Mossy Cave Pu-erh Cups

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Pu-erh Tea
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Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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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 778 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 60 tasting notes
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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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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7 Tasting Notes

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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778 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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60 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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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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918 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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