boy, did they get turned on! It was fun to watch. They were so excited. Great to have Teavana employees buying some tea from us :) Good times.

Stephanie

Marzipan I would LOVE to visit Mandala’s tasting room some day! :)

Terri HarpLady

Stop by & pick me up along the way, will ya?

Terri HarpLady

I initially like shu better than Sheng, but that has changed. In part, due to the amazing energy, without a doubt.

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Marzipan

No funk is good!

Stephanie

I can totally see why, even sans the funk, that puerhs can be an acquired taste. I mean, it is a taste unlike anything else! If you aren’t sure what to expect I could see it being off-putting at first. Once you get used to it though it is totally craveable!

Garret

Well…. some funk is good! A fella’s gotta dance, after all :)

Stephanie

Good call Garret. Plus, some funks are good funks! Take “stinky” French cheeses for example! ;)

Garret

Amen, sister!

As far as acquired tastes with pu’er – i have been showcasing alot more of the raw pu’er teas these days here in the shop and in tea classes with great results. The raw pu’ers are completely different in flavor, color, aroma. And the energy (cha qi) one gets from raw pu’er is quite different than ripe. I love it.

I though Westerners would be more averse to raw pu’er, but I am finding out that was a false assumption.

But still, I’ve started every morning for the last 2 yrs with a large pot of the Noble Mark ripe. Great ripe tea is a fantastic way for me to start the day.

All my best,
Garret

Stephanie

I think raw puerhs are quickly becoming my favorite type of tea actually, and I attribute that to the cha qi I get from them! They’re so fascinating :)

Marzipan

Steph we need to make a road trip to MN for tea tastings.

Garret

yeah… I love raw pu’er. Investing a lot more in mao cha to have pressed into pu’er these days. Just sipped some of our Autumn Song pu’er here in the shop with two Teavana employees who had only ever had bad ripe pu’er before. Boy, oh boy, did they get turned on! It was fun to watch. They were so excited. Great to have Teavana employees buying some tea from us :) Good times.

Stephanie

Marzipan I would LOVE to visit Mandala’s tasting room some day! :)

Terri HarpLady

Stop by & pick me up along the way, will ya?

Terri HarpLady

I initially like shu better than Sheng, but that has changed. In part, due to the amazing energy, without a doubt.

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