98 Tasting Notes
Dry Smell: Coffee
Wet Smell: Chocolate Coffee.
There is a muted chocolate flavor and very little spice to this. It’s a little weak all around actually, which is a little sad. I would like to try it in maybe some milk or something since it would be possibly nice as a hot chocolate type things. I don’t know though.
So I ordered a ton of Japanese green tea to try out in my new Kyusu that I bought myself for destroying finals.
Dry Smell: Smells like fruit leather, strawberry fruit leather.
Wet Smell: Smells like Matcha with a little bit of sugar.
So I rather enjoyed this as my first Japanese green tea (outside of Matcha). It pretty much tasted just like Matcha only a little sweeter then I’m used to. It tasted nice and clean and distinctly different from how Chinese green tea tends to taste.
So first a story of how I received this tea. Today I had my last final for class where I got certified in unarmed stage combat and broadsword, as well as getting certified with recommendation for rapier and dagger. Since I did so well and because I rocked all my other finals, I decided to get myself a little gift. The Adagio I frequent just got in several Kyusu and I figured if I’m gonna reward myself it might as well be tea related. So I went in, saw some of my friends who work there and picked out a nice Kyusu for myself. To my surprise it ended up being expensive, $136 to be exact. To make me feel better about paying so much, since I didn’t have any points or anything, my friends decided to throw in a lot of samples. This happened to be one of them and it has been one I wanted for a long time.
Now to the tea….
Smell Dry: sort of sweet and veggitabally.
Wet Smell: like wet leaves after fresh rain. There is still some sweetness to the smell as well as a little smoke.
Taste: Rather lovely. There is a mix of taste similar to gunpowder and dragonwell.
So, I gotta say that I wasn’t too impressed with this one. It might be because I had Miss. Li’s Dragonwell as my first Dragonwell and that was something I will never forget. This one from Adagio though… It wasn’t bad but it was no where near as complex and fulfilling as Verdant’s. It tasted grassy, a little sweet, and a bit earthy as well, just like Verdant’s but there was just something more subdued about this one from Adagio. If i were to get it again (since I only got it as a tea-to-go) I would probably make it at home and would probably try either more leaf or longer steep time, if not multiple infusions to see if the flavor changes at all.
On the plus side the new combination I made while in store turned out better then I expected. Called it “Silver Linings” made up of 45% silver needle, 35% chamomile, and 20% lavender. Very relaxing.
So today started as a horrible day when I was awoken to find out that my debit card info had been stolen and used to purchase someone memberships on several dating sites, hope those work out for them…
That aside I figured that this tea would make me feel better. Though I ruined the smell of the dry leaf some time ago it still tastes amazing. Not as good as the day I got it mostly because i suppose it is getting old but still, amazing. I feel much better after this.