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Global Tea Hut: September 2014 – King of the Forest

I am terribly behind on tea reviews lately, so much so that I’m publishing September’s Global Tea Hut post in November! King of the Forest is a 2013 puerh produced by the Mengku Shuanjiang factory. The leaves were part of a compressed cake but were still beautifully whole, even after making the journey to me from Taiwan. It has been a crazy past few months with a lot of ups and downs. Sitting down in my kitchen with nothing but this tea and one of my favorite yixing pots was a much needed moment of zen. The taste was robust and earthy but with a lot of sweetness as well.
The tea gift this month was a thicker magazine that was even more jam packed with articles than usual. Although the articles tend to have a Buddhist/spiritual lean, I learn something new with ever issue. It’s helped to depend my understanding of this aspect of tea culture quite a bit. I really could not recommend their subscription enough. Not only do you receive a well put together magazine and sample of a special tea each month but you will also support the construction of their new center in Taiwan. I hope to be able to visit there some day (and a million other places!).

King of the Forest received through paid Global Tea Hut subscription.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.