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drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
696 tasting notes

Thanks Mitch!

Wow, the scent of this one is so strong. Incredibly strong. And it’s such a deep red colour.

Update May 1/13: So I fell asleep on the couch last night with this next to me. My lovely fiance thought to put it in the fridge rather than pour it out so now I’m enjoying it cold.

This tea is really tart but I’m enjoying that. It’s so tart it’s borderline candy raspberry-ish. Or not quite ripe raspberry-ish perhaps. To be quite honest it tastes more like a juice chilled than a tea.

I did a resteep of the leaves to see if I enjoy it hot.

Okay the resteep was alright. It lost quite a bit of the flavour unfortunately. I drank half my resteep hot and put the rest in the fridge for after work.

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Thanks to whatshesaid for another coconut tea! Have I mentioned how much I love coconut?

I just updated my blog for the first time in over a month. Eek. Worst blog-keeper ever. But I have finals to blame for that little mishap.

Onto tea! This tea is decent. I shouldn’t have had anything after the amazingness that was Coconut Cocoa I’m thinking. I’m getting coconut initially but also a bit of a bizarre taste that I’m not quite sure what to make of.

I’ll have to update as I sip away.

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Thanks to whatshesaid for sending me this to test out :)

This smells amazing. It’s just cooling and the scents of chocolate and coconut are wafting my way enticingly. Gah!

This tea nailed the coconut flavour. It tastes just like coconut! And chocolate! But not overwhelmingly, sickeningly sweet chocolate (probably because it’s cocoa). Just delicious. I may actually add this permanently to my cupboard. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t anything like this. YUM.

Update: The second resteep was pretty good, definitely much less flavourful, but I still downed my cup haha.

whatshesaid

Glad you like it!! I found the barley a bit overwhelming for me but I think I’m sensitive to it :)

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Thanks Sil!

This tea smells yummy. I’m smelling mostly banana as it cools.

I’m really enjoying honeybush teas thus far yay. This is no exception. It’s actually somewhat reminding me of Pina Colada Honeybush from 52Teas. Perhaps that’s the pineapple? Either way I’m happy I’m getting to try this one out – yum.

The resteep of this one is just as flavourful :)

Sil

oh nice. glad you are enjoying it.

KittyLovesTea

This is one of my favourite teas ever, so fruit and delicious. :)

whatshesaid

I’ve been scared to try my sample of this from Sil because the last 52teas rooibos/honeybush I tried made me want to hurl :/

Sil

LOL so i don’t like this one that much, but i’m glad others seem to enjoy it a bunch heh

Courtney

whatshesaid I really enjoyed this one, thought I usually despise rooibos (with the exception of Della Terra because I can’t actually taste the rooibos)

Sil I’m so happy I got to try this one :)

Sil

if we ever do another swap in the future courtney remind me if i still have this and i’ll send you some more

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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
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Gah! Marshmallow root needs to be in all the things! Also, thanks jessiwrites for being awesome as usual, as sending me this to try out :)

This tea I’m really enjoying. The green base is light, great for an evening tea and the spearmint complements it nicely. The marshmallow root adds a great flavour that’s ever so subtle but does amazing things for the tea (just like White Christmas). I’m thrilled I’ve got enough for a couple more cups.

Second steep still yummy!

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Thanks Mitch for sending some of this my way.

This is my first Adagio tea yay. I’m just waiting for it to cool and it smells sweet and peppermint-y.

First sip the black base is pretty overwhelming and quite honestly I’m barely getting peppermint. The black base reminds me of the Kusmi teas I’ve tried, which I thoroughly enjoy. However, a tea named “Candy Cane” I expect to get some mint from. I’ll keep sipping away to see how it pans out.

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Thanks to teapot1 for sending some of this my way.

This wasn’t actually a tea that intrigued me considering the majority of flavoured oolongs I’ve tried I haven’t enjoyed. However, thanks to teapot1 I got the opportunity to try it out anyway. I have to say I’m surprised this one doesn’t have a higher rating because I really enjoyed it.

I’m only on my first steep but the oolong base is quite lovely and the cranberry flavour is very much there with a nice tartness, that isn’t overwhelming at all.

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drank Tropical Green by Harney & Sons
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This was a lovely light tea. The pineapple is the dominant flavour as stated. I very much enjoyed this and I’ll enjoy the remainder of my sample. I most likely won’t repurchase as it wasn’t overly amazing. I’m out of room in my tea cupboard and Bamboozled should do the trick for me :)

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drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is pretty tasty. There’s a hint of tartness but nothing close to overwhelming. Also the hibiscus is essentially non-existent – yay!

I can taste the watermelon, which is just wonderful since I LOVE watermelon.

The only thing I’m not loving is the cherry taste. I normally enjoy cherries but not so much in this tea. However, the tea itself is certainly a success for what it’s supposed to be. I’ll be enjoying the rest of my bag for sure :)

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I was a little worried since the girl at my normal store said this tasted like burnt toast but I found a store that had it and got 20g anyway. I was actually pleasantly surprised. I love genmaicha and this was slightly roastier and toastier than the genmaicha, but certainly not bad by any means.

Overall I think I’d prefer the genmaicha but I could see myself purchasing this in smaller amounts to enjoy.

Aimee Popovacki

see, i had the guy at david’s tell me this one was more grassy, kind of sweeter and when i smelled it i got that from the smell and it turned me right off of it… i love the genmaicha.

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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