Smaug Tea

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Green Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 12 oz / 354 ml of water
Set water temperature to 180 °F / 82 °C
Steep for 3 min, 0 sec
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38 Tasting Notes View all

“This was nice and warming for my throat today. It’s been neglected by me, too, so I figured it was about time it took a turn. The cinnamon is a little milder than I remember, but I think that’s at...” Read full tasting note
“How does this tea have no notes yet?! It’s sold out so certainly it’s popular! I don’t think I’ve ever had the first note for a 52teas blend before, how exciting. The magic of tea of the month...” Read full tasting note
“SPOILER – This is the first tea from the 12 Teas of Christmas 2013 box from 52Teas. I have Smaug in my collection anyway so this is not a new tea for me, it is however very delicious. Enough in the...” Read full tasting note
“Yay! I finally got to try Smaug! Thanks RogersCK :D I’ve been sampling a lot of cinnamon teas lately, it seems. This is the very first green tea with cinnamon though! I really appreciate the...” Read full tasting note


This week’s tea was inspired by a twitter conversation with @princeofdorknes and @joe_hill. Thanks for the suggestion, guys!

We had some discussion about what base tea would be used in a Smaug tea, but clearly it had to be a DRAGON Well. For those unfamiliar, Dragon Well (aka Longjing, aka Lung Ching) is a green tea from the Zhejiang province in China. Legend has it the tea derives its name from the beneficent dragon said to live in a local well.

Our Smaug tea is a blend of Dragon Well, cinnamon chips, a hint of lapsang souchoung (I only used a single ounce in five pounds of Dragon Well, just enough to give it a little smoky character), some cayenne pepper and organic flavors. It’s a fiery feast for your tastebuds!

Our Tea of the Week for the week of December 31, 2012

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