drank Pu Erh by Adagio Teas
20 tasting notes

The very nice manager at Adagio, when she heard me say I liked pu’erh teas, got excited and made me a sample of this “pure” pu’erh.

“Pure” pu’erh, let me be perfectly clear, tastes like grass clippings. Dirty grass clippings.

Now, this isn’t the first time I have failed to appreciate something that cultured people like, and it won’t be the last, I’m sure. If you enjoy it, bless you. But no. Just no. Pu’erh can provide some interesting depths of background flavor (I like the Berry Pu’erh from Tea Harbor and the Hazelberry Pu’Erh from Adagio) but straight? Ain’t happening.

Flavors: Cut Grass, Dirt

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I drank soda, way too much of it, for years. I had to give it up, I can’t stand coffee, so I switched to tea. As with many things I do, I often get carried away.

Notes On Preparation:

More than 90% of the time, I am making my tea in a 20oz stainless steel mug, although I don’t fill it full because it’ll run over the strainer. :) I use a selectable-temperature electric kettle to heat the water. When I say “2tsp” of tea, I mean a flat to heaping spoonful in a “Perfect Tea Spoon,” which despite its name holds two teaspoons worth of tea. If a tea I review is available in loose leaf or teabags, I used the loose leaf unless I say otherwise.





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