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  • “This tea is a drug. I kid you not… I had serious tea chi going on allll day long. It’s like… Peyote! yes, it really is that intense (okay I really have no idea what the big P is like but this is...” Read full tasting note

From Staufs Coffee Roasters

Pu Erh • Yunnan, Shou Style
Dry Aroma: Rich, earthy, sweet.
Wet Aroma: Clean, wet earth, autumnal.
Cup: Dark rich burnt umber-hued liquor. Full bodied character with heavy mouth feel. Earthy characteristics fadeto a soft, lingering sweetness and a refreshing, cooling finish.

Directions: Use 3 grams (1 rounded tsp) per 8oz. of 200 degree watersteeped for 4-5 minutes. Veryforgiving extraction with 1-2 strong steeps. Great with rich, spicy foods as it cleans the palate as yousip and is easy on the stomach.

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This tea is a drug. I kid you not… I had serious tea chi going on allll day long. It’s like… Peyote! yes, it really is that intense (okay I really have no idea what the big P is like but this is how I imagine it anyhow)
The leaves are pitch black, which isn’t unusual… but normally when you brew a tea like that the leaves lighten up a bit. Not these ones. Dark as the night.
The tea reflects that trait as well. It’s murky and mysterious. The first few sips are so rich and encompassing that one almost gets lost in it’s depth. I swear, I could feel it reaching into my very soul.
You think I kid? I swear, it’s the truth! and you know me, when I find something new, I throw myself headfirst into the leaves… so after four steeps (or was it five? I can’t recall now) I felt as if I’d been engaged in chakkra opening exercises all day long.
Now this is a tea for meditation…
My only concern is that there was a hint of fishiness every now and then, but not enough to bother my senses or put me off, at all.
Whew. I guess now that I’ve actually attended a yoga class today, my chi is all confused. Ha! :P
This isn’t a tea I’d want every day. To be saved for special occasions!
Thank you Kashyap for this sample. This was quite a trip!! Can’t wait to try this one in a Gawain.


She was a gypsy woman….


I loved reading this! It sounds like it was one INTENSE experience. I’m glad you enjoyed the tea, and I’m delighted to hear that you attended a yoga class! I hope you chi gets all straightened out soon. : p


She danced around and round… From the fire her face was all aglow how she enchanted…


oh it was it was SimpliciTea. If you ever get a chance to try it… don’t do it at work haha. and thanks, I really love my yoga, almost as much as tea :)


You got it! You’re going to get a lot of comments on this you hoo doo trippin tea goddess…peace out…


ya think? Lookin forward to seeing that when I get home tomorrow :P


Bonnie: “… you hoo doo trippin tea goddess”. What a riot!

Indigobloom: To keep things simple (haha, I still have sooo many samples right now) I am not allowing myself to delve into pu-erh, just yet (although I tried a flavor-added one of Teavana’s that wasn’t too good, since it was on sale). But I will keep this tea, and Staufs Coffee Roasters, in mind. As I have never heard of them before, I would also be interested in hearing about your experience buying from them (unless you got this in a swap, that is).


OK challange is on…Indigobloom and I being “that kind of Pu erh” women that we are…questionable at best….should send you samples that will be the ruin of you! Corruption…Pu erh..our drug of choice…boohaaaa (evil laugh!)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Pu-Erh is my drug of choice too :)




SimpliciTea, ooh I cannot wait for that day, to see your reviews! :P and yes, Staufs is an incredible vendor… I received this in a swap but would most definitely order from them based on my sample experiences!

Bonnie: Agreed!! Challenge accepted ;)
I’m not an addict… no…. not at all!

Tommy: heh, isn’t it great?!??

Kashyap: Indeed! Thanks so much for the sample!!!


GOT to get me some! :)


Ya’ll r trippin!


Oh wow I had a similar experience! SimpliciTea mentioned your tea log in mine so I had to come look! LOL wow isn’t it just so strange and wonderful!!


Oh wait I HAD read your tea log on this before … okay maybe its not the Pu’erh causing my mind implosion but nature itself … never mind – before – after – during – its all good.


LOL Azzrian, I have a milestone bday next week. Getting old ain’t easy! ha. but I’m glad to see that I am not alone in the pu’erh phenomenon :)

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