Camel's Breath

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Barnyard, Fur, Leather, Salty, Smooth, Umami, Earth, Mushrooms, Sweet, Wet Earth
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Average preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec 4 g 10 oz / 292 ml

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  • “This tastes a lot better than it sounds, though I confess I have never gotten up close and personal with a camel. :) see previous notes for more info.” Read full tasting note
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  • “An OK mini tuocha, it can be steeped multiple times and it doesn’t go bitter. You can get better puerh for just a bit more. Compared to the ‘Original’ Camel’s Breath form Phoenix Collection is...” Read full tasting note
    43
  • “Brewed my last mini tuo of this grandpa style in a 16oz mug. I think I got 3 refills on top of the original pour. Good strength for 4.5g of shou. This reminded me a lot of a freebie no-name mini...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Happy Chinese New Year all. :D Classic aromas, classic taste. Interesting name. I like it lol. It has a super dark liquor, thick and almost looks like black syrup. The taste though was surprisingly...” Read full tasting note
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From Silk Road Teas

The earthiness of a traditional Pu-erh Tuo Cha is captured here. As its name aptly suggests, this dark or cooked Pu-erh has real strength and depth of character. Descriptors – rich, wet forest floor, hints of a barn yard – have been heard. In any event, it makes a very good cup of Pu-erh tea. Shaped into brown nuggets, each weighing approximately 5 grams, are individually wrapped in white paper. Our Tuo Cha is organic.Each nugget is a serving and will yield multiple infusions. Never gets bitter, only stronger. Produced in 2009.

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9 Tasting Notes

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2816 tasting notes

This tastes a lot better than it sounds, though I confess I have never gotten up close and personal with a camel. :)

see previous notes for more info.

LiberTEAS

I have tried a camel’s breath pu-erh also, and I agree with you, it does taste a lot better than it sounds… when I first received a sampling from a friend, I thought, eww… I don’t really want to try something called camel’s breath. LOL But, it was quite nice actually.

KittyLovesTea

I will have to keep my eyes open for this as I adore pu erh. :)

Kittenna

… that is definitely not the most appealing name, I must agree!

Spoonvonstup

I wonder how such an unappealing name became a sort of standard? I agree- really weird!

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, I can’t say pu-erh has really struck my fancy yet… but Camel’s Breath wouldn’t be the one to make me take the leap :)

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187 tasting notes

An OK mini tuocha, it can be steeped multiple times and it doesn’t go bitter. You can get better puerh for just a bit more. Compared to the ‘Original’ Camel’s Breath form Phoenix Collection is nothing but the shadow of the original.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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468 tasting notes

Brewed my last mini tuo of this grandpa style in a 16oz mug. I think I got 3 refills on top of the original pour. Good strength for 4.5g of shou.

This reminded me a lot of a freebie no-name mini tuo I picked up from the SF Tea Fest, offered by Imperial Tea Court. This one, though, was a different shape: classic birds nest vs the flat puck from ITC. I bought a small handful of these Camel’s Breath from bulk tea section at the co-op.

Dark, smooth, oily and briny, lots of leather and barnyard. There was a distinct finish to this tea, something almost gamey-musky or cheese-like in taste. Sounds gross but it complemented the brininess very well. I feel like I should be working in a horse barn at the edge of coastal cliffs when I drink this. Spent material reveals no fannings only finely chopped leaf. Daily drinker type of tea.

Flavors: Barnyard, Fur, Leather, Salty, Smooth, Umami

Preparation
Boiling 4 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Kittenna

Fur is not a flavor I’ve seen listed before, nor one that I can imagine!

derk

You’ve never licked a furry animal? I laughed when I saw fur in the flavors list so I threw it in. It fits the theme.

Mastress Alita

They have “fur” but don’t have many of the things I’m constantly looking for as flavors like “chamomile”, “pomegranate”, “water chestnut”, or “furniture polish.” Go figure. Sadly using the “add a flavor note” and “add an ingredient” doesn’t seem to do anything because I have e-mail history showing I e-mailed in “pomegranate” over a year ago and it was never put on the list, so I just gave up.

Kittenna

Sad. I’m not good enough at identifying flavours to use that feature, but it would be nice if it worked!

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Happy Chinese New Year all. :D

Classic aromas, classic taste. Interesting name. I like it lol.

It has a super dark liquor, thick and almost looks like black syrup. The taste though was surprisingly mellow although rich, full-bodied. I was apprehensive at first looking at it. It’s smooth, earthy, mushrooms, little sweetness, typical fermentation notes, light leather. No fishiness, no bitterness. Lots of flavor throughout, no serious change in notes from steep to steep, just steady and pleasant… But am stopping here, for now, it’s 2 a.m. hehe

Daily drinker.

Yixing gaiwan, mini tuocha, 212°F, 110ml, rinsed twice, 6 steeps: 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s

Thank you Derk! :D

Flavors: Earth, Leather, Mushrooms, Smooth, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 OZ / 110 ML

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Produces a very rich dark liquor with a smooth mouthfeel. There’s a lot going on in the flavor of this Pu-er. Almost too much I think. I have a hard time picking out anything unique about this tea, other than it has that usual “barnyard” smell. Flavor is roasty and smooth. I’ve accidentally let this tea brew for over an hour, and it never got bitter. I find that it doesn’t rebrew all that well, not because of bitterness issues, but it’s hard to get a similar strong flavor that comes with the first brew.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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