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Hot Chocolate from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy: DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: We take hot chocolate pretty seriously around here. It’s gotta be rich, decadent and mega-creamy. And after searching high and low for the ultimate hot chocolate tea, we finally found the perfect blend. We took a flavourful base of pu’erh and black tea, then we added real cocoa nibs and fudgy chocolate chips. The result? An uber-chocolately blend worthy of the name Hot Chocolate. Dark, sweet and totally satisfying, it’s the perfect winter treat. Learn more about this tea here.  Taster’s Review: This was another blend that I was excited to Read More

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“Planet Jingmai” Ancient Tree Sheng Pu-erh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Crimson Lotus Tea Tea Description: “A world of flavor in the palm of your hand!” Don’t let their small size fool you. These tiny spheres of puerh are made from 300yo Gushu/Ancient Tree material from Jingmai. They were picked and processed in Spring of 2014. They have been aged loose as maocha in Jingmai until now. They are fantastic. The aroma is thick with honey. The flavor is smooth and floral with just enough bitterness and astringency to keep your palate interested.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mmm!  OK, so Read More

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2005 Changtai Yun Pu Zhi Dian “Top of the Clouds” Sheng Pu-erh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Crimson Lotus Tea Tea Description: This is a very special puerh prepared by the Yunnan Changtai Tea Industry Group. The blenders who work for Changtai are true masters of their craft. The leaves in this puerh are a blend of 15 mountains, Spring picked in 2005. The name for this cake “Yun Pu Zhi Dian” means “Top of the Clouds”. Since Yunnan means “Southern Clouds” this name has a double meaning. It refers to the heavenly experience and also that this puerh contains the best from Yunnan. Learn more about this tea here. Read More

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Menghai Wangshuji Shou Pu-erh in Seventh Grade 2008 from Wymm Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Wymm Tea Tea Description: This shou pu-erh brews with a rich and honey flavor and long-lasting jasmine rice aroma. Full tea leaves from high mountains in Menghai County, located in west of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, are picked to make the tea in 2008. Pu-erh tea has the potential to ferment over time, and this tea has been post-fermented for 6 years since production. Post-fermentation gives the tea vibrant flavours and richer aroma as well as deep wine colour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Menghai Wangshuji Shou Read More

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2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy: Mandala Tea Tea Description: The material we chose is grade one leaf picked in 2006 and ripened in 2007.  The raw material is from the most remote area in Lincang and is far from cities, roads.  This makes for a very pure tea with no worries about pollution from cities. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Confession time:  I have been putting off trying this 2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea for a long time.  Why?  Because it’s pu-erh.  It’s all about that seemingly ingrained attitude toward pu-erh. Fortunately, since it Read More