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    Mandala Tea White Night

    This is a tea that I had been wanting to try for a while. When I saw that Mandala Tea's website was back up and running I just had to order some. Moonlight White is produced in Yunnan Province using the same big leaf variety that is used to make puerh tea.

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    Mandala Tea 2013 Autumn Song Mao Cha

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: large and wiry, abundance of buds Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: deep gold Mandala Tea just recently reopened their website and many tea drinkers celebrated the occasion by ordering A.S.A.P., myself included. I needed some puerh mao cha to photograph for a blog post so it was the perfect excuse to load up. Simply put, mao cha is the raw material that is compressed to make a puerh cake. Although there were a few to choose from, I had to go with Autumn Song. The compressed version is still one of my all-time favorites (and I had recently finished the last…