drank Golden Spring by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

What a funny little tea. And I mean that in a good way. It’s like a really delightful Assam – except it isn’t an Assam. It’s malty and thick but with a sweet honeyed lightness that makes it feel both solid and delicate at the same time. There’s not a lot of complexity to the flavors but the dichotomy between the light/sweet/soft note and the heavy/darker/hearty note makes up for that and gives it a good depth. There’s even a little dryness at the end of the sip that I could see turning into an Assam-like nutty bitterness if I brewed it longer.

The second steep (4min) tastes more like what I expect Fujian teas to taste like – not really malty and not quite as honeyed, but more of a sweet, figgy-type flavor. Both steeps are very good, even though they taste like they came from two different teas!

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.

1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.





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