Brad – musky and not great
Sarah – didn’t like
UPDATE – after trying it again, we both enjoyed it. May not order Adagios again, but would seek out other jade oloongs.
“Sip down! Yeah, finished all my adagio samples finally! I cold steeped this one overnight, and accidentally grabbed my Tfree tumbler instead of my water bottle on my way to jiujitsu. Totally had...” Read full tasting note
“This had a really nice fresh moist green scent. I love the little curled up tea leaves. The leaves opened up into cute little Brussels sprout looking wrinkly leaves. I like the color of the...” Read full tasting note
“I'm not sure how this one has escaped tasting for so long. I was looking for something appropriate to try out my new cast-iron tetsubin and this was perfect. The leaves were tightly curled and...” Read full tasting note
“Ok, I love green oolongs and I've never had this (or any Jade oolong) before so when this came up as May's Roots Campaign featured tea I was pretty much suckered in instantly. 2.25g/6oz This...” Read full tasting note
Oolong tea from Taiwan. Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful’ was what the Dutch explorers called this island. The oolong teas grown here continue to be called as such. Unlike its dark brethren, this is a Jade Oolong tea, almost green in appearance with large, hand-rolled leaves. Once infused, these unfurl to release this tea’s delicate notes, exquisite flavor and enchanting fragrance. The ‘Oolong Symphony no. 18’ tea is sure to become your favorite. We urge you to give it a try.
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This is definitely on the green side of oolong, and is similar to the other “Jade Oolongs” I’ve tried, Tung Ting and Pouchong. It’s a bit more minerally and astringent and less flowery than Pouchong, and very close to the Tung Ting from TeaSource I tried. Its hard to define the difference, except I’ve heard this tea described as “clean” and that seems to define it—a characteristic like rainwater or almost more like an herb tea rather than grassy. It’s the kind of tea I could see myself drinking all day, yet not one I’d want to drink every day. A good, solid tea, but not one I think destined to become a favorite.
Brewed gongfu style in a yixing pot. This is a very fine example of a good jade oolong at a very reasonable price. Light smooth oolong taste with buttery notes. This tea is also amazing at how many times it can be reinfused to the point that it frequently outlasts me which is very rare considering that tea tends to have a very short lifespan around me.