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Dragonwell

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Green Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Green tea from the Chinese village of Dragon Well (Lung Ching in local parlance). Dragon Well tea has a distinguished shape. Its leaves are broad and flat, a result of laborious drying. There is something to show for this hard work: Dragon Well tea is refreshingly smooth, sweet and delicate, among the very best of Chinese greens. Our ‘Dragon Well Requiem’ is a First Grade version of this truly sublime tea.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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13 tasting notes

One of my favourites from Adagio. It has a nice light flavour and is great year round.

LissaMarie

this is one my favorites too!

Cofftea

These leaves last forever I can get 12-22 infusions out of one portion!

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74 tasting notes

Lungjing, I’ve a feeling we’re not in China anymore…

Well, this tea lacks character. Not the tea itself, as a whole, but Adagio’s product. The flavor is just a bit… safe. The leaves are also very often broken. Adagio says its “First Grade” – and, well, it sure is pretty elementary.

Well, this is another tea that my own experience prevents me from really enjoying.
So, I brewed the leaves the only way I find natural now – in a cup. (actually, it should be a glass, but my “glasses” are plastic.) For all you people brewing this in a pot, and timing it… forget it. Leaves, cup, water. That’s all you need. Start sipping after a minute or so, and you’ll enjoy it more.

This is a habit I picked up in China, because that’s how they do it there. My father and I visited the beautiful country around the time of a lungjing harvest in April, and almost everyone was serving it – cafes, restaurants, you name it. They also often serve plain, in-the-shell sunflower seeds with the tea – why, I don’t know. But it was a great combination.
So, not only was I able to experience this tea fresh from the country, my father and I, while in Hangzhou, visited the Dragonwell village. My mother has Paris, I have Lungjing village, I tell you. That was my first time seeing, in person, acres of tea bush. Gorgeous. And every home there processed and served their own tea – the taste varied from house to house.
I never liked Dragonwell until I visited China.

So, on that note…
I can’t really enjoy this tea. It’s not fresh, and I’m not in a Chinese person’s house, trying to buy a tin through a language barrier, or sipping it next to the West Lake. Adagio, you can sell me the mediocre tea, but you can’t sell me the things that should go with it.

S

“Adagio says its “First Grade” – and, well, it sure is pretty elementary.” BURN! Love it :)

JMKauftheil

On the possibility that Takgoti doesn’t catch that pun -
“Zing!”

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31 tasting notes

Was feeling this today. Good solid cups of tea.

Had this with some egg whites and some tasty, but very messy, “9 grain” toast.

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183 tasting notes

Withholding an actual rating for now, because I can’t be sure I brewed it properly. At best, it’s weak. At worst, it’s… unpleasant.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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576 tasting notes

Eh. I’ve had better. I’ve had worse. This tastes too grassy, too flat for me. The reviewer who mentioned a sewage smell, YES, I get you! It does resemble sewage, lightly. I got a couple samples and planned on giving one to a friend, but I’m adding it to my tea swap collection. Maybe blended with something it would work. I ended up dumping it out and reaching for the Pancake Breakfast blend. Ahh.

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OK, I think I must be doing something wrong here. I got a sample of this tea from Adagio today. My first attempt at brewing came out tasting of hot water. I set my Utilitea kettle for green tea, and steeped for three minutes by timer. It tasted like bathwater. I threw that steep out, and steeped again, adding much more tea, about 3 tbsps total for a two cup pot. This was somewhat better, but the result was just mildly sweet, without much in the way of a distinctive flavor.

I suspect this is operator error – my only previous experiences with green tea have been of the premeasured bagged variety. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Jillian

Well Dragonwell is supposed to have a sort of a delicate, subtle taste to it.

takgoti

I have this lying around but have yet to try it. I’ll get to it tomorrow and let you know if I notice anything different.

Cinoi

So I know comments were forever ago, but I had this Dragonwell this weekend, and you did nothing wrong, it tasted like hot water.

Cynthia Carter

Thanks, it’s nice to have that reinforcement.

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521 tasting notes

Firstly, I won’t be rating this tea today because my smell and taste have been severely impaired all week (cold of doom here).
It brewed up a very light yellow liquor. Even though my sense of taste is not the best atm I am sensing some astringency. I think that I will have to try this again when I’m not so congested. The flavor is there I just can’t tell what it is! lol :p

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1608 tasting notes

I found that this tea didn’t have the depth that other dragonwell teas do, but it had a nice subtle grassy taste to it that I enjoyed with slightly sweet and buttery flavors towards the end. What I did notice was a lack of astringency with this tea, although I drank this after it had cooled quite a bit and had the resteep iced the next day. I thought this made a nice iced tea, there are many green teas that don’t work well iced.

I think next time around I’ll use more leaf and see if I can’t pull a stronger flavor out of the leaves. I used a heaping teaspoon, but it just didn’t give me enough of the flavor that I was looking for.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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17 tasting notes

Not sure if I need to add more tea or whether its just a weak green. 1.5 tsp per cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Invader Zim

Dragonwell is a very light cup of tea.

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27 tasting notes

This is my first Dragonwell tea, so I don’t have much to compare it to besides other green teas! It had a vegetable-like green flavor smoothed over with a unique buttery, roasted nut sort of feel. I liked the roasty smooth flavor. I steeped it three times, but I probably should have stopped at two for this one. The third steep lost a lot of depth, including much of the nuttiness (my favorite thing about it) and gained a bit in the astringency department.

Overall, this tea didn’t blow me away but it intrigued me. I won’t be seeking out more of Adagio’s Dragonwell but I will definitely want to try more of this type of tea from other brands to see some more variations on the theme.

Thanks teaequalsbliss for the sample!

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