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drank Pu Erh Poe by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

It had much less of a noticeable scent to it than I was expecting. It smelled rather like hay that had been used and damp – in a good way!
After brewing, it had a very musty fishy/manure kind of scent. Again, not unpleasant, just very different.
I almost forgot to rinse this and poured a whole cup, so technically my first cup was a full second infusion.
The scent of it on my first actual brewing was much smoother than the rinse scent. It was far less fishy and much more appealing.
It had an incredibly wonderfully full mouth feel, but the flavour seemed really lacking to me. It was ever so slightly astringent and I didn’t taste much of anything like what I smelled. That was kind of disappointing.
I really wanted to like this from the scent, but it really just had very little taste. I ended up adding some creamer just to finish it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Skulleigh

Oh dear, the fishy scent you are getting does not encourage me to try this. I have a Pu-Erh from Whole Foods that’s like that, and I’d contemplated trying Adagio’s to see if it was different. You saved me from ordering a sample, thanks. When I am ready to try another Pu-Erh I will have to check Bonnie’s reviews. She is the Pu-Erh Queen!

BlueKittyMeow

Sorry! :( I have tried pu erh’s that I like but nothing that I remember the brand of. There was one I used to drink a lot for quite a while that was quite good, earthy without the fishy scent.
I’ll have to check out Bonnie’s reviews too, because I really need to find a new one!

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Skulleigh

Oh dear, the fishy scent you are getting does not encourage me to try this. I have a Pu-Erh from Whole Foods that’s like that, and I’d contemplated trying Adagio’s to see if it was different. You saved me from ordering a sample, thanks. When I am ready to try another Pu-Erh I will have to check Bonnie’s reviews. She is the Pu-Erh Queen!

BlueKittyMeow

Sorry! :( I have tried pu erh’s that I like but nothing that I remember the brand of. There was one I used to drink a lot for quite a while that was quite good, earthy without the fishy scent.
I’ll have to check out Bonnie’s reviews too, because I really need to find a new one!

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I’m a writer and as such, am obviously an emotional rollercoaster. I used to drink tea a lot more, but kind of stopped and switched to coffee. Now, after too much stress, I’m completely unable to drink coffee anymore, so I figured tea would fulfill some of my “awake” needs as well as calm my emotions. I’m working my way through a huge selection of samples of pretty much everything, leaving notes so I remember what I like.
I love being adventurous and trying new things, even (especially?) things that sound strange or off-putting. Aside from tea I also enjoy tasting wines. The last really interesting one I tried was a dandelion wine! (And yes, it actually was delicious. Extremely bizarre and herby, but delicious).

I don’t have a set of numerical ratings set down yet, mainly because I’m very intuitive (read: disorganized and opinionated) about how I rate things. Basically, If something is in the 70-85 range, it’s pretty good, totally drinkable. Below that, in the 50-69 range, it was probably incredibly boring. I really hate boring tea. Below 50, I wouldn’t drink it again and might not have finished it (I actually really hate leaving ratings below 50, it makes me feel bad. I’m probably too nice). If it’s above 85 then I really liked it. Super high ratings are reserved for teas that totally blew me away.

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