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2/3/14 A tasting of the pu-erhs in my house. I’ve been drinking some very nice pu-erhs at tea club on Wednesdays, and decided that today I’d compare the pu-erhs in my cupboard. I’m still very in-experienced with this style of tea, and thought it would fun to practice using my gaiwan and brewing gongfu style. The standard was straight forward – 3g of tea in my 100ml gaiwan, washed, and then steeped twice. Water at or just off the boil from my hot pot.

In order of tasting I had,

Adagio’s Pu-erh Poe. http://steepster.com/AnnaEA/posts/221527#comments This tea made me sad that I had to steep and taste a second cup of it.

Teavana’s Yunnan Golden Pu-erh, a blend of pu-erh and Yunnan black. http://steepster.com/AnnaEA/posts/221531#comments I found this heavily weighted to the Yunnan.

and

Adagio’s Pu-erh Dante http://steepster.com/AnnaEA/posts/221535#comments

Dante showed well in the tasting, though it may have an unfair advantage due to being a bit aged.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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