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Some of the other reviewers loved this tea. I thought it was rather drab. I don’t know if that is because I don’t appreciate subtlety as much as some or if my tea-bag (sent to me as part of a holiday letter) was old. I got the earthy taste, but could not pick up on the promised overtones.

I know that Numi has some enchanting bagged teas so I might try to revisit this was a bag I know is new. I’ve had other teas that do earthy and chocolate-y in a much more intensely pleasing way.

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4 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

Probably the only Pu Erh that anyone will ever get me to try. Except for maybe GM Pu Erh Chai… but only because it’s chai.

Carolyn

Puerhs can be substantially different than the ones you seem to have tried. For example, many puerhs brew up dark with a heavy earthy aroma. (And this is what I’ve mostly seen sold by non-puerh focused tea companies. But other puerhs brew up into light, golden sweet tasting liquors tasting of honey and other sweet things. They’re more similar to oolongs or yellow or white teas.

Cofftea

The only one I’ve tried is Adagio’s Pu Erh Dante.

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Cofftea

Probably the only Pu Erh that anyone will ever get me to try. Except for maybe GM Pu Erh Chai… but only because it’s chai.

Carolyn

Puerhs can be substantially different than the ones you seem to have tried. For example, many puerhs brew up dark with a heavy earthy aroma. (And this is what I’ve mostly seen sold by non-puerh focused tea companies. But other puerhs brew up into light, golden sweet tasting liquors tasting of honey and other sweet things. They’re more similar to oolongs or yellow or white teas.

Cofftea

The only one I’ve tried is Adagio’s Pu Erh Dante.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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