Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tea Time and Lunch

I had a morning doctor appointment today, and when I returned it was time for lunch, so I decided to try the third and final tea I received from Adagio Tea - Keemun Rhapsody. Lunch at my computer desk isn't the most elegant place to eat, but I was home alone, and decided to multi-task.

Keemun falls in the category of robust, full-bodied tea, but I found this tea very smooth and palatable without the addition of milk or sugar.   It would be great for starting the day,  but was just as lovely at mid-day.

This black tea is from the Anhui Province of China.  I ordered the 0.8 oz./23g sample bag for $8, that yields 10 cups.

The long, dark brown, slender processed tea leaves have an earthy smell before steeping.

The steeped leaves yield a bright coppery/brown color, with a delicious mild and smooth, smoky flavor that isn't the least bit overpowering like Lapsang Souchong. The slight taste of cocoa reminded me a bit of the Golden Monkey tea I sampled yesterday.

The infused leaf is pictured below. I tried giving it a second infusion, but found it too weak. Multiple infusions weren't in the description.

While I was in the waiting room at the Dr.'s office this morning I came across an article about the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate.  I've always preferred milk chocolate to dark chocolate, despite the fact that it lacks health benefits.  When I stopped at the produce market on my way home, a display of dark chocolate candy bars were positioned right in front of the check-out lane. They were 70% cocoa [the minimum requirement for antioxidant properties], so I decided to treat myself.  At .75 cents a bar I figured it wouldn't be much of a loss if I didn't like it.  To my surprise, I liked it. Could it be that it paired well with the chocolatey notes in the Keemun?

I ate 1/3 of the bar [which figured out to 87 calories], and will make the other 2/3's last for two more days.

This concludes my review of the three teas from Adagio Tea.  I highly recommend all three, and will be ordering more.  Thank you, Adagio Tea!

As I close today's post I want to share a quote I saw on Facebook.  It's too relevant and thought-provoking not to share.

Those who died yesterday
had plans for this morning.
And those who died this morning
had plans for tonight.
Don't take life for granted!


  1. How lovely! The tea sounds great. You have a really nice blog, thank you so much for sharing. I love tea! :)

  2. Another delicious tea to try! And I'm with you on prefering milk chocolate but the way I look at it, dark chocolate is better than no chocolate at all. :-) Have a wonderful weekend.


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