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I am guilty of buying this tea for two very bad reasons: 1) I was trying to impress the manager of the tea store by buying a semi obscure tea in order to potentially woo her into hiring me at her super awesome tea shop, and 2) It was in a pretty bag. I was under the impression that Pu-Erh was distinctly Pu-Erh because it came in the characteristic packed-cake form, but I learned today that caked does not a Pu-Erh make. This Pu-Erh came in loose form, in a cute red bag with just enough Chinese lettering on it that I felt my tastes were exotic and traditional but also enough English that I knew what I was actually buying.

First steep was terrifying, because it was quite unpleasantly bitter, something my previous Pu-Erh experiences seemed immune to. I was horrified that my pretty sizable new bag of Pu-Erh was going to be a colossal mistake. But second steep, much to my surprise because it was much longer, had no bitterness to be found! Just Pu-Erhy goodness. Third steep proved the same. Phew!!

I’m pretty happy with my purchase :3 Hearts to Pu-Erh!

__Morgana__

So, did the wooing work?

Skittlefox

Maybe! She seems the hard-to-impress type, but I think I have a chance. XD

~lauren.

Here’s hoping you get the job and a nice (big hefty stupendous) employee discount! :)

Skittlefox

haha thanks!!

k_t_bug

I enjoyed your honesty! I’m glad that the tea is drinkable. I also bought some pu reh that turned out to be loose….to my great surprise. Did you get the job?

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__Morgana__

So, did the wooing work?

Skittlefox

Maybe! She seems the hard-to-impress type, but I think I have a chance. XD

~lauren.

Here’s hoping you get the job and a nice (big hefty stupendous) employee discount! :)

Skittlefox

haha thanks!!

k_t_bug

I enjoyed your honesty! I’m glad that the tea is drinkable. I also bought some pu reh that turned out to be loose….to my great surprise. Did you get the job?

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Hello! I’m pretty new to the tea world. I fell in love with loose leaf tea fairly recently and started learning everything I could about it…now I work at a tea store and have discovered I am a) totally nutters about tea and b) will never know as much as I want to about it, which is everything. I am on a quest to figure out the meaning of very good tea, from very humble beginnings.

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