Adagio Pu’erh Dante


Imagine you’re deep in a damp, mossy forest. This is one of the most interesting cups of dark tea I’ve had. The ripe leaves are aged and go through a natural fermentation process before being gently dried. This creates such a smooth flavor I haven’t experienced in most other dark teas. Flavors such as mushroom, leather and dirt bring out a rich, deep earthy feel. Plus, there’s absolutely no astringency or bitterness even when you steep for a long time (10min+).


This tea is rich in flavor, but has a very mellow strength. If you’re looking to ease into the day, or enjoy a light cup of dark tea, this will do the trick.

Flavor Profile:

50% Pu’erh leaves with 10% mushroom, 10% dirt, 10% leather, 10% tree roots, 10% fig. Very well balanced, everything blends together as they would in a forest.


You’ll experience a very mild sweetness of figs in the background. It’s full of rich earthy flavors which don’t scream sweet. This goes great with a sweet treat such as ice cream, or some scones to balance everything out.


I steeped this at 215 degrees for 5 minutes. You’ll get multiple steeps out of one teaspoon, I’m on my third as I’m writing this! Plus, you can steep for as long as you’d like, without worrying about any bitterness. Next time I’m going to steep for around 7 minutes the first steep and increase 2 minutes each consecutive steep.

There’s a wonderful, dark color with a slight hue of red to this tea reminding me of a dark liquor. You can tell it’s been aged, and is full of flavor just by looking at the color.

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3 thoughts on “Adagio Pu’erh Dante

  1. KDKH says:

    I am a big fan of Pu’ehr.I get it at the local In-Tea ( for the internet) store. I have several varieties of Pu’ehr, and I can tell the cheap brand I bought elsewhere because it is sharp in a way the In-Tea Pu’ehrs are not. Within the Pu’ehr variety, I’m not really sure which is which and the advantage of different sub-flavors. Could you give some advice?


    • teasbyjay says:

      There’s a few ways of telling a fresh, quality tea. Fresh teas will generally have a shelf life of 1.5 years. You should just be able to tell by the taste, if it’s full-bodied and rich. The leaves will be more full, and not have any dust/stems (which usually are used for tea bags). The liquor the tea products will be clear and not cloudy.

      When you say sub-flavors are you talking about the different types of blends you can get?

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