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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
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Thanks SoccerMom for this sample! I got it today. This is actually my first green loose leaf tea experience. I probably should have started with a plain green sencha or Gunpowder or something, but this is what I have. I didn’t know how to measure the leaves as they are so large, and I don’t have a food scale, so I did a few pinches of tea to 16oz. I heated my water to 180F and steeped for 3 minutes.

Wow do these leaves get ginormus when steeped! I was quite surprised. Makes me want to order some green tea pearls to watch those unfurl. Anyways, back to the tea at hand (in cup?). This tea smells like junior mints and hay. I don’t know if hay is my way of saying “vegetal” but it definitely has a hay aroma. Thankfully this doesn’t come through in the taste. The flavoring is definitely flavoring as there are no chocolate nibs or cocoa in this tea. I believe the mint is an flavor and not in here in any form either. I think they probably could have thrown in some peppermint leaves but maybe the cocomint is all one flavor combination.

Tastes alright, glad to have tried it, not sure I’d order more.

Cofftea

As far as measuring, I used 1 teaspoon of leaves per 6oz before I got my scale. This is by far my favorite dessert tea. I almost cry whenever I see someone not like it lol.

Meghann M

I think I’m just not used to green tea in leaf form. I’ve had such horrible green teas (lipton bagged green) up until recently it takes alot for me to get over the vegetal/hay/freshness to it. I’m sure they will start to grow on me and I will revisit them, but currently my tastebuds crave Chai blends and Fruity blends. Even flavored blacks.

Cofftea

You’ll find that your tastebuds will go in cycles. For instance, I started my loose tea experience by adding mint to *every*thing. Now the only mint tea I have regularly is this and I also add flavored mints to the water I use to make matcha.

SoccerMom

I agree with Cofftea on this one. I still consider myself new to the world of loose leaf teas but I find myself going in cycles with my favorites.

Cofftea

SoccerMom, I think that happens w/ everything- not just tea. Look at what you did/didn’t like as a kid and what you do/don’t now.

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Cofftea

As far as measuring, I used 1 teaspoon of leaves per 6oz before I got my scale. This is by far my favorite dessert tea. I almost cry whenever I see someone not like it lol.

Meghann M

I think I’m just not used to green tea in leaf form. I’ve had such horrible green teas (lipton bagged green) up until recently it takes alot for me to get over the vegetal/hay/freshness to it. I’m sure they will start to grow on me and I will revisit them, but currently my tastebuds crave Chai blends and Fruity blends. Even flavored blacks.

Cofftea

You’ll find that your tastebuds will go in cycles. For instance, I started my loose tea experience by adding mint to *every*thing. Now the only mint tea I have regularly is this and I also add flavored mints to the water I use to make matcha.

SoccerMom

I agree with Cofftea on this one. I still consider myself new to the world of loose leaf teas but I find myself going in cycles with my favorites.

Cofftea

SoccerMom, I think that happens w/ everything- not just tea. Look at what you did/didn’t like as a kid and what you do/don’t now.

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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