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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Darjeeling Poobong

This sample came from The Tea House, it is a SFTGFOP Darjeeling from the Poobong estate.Tibetan for "Valley of Bamboos" it is in the Ghoom District the highest in the Darjeeling. When I first opened the sample pouch this first flush tea hit me with wonderful chocolate aromas and fruity notes. I brewed 1 teaspoon of this tea at 212 degrees for 3 min and got a rich red liquor. The aroma from the liquor promised the same chocolate and fruit as the dry leaf.
The first few sips were fruity but unremarkable. But as the tea cooled the whole flavor spectrum opened up there were chocolate notes some melon and then like magic the floral world was there it was like drinking a flower garden.
Because Mr Teaman talks I would say if you have the chance to buy this one go for it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tea Guy Speaks: Tea Blog List

Tea Guy Speaks: Tea Blog List

Numi Chocolate Puerh

Hi Folks,
It has been a while since I have posted and I am sorry about that life kind of got in the way. I had the mixed blessing of tring Numi Tea's Puerh line last week at a private tasting. This is a new cooked Puerh it might be a good tea for the new to Puerh. But if you are looking for the Rich full flavor of Pu Erh go some place else. This tea comes in bags so it brews fast but it is weak and the second cup is dish water at best. I will give them credit they do stick to their organic roots with the paper tea bag and all organic product.
All in all Mrteaman says give this one a pass