337 Tasting Notes

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drank Wuyi Da Hong Pao by Adagio Teas
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Just had 2 large cups of Wuyi plus some pastries while watching my compatriot Ernests Gulbis play Roger Federer = good entertainment. I’m trying to figure out the smell of this tea – I think it smells like brandy, earth, dried apples.

JonTea

That’s a pretty facinating aroma.

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drank Wuyi Da Hong Pao by Adagio Teas
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I have these strange cycles: I drink green tea only for some time and then switch and drink blacks/dark oolongs only. Why this happens I have no idea. After drinking Japanese greens only for 3-4 months I have changed my habits yet again. The reason: Adagio’s new Master collection. After trying the samplers I was sure I would buy a larger amount but which one to choose as they all were so good?
I was torn between Golden Curls and Wuyi Da Hong Pao. Finally went with Wuyi. “Roasted vegetables” or “peach” doesn’t in my opinion describe this tea properly. It’s so complex, rich and absolutely wonderful. It certainly brightens my day. Worth every penny!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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87
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
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It’s tender and subtle. Lovely, today I did enjoy it more than I did previously.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Sundew by Strand Tea Company
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I love ordering from the Strand Tea Company – the tea is great, shipping fast plus you get a free sample and even a cookie.
This blend looks really pretty: Dragon Well-type leaves, rose petals and Sunflower Blossoms. The description says it’s mango flavored but to me it tastes more like sweet citrus. This is one of my favorite flavored greens.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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100
drank Sencha Premier by Adagio Teas
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This day started on a wrong foot but then burned some Incenses, made a cup of Sencha and it did not seem so bad anymore :)
Smooth and sweet Sencha is a comfort tea for me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec
S

Inguna….I just saw that the Gemini blend is sold out….is it still being blended, or is it gone for good? I love that blend (and the hazelnut/vanilla oolong/irish breakfast one)…

inguna

I believe it’s just temporarily out of stock. Adagio said that most missing blends should be be back by the end of the month.

S

Yay!

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I’m always in the mood for jasmine tea :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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87
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
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Strangely I have never tried this tea before. The leaves look beautiful: a combination of dark and light green crumpled in interesting and exotic shapes. The smell is light, fresh a bit grassy, reminds me of countryside.

Here’s what Wang Mei Rui, the farmer growing this tea, says: “It is very important to enjoy tie kuan yin with heart. First we need to be calm and quiet. Second it is very important to use natural water and gong fu tea set to brew teas with friends. The natural water includes mineral water, well water, and mountain spring water. Distilled water and tap water cannot be used.”
The last part makes me smile. This tea is part of the Roots Campaign by Adagio, directly benefiting the farmers.

Taste: it’s light (lighter than I imagined) complex, floral. Our family poll – my husband liked it a lot, I liked it and my daughter: not so much.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
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I love it, I love it, I love it and today it tastes particularly awesome!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Suzi

Still haven’t tried this one, but I hope to get around to it soon!

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