Adagio is one of those unique companies that you can easily forget about and then rediscover later.
While I had originally passed off Adagio as just another run of the mill tea stores like Teavana but with this most recent sample I searched around their website to discover I was wrong.
Adagio is a unique beast of a store. This tea comes from a special section of their website called Masters by Adagio Teas.
They feature the tea, no tisanes, from Master tea farmers from China, India, Taiwan, and Japan.
This unique tea comes from farmer Yang Ai Fang in China. Though Tieguanyin is traditionally processed as an oolong tea, Yang Ai Fang decided to try something different.
It resulted in a unique brew with a golden honey liquor color. The wet leaves have a musty, stone fruit aroma.
This no astringency tea has flavors of slight chocolate undertones with somewhat floral and fruity overtones.
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Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Master Teas by Adagio Teas
Tie Guan Yin, often translated as Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha, is a variety of Chinese oolong tea. However, this version takes the classic Tie Kuan Yin leaves and processes them in a black tea style. This unique combination culminates in the velvet savory texture of black tea with the unique floral charm of traditional Tie Guan Yin tea. When brewed, this intriguing handcrafted tea has a reddish-brown liquor that hints towards dark chocolate and a whispery licorice finish. A Masters Teas favorite!