Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 1st Steep of the Day,
Wanted Something New and Daring, So went with Pu-erh
Yamamotoyama Sampler Oolong Pu-erh.
This is one of 9 Samples in this Stash Distributed Box tea.
The Dry Tea smells Leafy and my nose didn’t detect any major difference
This is a bagged Pu-erh in individual Foil packets
But nothing unusal compared with other Leaf Tea bags. (Wow)
This 1st steep was infused for 2 1/2 minutes in just under Boil
The Liquer is Golden Brown Earthy Smelling more so then the Dried leaves
First Hot sip is Pungent and slightly Dry to the taste.
After Notes are Pleasent and Refreshingly Clean and Clear Tasting
Later Warm Sips are more Distinct with a Musty and Earthy Presence.
This was a GREAT Introduction to the Mystery of Pu-erh’s
I am now looking forward to try a Brick or Cake Pu-erh in the Future.
Great way to try these Teas
Pu-erh China Japan Collection
Stash 9 Flavor Oriental Teas Collection Stash includes nine classic green, oolong and scented teas from Yamamotoyama, one of the world’s oldest tea companies. More than three centuries of experience go into the selection and processing of Yamamotoyama teas, among the finest in the world. Included in the collection are China Oolong, Pu-erh, Ginger Green, Chrysanthemum, Genmai Green, Green Tea and Ginseng, Green Tea and Ginseng, Kukicha Roasted Green, and Jasmine Green.
True teas are made from the dried leaves of the Camellia Sinensis, the tea plant, which was first cultivated in China and found growing wild in India. Chinese monks and European traders introduced it to Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries. Today, there are more than 3,000 varieties of tea, each having its own distinct character and named for the district where it is grown. Since 1972, Stash has been committed to providing premium quality teas and an unsurpassed tea drinking experience. Stash begins with simply excellent tea leaves from the world’s premier tea gardens and all natural botanical ingredients gathered from around the world. Meticulous blending and tasting of every tea ensures you will enjoy full flavor in every cup.
About the Brand
The Stash Tea Company is headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Founded in 1972, Stash Tea originally operated out of an old Portland Victorian style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores. Starting in 1975, the company broadened its focus to include bagged teas and then began to sell a full line of traditional, specialty blend and herbal teas directly to fine restaurants and through a mail-order catalog to consumers. Today, Stash Tea is enjoying steady growth and has become one of the largest specialty tea companies in the United States, with products available through foodservice, grocery stores, tea and coffee shops, club stores, mass merchandisers, natural foods stores, mail order, and the Internet. Stash Tea is also available in Canada and in several foreign countries.
The company derives its name from an entertaining aspect of tea folklore. In earlier centuries, tea was a valuable commodity traditionally transported by clipper ship. The ship’s captain often was presented with some of the finest teas for his personal use. This supply was his “stash,” stowed carefully as his “private reserve.” Today, the term still is used to denote anything put away carefully because of its preciousness.