Gongfu Madness returns!
Four steepings into a common pot. All 5 seconds.
The result borders on overwhelming in complexity.
This is why I love shu.
I’ve always wondered if loose leaf puerh is as good or better than the cakes. I do want to order this one…….well possibly. I really do want to experience puerh cakes this year.
I’ve stopped trying to chase the “best” pu-erh. That way leads to madness.
Just bought my third loose puerh tonight. It tastes pretty good, but I think my tuo chas have had more flavor.
I bought Rishi Classic Puerh tonight. I have Osmanthhus Puerh from purepuer.com and Ancient Puerh Classic from Southern Season. A long time ago I also had their Organic Five Year Aged puerh, and it was pretty good.
You are correct Jim. It leads to madness….
I can’t say with certainty, ashmanra, but I suspect you would find this one from Upton to be on a slightly different level than either a tea from Rishi or a flavored pu-erh.
I may be biased, though, because I find getting mini tuocha to break open to be a huge pain in the rear aiming for very short steeps.
You have made this one sound so tempting, and I am trying trying to be good and not order more tea but I have caved twice this week already! LOL! I have one tuo cha type that doesn’t break down until the second steep and even then it is slow, and I have another that falls apart instantly. The ones from A Southern Season are somewhere in between. Their loose puerh is pretty good, too. One of them has the fishy aroma, but it tastes okay. The other is really horsey, which I like! :)
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