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Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.


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Jun 26th, '08, 20:27
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by MarshalN » Jun 26th, '08, 20:27

Ok.... a question for those of you who order from Adagio....

If I want an assam or a keemun from them -- which one's the best in your opinion?

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by tenuki » Jun 26th, '08, 20:57

don't believe the user/customer ratings eh? :)

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by Victoria » Jun 26th, '08, 23:38

Go for the Assam. As tenuki pointed out subliminally, the assams are the highest rated of the black teas.

I prefer the assam melody of the two.

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by keelyn » Jun 27th, '08, 00:11

I've only had one of each, the Keemun Encore (higher end) and the Assam Melody (lower end).

I absolutely love the Encore, a Hao Ya A. Has all the good things I'd expect from a Keemun, ie that rich complex biscuity aroma with that Burgandy character. I will probably order more when its back in stock.

I wasn't so impressed with the Assam Melody. It was very one-note, heavily malty and that's all. I used most of this as a base to some rosemary iced tea I made and it was delicious that way. Otherwise I would not drink it straight.

If you have to try just one kind of each, I'd suggest the Keemun Encore and the Assam Harmony. But why not get a sample of each?

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by kymidwife » Jun 27th, '08, 00:21

I'm learning that there are as many varied opinions as there are tea-lovers... and there's no accounting for what individuals prefer. For that reason, I'm a big fan of samples.

That being said, I think the assam melody and harmony are both pretty good, but I enjoy the keemun concerto more than either assam. I haven't tried the keemun encore... will have to put that on my sample list.

Sarah

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by henley » Jun 27th, '08, 03:22

kymidwife wrote:I'm learning that there are as many varied opinions as there are tea-lovers... and there's no accounting for what individuals prefer. For that reason, I'm a big fan of samples.
Very well said!

I prefer the Assam Melody over Harmony. However, after the rave reviews about the Keemun, I'll have to try it next time.

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by Salsero » Jun 27th, '08, 08:51

I preferred Melody to Harmony also.

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