Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adagio Teas Green Pekoe (Pyramid Bag)

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: variegated leaves with lots of down covered buds
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: buttery yellow

The term pekoe is most often associated the black tea but it is really just grade of tea. The first that struck me about this tea was its sweet, vegetal aroma. The color of the liquor almost reminded me of melted butter. This tea was interesting because it was delicate and brothy at the same time. Although it tasted very much like a typical mellow green tea, there was an underlying earthiness and a darjeeling-esque floral aspect. I love a rich, multidimensional tea and this one is a perfect example. This quickly became one of my favorite breakfast sips at work. I would definitely recommend this tea.