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drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
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I must be doing something wrong, or I’m having a bad tea week (but only with this tea?) because my sample tin is almost gone and I still have yet to produce a cup that has all that supposed honeyed peach ginger lychee goodness that other Steepsterites are raving about. I tried brewing in two different porcelain gaiwan, a glass gaiwan, two different yixing pots… using different water temps (from 190 to 200+), diff quantities, diff times… Gah. I even tried leaving the container open for a minute to let the leaves ‘acclimatize’. The best result I had was when cold brewing, but there was a rubbery taste I got like when I brew the Adagio peach oolong. Maybe my taste buds are off, maybe they’re wired wrongly and instead of “mmmm peach” they like to send me “ech, rubber”. Just for fun.

But, I will persevere! At the very least, I’ll have an empty tin to use to store other more cooperative teas.

Jillian

Maybe it’s the temperature of your water or maybe even your water itself…?

pimli

hmm. I do use a digital thermometer. Maybe the water then. Will try with bottled spring water, or something else, then update. thanks for the suggestion!

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Jillian

Maybe it’s the temperature of your water or maybe even your water itself…?

pimli

hmm. I do use a digital thermometer. Maybe the water then. Will try with bottled spring water, or something else, then update. thanks for the suggestion!

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My favorite teas: Chinese greens, Formosa oolongs (especially Alishan), and Matcha.

I’m not fond of black or flavored teas.

I love tiny gaiwan.

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