Tea of the Week – Green (Emerald) Needle
Name: Green Needle
Bought At: Adagio.com
Price: $4 for a 10-cup sample
First Impressions: Grassy, Hint of Fruitiness
Got a new order in today with some white tea and a few new greens, this is the first one I tried. Before that though, let me clarify something that was confusing to me. The tin I received is labeled “emerald green” but I had ordered green needle. I chatted with adagio via their website and it seems they had to change “emerald needle” to “green needle” because they got sued by another company who owned that name. Just thought I would share that in case any of you were confused too! On to the tea – It smelled grassy at first, but there was definitely a hint of fruitiness hidden as well. As far as taste goes it is a milder tea, although it did go down very smooth. Nothing really overpowering in the flavor category, it is just a nice mellow green with just a hint of a smoky aftertaste. While it might not be ground breaking, I found it a good day to day tea that more often than not I had finished before I realized it.
3 / 5