26 Tasting Notes

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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I’ve actually made this tea a few times already but I’m pretty disappointed/meh about this one. At least it was free with my order. Haha

Not enough peachy-ness and the oolong was surprisingly bland. It never rounds out into a deep richness like the dry smell suggests. Instead it leaves you waiting for a sweet richness that doesn’t come around, it just fades into flat blandness with a very slight hint of peach.

Last words: Don’t be fooled be the amazing peachy and chocolaty scent of the dry leaves. This tea really doesn’t have much else to offer.
(Maybe I’ll make them into scent-sachets for my clothing drawers.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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72
drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
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So I’ve had this Pu-erh for a while. I ran out of my Adagio samples so I’m resorting to this while I wait for my Verdant order to come in. (So excited!)

Not so bad! I rinsed my leaves this time and it made it much better.
Smoky, earthy and slightly sweet for my first steep. I’ll update for my other steeps later.
Hopefully the sweetness and malty-ness will come out in my next steeps.
I’m brewing it in a 2-cup teapot with 3-teaspoons of Pu-erh.
It’s a little weaker at the finish than I’d hoped. I want it a bit stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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Down to the last bits of this. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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30
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
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Got to a late start this morning before my typography class.
Stuck with Bigelow this morning from the cafeteria. Tasted alright with some half and half and sugar. Still nothing special and it kind of had a sour taste near the finish. Eww.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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84

Trying this one iced. Turning out to be a little too light, but it’s nice and refreshing. Quite soft, the jasmine isn’t as strong.

It’s good.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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I just had 8 cups of this tea. Haha, easy to do with my Zojirushi heater.
It can withstand 4 steeps but really you should only steep this tea 3 times max. Otherwise the last steep tastes like weak and watery chicken stock.

Watch out for over-steeping too, 3:30-45 should be the limit on your first steep, especially if you’re getting down to the crumbs and shake. Bleh anything over that and no bueno.

Hope you guys are having a good day~ Anything interesting going on? :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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93
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
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I changed my rating I love this tea so much! I can’t get enough of it, I want to bathe in this stuff.
Going on my FIFTH steep today of the same leaves. Holy Hojicha! That’s a lot of Pouchong! “Damn gurl yo leaves still got dat flavaa!” – me. I’m sipping it as you read~

I’m getting low on my sample of this and I have to fork out some money to get a tin or I’ll have withdrawals. No, I’m not kidding it’s love. If Pouchong were a person I’d bake it a cake and give them a kissu.
Yes. Ahh. It’s a warm hug in a cup, it really is.


So I’ve been seeing people on here posting little things about their lives as they tealog, I guess I’ll jump on the bandwagon.

So I had an exam in my physical anthropology class today. Ugh ugh ugh. That class sucks, the tests are always super hard too. But I think that I survived it, with a B I’m hoping.

Then my friend started acting weird today. He’s suddenly uncomfortable with this other guy that we all hang out with coming to my house, weird. I told him that I wasn’t going to uninvite him, I trust the guy and everyone else including him is going to be there anyways. Ugh, his panties are in a knot because the other guy has a couple different interests than all of us. Seriously? Grow up man! We’re in college!

Sorry for the vent. Pouchong’s helping me relax though. :)
Tell me if I shouldn’t post this in here and I’ll edit it.
See ya cuties!

TheTeaFairy

No worries, you can always vent here, not a problem! We’re a bunch a good listeners :-)

Chiyo

Awws thank you TeaFairy. You’re a sweetheart.

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84
drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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So here’s the deal. I’m new to white tea, so I had to go through a few steeping tests with this before I felt comfortable enough to Tealog it. (Quality guys. Naw, not really it’s just my naiveTEA.)

Getting back to the cha, it’s silky sweet. It’s almost like a sweet-hay nectar. The smell of the dry leaves reveal most of its character. It’s just so fresh and sweet, it’s not as fragile and light as I thought that it would be. This white has some oomph.

First, I can taste a fresh rush of sweet floral notes, then the honey-nectar sinks in, leaving a sweet hay flavor in the finish. Very clean, very complex, not wimpy! This tea is comfort in a cup.

I think this was a great first experience with a white tea. I usually get at least 2, if not 3 good steeps from it. I’m dying to try the “White Peony” now~ ahaha.

Last Words: Great soft sweetness. Has a strong-ish hay flavor near the end. Solid cup(s) of cha, though it does fade a bit after the first steep.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
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This is becoming a favorite, I’m considering re-ordering this when I have the chance. It’s just so great and complex, loving it!

I got to my third steep this time and it’s faintly spicy~ Great brew.

I finally got around to measuring my new little one-person teapot that I bought from Daiso. I found out that it’s actually equal to 2 cups so now I can steep way better. I love it, the pot works great for this Pouchong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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84

Drank it this morning and realized that the steep time is pretty forgiving. A bit mellow on the second steep, it was nice. Nice and quick cup of cha. :)

Every time I drink this jasmine I think of the fujian jasmine pearls that I want to try from Adagio. They’re so fuzzy, tiny and cute! I want to tickle them. Haha, I’m not that weird I promise. Maybe.

Anyways, this cup got me awake this morning. I’m feeling good today. ;)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Hi, I’m Chiyo nice to meet you!
I’m 21 years old and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

I love tea! I’m pretty flexible with my tastes, I’m willing to try any cup of tea that I can get my hands on. I won’t say that I prefer any certain type of tea, although I do have some favorites. Although my top-rated teas and favorites are subject to change.

Happy steeping. :)

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