38 Tasting Notes
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.
I’m not a huge green tea fan… i’m just not. It is a sad fact and i wish i was a green fan, but i have problems with it. It just seems so bland and tacky. It may just be me but i feel like this tea has almost not flavor. i get a little mint but nothing that really excites me… i ordered a sample of the adagio Casablanca Twist so i hope is does better than this…
This is my evening snack… and its perfect. i finally understand what people mean when they say this is a pepper-y kinda taste and spice and its amazing. i can’t believe its almost gone.
i want to order new tea’s soon but don’t know what try… does anyone have a suggestion or some couple gram samples they may wanna send my way… i drink 4 cups a day and im also a part of another blog page so im always open to new things… as well i would love to swap with you however im still unemployed and the lis of my cupboard is just a list of the teas i have had and drank so im sorry guys… im just about of everything except my celestial. please help me out guy… at least with ideas. if anyone needs my adress and shipping info PM me. thanks so much
So… 2:11 A.M. in sleepy little germantown, and what am i drinking… WHAT ELSE Nine Dragon. It just works for me, i don’t know.
It is a wonderfully earthy tea. I wish that i could break my NDGN stash at all hours of the day. Every hour that is, and enjoy a nice warm cup with a little powdered sugar (mostly because i have run out of agave nectar, RAW sugar, and honey…Payday is this Thursday though) and it makes my soul warm. However, this frantic love afare will , more sooner then i had ever dreamed, be over. The bad part about all this…one of has to go, and i’m afraid its you. My Bag of NDGN is almost depleted and will never be available again… R.I.P Nine Dragon Golden Needle… you served me well.
Brewed a Gallon of this and put it on ice. Best idea ever…. it make me happy and proud to say that i am7 months free of soda today and it’s all thanks to tea…
id also like to shout to a few steepster pals that helped me through my mind numbing, Nine Dragon Golden Needles ordeal yesterday. sad stuff…. thanks guys
So… my 8 month old daughter had me up until about… ah i don’t know, FIVE am… kinda sucks but a rather great time to enjoy a warm cup of tea. i always reach for my nine dragon golden needles when i need to cal my nerves. However, as of lately i am almost afraid to drink anymore of it. I got on the teavana website to order more and, much to my surprise, ITS NOT ON THE WEBSITE ANYMORE… terror ran through every inch of me. So without further ado the question of the night: Does: A. anyone know if the nine dragon golden needles is discontinued? and B. Does anyone know of a fair replacement for it if, indeed, it is at an end. i don’t like to think this way however i don’t see much of a choice. As well, i am thinking about venturing out. as of thus far, i have only enjoyed teas that can be purchased as you local Wal-mart/ kroger and from my Simi-local Teavana. I was curious upon Adagio and there array of teas…any suggestions? thanks all.
I like the Nine Dragon Golden Needles Black from Teavana because it not a super black tea “punch to the face.” I was lucky to find my little teavana baggie while going though my moved foodstuffs and almost see this as a gift from god. It is amazing and i truly enjoy is. Amen.
It is nice and aromatic without being fruity or perfumesque. It’s light amber in color, and it is almost as thought its full of life. It has a sweet undertone of honey that truly makes for a wonderful taste and has almost no bitterness what-so-ever. It’s a perfect tea, well… all the time. I like my nine dragon with a little sugar and a couple drops of lemon juice. Makes for a nice relaxing tea in the evening and just enough caffeine to wake me up in the morning.
It is awesome that i found this tea and i’m glad to have a cup tonight. In the meantime… good night everyone.