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Chrysanthemum Nest

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Flowering Pu-erh Blend
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Edit tea info Last updated by Dorothy
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “I tried "rinsing" the pu-erh twice with boiling water. Then steeping it for a short time and drinking it. Not exactly David's way but something I picked up from a tea book. (Hey I am a pu-erh noob,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I should have read the other comments about steeping this tea because the recommended 3-4 min at boiling temp give this tea a nasty astringent taste. Maybe the fact it was likened to a green tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I don't know what I'm doing wrong with this one but it always comes out really weak for me. I really don't understand. I'm so used to being slapped in the face with earthy goodness with pu-erh that...” Read full tasting note
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A taste of spring
This pressed pu’erh is only lightly oxidized, so you’ll be excused for thinking that it looks and tastes more like a pan-fired green tea. Plus it’s interwoven with fragrant chrysanthemum petals, so a floral sweetness dilutes its characteristic pu’erh earthiness. Just holding it will make you think of chirping birds, sunny days and budding flowers. Steep each nest up to 5 times. Low in caffeine.

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I tried “rinsing” the pu-erh twice with boiling water. Then steeping it for a short time and drinking it. Not exactly David’s way but something I picked up from a tea book. (Hey I am a pu-erh noob, cut me some slack! hahaha)

It tastes better, but I am still not crazy about it. Its flowery and earthy. Like you wandered into a garden the morning after it had just rained.
On the 2nd steep (counting real steeping, not including the two I chucked out), it was especially mouth-watering. Unfortunately there is this funky aftertaste present with each sip.
If this is from the chrysanthemum flower, then I am beginning to think I don’t really care for that type of flower. If it is the pu-erh, well then I really ought to find some good pu-erh one of these days because I am tired of being so disappointed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Jaime

Have you tried lowering the temp on the first steep? I usually do one rinse, then steep for 3-4 minutes at about 180 F when I’m making pu-erhs. I’m not sure how well it’d work with this one, but maybe it’ll help get rid of that aftertaste?

Dorothy

Hmm, I didn’t think about that. I’ll have to give it a shot sometime. Thanks for the advice.

Jaime

I experimented a lot with my first pu-erhs. Lower temps make a more appetizing-to-me tea.

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I should have read the other comments about steeping this tea because the recommended 3-4 min at boiling temp give this tea a nasty astringent taste. Maybe the fact it was likened to a green tea should also have clued me in. Bleh.

I re-steeped at 80C for 2 min and that turned out better – apparently the leaves weren’t totally ruined. This cup was surprisingly sweet and a bit floral with an earthy undertone. It’s not a tea I’d immediately be able to identify as a pu’erh if I were to, say, drink it blindfolded, but then my experience with this type of tea isn’t really that great (working on it though!). I would’ve liked to try this tea again from the start with the reduced steeping temp, but unfortunately I only bought one nest, so that’s it I’m afraid. *sad face *

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I don’t know what I’m doing wrong with this one but it always comes out really weak for me. I really don’t understand. I’m so used to being slapped in the face with earthy goodness with pu-erh that the soft notes of this one leave me disappointed.

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