Orchid Charm

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From Bana Tea Company

Weight: 50 grams (1.76 oz.) or 100 grams (3.5 oz.) loose leaf
Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
Grade: 3 & 4
Production area: Lincang, Yunnan Province

Orchid is cherished for its elegance and auspiciousness among Chinese. It is also a fragrance that is present only in the highest quality Pu-erh teas picked from the ancient tea trees. This tea has a comforting and delicate quality which leaves the flavor of orchid subtly lingering around the mouth. To best capture its orchid scent, over-brewing should be avoided and the water should be somewhat more temperate than that used with most other teas. This tea is a great companion while reading a good book.

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2784 tasting notes

ooh, this is very nice! A delicate and subtle raw pu-erh. I have steeped this in the gaiwan with short infusions with around 180 F water per the instruction notes.

Leaves were rinsed and the first infusion was discarded. The leaves smell faintly earthy and floral. The tea itself is very mild and relaxing! I am surprised and very pleased so far with these shengs from the Bana Tea Company. I am picking up a slight apple taste with white button mushroom type flavor. Almost like a white tea in the subtle and sweet flavor with just a hint of malt. Very nice for a relaxing afternoon tea. :)

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This sounds so interesting! I’ve been so tempted to pick Bana tea as my intro to pu-erh.


I would recommend it!


Did you get this one as part of the sampler? They look amazing!


yes, I got the raw puerh and the cooked puerh samplers.

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1448 tasting notes

Thanks so much Amy Oh for this sample!
Well this certainly is a delicate tea. Very light, too bad I over-steeped the second infusion a little. Oh well.
Anyhow, after reading Amy’s note, I’ve decided that yes… it’s mushroom that I tasted! yep yep. I’m not sure what white button tastes like(is that the normal store bought kind?), but it was a very specific mushroom flavour that I am thinking of. Something I grew up with? Hmmm.
Anyhow, side by side with the Tamarind Pop, this one was my less favoured cup. I enjoyed it, but the other one drew me in more.
I don’t see myself craving it again for some reason but I’m really not sure why. If I ever figure that out I’ll post it… HMMM!
Thanks again Amy :)
Rating: 80

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