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Thanks to Schoolbus39 for sending this sample. This is my first tea from Adagio and my first golden Pu-Erh that wasn’t in a blend. I am very much a fan of the darker Pu-Erhs. Out of the can a nice bright brownish/orange color. 1st steep 3 minutes. Drinking this while doing the dishes I thought…nice earthy but not quite as smooth as say an Imperial Pu-Erh. It’s not as full bodied either.
Second infusion a little bit darker, and smoother. I think my favorite aspect of this Pu-Erh is that it 4 steeps until it took on the mushroomy flavor on the 5th steep. In my opinion once you hit that mark your Pu-erh is done. I like this tea a lot….however I don’t see in shelling out fifty bucks for 3.2oz as it says on the website, and I would rather pay half that for my favorite Imperial Pu-Erh for the same amount of tea. For being my first Adagio selection A+

cultureflip

Oof, thats expensive for shu puer! Rishi sells a pretty good one for cheap, their “Classic Blend”, I believe. It seems to me like you’ve yet to try an aged sheng puer. The flavors and characteristics of naturally aged raw puer are emulated in the processes that shu puer goes through. Here’s some info on puer that you may or may not know: http://www.chinaflairtea.com/guide_puer.html

Cofftea

Whoa. Way to dive into Adagio lol. Impressive. While I agree that the masters collection is over priced, this is the only one that doesn’t have a cheaper alternative in their offering. I don’t like unflavored shu and even I like this one (although I could do w/ out the peppery notes, not a fan of anything from the Yunnan region). If you like this, keep buying the sample sizes. Unfortunately I think the samples have shrunk and it’s no longer 30g, but even if it’s 1oz, the sample is $9/oz vs $14/oz for the larger container.

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cultureflip

Oof, thats expensive for shu puer! Rishi sells a pretty good one for cheap, their “Classic Blend”, I believe. It seems to me like you’ve yet to try an aged sheng puer. The flavors and characteristics of naturally aged raw puer are emulated in the processes that shu puer goes through. Here’s some info on puer that you may or may not know: http://www.chinaflairtea.com/guide_puer.html

Cofftea

Whoa. Way to dive into Adagio lol. Impressive. While I agree that the masters collection is over priced, this is the only one that doesn’t have a cheaper alternative in their offering. I don’t like unflavored shu and even I like this one (although I could do w/ out the peppery notes, not a fan of anything from the Yunnan region). If you like this, keep buying the sample sizes. Unfortunately I think the samples have shrunk and it’s no longer 30g, but even if it’s 1oz, the sample is $9/oz vs $14/oz for the larger container.

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