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drank Four Leaves Ripe by Mandala Tea
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I’m becoming convinced pu-erh tea is wasted on me. It’s tasty but I can’t taste any subtly in it at all. It tastes like generic tea I used to get at Chinese restaurants when I was a child (and it probably is, in fact) so I don’t have the sophisticated palate to appreciate it.

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Garret

Hi Debbie! Garret from Mandala Tea here, wishing you a tea-riffic day. I am wondering if it is just the ripened style of pu’er that you do not care for. Have you ventured into raw pu’er before? Two different worlds, ripe and raw. There are many lovers of sheng (raw) pu’er who absolutely despise shu (ripe) pu’er. It may be worth checking into. Perhaps starting with a silver needle raw tea to start and see where that takes you. You may find a whole new world open up to you. Let me know if I can help in any way. Have a great day!

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Garret

Hi Debbie! Garret from Mandala Tea here, wishing you a tea-riffic day. I am wondering if it is just the ripened style of pu’er that you do not care for. Have you ventured into raw pu’er before? Two different worlds, ripe and raw. There are many lovers of sheng (raw) pu’er who absolutely despise shu (ripe) pu’er. It may be worth checking into. Perhaps starting with a silver needle raw tea to start and see where that takes you. You may find a whole new world open up to you. Let me know if I can help in any way. Have a great day!

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I’m a tea-aholic. I’ve always loved tea. It is soothing and warm and comforting. I always had it when we went out to eat as a child so my first association is with rich and delicious food.

As an adult, I’m learning to enjoy tea on its own merits, and bask in its subtleties and varieties. The ritual of making a cup of tea is instantly relaxing.

I prefer oolong and white teas, followed by greens, and then blacks. For the most part I do not like flavored or blended teas, and I never add sugar or cream to tea from the actual tea plant.

I’m slowly learning to appreciate rooibos blends, which I drink for its anti-inflammatory properties.

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