Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby TeaPeople » Dec 22nd, '09, 17:44

sorry-I meant ground white tea.

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby rabbitsib » Dec 23rd, '09, 06:49

First thought is Matcha

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Charles » Dec 23rd, '09, 10:57

Matcha is definitely on its way. I believe it's already in the warehouse. Ground white tea is a good deal less common and I'm not sure that will be added.

For what it's worth, the extra antioxidant content of Matcha is due in part to the way the leaf is grown but primarily due to the fact that you are actually consuming the leaf itself. So in that case, yes, a powdered white tea WOULD have more antioxidants than a brewed whole leaf white tea since some antioxidants remain in the leaf during typical brewing times.

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Jasmin » Dec 29th, '09, 18:14

How about green rooibos?

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby bsteele » Dec 29th, '09, 18:17

cinni wrote:How about green rooibos?


Yes!

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby kymidwife » Dec 29th, '09, 22:52

Hmmm... thinking a team of traveling TeaChat Tea-Tasters should be employed to visit the tea estates of India, Japan, China... bringing back the choicest selections for the Masters Collection. Sign me up. :D

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby geeber1 » Dec 29th, '09, 23:53

kymidwife wrote:Hmmm... thinking a team of traveling TeaChat Tea-Tasters should be employed to visit the tea estates of India, Japan, China... bringing back the choicest selections for the Masters Collection. Sign me up. :D

Sarah

Awesome idea, Sarah! Sign me up too!

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby cls46 » Dec 31st, '09, 10:08

I personally wish that adagio carried Yerba Mate

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Mote » Jan 2nd, '10, 16:59

I'm going to have to agree with a few of the people before me. I think rose tea, green rooibos, and yerba maté would all be great additions to Adagio's collection.

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby LauraW » Jan 6th, '10, 09:52

I'm still relatively new to Adagio, but a lot of what I've seen has been either UK or Asian influence.. what about the rest of Europe? French milk-based teas, German fruit-flavored teas, or good Russian teas? I can mimic some of the flavors in blends, but that doesn't always work out the way I'd hoped.

Also, Scottish Breakfast.

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby teabunnie » Jan 6th, '10, 16:31

cls46 wrote:I personally wish that adagio carried Yerba Mate

I'd like to second that one. :D

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Trey Winston » Jan 11th, '10, 10:41

A yellow tea, perhaps, just for completion's sake? Jun Shan Yin Zhen, for example?

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby brandon » Jan 15th, '10, 05:27

I feel that nearly the entire slate of Adagio oolongs is selected for completely different qualities than what I can only term "traditional" tea drinkers appreciate. This seems to be quite successful with the online retail market (mostly more casual drinkers), but if you wanted to teach people about tea, I would suggest 5 or so more traditional oolongs. I'm probably talking mostly about the "Master" class you mentioned.

Roasted Tie Guan Yin
a real Yancha or 3
Taiwan gao shan that doesn't strike people as being covered in cheap artificial scent
A decent Taiwanese aged oolong
Loose leaf, aged puerh is not out of the realm of possibility for Master class IMO.

Sorry to be blunt, but I think you could actually use it in your venture.

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Charles » Jan 15th, '10, 09:38

Brandon, I agree.

I do believe that a couple of the recent additions to the Adagio Oolong collection are good first steps. The Dan Cong Aria (http://www.adagio.com/oolong/dancong_aria.html) is exceptional, and the Huan Jin Bolero (http://www.adagio.com/oolong/huang_jin_bolero.html) isn't too shabby either. Both are also very reasonably priced... thus selected for the regular collection.

I've cupped several of the premium Oolongs that you've recommended and suggested a few for the Master's Collection. What actually makes it depends on a range of factors including price and availability, but this is definitely the direction we're headed.

Also, for all those who have requested it, you will see Yerba Mate and Matcha in the regular collection in this spring. :)

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Re: Are there any teas you wished Adagio carried?

Postby Dresden » Jan 15th, '10, 13:20

I am very excited to see this development at Adagio. I have only been brewing for about 8 months now, but I'm getting to the point of wanting to branch out and try higher grade teas. It would be nice to stay with a vendor I am already comfortable with.

I am glad to see matcha in the works. How about a genmaicha with added matcha?

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