Golden Spring

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

A delicate black tea from Fujian Province harvested early in the Spring. The leaves are panfried and hand-rolled, capturing a fresh, sweet flavor unique to the season. Downy golden curled buds are interspersed throughout this majestic tea evoking visual color-play between gold and black. The heady aroma of both the dried and infused leaves has a distinct savory-sweet note that transcends richly into the cup. A decadent, almost “meaty” aftertaste makes for a very satisfying umami-sweet experience.

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118 tasting notes

Dry leaf has that stewed-plum aroma I’ve noticed in a lot of the black teas I like. I had a sniff of the wet leaf after pouring off the liquid, and was met with an ashy smell so strong that I recoiled a bit. The liquor itself didn’t taste of ash, thankfully, but there was a mysterious musky taste that I wasn’t all that fond of. I didn’t strongly dislike it, but there are so many other teas I like better.

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15 tasting notes

Not as intense as I am used to drinking…perhaps I understeeped? The scent is amazing and the leaves are gorgeous.

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A really great black tea. It tastes like someone spritzed a honey mist into the air and passed the tea leaves through it. Just enough to let you know it is there, but not enough to make it sweet.

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I’m still working on the sample tin. I want to order more, but I need to replace my tea strainer first. When I have the means to do loose leaf tea again, this will be my all-purpose tea. It’s great for breakfast, and I suspect it will make an excellent iced tea (after all, it’s still pretty tasty even after it gets cold in the cup).

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8 tasting notes

Did I do something wrong? I did the standard teaspoon, boiling, 5 minutes. The result was much lighter than I expected, and the tea seemed a bit watery. I caught only hints of the meaty taste that I was expecting. Maybe I’ve just been drinking too many strong blacks.

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33 tasting notes

They’re not kidding about the umami with this one; it’s super-aromatic with a thick mouthfeel, and the best I can describe it is as bracing. Definitely not for those who prefer more delicate flavors, but I could see this being a lifesaver on a cold winter morning.

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