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drank Sleeping Dragon by Adagio Teas
152 tasting notes

I ordered this tea two times from adagio… Two completely different teas. First time was amazing, smoky, vegetal, savory tea with just a slight hint of sweetness. It reminded me of vegetable stock with roasted vegetables. The second time, around 2-3 months later. The tea was faded as if it had been exposed to sun and air for a long time. The only thing remaining was a slightly smoky taste and the oxidized taste of badly stored green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

Adagio for me is always hit and miss to the point I am done ordering from them with exception of their iced tea (the already bottled ones) on occasion.

JC

I would have to agree with you. I loved adagio for an introductory source of tea for me. I have to commend them on their teaware selection specially if you just starting. But they seem to have storage issues. But if you like flavored tea is a to-go place and their delivery is insanely fast (probably the reason for the hit and miss/stora issue).

Azzrian

Possibly. The last several white teas I have got from them have been literally undrinkable – I rarely will dump a tea out in the sink and will at least try to not be wasteful but I had to dump the last two. Luckily they were sampler packs.

JC

Wow, I had a flashback to my own experience. I’m sorry about that. On the bright side (and I’m trying to be VERY positive here), crappy tea makes excellent compost/compost tea (just make STRONG almost undrinkable tea, let it cool and use on plants.)

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Azzrian

Adagio for me is always hit and miss to the point I am done ordering from them with exception of their iced tea (the already bottled ones) on occasion.

JC

I would have to agree with you. I loved adagio for an introductory source of tea for me. I have to commend them on their teaware selection specially if you just starting. But they seem to have storage issues. But if you like flavored tea is a to-go place and their delivery is insanely fast (probably the reason for the hit and miss/stora issue).

Azzrian

Possibly. The last several white teas I have got from them have been literally undrinkable – I rarely will dump a tea out in the sink and will at least try to not be wasteful but I had to dump the last two. Luckily they were sampler packs.

JC

Wow, I had a flashback to my own experience. I’m sorry about that. On the bright side (and I’m trying to be VERY positive here), crappy tea makes excellent compost/compost tea (just make STRONG almost undrinkable tea, let it cool and use on plants.)

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Discovered tea a few years ago and I’ve been exploring ever since. I’m looking forward to keep learning and enjoy tea as I do. Keep learning, those who “know” stop learning and become irrelevant to the world.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

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