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drank Jade Oolong #18 by Adagio Teas
87 tasting notes

With the name Oolong #18 I didn’t hold high hopes for this tea. It feels like Adagio didn’t care enough for it to give it a decent, meaningful name. The truth is this oolong is great and totally deserves some recognition.

It has all the qualities I appreciate in green oolongs – buttery, almost oily notes, flowery aroma and flavor with slightly dry aftertaste. It brews very light and gives away two tasty infusions, I found the third to be lacking though so I didn’t go beyond that.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I THINK, although, I would have to take a loooooooong trip back through past journal entries to some time about four years ago, I think, to check, but I THINK that this was the first oolong ever tried. A friend sent it to me and I remember thinking at the time that it was an odd name for a tea. Just a number. It was definitely one of the Adagio oolongs though.

Oolonga

Right now Adagio has six numbered oolongs (including three jasmine flavored). I’ve no idea why they name them like that but I find it rather confusing… it’s kinda difficult for me to associate teas with numbers.

Cofftea

Yeah well from a company that tells us Pu Erh is a black tea, I’m not surprised. At least they say in the discription it’s a Jade oolong.

Ally928

Adagio names a lot of their teas with a music theme (Keemun Concerto, Ceylon Sonata,etc) so I think the numbers are also following that theme. If you look at most classical composers, they name their works like “Symphony No. 21”

I do agree though if you don’t pick up on that, it makes it seem like these teas are an afterthought.

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Angrboda

I THINK, although, I would have to take a loooooooong trip back through past journal entries to some time about four years ago, I think, to check, but I THINK that this was the first oolong ever tried. A friend sent it to me and I remember thinking at the time that it was an odd name for a tea. Just a number. It was definitely one of the Adagio oolongs though.

Oolonga

Right now Adagio has six numbered oolongs (including three jasmine flavored). I’ve no idea why they name them like that but I find it rather confusing… it’s kinda difficult for me to associate teas with numbers.

Cofftea

Yeah well from a company that tells us Pu Erh is a black tea, I’m not surprised. At least they say in the discription it’s a Jade oolong.

Ally928

Adagio names a lot of their teas with a music theme (Keemun Concerto, Ceylon Sonata,etc) so I think the numbers are also following that theme. If you look at most classical composers, they name their works like “Symphony No. 21”

I do agree though if you don’t pick up on that, it makes it seem like these teas are an afterthought.

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