drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

WOW…what a flavor. I read the description on Adagio and had to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. I just got this in the mail today. I opened the container and instantly smelled tropics. It’s a light amber brew, naturally sweet, slightly astringent in a pleasant way, light on the mouth feel, but with a great unique flavor and a hint of malt. I find that the flavors are more pronounced once it cools down a bit. The flavors in the description are quite accurate: “The one we have chosen intrigued us with its hypnotic orchid notes and lingering honey sweetness.” I’m already partial to oolongs, but the unique flavor in this one made me do a “double take,” if you will. This is only my first cup, and it came out pretty much perfect, but I imagine that too long of a steep time with water that’s any hotter than 200F will result in it being overly bitter.

UPDATE: A purposefully overbrewed cup the following day wasn’t any more bitter.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

212 turns out just peachy:)

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Hey everyone! Tea is one of my biggest passions. Few things in life make me happer than brewing a nice cup (or pot) of tea, while listening to some great music. To me, every cup of tea is like a therapy session. The act of brewing the tea in itself is relaxing, let alone momentarily losing yourself in the colors, aromas and tastes that great tea can offer. I welcome comments or points of chit chat on my reviews, so feel free to concur, dispute, or simply say hi in the commentos :)

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