3 Tasting Notes

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A solid Yunnan for a good price—bought it in-shop in le Marais! Excellent astringency with an assertive body and prominent earthy and caramel notes. Nothing too elaborate or subtle going on, but that’s not the point here—this tea is upfront and well-rounded. Absolutely great in the morning.

Flavors: Caramel, Earth, Oak wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I guess the sample I got was a much lighter roast than many of the other reviews, because the floral tone and sweetness were much more overt in my cup. I was not doing gongfu, but I did use fairly short steepings, and got a pale green infusion with a strong floral scent. The taste had a brief woody body that gave way to a very sweet taste and floral finish. Hotter water and longer infusions yielded a stronger, darker body (though certainly not the bitter woody taste some others have described). A solid light-oxidation oolong for casual drinking, though it seems Adagio is a bit inconsistent with this one.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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