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drank Naked Pu-erh by Tealux
19 tasting notes

This brew is a melancholy visit to the marsh. The musty scent of wet, even boggy soil accentuates the essential woody flavor. Shorter steeps present the mellowly sweet, twiggy flavor, with a damp earthiness and smokey finish. The gentle smokiness smooths the liquor, while the rich, earthy taste is softened by malty flavor… Some floral notes are at play, but these are subtle, mostly dominated by the marshy dankness.

The tea is pleasant, but somewhat reserved with revealing flavor. After an entire bag, I don’t feel as acquainted as I should. Using less leaf, about 1/4 the volume of the gaiwan, reduces the intensity of the malty flavor, and lingering fishiness. So, if you don’t like fishiness, I would rinse for five seconds, or slightly more, and avoid using too much leaf!
Quite tasty, if you like the smell of woody marshes. I enjoyed it after meat.

A good casual tea, not very remarkable. It’s also strongly stimulating, good for getting level-headed, and super-boosting your digestion.

Flavors: Decayed wood, Floral, Malt, Musty, Smoked, Stems, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 4 OZ / 130 ML
mrmopar

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Shae

Agreed! I hope you’ll continue to post here often. This note is so descriptive. I loved reading it.

teatortoise

Aw thanks guys. I love it when the tea fills my mind with sensations and brings me to a place in memory. I am always waiting for that experience of feeling elsewhere, usually in a beautiful natural environment.
Also, this site is really nice, and designed well. I haven’t been in a forum like this before.

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mrmopar

Nice notes. Everyone this person came from TeaChat to join us here. Let’s try to keep him around!

Shae

Agreed! I hope you’ll continue to post here often. This note is so descriptive. I loved reading it.

teatortoise

Aw thanks guys. I love it when the tea fills my mind with sensations and brings me to a place in memory. I am always waiting for that experience of feeling elsewhere, usually in a beautiful natural environment.
Also, this site is really nice, and designed well. I haven’t been in a forum like this before.

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I drink tea to calm my anxiety and focus my thoughts away from distracting gobbledygook, like scraping the flotsam from the brim of the bowl. It also helps me to breathe, and helps keep my sense of smell and taste sharp.

All in all, I think it’s a matter of how you want to approach and experience YOUR brewing process, and not ultimately a reflection on the infusion thereby derived. In other words, one can yield consistently familiar results one way or the other, whether with spoon or scale, steam or gauge, motions or timer, and measuring cup or gaiwan.

To put it simply… oh, just make the tea!

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