Tea Noob wrote:
Forgive me for throwing holy water on your avatar, scared me a little bit.
from what many on here have said, the Genmai Cha from Adagio is subpar to some others. I have a local tea spot I go to and they have a different brand so I may try it there. Since I wrote the into I have also found 1 or 2 other greens that I have not had a taste for. One was Dragonwell and the other was Sencha Overture. One of the two tastes like steamed spinach water. Both of those are from Adagio as well. I am gonna try them all at least twice to see but it doesn't look good.
Hmmm, does holy water make good tea?
Yeah, I've had that 'spinach water' experience with a few teas, too, though I'm quickly realizing that quality makes all the difference in the world (looks like these tea chatters are really onto something!)
I ordered a sampler from one company, Enjoying Tea, which has very reasonably priced Chinese and Japanese greens. I found most to be watery and lifeless. I thought perhaps my palette wasn't fine tuned enough to appreciate them. Then I noted how truly cheap they were ($1-2/oz) compared to most of the quality teas others were talking about. I also noted the absence of quality-related terms like 'first flush.'
Last week, I got a sampler from Den's Tea, which specializes in Japanese teas, mostly first flush (first picking, yielding the youngest, most tender leaves). The Sencha Fuka-midori gave me my first introduction to true quality green tea - aroma and flavors of sweet grass, slightly vegetal with some nice buttery notes. And - best part - still very affordable at $3.25 an oz!
That is great that you adopted. I could go on all day about my Bassets. With a good person behind them, Pits are wonderful dogs.
I grew up in the breeder/dog show world (my mom's business), but have found rescued pitbulls/pb mixes to be some of the sweetest, most people-loving dogs out there. My girlie is a joy, and loves the company of both people and other dogs. She loves the cat, too, but the feeling isn't mutual
(Currently enjoying some White Symphony)
Just finished several cups and a review of Adagio Yunnan Gold....moving on to Sencha next (giving Enjoying Tea another shot).