Reviews

Adagio Teas Yunnan Pu Erh Gold

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: brown, large and twisted
Ingredients: puerh tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: very dark brown

This tea is part of +Adagio Teas‘ Masters Collection. The leaves were loose rather than compressed and had very different appearance than I had been expecting. They were mostly whole and had a needle-like shape. It’s unusual to see that in a cooked puerh. The taste was very earthy but mellow and smooth at the same time. Top soil after a spring rain and dark roasted coffee both came to mind. There was hardly any astringency, even when it was accidentally over steeped on the second round (oops!). A tea like this would usually have some unpleasant fishiness but there wasn’t any to be found. Puerh can be really scary for beginners and this one is just non-offensive enough to be a great starting point. That being said, it is very expensive for what you get. If you have the budget (or a gift certificate to burn through) then I’d say go for it. A sample is $12 and will get you about ten cups of tea.

Yunnan Pu Erh Gold sample provided by Adagio Teas.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.