91
drank Golden Spring by Adagio Teas
158 tasting notes

I’m pushing the rating on this up. I’m pushing it up OVER NINE THOUS

Errr, over ninety. It’s true I’m only pushing it up to 91, but I think I’m going to reserve a special place in tea-cupboard heaven for anything that gets up past the 90 mark.

It’s not as though this is an amazingly genius blend of ingredients. It’s not as though this is an incredibly astonishing combination of unorthodox flavors. It’s not as though it’s an exceptionally small-yield, exceptionally high-quality leaf the likes of which we have never seen, nor find ourselves like to ever see again.

It’s just really, really good. That’s my opinion, anyway. I’ve taken a cup or two out of the many, many tins that resulted from my Adagio sampler order (green, oolong, AND black…of both ‘tiers’)…but this one?

This one is almost gone.

That seems pretty telling, to me. I can drink pot after pot of this. It smells so delicious in the tin…sweet but not cloying. It produces a completely satisfying cup of tea…for me. I add nothing to it. I usually try to stay away from additives unless they’re needed (like with EG…which I love, admittedly, with milk and sugar). This has been fueling my writing for the last week, and is probably the first tea I know for a certainty I need to reorder, while the rest will remain pending until I’ve sampled more iterations of their kind from other vendors.

On a completely unrelated note, here’s a little mood music for those of us who got whitewashed last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev-uQdnezPM (completely work-safe).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Thanks for the music, sophistre! How much snow did you get? We got ~10 inches here, I think.

And I totes got your reference in the first paragraph. HAH. Love it.

sophistre

Haha. ^^ My geek is showing. D:

I think 8-12 is the forecast for the day, for totals. It’s awfully pretty.

..from inside my apartment, anyway!

takgoti

WHAT, NINE THOUSAND?!

Jillian

THE TEA, IT’S POWER LEVEL IS OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!
*is shot * XD

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teaplz

Thanks for the music, sophistre! How much snow did you get? We got ~10 inches here, I think.

And I totes got your reference in the first paragraph. HAH. Love it.

sophistre

Haha. ^^ My geek is showing. D:

I think 8-12 is the forecast for the day, for totals. It’s awfully pretty.

..from inside my apartment, anyway!

takgoti

WHAT, NINE THOUSAND?!

Jillian

THE TEA, IT’S POWER LEVEL IS OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!
*is shot * XD

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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