drank Pu Erh Poe by Adagio Teas
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This is my first venture into the world of pu erh, and I have to admit, I’m kinda terrified. My mother wanted to try this because of supposed weight-loss benefits, but she wasn’t able to commit to the extra effort involved in making loose leaf tea. Today I took this (and her gravity steeper, so now I have 2) off of her hands. The dry leaves smell like moss and earth. However, as soon as poured hot water over these leaves to rinse them, I got a fishy aroma (and was even more terrified). For the real first steeping, like others have said, this tea brews really really dark. The fishy aroma is no longer present. The first sip tasted like earth, but not in a dirty way (if that makes sense), but I got a sharp astringent note at the end. This went away with the addition of a bit of brown sugar :). Overall, I’m not sure pu erh’s are for me, but I think I will be able to tolerate this very interesting tea.

Bonnie

Hate to tell you but don’t judge puerh by this one. It was one of my first too…yuck! Puerh is indeed delicious..so check out some others. Try a naturally flavored puerh, or look for the favorites under the tea tab and select puerh. Companies I suggest are Mandala, Verdant’s Imperial Breakfast Blend or Cinnamon Puerh blend, Butiki’s Phoenix Coins and Steapshop’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

JustJames

manadala does amazing puerhs, as does verdant. and if you want to start slow, maybe look at trying ‘cinnamon swirl bread’ by steap shoppe….. the puerh plays the part of the bread and is awesome!

myself, i prefer loose puerh over nested because they tend to be muuuuuuuuch heavier. the best i’ve ever had is verdant’s golden buds puerh.

just my unsolicited opinion!!!

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Bonnie

Hate to tell you but don’t judge puerh by this one. It was one of my first too…yuck! Puerh is indeed delicious..so check out some others. Try a naturally flavored puerh, or look for the favorites under the tea tab and select puerh. Companies I suggest are Mandala, Verdant’s Imperial Breakfast Blend or Cinnamon Puerh blend, Butiki’s Phoenix Coins and Steapshop’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

JustJames

manadala does amazing puerhs, as does verdant. and if you want to start slow, maybe look at trying ‘cinnamon swirl bread’ by steap shoppe….. the puerh plays the part of the bread and is awesome!

myself, i prefer loose puerh over nested because they tend to be muuuuuuuuch heavier. the best i’ve ever had is verdant’s golden buds puerh.

just my unsolicited opinion!!!

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I’m a medical student who just started drinking tea about 2 years ago. So far, I tend to gravitate towards fruity teas, mostly blacks. I know there is a lot in the tea world I have yet to explore. :)

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