Tea Zen’s old Puerh tea

Posted: December 16, 2014 in tea
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Tea Zen is located on Queens Road Central, in close proximity to many other tea stores in Hong Kong.  You will find multiple tea purveyors in the Sheung Wan district.  Don’t bother with the HK Tourism Board approval sign.  The sign only delineates the fact the store has paid money to get the Board’s approval, it does not speak to the quality of their teas.  Another useless Board, Stamp and Organization in keeping with HK’s charade of fleecing the dumb and stupid.  The owner was quite the grumpy old man with hard sell tactics.  I decided to appease his grumpiness by purchasing his old pu’erh tea.  Old pu’erh teas help induce sleeping so I figure I would give his offering a try.  It did not help with sleep, it did quite the opposite and kept me awake.

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I would not purchase tea from this purveyor again.  The teas garner quite the stiff mark up and the service is terrible.  There are better tea purveyors to lavish with your support.  They share similarities to Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium in Jordan, tourists trap.

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Don’t make the same mistake as I did for buying pu’erh tea outside the tea cakes.  You can’t trust the purveyors to be honest so if you plan to drink pu’erh, it is best to buy it in the raw cake form.  I know I got ripped off so I hope others do not fall prey.

Taste: no depth, no lasting finish.  Tourist pu’erh.

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