2019 Spring tea time! Today I’ll be drinking two new green teas, Yu Qian Anji Bai Cha and Shi Feng Long Jing, from Adagio Tea’s new Masters Tea line. Masters by Adagio features limited edition, fresh, and exceptional teas. I love trying the newest, freshest teas but sadly I’m just not a green tea drinker. That said, you get a review from a more cranky perspective. Steeping method for both teas will be grandpa style, I’m throwing in 3 grams of leaf, small The Wall mug (9oz/280ml), 79c/175F water and letting it do its thang. Yu Qian Anji Bai Cha … Continue reading, hoot!
After my Will It Tea Egg stunt, I started to question my Hibiscus consumption. I need a caffeine-free tea that I can drink iced in the evening. I don’t know how some of you can drink a vat of puer then go to bed because if I drink tea after 3-5pm I am not sleeping well that night. My body can only handle 1 or 2 tea benders a month, and I save that for tea conventions, festivals, and gatherings. That said, let’s try some stuff Adagio Teas sent me. I got Green Rooibos Bonita and Green Rooibos Key West. … Continue reading, hoot!
Years back I reviewed BlueChai, which was pure butterfly pea flower tea that steeps up blue, but turns pinky purple when lemon is added. Since then, butterfly pea flower tea has been popping up more and more, and it is easier to find online. More and more tea sellers are making blends with it and coming up with neat teas. Adagio Teas sent me an exclusive tea – Bella Luna Blue – which they only sell when there is a second full moon in a calendar month, aka blue moon. The next blue moon is March 31, 2018. Strangely, there are … Continue reading, hoot!
Many of asked me my opinion on Adagio Teas’ matcha. Sadly in a moment of weakness, I opted for Adagio Teas’ Matcha Chocolate flavor instead of a traditional matcha. Likely I was hungry for chocolate and matcha with chocolate pairs great together. I have the 2oz tin here, so plenty of Matcha Chocolate lattes! Unlike some other flavored matchas, this Matcha Chocolate is just matcha and the flavoring. Some other sellers add sugar or coconut to add some thickness. Matcha Chocolate Powder Adagio Tea’s Matcha Chocolate smells a little chocolatey. The powder color isn’t anything to write home about as … Continue reading, hoot!
Pushing further into so-called “Unknown space” I have come across a curious race of “Tea Owls.” Their political organization is primitive, purporting to be a parliament but lacking most of the expected procedure as the majority of their time and efforts appears focused their titular concoction they call tea. I have observed the Tea Owls who work brewing tea, cleaning tea pots, and operating cameras in a remarkably diligent effort to document every aspect of this cultural obsession. At the end of each day these owls drink yet more tea and consume “beef jerky,” a desiccated meat product very similar in taste to … Continue reading, hoot!
Lets try a couple of Adagio Teas Fujian Teas – Fujian Rain and Fujian Baroque! Right off the bat I noticed something odd with my samples. On the website, they don’t post the weight of their samples, other than “X cups”. With the samples in my possession, I learn that Fujian Rain is a 14 gram sample, whereas Fujian Baroque says 23 grams. Looking at the website, both teas aren’t sold in a consistent size either – Rain is sold in 2oz/8oz, Baroque 3oz/16oz, but close in unit price. That said, the next person who asks me, “How big are Adagio’s … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s review is a tea from Adagio Teas’ Masters collection – Hsinchu Oriental Beauty. I am always on the lookout for a good Oriental Beauty and figured this was a good opportunity to try Adagio’s premium tea collection of expensive teas. Hsinchu Oriental Beauty is from Hsinchu County, NW Taiwan. I got the sample tin, which I failed to weigh out to see how much I got. I did run into a problem that they stuff the tins – what I took out I could not put back into the tin, haha! Dry Leaf and Steeping Instructions Hsinchu Oriental Beauty … Continue reading, hoot!
Artichoke Green is a green tea from Adagio Teas, an online tea seller. I was thinking back to when I first ordered from Adagio and remembered I did order from them a bit before I got really into loose leaf teas. I had ordered a bunch of greens, whites and chai samplers. I’m a fearless tea drinker – I ordered a lot of Adagio’s “weirder” teas, some being amazing, with others being the worst tea I’ve experienced /cough toasted sesame /cough. But the teas I did like, I ordered quite a bit when sales came around. Artichoke Green being one of … Continue reading, hoot!