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I won this in Teavivre’s awesome giveaway… you win something every time you spin the wheel. Love it. So I won a sample package, a couple giftcards (one $10) and many reward points. This is probably the oddest tea I’ve ever seen. It’s a tiny green orange with a whole in the bottom and top filled with tea. However do they get the tea in the orange? (The tea in the sample pouch came wrapped in foil and taped together with a sticker.) The orange might look moldy, but Teavivre says it is just the sugars. You’re also supposed to steep the whole orange — which is fine because it is about 1 1/2 inches across anyway. I suggest pulling out some of the pu-erh into the infuser before steeping the whole orange, otherwise the pu-erh will have nowhere to expand within the orange. I would say the flavor doesn’t have much additional orange and the pu-erh also doesn’t have too much of actual pu-erh flavor either. I like a deep and dark pu-erh. The pu-erh crammed in this orange is fine… sweet and mild. But it isn’t my type of delicious pu-erh. It’s a very special presentation for a tea but the flavor is lacking in both the orange and the pu-erh itself. I love the idea of an orange flavored pu-erh, so I won’t give up searching for the perfect one.
Steep #1 // one whole orange for a full mug// 8 minutes after boiling // rinse // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // half a mug // many minute steep

Mastress Alita

I’ve really been curious to try one of those orange pu-erhs as well, mainly because I like flavored teas and orange-flavored pu-erh sounds delicious. But I bought the Chorange (chocolate orange) Pu-erh from Adagio and it might be the grossest tea I’ve ever tried, it was fishy and dirty no matter what I tried, with a slight orange taste and no chocolate, so I’ve put off getting one of those stuffed oranges for the time being. Sounds a bit of a let-down if they don’t have much of an orange-flavor anyway. Good luck in that search for perfection!

tea-sipper

I think Adagio’s pu-erh has been my least favorite pu-erh in the past. I really don’t like it. So the problem might be Adagio’s pu-erh. Teavivre’s pu-erh is usually delicious!

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Mastress Alita

I’ve really been curious to try one of those orange pu-erhs as well, mainly because I like flavored teas and orange-flavored pu-erh sounds delicious. But I bought the Chorange (chocolate orange) Pu-erh from Adagio and it might be the grossest tea I’ve ever tried, it was fishy and dirty no matter what I tried, with a slight orange taste and no chocolate, so I’ve put off getting one of those stuffed oranges for the time being. Sounds a bit of a let-down if they don’t have much of an orange-flavor anyway. Good luck in that search for perfection!

tea-sipper

I think Adagio’s pu-erh has been my least favorite pu-erh in the past. I really don’t like it. So the problem might be Adagio’s pu-erh. Teavivre’s pu-erh is usually delicious!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
bluebirdteaco.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
joysteaspoon.com
teasenz.com
adagio.com
tealyra.com
tealiciousllc.com
whisperingpinestea.com
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! I was bored one day and found out that most of them have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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