drank Pu Erh Poe by Adagio Teas
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Awhile back I ordered some teas from Adagio, including several sample size teas, this being one of them. I’ve been drinking a lot of Puerh lately, which doesn’t make me any kind of expert, mind you.

The dry leaf doesn’t really have much of a scent, compared to some of the Pu’s I’ve been drinking, but my nose detected that faint saltiness, more as a sensation. There’s enough in the package to steep this a couple of different ways, so that’s what I’ll do. The first steeping was as directed on the package: 1 tsp in an 8 oz cup for 3 minutes.

It’s really not bad! It’s not as heavily nuanced as some of the Puerhs I’ve tried, but it isn’t overtly fishy or barnyard-like either. I re-steeped, & it was just ok. This would be good for someone wanting to try puerh out without having too intense of an experience the first time around. It’s dark, mellow, and a little tingly.

Terri HarpLady

Sidebar: I was sipping on the re-steep of this tea, when I apparently started having an allergic reaction, either to this or the Wanja, which I also just finished drinking. I started sneezing like crazy, & have a strange numbness in my sinuses, palate, lips, and face. Of course, I could be coming down with a virus, I suppose, but it was a very sudden onset, so I’m thinking allergies. Hopefully it will pass quickly, as I have a gig to play in a couple of hours! Just one of the difficulties of being me…sigh…

Claire

Ack! If you have an allergy pill I’d take one just in case.

Terri HarpLady

naw, I don’t take those kinds of things.
I think this happened once before, when I drank some puerh or other. It wasn’t anything dangerous, just wierd. I know some puerhs make your mouth a little numb, but that was a little too much. I’ll wait a few weeks, then try this one again and see if the same thing happens.

Claire

I’ve had anaphylactic shock where I had to be hospitalized, so I tend to err on the allergy pills side of things! Glad to hear it was nothing serious.

Nik

Eek. Hope the symptoms have disappeared.

Terri HarpLady

I felt kind of weird for awhile, but it passed.

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Terri HarpLady

Sidebar: I was sipping on the re-steep of this tea, when I apparently started having an allergic reaction, either to this or the Wanja, which I also just finished drinking. I started sneezing like crazy, & have a strange numbness in my sinuses, palate, lips, and face. Of course, I could be coming down with a virus, I suppose, but it was a very sudden onset, so I’m thinking allergies. Hopefully it will pass quickly, as I have a gig to play in a couple of hours! Just one of the difficulties of being me…sigh…

Claire

Ack! If you have an allergy pill I’d take one just in case.

Terri HarpLady

naw, I don’t take those kinds of things.
I think this happened once before, when I drank some puerh or other. It wasn’t anything dangerous, just wierd. I know some puerhs make your mouth a little numb, but that was a little too much. I’ll wait a few weeks, then try this one again and see if the same thing happens.

Claire

I’ve had anaphylactic shock where I had to be hospitalized, so I tend to err on the allergy pills side of things! Glad to hear it was nothing serious.

Nik

Eek. Hope the symptoms have disappeared.

Terri HarpLady

I felt kind of weird for awhile, but it passed.

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