Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, needle-like
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
Liquor: deep gold
+Adagio Teas is well known for their fandom blends but every once in a while, they offer a straight tea that really makes me sit up and take notice. I ordered a sample pack this tea because it was a rare case of something that I haven’t tried before. Most tea lovers are familiar with Long Jing (aka Dragonwell) but not many are familiar with Long Ding (aka Dragon Peak). The aroma while brewing was intoxicating. I kept sticking my nose into the tea maker, impatiently waiting for the required two minutes to tick by. The taste was sweet and complex with a heavy floral lean. Notes of orchid and stone fruit ended in a pleasant vegetal aspect that reminded me of sugar snap peas. I even picked up some creaminess in the finish. My second infusion was just as enjoyable. There was no bitterness and hardly any astringency. I get frustrated by reviews on their website sometimes because they are so often misguided. Bitter? Grassy? Bland? This tea is none of those things!