Adagio Teas White Assam Tea Review
A Very Enjoyable White Tea
Summary : I liked this tea. The tea had a pleasant
yet subtle taste to it. Yet it was quite flavorful. The taste is hard
to describe...best way to say it is that it tastes like a white tea!
Review : I'm new to drinking white teas. So new...in
fact...that this is my second white tea! As such, I don't have a "frame
of reference" available to compare this tea to anything else really.
So you may wish to take this review with a "little grain of salt."
White tea, for those not familiar with it, is considered the "premium
of teas" in the tea world. White tea comes from a special tea plant
variety, called Narcissus, of which only select leaves are used. Because
of this, white teas tend to be the most expensive of teas available.
This is how
Adagio Teas describes their White Assam Tea on their website : "Comprised solely
of the tender unopened buds gathered in the second flush of early summer,
this is an outstanding tea that fuses the gentle sweetness of white with
a subtle malty taste, a characteristic of all Assam teas. A delicacy
for every occasion."
And you know what, after reading Adagio's description of this tea, I
would have to agree. This tea does have a light, malty taste to it. And
there is no question that the tea is subtle. Yet...at the same time...it
does have a pleasant and moderately strong flavor to it.
Straight out of the tin that the tea arrives in you most likely won't
be impressed, at least not by the teas fragrance. On the other hand,
one can not help but be impressed by the size of the leaves. They are
huge...and only get larger during the brewing process.
The final product once brewed has a light orange color to it, and is
rather pleasing to look at I thought. And the taste, while far from overpowering,
is definitely of moderate strength. And more importantly, it is a good
taste. You won't find any bitterness here.
Recommendation : Yes. While it is not my favorite white
tea (I liked the White Pear Tea better),
this is certainly a tasty and pleasant tea. The tea is also probably
a good tea for people new to white tea to experiment with, too.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : White Assam Tea
- Manufacturer :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : White Tea
- Leaf Type : Loose
- Date of Review : November 26th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Use 1 teaspoon of
leaves, although you'll need to use a bit more due to the large
size of the leaves. Pour water with a temperature of 180 degrees
over leaves and let brew for 7 minutes.
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