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I’ve tried Adagio Teas before, and so it was a treat to sample a handful of teas from Masters Teas by Adagio. Masters Teas makes specialty teas available to purchase that they’ve directly obtained from the farms where they grow. You have the ability to discover teas based on the region they were grown, the farmer who grew them, or the type of tea. Below is my review of the teas I had the opportunity to select and savor.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen – White Tea
Bai Hao Yin Zhen is a white tea that originates from Fujian, China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
This tea has a sweet leafy aroma. This light-colored tea has an amazing blend of flavors that makes for a peaceful cup of tea in the morning.
Shincha Gyokuro – Green Tea
Shincha Gyokuro is a green tea that originates from Shizuoka, Japan. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
This green tea has a slightly sweet scent, with a strong, warm seaweed flavor.
Jin Kong Que – Black Tea
Jin Kong Que is a black tea that originates from Yunnan China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
This black tea offers sophisticated notes of honey and chocolate. This tea is a smoother tea, with hints of toastiness.
Yin Hao Long Zhu – Scented Tea
Yin Hao Long Zhu is a scented, white tea that is hand-rolled into small pearls, and infused with jasmine flowers. It originates from Fujian, China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 195° for 2-3 minutes.
This tea is overwhelmingly fragrant from the jasmine. I loved the floral aroma, but I felt overpowered by the jasmine when sipping it and did not enjoy it.
Ancient Tree Green Pu Erh
Ancient Tree Green Pu Erh is a ‘raw’ pu erh that orginates from Yunnan, China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
I have never had a pu erh tea before, and I was very surprised when I took my first sip. It has a delicate fruity essence with a smooth finish.
Jun Shan Yin Zhen – Yellow Tea
Jun Shan Yin Zhen is a yellow tea originating from Hunan, China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 212° for 2 minutes.
This yellow tea is light in color and provides a velvety, yet fruity experience.
Yu Wu, a green tea, originates from Zhejiang, China. When brewing this tea, it is recommended to steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
This green tea is bursting with fruity notes, however, it was too aromatic for my tastebuds.
My Favorite Teas
I definitely had favorites that I would drink again and again. I adored Jin Kong Que because I love a smooth black tea.
I was also delighted by the Ancient Tree Green Pu Erh. Its slightly fruity taste and smooth finish won me over.
My Least Favorite Tea
Yin Hao Long Zhu was simply too fragrant for me and just wasn’t my cup of tea.