Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Adagio Yunnan Noir

Adagio Teas offered me samples of teas to taste.
After looking at their lovely and very easy to negotiate website, 
I realized they have a wide variety of fine teas to choose from,
and I chose a black, a white and a green tea.
Most everyone who reads this blog knows I primarily drink black tea at home.
I'm trying to learn to drink more green tea, and white tea is often my
tea choice when enjoying grand hotel afternoon tea. 
Yesterday morning, I brewed the Yunnan Noir. 
The description of this tea from
"Yunnan Noir is a black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Much of the tea in this southern province is a large leaf variety. Mountains veiled in mist, with clean water and rich soil form ideal growing conditions and contribute to the unique flavor. Our Yunnan Noir is a hand-rolled tea, with leaves tightly curled into a 'black snail' shape. The aroma is sweet with hints of honey and spice. Savory and winey on the palate, with smooth, deep fruity astringency, tremendous depth of flavor, cinnamon bark and nutmeg in the finish. Terrifically textured cup of tea."   Directions: Steep  at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

You can see the rolled golden tips and black tea leaves. 

I steeped the Yunnan Noir for 3 minutes.
I don't add milk or sugar to my tea, therefore, 
the 3 minute steep of this tea made a dark rich brew, 
a great way to start my morning.
This Adagio Tea is available in loose leaf tea and full leaf pyramids.
The tea leaves are very shiny after the infusion. 
The brew is a nice golden dark brown with a bold taste. 

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