5th infusion, 1 min 20 sec.
865 Tasting Notes
4th infusion. Fairly dark liquor. No longer very sweet, but not bitter either. Nice and clean.
Back logging a 3rd infusion from last nite. Steeped for 50 sec.
2nd infusion. I expected the liquor to be darker than the 1st infusion (which it definitely is), but WOW… as soon as I opened the top of my ingenuiTEA (which you should ALWAYS do so your leaves don’t mold) I was smacked in the face w/ the aroma which I don’t remember ever happening, especially when flash steeping. It definitely smelled grassy. It tasted almost exactly like it smelled except there was a sweetness that my tongue detected that my nose didn’t.
1st infusion flash steeping. Light aroma and liquor. Taste is also light, yet not weak. Grassy yet clean w/ a sweet finish.
3rd infusion. The cup was clean but there was still cappuccino mix residue on the leaves that left the liquid lightly cloudy. I can’t imagine how light it would be had it not been. VERY light for only a 3rd infusion. Thank God it tasted stronger than it looks. Not bad, especially coming from a person who doesn’t really care for black teas and especially black reinfusions. Time for the leaves to go.
2nd infusion. I used the same mug I did for my cappuccino experiment so it’s a bit milky, but just barely. This is the reason I didn’t use boiling water. I used very slightly cooler water because I didn’t want to scortch the cappuccino residue. It has a texture more like watery milk then a chai preparation. I don’t care for milk in my tea unless it’s chai, but for those that do it’s VERY delicious. Note to self, mix this w/ Adagio’s chocolate chai.
Steeped a cup (2.25g/6oz) and used that for my (Hills Bros. brand) Irish Cream Cappuccino. (A mix) It didn’t have foam on the top so it was more like a flat latte, but still good for a mix. Couldn’t really taste the tea- possibly a little more creamy (tasting, not texture) and a touch more of a bite because of the rum tea, but that’s actually ok for this. I mainly used it to make my cappuccino at least partially healthy.
Infusion 10, 20 min. Liquor and taste are barely, if any, lighter than the 9th infusion. I’m dumping these leaves now. Not because they’re dead, not because I’m sick of the flavor, but because I’d have to steep them at least 25 min and I’m not that patient.
Infusion 9, 15 min. A bit lighter than infusion 8, but still a lot darker than I expected it would be. The taste is light but flavorful.
Infusion 8, 12 min. WHOA! What the heck? The liquor (and the flavor, but especially the liquor) are a LOT darker than infusion 7 was. Now it’s a medium tarnished yellow… kinda like brown mustard. I didn’t even flash steep this one, does this usually happen this late in the game?
Infusion 7, 10 min. EXTREMELY light liquor, but the taste stronger than you’d expect. Perfect pearing w/ the pear I had w/ it. lol lame and corny joke I know. Sorry.
Infusion 6. Flavor is still really good, but the liquor is a bit disappointing.
Infusion 4. Nice and sweet. The perfect compliment to the bitter dressing on my salad.
Infusion 3. Bitterness is fading.
I’m eventually gonna flash steep this to see if I can get 16 infusions out of this like my last Dragonwell, but since this is my 1st time trying Adagio’s (THANKS LENA!) I thought I’d steep it as directed. 2.25g/6oz purified water.
Ok, I’m really starting to discover why dragonwell is so highly thought of. This is AMAZING! After flash steeping, I really thought the liquor would be stronger lol. It has a light vegetal yet sweet aroma. And the taste… light, sweet, yet bitter… It’s funny, the bitterness makes me make a weird face, but I love it!
Infusion 16, 10 min. I drank this before Prayer + Share this morning then FINALLY dumped the leaves, but could probably have gotten another infusion out of it had I increased the steeping time by 3 min or so.
Infusion 15. 9 min. WOW the liquor dropped off quick. I’m gonna try to get one more infusion though.
Infusion 14, 8 min. Liquor is finally getting lighter, is this a sign of the end?
Lucky number 13… and at this rate it may go another 13 more.:) A lil more sweetness than in the previous 2 or 3 infusions.
Infusion 12 after taking a quick break from tea to have an Irish Creme cappuccino which wasn’t bad for instant.