Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Campfire, Camphor, Earth, Mushrooms, Roasted, Salt, Smoke, Umami, Broth, Wet Earth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 oz / 88 ml

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  • “Mmmmmmm. Mellow, mushroomy sip of umami. And comforting, like my mommy : ) Earthy and yet clear, not muddy or musty. I love it and hope to always have this tea in my cupboard. I’m hoping...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Okay all, Mirkwood is finally in my tea cupboard! Woo! I’ve wanted some ever since the teaplets went on and on and on about it! ;) The dry leaf is pretty cool. Lots of dried morels in there....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ah, The Mirk. I love this so very much. It is rich and deep and savory. As others have noted, its tastes brothy/soupy. It is definitely reminiscent of mushroom soup, slightly salty and very...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ok, ok, I know, I know…I just reviewed this tea a few days ago…but fuck! It’s so good!!!! (Oops, can we say fuck on Steepster? Cause well…um…I just did…sorry :-/...” Read full tasting note
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Pesticide-free pu-erh and hand-cut morel mushrooms!

Description and tea coming soon ;-)

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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Mmmmmmm. Mellow, mushroomy sip of umami. And comforting, like my mommy : ) Earthy and yet clear, not muddy or musty. I love it and hope to always have this tea in my cupboard. I’m hoping Brenden will re-blend this one again soon.

Flavors: Butter, Campfire, Camphor, Earth, Mushrooms, Roasted, Salt, Smoke, Umami

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This one will definitely be back in October :-)

If it’s not back by the 15th please remind me. Haha

Glad you like it! :D

Whispering Pines Tea Company

And this review totally reads like a poem :)

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Thank you for the complement and for sourcing all your lovely teas. I just now enjoyed my 15th infusion of my first steep. October sounds great. Thank you again.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

My pleasure! :-)

Enjoy!~

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Okay all, Mirkwood is finally in my tea cupboard! Woo! I’ve wanted some ever since the teaplets went on and on and on about it! ;)

The dry leaf is pretty cool. Lots of dried morels in there. Smells good.

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I brewed it up gong fu-style because that’s how I like my shou. Right away, I could tell this was going to be more savory, like soup. It tastes slightly salty, like a broth. You can still taste the earthiness of the puerh but the broth flavor blends in over the top. I also noticed spicy notes that appear at the end of the sip. The liquor is smooth and clear with absolutely no funk. The texture/mouthfeel of the tea includes a mushroom creaminess, or slime, whatever you want to call it! In a good way! Ha!

I looked up morels, as I’ve never had one, and supposedly they have a nutty taste. I can see that.

Overall, this is like drinking a super refined and deliciously smooth and clear mushroom broth, but better. It’s really good. Really freaking good.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

hopefully i’ll be able to get some in my cupboard soon :)

TheTeaFairy

I love the Mirk!!

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Ah, The Mirk. I love this so very much. It is rich and deep and savory. As others have noted, its tastes brothy/soupy. It is definitely reminiscent of mushroom soup, slightly salty and very earthy. But not earthy in a dirty way (although I also enjoy that nice dirt taste as well – but then I’m a gardener).

There is a wee bit of tongue tingle and a nice bit of relaxation, but for me this one is all about the taste. This is perfect for sleety cold day going on outside my house right now. I’m oh so happy to be snuggled in my nook with The Mirk – pure comfort.

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Flavors: Broth, Mushrooms, Wet Earth

SarsyPie

I’m glad you’re indoors for Saturday AM tea parties!!!

MzPriss

Yes!!!! I am anti-sleet.

TheTeaFairy

Yay!! Tea Mirk party!!

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Ok, ok, I know, I know…I just reviewed this tea a few days ago…but fuck! It’s so good!!!! (Oops, can we say fuck on Steepster? Cause well…um…I just did…sorry :-/ )

Yes…that’s all I have to say. See previous review. Get this. It’s yum.

And yo! I’m having it with the Teaplets this morning, weehee!!!

SarsyPie

Tea party, heeeeeey!

Cheri

As long as you’re not trying to sell services in Jakarta or offer illegal movie streaming, I think you’re okay.

I still need to try this one.

Roswell Strange

You better be ok, because I swear in my tasting notes all the fucking time ;)

SarsyPie

Yeah! Fucking swearing! Wooooo!

Haveteawilltravel

hahahah one of the funniest reviews yet xD

TheTeaFairy

@haveteawilltravel: always happy to entertain ;-)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I finally got me some of this, it is fucking awesome!

TheTeaFairy

@Thomas lol, it seems that I’ve started an official curse thread with this review, bless my heart!! I’m so glad you like it, isn’t it amazing?

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So I was having tea in the nook with the teaplets today, and we got to talking about the Mirk and I decided I wanted to drink some. I ran downstairs to the main tea area, but I COULD NOT FIND IT. I started to have a total cow, running around screaming, “Emergency, Emergency! Level 5 mirk alert! The mirk is MIA!!!”

I searched everywhere for the little brown mirk bag. I worked myself into a tizzy and then realized that the mirk was in a large WP bag, not a mini bag. So I found it, made the tea, and am now happily sipping. Tragedy averted!!!

Oh mirk, how I love thee. Warm and soupy on a freezing cold PA day. <3

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
MzPriss

Mirk Alert!

SarsyPie

CODE RED! WOOP WOOP WOOP! Need volunteers. Search and rescue mission for the Mirk. Some of you might not make it back. Be brave.

MzPriss

Little brown Mirk bag

SarsyPie

That makes me think of this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_2_F_3ac48

And now I am like you, adding songs to tea :p

MzPriss

Heh! I thought of that one too. I don’t have a Mirk song yet

SarsyPie

I am gonna see how many steeps I can get out of this. I’m about to start 4-5-6.

TheTeaFairy

Lololol!!! Glad you found it but I was ready for the mission tho, like a good tea soldier!!

SarsyPie

Well, you guys were helping with moral support and suggestions on places to check ;p

SarsyPie

Ha! You’re hilarious, B! That was a good one :)

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