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Adagio "Official" Blk, Jp, Gr, Ool, Wh/Y, Fl/H topic

Postby Chip » Dec 17th, '09, 15:10

Adagio was nominated and confirmed for our TeaVendor Guide under the Black and Japanese Green Tea, Green Tea Other, Oolong, White/Yellow, and Flavored/Herbal/etc. categories. If you would like to nominate them to other categories, you may do this, otherwise limit discussion to their Black, Japanese Green, Other Green, Oolong, White/Yellow, Flavored/Herbal/etc. offerings. Thank you! :D

NEW! Official Black, Japanese Green, Other Green, Oolong, White/Yellow, Flavored/Herbal/etc. Tea Vendor Guide: Adagio.com
Consider this a perennial topic for Black, Japanese Green, Other Green, Oolong, White/Yellow, Flavored/Herbal/etc. from Adagio to discuss and review.

Black Teas http://www.adagio.com/black/
Japanese Green Teas and Green Tea Other: http://www.adagio.com/green/
Oolong: http://www.adagio.com/oolong/
White/Yellow: http://www.adagio.com/white/
Flavored/Herbal/etc.: http://www.adagio.com/flavors/
http://www.adagio.com/herbal/

Official Black, Japanese Green, Other Green, Oolong, White/Yellow, Flavored/Herbal/etc.TeaVendor Guide. Let's see what happens with this wild and crazy idea. You can view the main Black TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11933&p=141803#p141803 Japanese TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11556 and the Green Tea Other Guide here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11931&p=141801#p141801 and the main Oolong TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11932 and the main White/Yellow TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11930 and the main Flavored/Herbal/etc. TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11928 and the main TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewforum.php?f=60

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Re: "Official" Adagio Japanese tea topic

Postby Chip » Dec 20th, '09, 15:19

I have had the first flush Sencha Premier the last 2 years, 2008 harvest was really exceptional and surprised me. Very well sourced.

I was not thrilled with the canister packaging nor having to acquire 5 ounces at a time. I prefer 50-100 grams or 2-4 ounces. 5 ounces also makes the product a bit misleadingly expensive at $39. This is a case of making the tea fit the existing packaging instead of finding the best packaging for the product. This would cost less than $30 if sold as a 100 gram foil envelope similar to those sold by vendors specializing in Japanese tea.

2009, only had a sample this time, was a little challenging at first to brew, but then it was very nice. Again this year, 5 ounce canister packaging is a negative for Japanese tea which needs to be ultra fresh.

I have had most of their offerings from Japan and have had positive results. I need to try their Kukicha! But I am seeing positive steps from Adagio and hope they continue the present course!!! There is clearly a learning curve in sourcing, packaging, and selling Japanese teas. Adagio is moving forward, but needs to continue to adapt instead of trying to make the tea adapt. IMHO! :mrgreen:

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