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I am definitely a total amateur when it comes to pu-erh, so this won’t be the best info for real pu lovers. This was another sample sent by a certain someone. Thank you!

When I first smelled it, I thought I could detect a bit of muskiness (the kind of musk in some nice incense) and some smoke. I don’t like smoke, so I was nervous about tasting it. It does have a bit of a smokiness to it, but it goes very well with the other flavors, is very mild, and isn’t the main flavor, so I don’t mind it. I’m not sure how to describe the other flavors. It’s very interesting (again, note that I’m not a regular pu-erh drinker). The description says it’s a mellow tea, and it is fairly mellowing. After having a few slurps of it to get used to it, I think I might be tasting a little sweetness – a sort of sweetness I just naturally associate with tea. To me (my tastes run into the sweet and spicy, typically, so take that into account), this tea is definitely savory. This isn’t what I’m used to, but I think I might like it. This would be a nice one to try if you’re a pu-erh novice and don’t mind a little bit of smokiness.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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Born in Honolulu and have since moved to the mainland. Former dance student and permanent music junkie. First interest in tea was in an instant chai (yes, instant chai) when I was in middle school. Moved from masala chai to green and white teas, back to masala chai, and then to the small combination of teas I currently love. I am not a purist. My teabags and loose tea sit in harmony…until I use them!

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