Yunnan Pu Erh Gold
Black, fermented, and aged tea from the Yunnan region of China, Pu Erh tea, perhaps the most esoteric of Chinese varieties, has a pronounced earthy aroma and taste. It is very popular in China due to its medicinal uses. If you enjoy the unusual character of Pu Erh teas, you will love this exquisit specialty comprised exclusively of long, golden leaf buds. The rich, brown liquor has a surprisingly fresh aroma and offers smooth, full-bodied flavors of wood, leather, mushrooms, and the trademark Pu Erh pungency. Adagio’s suggested parameters: 3g/8oz boiling water for 3-5min. Good for multiple infusions. Editiors note: Adagio consideres Pu Erh a black tea and treats it as such. To give it the individuality it deserves (You wouldn’t like to be called Deborah if your given name was Debbie or Michael if your given name was Mike, would you?) I suggest a leaf:water ratio of 1g/1oz. Use boiling water and rinse it for 10-20 sec and disgard. Continue steeping using boiling water for 20 sec until you find the flavor too weak for your taste and increase by 10 sec.