Being a member of the Association of Tea Bloggers definitely has its benefits! We were recently given an opportunity to contribute reviews relating to Adagio's Roots Campaign Program. This two old program introduces customers to the individual farmers who produce Adagio's artisan teas. It also shares information about how the teas are processed and highlights the efforts of the individual growers. This is a great way for customers to gain more insight about the teas they're purchasing.
This month Adagio is highlighting farmer Mr. Huang Jian Lin from Dongting, Jiangsu in China. This grower produces Adagio's Pi Lo Chun green tea. He began working in tea gardens when he was 20 years old and is still plucking away to this very day. You can read more about this featured farmer by clicking on the above Roots Campaign Program link.
Participating ATB members received a sample of Adagio's Pi Lo Chun green tea to review.
Pi Lo Chun which is also called Bi Luo Chun is often translated as "green spring snail". This tea is made from the finest tender buds which are hand-plucked and delicately rolled. The dry leaf has a sweet fruity/floral aroma.
Steeping one teaspoon at 180 degrees for 2 minutes displays delicate green buds.
The liquor is pale yellow with a peachy glow. The tea is light and creamy with a slight earthy taste. A very pleasant green tea.
I think the Adagio Roots Campaign is a wonderful program! It creates a personal connection between the tea drinkers and the farmers who labored to produce good tea. Having visited several tea gardens in Taiwan, I returned home with a deeper level of respect and appreciation for tea farmers. I'm honored to participate in a program which showcases the individual farmers who are so passionate about growing and processing great teas! Bravo Adagio Teas! You're offering a new level of customer awareness which will enhance the tea drinking experience.
Please find links to the members who participated in the ATB's Blog Carnival - Adagio's Roots Campaign: Gongfu Girl, LeafJoy, Black Dragon Tea Bar, Notes on Tea, Tea For Today, That Pour Girl, Walker Tea Review, Teaspoons & Petals