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type: green

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Fine twisted young leaf that resembles a chun mee style but interspersed with silvery down covered buds. The aroma is quietly floral but gives way to a smokiness, reminiscent of a gunpowder but not nearly as bold. The cup is light, yet smoky with a semi buttery mouthfeel. In the finish a dry white grape note, and lingering smoke. Steep at 180°F for 3 minutes

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    • 

      I’m not a fan of green tea but this faired better. It was slightly floral and not at all grassy. I brewed at 180 for 2 minutes.

    • CK

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      I was fortunate enough to have my tea prepared for me when I couldn't make it myself but with that comes an altered flavor profile of someone who had never made tea before. The flavor wasn't as grassy or astringent as others have expressed but was smooth and smokey and wholly enjoyable.

    • 

      Fantastic grassy green tea. I really enjoy this one. It’s got some fruity notes that I really like.

    • 

      It's pretty plain green tea, which is fine. It's boring, not bad. I would drink it when offered but will not likely buy again.

    • 

      This is pretty good for a green tea, which is not what I usually reach for, but I did enjoy this one. It's light and a little bit floral, maybe a little bit grassy.

    • 

      The CommuniTea packet had a light, sweet, straw scent. Once steeped and hot the scent and flavor was more green, grassy, and a bit astringent. I added sugar to help with the astringency. I find I preferred it once it cooled - it went from being grassy to more buttery.

      The second steep was only a tad lighter, and it wasn't as astringent so I didn't need to add as much sugar.

      Steeped (1) 180F 3min, (2) 180F 2min

    • 

      Very nice, mellow green tea. Has a very smooth mouthfeel, a tiny bit of smokiness and is a touch sweet. Just a bit of mineral flavor and clean astringency. Brews to a beautiful yellow, slightly green color.

    • 

      A lovely green tea, with the right balance of smoke and savory sweetness. There's a lovely grassy note that makes me want more.

    • 

      I would recommend this tea for anyone starting to dabble in green teas. Although it is a bit vegetal, it is also buttery and light and easy in the palate.

    • 

      Brewed in gaiwan at 175F

      Let me start by saying that there was a ton of small particles in my packet. Usually the initial rinse will rid the debris for subsequent brews, but it just kept coming. This tea looked liked someone dumped out a teabag, threw in a few pieces of whole leaf, and then said "there, done". If you don't brew using a fillable bag or a fine mesh strainer, good luck.

      Moving on... The smell is vegetal but lightly so. I had hopes that this would work well being brewed in my mini gaiwan. I'm not really getting the complexity as stated in the description. The butteriness is every so subtly there, but at least it actually exists unlike the supposed smoky quality; the smokiness is neither there in flavor nor scent. This flavor isn't terrible, but it isn't what I've come to expect from Adagio.

    • EC

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      Normally I really enjoy green teas - they are pleasant and grassy - but this tea is like drinking very bitter spinach water to me. I don't really mind bitter teas most of the time (I kind of prefer them to be a little bitter actually) but this one seems excessively bitter. I'm not picking up any pleasant smoky, floral, or buttery flavors like others are describing.

    • KK

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      A lite fresh not overly smoky tasting green tea. Also good for a second steeping. Not really a fave tho, as not a huge fan of green teas.

    • 

      Not nearly as smoky as I expected it to be. Just a middle of the road green tea.

    • 

      If you like green tea, you'll enjoy this one. It's not heavy.