I picked a few things up including this sweet little gem up at a tea house in 磁器口 after a few hours of sipping and talking tea with the lady of the house. I think it was around 5$ Canadian. What.a.steal!

It is green label pu’erh, from 2011. The leaves are medium brown with flecks of pale golden and white throughout. It smells sweet- a bit chocolatey. It was rather difficult to break apart with my pu’erh pick.

After a quick rinse and about 3 steepings I am really getting a thick mouthfeel, it is rich and pleasant. this pu’erh is floral, smoky, a tad bit medicinal tasting, yet sweet and has a strong chaq. I am so thankful to the tea guru genius lady who recommended this incredible nest of a gift!

I am fully enjoying the tea itself and the memories of endless days spent in China enjoying fantastic tea with friends!

Flavors: Grass, Medicinal, Smoke, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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Christ follower, tea lover.

Born in Montreal, Canada- studied and lived in both California, and mainland China. I speak English, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

I drink tea, study tea, write about tea, touch tea, and work (at Tealyra!) with tea- all day. My hands are matcha-stained.

I have lived in China- and had the opportunity to drink the most incredible orthodox teas, traveled to Yunnan and browse pu’erh shops, and even made my own small batch Japanese green tea outside of Kyoto, Japan.

I think my initial love of tea is rooted in childhood memories with my Grandmama sipping honey-sweetened tisane. My appreciation for all things Camelia Sinensis has grown and matured since those fruity tisane childhood days.

Likes : Oolong (especially true milk oolong), Japanese teas, and pu’erh. I appreciate most teas and herbal infusions.

Dislikes : licorice, fennel, too-much ginger, too-much hibiscus.

Self-proclaimed lover of tea: passionate about Jesus, people, traveling, I love music, fragrance and good food.

I work for Tealyra (used to be named Tealux), I am our house Tea Sommelier. I am blessed to have access to some of the best teas in the world daily! I am a Certified Tea Sommelier through ITMA (studied tea in China, Hong Kong, and in Montreal).

You can read all my tasting notes for Tealyra on our website, I taste and write for our company.


Montreal, Canada

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