drank Silver Needle by Rishi Tea
42 tasting notes

So my tea shipment seems to be delayed, and therefore I ran out and got some more Silver Needle from a different source (does this mean I’m addicted?)

Based on what I could determine this appears to be a different tea than the Silver Needle Premium from Rishi, so I’ve added it to the list for Steepster.

Two mounded tablespoon’s and about 12 ounces of water steeped for 2 minutes. This one is slightly more colorful when steeped than Adagio’s Silver Needle, smell here is more hay than Adagio’s I believe.

Wow work got me interrupted there, where was I…

Ahh I am now on the second steeping of the Rishi Silver Needle. The second steeping smells more floral than the first but I did steep it 2:30 instead of just 2:00 of my first. The taste of this has a hint more flower to it than Adagio’s and seems slightly less complex. On first impressions I’m going to have to say I prefer the Adagio to the Rishi. However I really should try steeping them both so I can try them almost simultaneously.

With how well this came out on the second steeping I may have to try three and that is where Adagio’s Silver Needle seemed to “give out” in my mind. When I get my tea shipment I will brew two cups one of each and try them both to truly contrast them.

However since my first impression is that I prefer the adagio, I currently have given them the higher rating here. Another tea that goes in the “Needs further experimentation section” of my cabinet.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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