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drank Rice Aroma Ripe Pu'er by Mandala Tea
1136 tasting notes

Gone gaiwan. 5g, 100mL, 212F. Short rinse followed by 7 steeps at 15s/25/30/45/1m/1m30/5?m

This is a nice, mellow shou, fragrant and comforting. The base tea is rather savory and not very sweet. It lacks off-putting aromas and tastes. Works well with the sticky rice herb which is not overpowering, though it is looking old. The first four steeps were the richest and the last 3 were not too watery. Despite me not considering this a sweet tea, there was a strong lingering sweetness in the back of the mouth. It was good for drinking at night which is what I purchased it for. Not too much focus was required, it was relatively short-lived and seemed low in caffeine. Prit-tay good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
eastkyteaguy

I’ve been meaning to try this one for a while. I don’t drink pu’erh frequently, but I’m way bigger on shou than sheng. I tend to like what Mandala Tea offers. They’re kind of famous around these parts for their Milk Oolong and their pu’erh.

derk

I’ve had several of their shou over the course of a few years. They were all very clean and of excellent quality. The milk oolong wasn’t my jam but I can see why so many people love it.

eastkyteaguy

I used to love the milk oolong, but I’ve neither reviewed it nor consumed any of it in at least two years.

Mastress Alita

I have a different sticky rice herb pu-ehr, and I love to make it as a tea, then use the tea as the water my Minute Rice soaks up as a quick snack. The tea is also one of my favorite ramen broths.

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eastkyteaguy

I’ve been meaning to try this one for a while. I don’t drink pu’erh frequently, but I’m way bigger on shou than sheng. I tend to like what Mandala Tea offers. They’re kind of famous around these parts for their Milk Oolong and their pu’erh.

derk

I’ve had several of their shou over the course of a few years. They were all very clean and of excellent quality. The milk oolong wasn’t my jam but I can see why so many people love it.

eastkyteaguy

I used to love the milk oolong, but I’ve neither reviewed it nor consumed any of it in at least two years.

Mastress Alita

I have a different sticky rice herb pu-ehr, and I love to make it as a tea, then use the tea as the water my Minute Rice soaks up as a quick snack. The tea is also one of my favorite ramen broths.

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most. Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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