DISCONTINUED - Mossy Cave Pu-erh Cups

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Pu-erh Tea
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Average preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 4 g 47 oz / 1399 ml

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  • “So, my first taste of Pu-erh reminded me of mucking out the stables. This Pu-erh gives me a horse-y memory too, but thankfully a more pleasant one. Hubby gets fish from Pu-erh, and I get horses,...” Read full tasting note
    hesperjune 168 tasting notes
  • “I love these little things so much. Everyday I've been taking two to work. On my break I pop them in my tea thermos and re-steep them every time my mug is empty :] They last for quite a while and...” Read full tasting note
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    kalmal 795 tasting notes
  • “I decided to make a Peanut-Butter-Puerh Milkshake. It was pretty good, but I may have used too much milk. Steeped 1 toucha in 3oz of boiling water for 10 minutes. Tasted a sip afterwards -...” Read full tasting note
    whisperingpinestea 62 tasting notes
  • “My experience with this toucha was similar to AllanK's. I got a couple tasty infusions and after 3 it was pretty weak. Tasty and worthy, I'll pick this one up again to meet my random, impulsive,...” Read full tasting note
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    Soloracer24 52 tasting notes

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

A wonderful treat — delicious pu-erh tea is formed into small cups and individually wrapped. Drop the cup into your mug, pour the water directly over the cup, and watch it unfold into a deep and beautiful brew. This brews a dark purple-red cup with smooth earthy tones. Great for mornings

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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168 tasting notes

So, my first taste of Pu-erh reminded me of mucking out the stables.
This Pu-erh gives me a horse-y memory too, but thankfully a more pleasant one.
Hubby gets fish from Pu-erh, and I get horses, so odd how one tea can appear so very different to each person.
I use one of these little cups for a 2 1/2 cup pot instead of for a 8 oz serving (as suggested) I also start with very short steeps.
I am finding with Pu-erh if I can let it sneak up on my taste buds, I enjoy the whole experience a lot more.
The smell of these tea reminds me of horseback riding with my big red Tennessee Walker,named Star, up on the mountain behind the farm where I grew up.
There is a tiny stable smell, but the good kind (if any of you have been around horses you know what I mean) that good, healthy horse smell.
That smell is mixed with a few other memories, like riding over the soft damp earth under the trees, some patches of the earth covered in a thick dark green moss, the horses hooves would be so muffled on the moss that sometimes we would come upon a deer and her fawn grazing or napping in the filtered sunshine.
Then, maybe we would ride around the other side of the mountain next to the creek where there was a beaver slide and in a small hollow in the shade, there would be a patch of wild mushrooms growing.
Woody,damp earth, moss, mushrooms and horses.
With the taste I get small amount of horse, moss and a lot of mushrooms with a tinge of forest.
It’s very interesting, and although to the new comer to Pu-erh, all of this sounds completely nuts.
But, This tea has fetched a memory from back in the dusty corners of my mind.
I am grateful for that.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
K S

What a beautiful descriptive review. I felt like I was riding along and experiencing this tea myself. Sounds awesome.

Serenity

Yeah, same as K S! I had such a memory of resting my face on a sun-warmed pony’s back after grooming him.

gmathis

ooh, ooh, take me with you1

Hesper June

Thanks, KS and Serenity!
Gmathis, I would love too, but my two horses went to the big green pasture in the sky a couple of years ago already, I miss them lots.

gmathis

Friend, I haven’t been on a horse since the mid-80’s. The only thing I’d be good for is comic relief!

Hesper June

:) LOL, well, we all need comic relief.

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795 tasting notes

I love these little things so much. Everyday I’ve been taking two to work. On my break I pop them in my tea thermos and re-steep them every time my mug is empty :] They last for quite a while and keep a good flavor with them. The most steeps I’ve gotten is 3 or 4 and then the flavor starts to water down. Mmmm :]

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62 tasting notes

I decided to make a Peanut-Butter-Puerh Milkshake. It was pretty good, but I may have used too much milk.

Steeped 1 toucha in 3oz of boiling water for 10 minutes. Tasted a sip afterwards – absolutely no bitterness! Awesome :)

Then I added 4oz of milk and 2oz of peanut butter, blended, and drank. It was pretty good!

Omnomnom :D

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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52 tasting notes

My experience with this toucha was similar to AllanK’s. I got a couple tasty infusions and after 3 it was pretty weak. Tasty and worthy, I’ll pick this one up again to meet my random, impulsive, quick pu-erh fixes.

Used short steeps- 10s rinse, 15s, 20s, 30s,25s, and a final 2 min steep.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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289 tasting notes

This was tasty with a lot of fermentation flavor to it. I only had one of these and either I wasn’t using enough tea ( I used the whole thing) or it is a fairly weak tea. I only got four good steeps out of it no matter how much time I gave it. I steeped it in all about seven times. The four times where I got tea of relatively good strength were good. The last three were weak. I would probably have noticed some nice notes to the first four steeps but I admit I was not paying attention as I was watching Haven.

I brewed this in a 130ml Yixing teapot with boiling water and one mini tuocha, about 3g. I steeped it for 15 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, and 10 min.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 130 OZ / 3844 ML

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I used one tuo in 4.5 oz water at 200 degrees. Three 10 second rinses and then 15-20-25 seconds.

It took 3 rinses for the earthy flavors to abate. Now there’s just a lightly cavey flavor. It’s rather pleasant and even a little sweet.

Not much else to say. No one is going to see this anyhow, so I’m not going to take the time to be poetic. Instead, I am going to find a yoga video since I’ve stopped being so sore. Yay! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

I see it! :-)

Glad you found it agreeable. I must say that I’m definitely not regretting discontinuing this one, though.

Tealizzy

I see it too! At least we can peruse everyone’s notes from the link at the bottom of the explore page!

TheTeaFairy

Hehe! Me too :-) i see you!!

scribbles

Ha…you thought no one would see it :)

Sarsonator

I see all of you!!!! LOL

AllanK

These sound tasty. Cave aged is supposed to be good.

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Sipdown (184)

I bought this during the last sale because it was really cheap and I was curious, so why not pop one in? Who’s afraid of Pu-erh? Not me!

I wonder if I was supposed to rinse this first? Oh well.

This is nice though. It’s really earthy, but warming and comforting. It’s not as fancy/special as my beloved Special Dark, but this is still a nice go-to puerh. I like the tuocha cups too – they seem like they’d be easy to take to work.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Courtney

I like the name of this one.

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1042 tasting notes

Second cup of the day. I followed KS’s advice and brewed this one for only 15 seconds. It has turned out a sort of dark ruby, and the flavour is much, much lighter. It’s still got the distinctive damp, mossy, earthy notes, but there’s less horse. I consider this a good thing.

I still don’t think I can be persuaded to try many more pu’erhs. I might have to accept that they’re just not for me — or at least, not at the moment. They’re certainly a unique drinking experience, though!

I should probably also say that this is a sipdown. I have been saving my last one-cup servings up for a mega sipdown session while I’m off work next week, but I figured I’d probably lose my nerve with this one if I didn’t just get on with it. I have less tea to choose from at work, so I pretty much have to drink whatever I’ve got with me. It gets me past my tea inhibitions sometimes! Anyway — say yay for one less in the cupboard!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
K S

E for effort. A for attitude. I’m kind of that way with most oolongs. I want to love them but the best I can usually muster is a mild like.

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