Monday, April 6, 2009

Adagio's Keemun Rhapsody


Spring is here, and with it soon comes the new harvests, particularly shincha--I am making my last bit of sencha stretch as long as I can. So in the mean time I continue to dig through my dwindling tea stash.

This is another one of the four new hong cha that Adagio released some months back.

The leaves smell...like keemun. The aroma reminds me of BBQ sauce. Kind of sweet, not smokey...hickory? I am pulling hickory out of my ass, as I have no idea what that smells like. Let's go with it.

The liquor is a clear, cola-brown. No hints of red.

The tea is pleasant enough. A some what mild keemun. Not bad, though I don't see myself ever yearning for a cup.

I am so off my game today.

34 comments:

Ian Freeman said...

I wouldn't have picked you as a Sencha drinker. It doesn't seem fancy enough. Don't you know that's a common man's tea?

:P

I think it's time I checked out this Adagio website myself...

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:) There's nothing common about really good sencha.

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Have you tried Minnetonka tea?

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Richard Zhang said...

Judging from the pictures you posted ,I think it's not a good keemun,It seems OP,Is it keemun maofeng or keemun Hao Ya,I am curious about it,Kindly give me your answer,Thanks.

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Wow, that tea smells like bbq?? How unique. The loose leaves resemble more like a golden monkey paw-esque type. I wonder if they are similar.

Pat Canella said...

Yes! I smelled BBQ as well! Didn't taste like it for me though, which is unfortunate :P

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Good stuff, I really enjoyed this tea.

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Yeah, hickory seems to fit all occasions. So nothing really wrong with the tea, just not quite up there?

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The tea smell is really Good..wow superb.I really enjoyed it.

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I have to say i tried this tea and was not a big fan. I have absolutely fallen in love with these teas that i found at East Pacific Tea

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