On the palate the hot infusion is relaxing on an otherwise stressful evening before America Chooses its future.
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I post what I am drinking with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. This is Morning Cup #7
I used to eat a grapefruit every morning for breakfast. Its sweet tart taste was a perfect wake-up call. The translation from simple puckery fruit to smooth Oolong tea is perfect for this Grapefruit Oolong from Adagio Teas.
Adagio Teas has this neat feature on their website they call “Signature Blends.” With this, you can select the ingredients you want in your own custom tea, and even provide a label image for them to use on the packaging. I put together several mediocre teas before I created this wonderful Aged Pumpkin Rum Pu’erh.
This Anji Duet from Adagio Teas is a light Chinese green tea with flavor reminiscent of a Sencha, but nothin like its Japanese bretheren in any way.
The process to turn the Camelia Sinensis plant leaves from green to black is called Oxidation. This same process helps turn the soft downy buds from white to gold. Teas which have these golden buds have the name “Golden”. Monkey refers to an old tale where tea sellers would indicate a tea was “Monkey Picked” if it was rarer than most. Thus, we have Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas.
Devoted readers may remember my first tea review back on February 4th 2009. I reviewed a refreshing Genmaicha from Harney & Sons. At that time I noted a relative predisposition to drinking Genmaicha for its relaxing and fulfilling heartiness. This Popcorn Green Tea from Adagio Teas is an equally quality product.
There have been some really exciting developments in tea over the past couple decades. However, they’ve mostly been with technology or flavors. Adagio’s new “Roots Campaign” plays closer to my heart. This second installment is wonderful!
There have been some really exciting developments in tea over the past couple decades. However, they’ve mostly been with technology or flavors. Adagio’s new “Roots” campaign plays closer to my heart.
There are some really great black teas out there. Some very robust. Some smoky. Some earthy. This Keemun blend from Adagio is a fantastic every day brew.