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shh, this is the good stuff, man... 
6th-Aug-2008 09:50 am
Lexi in the woods
"Hi!" says my favorite barista at Peet's. "Haven't seen you in a while."

"Yeah, I've been drinking more tea lately," I reply.

We chat about tea for a few moments while she makes espresso drinks. She steps away from the machine and reaches into a drawer, then slips a small, tissue-wrapped bundle into my hand. "Try this," she says. "It's pu-erh. Fermented. Steep it at least five minutes — it doesn't get bitter. It's my favorite lately."

Can't wait to try it when I get home.
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6th-Aug-2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
I had a look at the description.. mmm! Thought, well, maybe I could order a little, but nearly choked at the price!! Holy mackeral... I will have to see if there is a Peet's here where I can give it a try....
Let me know what you think?
9th-Aug-2008 03:36 am (UTC)
I know! I'm almost afraid to try it — what if I like it?

Of course, the answer really is "if we like it, we stop by Sun Hop Fat on the way home from work and pick up some significantly cheaper imported stuff." :-)
6th-Aug-2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Peet's is all about the tea!
9th-Aug-2008 03:38 am (UTC)
I find I actually kind of like it when they're busy and I have to wait for my au lait — more time to stand there sniffing the sample bottles of tea.
6th-Aug-2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
That's what we always asked for at dim sum. Dark, rich, and works great with dim sum. The only problem is if you leave it in the pot for too long (especially the loose leaf variety) the tea becomes almost as thick as coffee.
9th-Aug-2008 03:40 am (UTC)
This seems to be a little compressed disc. We'll have to see if it does the same thing — and whether it's a problem. Given the monkey's tastes, it might seem like a good thing to him...
12th-Aug-2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Sooo??? How was it??
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