36 Tasting Notes
You wanna know how awesome my beautiful wife is… awesome enough to have a hot cup of tea waiting for me at the table when i get home from work (yea, your jealous). And to think, i thought she married me for my money (which i have none of)…lol jk. anyways. Yunnan noir is as yunnan as it gets. deep bold taste, color, and a wonderfully earthy aroma.
As with most yunnan teas, you get a little bit of that pepper bite. i love it so…
Well, i mean, kinda. if your gonna argue that “technically” 12:30 pm isn’t morning, my argument will surely be something along the lines of “Oh, Yeah, Well my morning starts when my 9 month old daughter wakes up… to day she woke up at quarter after Noon so now being half past noon, still qualifies as morning.” Anyway… needed a real kick in the but to get moving this morning and i have also stopped drinking coffee, i don’t own any mate so… Black tea anyone?
I like this golden monkey, a lot more in fact, compared to the teavana golden monkey. It’s nice and earthy with an undertone of sweet, which comes out a little more with a touch of honey. Without sweetener, wonderfully bold and dark, a little roasty and a little spicy. Over all, This tea has won a place on my top ten list…
I will probably be on at about 7 to latepost on “lunch” and “dinner”. Till then i bid thee, adue
I picked this tea up from the adagio website on my first ever adagio order and i’ve gotta tell ya guy…i don’t regret it at all. Now, i really don’t know much about china or geography but the package to this tea says that its from fujian… now having said that, it think its a little more bold and darker then the Yunnan Gold, but its not as naturally sweet as the gold either. it is higher quality then the Yunnan Noir (and don’t get me wrong, i love all of these teas) i feel like this one is a more everyday kinda tea compared to the Yunnan Gold.
It’s a wonderful dark amber liquor and musky robust flavor. It kinda has a honey smell to the dry leaves and it tastes slightly of honey after steeping.
Will write more soonish, gotta go to work. Later Steepster.
So…. I’m in love with yunnan style tea. Something about the peppery sweetness and the rich liquor is amazing. This was definitely a passion buy and the logic was fairly sound..(ah…why not?). So i picked it up and was waiting for it the day ups said it would be there… they waited till almost 6 to deliver it and i was so pumped. The dry leaves smelled like honey and cocoa
So… Ever had that moment where you buy a tea at random thinking “ahh, how bad could it possibly be” only to get it to your house, open and smell it and kinda flinch….
i’m sure most of you haven’t but to be fair i’m sure a good few of you had. And its exactly what happened when i opened this bag for the first time today…. scared the hell out of me too. I am used to either the flavored teas from teavana or the Yunnan Earthy, peppery, teaesque aroma. this was something different all together and it put me off for a couple of minutes. giving it the benefit of the doubt, i brewed it and took a couple sips…
Then everything was right in the world.
I feel like this is one of my favorites and it very different but that ok with me because i need change on occasion.
I feel like the description covers this tea very well because, i get the grape and the spice. I get the sugar and tang. I really like this one. this is the first Darjeeling that i have ever had and i am not disappointed in the slightest.
So good news… GOT MY ADAGIO SHIPMENT IN TODAY!!!!!! I was so pumped i bout dove into the box. This is one of the five i picked, basically, at random from the black tea list and was entirely to happy to have picked a Yunnan… funny thing though, i ended up picking 3 Yunnan and was ok with it.
I brewed at 3 minutes and 15 seconds at 195F. i added a small bit of honey and its really all it needed. First sip without sweetener, i picked up on a bold dark cocoa and maybe a little pepper, as well the aroma of the tea was strangely fruity and very sweet.
After the first couple small sips, i added honey and a smig of milk. This tea works very well with others, becoming very creamy and charming, building with the honey for a wonderful medley of flavors. As the tea cooled a bit, the tea flavor subsided a little and a natural fruitiness broke through. A perfect end to a damn near perfect tea.
I am a Yunnan fan and it just hit the spot for me. Thank you all for your suggestions and i’ll will talk to you all in the morning.