Sunday, November 16, 2014
Puerh Tea Bag - Butterfly Brand
I received a call from a local tea drinker friend. He had read my blog about Bao Ding brand of pu erh tea bags (link). My friend loves his cup of pu erh and like me, will take along pu erh tea bags when he is traveling or attending long meetings. He called me to say that the Butterfly brand of pu erh teabags are better than mine.
It is very interesting to compare notes among fellow tea drinkers. There will be different opinions on a tea even if it was served to a group of tea drinkers at a tea session. I believed a cup of tea will appeal differently to tea drinkers and sometimes life experiences do affect the perception of a tea. The tea may be a reminder of a pleasant, happy or memorable experience.
Back to the teabags. Both of us had not tried each other's teabag so I fixed a lunch appointment in town to meet and to go on a tea bag buying exercise.
The Butterfly brand of pu erh tea is a nice clean stored ripe pu erh. The other Bao Ding brand is more of a Hong Kong stored style of pu erh, which has a slight humid, 'old cupboard' aroma. These teabags brew best with boiling hot water. Both teabags are inexpensive at about US$2 for a box of 25 teabags.
Now, my friend and I are happier with our pu erh tea bags. We equipped ourselves with both of these teabags when we are on the road.