558 Tasting Notes

drank Mango Green by Adagio Teas
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I was a bit leery of this blend as it contained lapsang tea, which always throws me with its smoky scent and flavor, but in this blend,it really makes a difference.

The tea smells incredibly smoky and sweetly creamy upon brewing. I was a little hesitant to take a sip as the smoke was in the lead for the aroma. There is a bit of smoky flavor in the taste, but the vanilla and cream really tone it down and make it very enjoyable. I can almost taste that golden brown marshmallow (I learned how to be patient with my marsmallows so they wouldn’t end up charred around the time I graduated college). This is a delicous tea and I would recommend to anyone who is a bit hesitant to try smoky teas. This would be a great introductory tea to enjoy.

Thanks KeenTeaTime for the sample!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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drank Fruta bamba by Teavana
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This was a refreshing iced tea to have post workout this morning. I love the tropical flavors in this blend. And surprisingly, I can still taste the green tea base throughout the sip. Yum. My husband is in love with this tea as well. I will have to keep this one on hand for him. At least until Blackberry Mojito comes back into stock.

KeenTeaThyme

Did I send you some blackberry mojito? I have a little bit left; I can split with you.

Meghann M

You did:) I can wait until they have more. He loves it as iced tea and drinks so much of it that I better save for at least 8oz.

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drank Fruta Bomba by Teavana
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This is quite the tropical treat for tonights wet, cloudy evening. I tried this sans additives for the first brewing. I really enjoy it. It is green tea on the forefront, with a papaya twist to the end. A nice sweet ending to an usweetened cup. Quite the tropical flavor. This would be amazing iced. Off to see how the second steep handles and make up a pitcher of iced for tomorrow.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Drank this with some added Tarocco Ruby Orange. This is so naturally sweet and tart. I bought these teas mainly for my husband as he is addicted to these fruit teas. I love how tart and apple flavored this mixture is. I can taste the lemon prominently and I think the tartness is from the pomegranate.

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drank Ginger Ale Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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Enjoying this tea. It smells like gingerale, with out the effervescence. I like the bergamot in this with the warm ginger. I used 1 tablespoon with 12oz of water. I really enjoy brewing white tea with this much leaf. I can’t wait to try the second steep iced with a bit of sweetner.

Cofftea

I use twice that amount for some whites. :)

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drank Grand Earl Grey by Octavia Tea
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After drinking my cup of Raspberry Lychee tea at Pickwick, I chose a pot of this Grand Earl Grey to have with our meal. They had a delicious array of sandwiches, and the girls and I decided to split three sandwiches three ways. My favorite was a Turkey and Provolone on Marbled Rye with Raspberry Honey Mustard. Wow was it a great sandwich.

The grand earl grey was a nice pot to sip on while enjoying our meal. It had quite a smoky aftertaste, which was not something I expected. I haven’t had a smoky earl before.

We ordered chocolate cherry scones for dessert, served with raspberry jam and clotted cream. OMG….this was the perfect tea with such a sweet dessert. I love how Earl seems to go with just about everything. I may have to pick up some of this, it is so different from other teas I have in my cupboard!

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drank Raspberry Lychee by Octavia Tea
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Two co workers and I decided to go out for afternoon tea today at the Pickwick Society tearoom after work today. We started by each choosing a dainty cup (china tea cup) of tea we wanted to enjoy. They the full line of Octavia teas. After smelling several samples, I decided on this tea. I love the ripe, tart berry and sweet lychee fruit aroma and I needed the black tea base to pick me up. Once they brought the tea out to me in a pretty white with pink roses tea cup and saucer, I let it steep for four minutes. The brewed tea had a highly floral scent. Maybe a hint of jasmine? I loved how the sweet lychee hit my tongue first and the berry in the end of the sip. This was devine. I bet it would be great iced as well!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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This made a great choice for an afternoon treat this Valentines day. Paired it with a Raspberry Cheesecake cookie and it was sinful. I get almost a tingle on my tongue from sipping this tea. I’m not sure what makes that come across. I really like how the cherry and cream blend together, and the chocolate makes it even more delectable. Great blend! I will have to pick some of this up next adagio order!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Nichole

YUMMMM. . .Sounds Amazing!

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you liked it! :)

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Thought today would be the perfect day to sample this tea. I was given some extra pink rosebuds to add to this blend so I added 3 buds to my two teaspoons of leaf. This made for pretty equal tastes of chocolate and rose with a mild black tea. I enjoyed this without sweetner, but may try with honey later this afternoon. Yum.

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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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