Friday, July 14, 2017

Puerh Teas from Teabook - Tea Review

Clockwise from bottom left: 
 1.Teabook Raw Puerh (Sheng) from WuLiang, Yunnan, China 
Tasted much like a green tea with an after feel in the mouth.
2. Teabook Ripe Puerh from Lincang, Yunnan, China 
(a sustainable plantation)
Comparing side by side I found I preferred ripe puerh, as am
not a big fan of green teas and found the raw teas to be rather green.
This tea was my second favorite of all the 5 teas I tasted.
And I totally agree, this tea would be a good one for the 
cold winter months.
3.  Denong raw tea cake, 2016 American debut Commemorative Edition
from Kunming, Yunnan, China
If I had to choose between the three raw puerh's, I would pick this one.
It tasted green, but not much after taste and quite smooth.
Let's pause for a moment.
Do you see the cup and puerh knife?
Both of those lovelies came with the order.
The cup is a soft celadon porcelain and nice hand feel.
A cup similar to this will be the official cup with admission
to the - Portland Tea Festival on July 22nd.
Can't wait to get a second cup to go with my first.
And I have always wanted a puerh knife for loosening the tea
from cakes and bings.
4. Teabook raw puerh
On the packaging it says the raw puerh's cool the body,
and help your body tolerate hotter weather after drinking.
Nice to know.  I will be drinking it this summer.
Isn't it pretty?  I love seeing the beautiful leaves compressed
into a bing or disk.
Again the raw puerh's remind me of a green tea.
5. Denong Ripe minis or tuo cha from Kunming, Yunnan, China.
This was my favorite.
It did sell out quickly, but more has come in now.
I guess I am not the only one that loved it.
The tuo cha's came in that pretty canister.
It was a rich, smooth, black morning tea;
perfect again for the winter months.

If you haven't ventured into the world of puerh teas
I highly recommend that you give it a try.
I am just learning, so having 5 different ones to try
at home was an adventure for me.

Jeffrey at definitely carries a good variety.
Go to his website and check his teas out,
you won't be disappointed.

PS:  puerh teas are also good for lowering cholesterol,
 as recommended to me by a Chinese lady years ago.

Happy weekend, dear friends!


Jeanie said...

You are so skilled at tea, which of course you should be, as it is your business, but I always learn so much from you! I love the teacup!

Lorrie said...

I've never tried puerh tea and never heard about it until I read it on your blog. You are an adventurous tea-drinker!

Two Cottages and Tea said...

How interesting! I have never heard of puerh tea! Lovely teacup!

Louise-Arden said...

This is really lovely!

Mary said...

You always amaze me with your tea knowledge dear Marilyn. This is so interesting.

I love the graphics on the wrappings - and the celadon cup is precious. The two I mentioned earlier were from a celadon place we visited in Thailand - such beautiful things were being handmade there. Glad you now have your little puerh knife, it's really cute and I'm sure useful.

Mary X

Tracy said...

Hi, Marilyn! It's good to catch up with you! Sorry to be away so many days... we had a lovely staycation, and we we've been having such good weather we were outdoors most of the time. Gotta grab summer while we can! ;) I learned a lot here with this one as, as these are teas I'm not familiar with. Green teas can be an acquired taste, I think, and I've come around to them a bit. BEAUTIFUL photos... and adore your little celadon cup! Have fun at the tea festival soon--and claiming a second cup! ((HUGS))