by adagio teas (7 reviews)
variety: pu erh
ingredients: black tea
price level: $$$$
Someone said that the scent reminded them of horses and I have to agree. The teas smells vaguely like a stable, but more like the sawdust/sand mix used in a manege than the horse-smell of the stables themselves. While it's not necessarily a bad smell, it's definitely unusual. Otherwise the taste is deep and earthy and the caffeine makes it a good morning tea.
I'm a huge pu-erh fan and this is a favorite of mine. Between the Dante and the Poe I enjoy this one the most!
First pu-erh I ever tried, so keep in mind I don't have the most sophisticated palette. It's definitely interesting; I got it in a communiTEA box so at first I was startled at how dark it brewed. The flavor is strong and tastes very different from any tea I've ever had; no astringency and very smooth, with a woodsy flavor. Almost reminds me of camping. I feel like this could grow on me, but I'd probably only have it occasionally because it's just too much for me. It gets half a star knocked off for giving me a touch of heartburn.
this is a decent tea for the price point. ill try again
Very smokey, which may suit some. It's just alright for me.
Not the best Pu Erh. It tasted like smoke more than earth