drank Yunnan Noir by Adagio Teas
382 tasting notes

I live! (again)

Finally manage to get myself moved and settled in. Sadly, my desktop is refusing to connect to Teh Internets, but at least the laptop works. Sigh.

My brother, who is usually a dork, but occasionally (like this time!) comes through sent me tea for my birthday! He is a giant tea snob, so he chose two unflavored black teas. Fujian Baroque and Yunnan Noir. And this is the one I’m trying first.

The leaves are adorable they’re these brown and yellow curls that remind me of very slightly relaxed jasmine pearls. Very aesthetically pleasing, I must say.

The tea itself tastes lovely. It is very smooth almost silky, with no bitterness about it, just a full, black flavor. Perhaps I shall try it out as a breakfast tea.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.


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