I had tried Golden Mountains shilajit elsewhere before buying this one, so I knew it was good. Exactly same kind as Siberiangreen sells. You can tell it's well refined and the taste isn't half as bad as I was expecting (when I first tried it). By Day 2, you're even liking the taste and looking forward to the next dose. That's your body saying, 'give me some more of that stuff.' I take it with half a cup of warm water.
So you can imagine my surprise when I found the Russian script in the same glass container to be even better. There are differences. This one is blended so it's from more than one Siberian site and possibly elevation as well. It has a lower melting point and is sticky, messy, and gooey. It has a stronger taste and I suspect is stronger shilajit all round. The question is why? It seems to have more of a calming effect and helps you sleep better. Has one of the alternate Siberian sites been underestimated? One thing is for sure, "its loyal following" is not just based on the product being on the market longer. Mountain Tear is closer to the Golden Mountains but not exactly the same. I like it equally as well as the Golden Mountains kind. It is blended from multiple Siberian sites as well. It is missing a scooping or scraping tool. so my recommendation to the new customer would be to buy all three and rotate, using all during any given week. You will save money by buying more. The Company should sell all three in a pack with a special price. It would be a great gift idea and will last you for quite awhile. Monkeys love shilajit. You and your family will, too!