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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

I’ve had Adagio’s Yunnan Gold and enjoyed it so I was happy when I got a sample of this from the lovely teaplz.

When I poured the water over the leaves, it was like I had just opened a container of cocoa powder. Really strong. And nummy. The tea smells lovely, too. Not as cocoa-y as it was at first but sweet and faintly earthy. There’s something else, too, but I can’t figure out what it is. It’s sweet. I like it. Brown sugar maybe? Cane syrup? Something along those lines.

The taste is a little heavier and not quite as smooth as what I remember of Yunnan Gold. But it’s got a nice thickness to it and rich flavor that reinforces the cane syrup idea. There’s a little prickle on the end that I’d have to say is the peppery, but it’s not quite the white pepper I’d occasionally get from Yunnan Gold. Can’t say it is overly black pepper either but it is something. Almost an acidic aftertaste like coffee but not quite. A little roasty if I slurp. When I hold the tea in my mouth for a moment, some cocoa notes pop up which is really cool.

This tea is bolder than Yunnan Gold but I really like it. I’m having trouble giving it something below a 70 but it’s not quite a 4-star tea for me but rather a high 3. If this were at the store, I’d totally pick some up but I’m not sure if I’d go out of my way to order it.

ETA: I’m getting a pretty good caffeine rush from this one – it would be a good morning tea!

3g/8oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Yay! Glad that this one was better than mediocre. I think it’s a pretty standard tea overall. The cocoa smell is awesome on this one, though! One of my favorite things about it. :)

Auggy

I could totally see this one becoming a standard morning tea. It isn’t awesome but it is darn good so I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing it with me! :)

gmathis

Tickled by the “thickly prickly pepper.” (Say that five times fast!) A tongue twister tea!

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teaplz

Yay! Glad that this one was better than mediocre. I think it’s a pretty standard tea overall. The cocoa smell is awesome on this one, though! One of my favorite things about it. :)

Auggy

I could totally see this one becoming a standard morning tea. It isn’t awesome but it is darn good so I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing it with me! :)

gmathis

Tickled by the “thickly prickly pepper.” (Say that five times fast!) A tongue twister tea!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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