Green Anji

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Tea note #400. Happy 4th of July! Another in the Green Savant sampler. In the sample tin it has a very green, grassy fragrance, which swings between fresh and dusky. Interesting. It has...” Read full tasting note
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    __Morgana__ 951 tasting notes
  • “Because of the way the loose leaf dried it was a little hard to get a few pinches out of the sample tin. But if that is the least of my problems I won't complain. The dried leaves smell like a...” Read full tasting note
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    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “It's wonderful how a bit of knowledge of tea/teaware physics can streamline the morning ritual. 1. Drag self out of bed and down into kitchen. Plug in the sandwich maker and toast two slices of...” Read full tasting note
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    pimli 46 tasting notes
  • “Did a light drinking of this puppy. Trying to keep myself up, and I wanted a tea to settle my stomach, which is still a bit a blahhh from the Jack D's. Strong stuff. I skipped my 8AM class this...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

Green tea from the Zhejiang province of China. The name translates to ‘safety and prosperity.’ Crisp, fresh green aroma, pale yellow-gold liquor and cool, almost floral or minty notes on the infused leaf after it cools from steeping. The flavor is sweet spinach and textured like tender bamboo. Mildly brisk and very mellow.

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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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Tea note #400. Happy 4th of July!

Another in the Green Savant sampler.

In the sample tin it has a very green, grassy fragrance, which swings between fresh and dusky. Interesting. It has twisty, twiggy, bird nesty leaves that are darker than the Dragon Well leaves (which I sampled earlier today).

It’s a fairly solid yellow liquor, more intense in color than the Dragon Well. And its aroma is solidly vegetal, too, though not overly strong.

In taste, it’s an ok, but not very remarkable vegetal green tea. Tastier than most bagged greens, but not the rich, multilayered, depth of character laden taste of some greens I’ve had. It does seem to have a deeper flavor than the Adagio Dragon Well, but unlike the Dragon Well, it has a hint of bitterness at the tail. It’s the sort of thing I’ll keep drinking to see if it grows on me but doesn’t hit it out of the park on the first tasting.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Happy 400!!!!

Rabs

(you know that all the fireworks were in honor of your 400th, right?) ;)

Stephanie

Wow, 400!! You are definitely in the realms of connoisseurship now! :)

__Morgana__

Aww, thanks! Stephanie, not sure about connoisseurship, but I have to say I think that my inveterate tea drinking is responsible for my last essentially perfect (scarily healthy, I hope I’m not jinxing myself by saying this) routine blood test. My doctor was like, “wow, nothing to say about this, but really excellent labs. Your sugar and cholesterol are terrific.” At my age, that is like being told you just got nominated for prom queen, particularly when I’ve had a few blips that worried me in the past. I think I actually went “squee”!

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Because of the way the loose leaf dried it was a little hard to get a few pinches out of the sample tin. But if that is the least of my problems I won’t complain. The dried leaves smell like a masculine candle, cologne, or air freshener – but it’s not overly scented. It’s very light in color – not too different from other green teas. There isn’t much of a aroma after steeping but there is a hint of earthiness. The taste is a cross between a florally-light-jasmine and a vegetable taste. The taste isn’t very intense so when the company’s descriptions says its name stands for safety and prosperity I suppose that may go a little further and I would say this is a safe tea…especially if you are new to Green Teas or don’t like the intense green tea taste. This may be something to try. It is a pretty pleasant cup, regardless.

Auggy

It’s interesting that you say that it’s a safe tea for those that aren’t big green tea folks. I know I like this one but normally I’m not fond of Chinese greens. So, at least for me, you are totally right.

TeaEqualsBliss

Well, that’s COOL! Thanks for chiming in! :)

TeaCast

I’m surprised I haven’t had any Green Anji, as I’ve had most of Adagio’s standard teas (I have a lot of free time apparently), but it’s good to hear that it is “safe,” as green tea can be TOO green sometimes IMO :)

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It’s wonderful how a bit of knowledge of tea/teaware physics can streamline the morning ritual.

1. Drag self out of bed and down into kitchen. Plug in the sandwich maker and toast two slices of bread. Meanwhile, boil water.

2. When electric kettle clicks, pour boiling water into cool (not prewarmed) designated green tea gaiwan. (Designated as such because the walls of this particular gaiwan are so thick that if I use it to make oolong or black tea the walls become too hot to handle. So Green Tea it is then.) Water drops automatically to about 175F. LIKE MAGIC. For lazy people.

Optional step 2A: If I have a bit more time, I’ll steal some of the halfway-to-the-boil water to warm the gaiwan a bit. Then I’ll pour the boiled water from up high. Don’t know how much of a difference this makes I’ll stick my thermometer in now and then and it’s something above 185F. If I have my thermometer handy I’ll wait until it’s cooled down to 180. But usually I am lazy and hungry for tea and breakfast, so I skip this step.

3. Take large pinch of green tea (bi luo chun, white monkey, et al). Today it was Green Anji. Toss (or drop gently, sprinkle artfully…) on top of the water. Cover gaiwan.

4. While tea is steeping: Retrieve toast. Coat heavily with butter. Locate Marmite jar from where my mom stowed it away in the corner of the pantry because she doesn’t understand what it is. Streak Marmite like veins of marble onto buttered toast. Repeat for next slice of bread.

5. Take large bite. Wash down with the now ready-to-drink green tea, either directly from gaiwan, or decanted into small mug. Note on fruity taste of the tea, possibly peach, but not cloying like most peach flavors are. At any rate, it’s refreshing. Is there some citrus in there? Can’t be sure. But realize that it’s too early in the morning and your taste buds are probably still asleep. Shrug and polish off the rest of your toast. Finish off the cup. Make a second round. Repeat the next day.

Cofftea

I try to multi task food w/ making tea, but it never works. I so need a Breville One Touch!:)

pimli

YES! (Any excuse to buy tea accoutrements. heh-heh :D)

the_skua

I guarantee it’s not one touch to clean.

Cofftea

No, but it seems no harder to clean than a big tea pot w/ an infuser.

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Did a light drinking of this puppy. Trying to keep myself up, and I wanted a tea to settle my stomach, which is still a bit a blahhh from the Jack D’s. Strong stuff. I skipped my 8AM class this morning. Gonna crash on the couch after this review.

So, I made it in a gaiwan. Didn’t bother with a cup, just drank straight from the vessel. A pretty simple time – just had my gaiwan, a small draining tray, and a woonsan (Korean tea cooling bowl). I guess that’s somewhat elaborate, actually… For me, I guess it’s really a middle ground for me, seeing as I usually either go all out Gong Fu, or I just drop leaves in the cup, and drink my tea that way.
On that note, quickly, and the one before it, I saw the cup I used last night to make the crappy TKY. I didn’t clean it out. The leaves are in there, all unfurled… It looked gross, and made me feel gross. I love the look of open tea leaves, but knowing how bad they taste… and just how bad they look.. They look bad. Ew.

Onto the tea – It’s good this way. I think I preferred it more when I was actually steeping it for specific amounts of time, and paying more attention to water temp. The tea from the bottom of each infusion, though, was really strong and unpleasant – but I guess that’s to be expected. I think this manner of drinking suits oolongs best… i love oversteeped oolong.

I’m rambling. I want Chinese food, really bad. I’ll get some after my nap.

Tea left my mouth kind of dry. It’s not a special tea, but it’s worth brewing properly. Nice smell on the lid of my gaiwan. The brewed leaves aren’t absolutely gorgeous, but oh well.
Tea time has passed. It’s couch nap time.

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There was just something about this tea that was just too light and elegant for breakfast. There is definitely the taste of green tea, but the color of the tea is so light, that I’m not sure if I had the right temperture for steeping, or if the recommended steeping time was long enough. Toward the end of the cup, as it got stronger, I can definitely say that this tea got better.

In future, I will have to remember not to have it with jelly toast :D.

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I brewed and drank this tea out of my large gaiwan Chinese “glass brewing style”. In my opinion this tea can be summed up with the word balance. If one likes strong grassy or floral green teas this is not a tea for you but if you would like something in the middle between the two. On the surface level you have a naturally sweet tasting green tea with a nice middle between grassy and floral but if one gets extra critical they can likely pick up flavor notes from both sides of the spectrum and a little hint of bamboo.

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Smooth and mellow, as the description says. A not-unpleasant hint of corn on the palate. Some very mild tannins. Pretty good, but unremarkable.

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

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Just made a cup of Green Anji for the first time. Ordered this tea on a whim. it was on sale and I wanted to try a new green tea.

At the recommended 2 minutes, the color is a very light yellow-green,and it does not have much of a smell. Very weak. I let it sit for another 5ish minutes, tasting and sniffing the whole time. I find I like teas that have a strong flavor, that’s why I let this one sit. The tea at about 6 1/2 minutes has a yellow-gold, straw-like hue. I can smell and taste some mint notes, and it does smell a bit like spinach (like the package says) but very faint, it’s more like a clean leaf smell/taste.
Overall, I like this tea. It’s quite refreshing because of it’s mild, simple flavor and low steeping temperature.

**Just finished the cup after completely forgetting about it on my desk. It had cooled down to almost room temperature, but I’m sure glad it did! I totally tasted the mint notes, and it was a bit stronger (perhaps because it was cool?) What a nice finish!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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Part of the Adagio green savant sampler. Mild tasting Chinese green tea. Unremarkably simple with a very light aftertaste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Ok, but some weird elements I sisnt like.

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