558 Tasting Notes

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This is one of the samples I received from Ginkgo with life in teacup. There was a valentine’s special package created for 10 lucky steepster posters and I was lucky enough to be one of them!

I’ve never tried an unflavored oolong, so this is an experience for me. I have seen many raving reviews about different Tie Guan Yin’s and wanted to try one. I followed the steeping instructions in doing a 1 minute prewash/steep, then a 20 second steep with nearly boiling water. I like the infusion that came from the first steep. It is sweet and light and delicately floral. I hope to try more steeps from these leaves.

I had a Pomegranate Tie Guan Yin from Harney several months ago, and now remember it being similar in flavor, but having an added tart fruit flavor from the pomegranate. I do like this tea, I just wish I had more of a vocabulary to explain and describe it.

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YUM.YUM.YUM.YUM.

I don’t know why I hesitated on ordering this one. This is so delicous, creamy and coconuty. I haven’t tasted the cheesecake much, accept in the aftertaste, and not sure I will get the chance to sip this cup as it cools as I am inhaling it. I love that I can’t taste the honeybush flavor much in this brew. Probably because I only steeped it for 3 minutes because the aroma was intoxicating. I really like it at this steeping time.

Thanks so much Lisbet for sending me a few teaspoons of this to try!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I’m so impatient for my order to arrive after reading everyone’s reviews of this tea. *glares at Canada Post *

Uniquity

Ah, Canada Post. The enemy of tea lovers everywhere! Well, at least in Canada : )

Kristen

I hesitated and missed this one….I am hoping Frank adds this to the permanent collection after reading all the fabulous reviews!

Meghann M

He made two more lbs! Placed my order as I don’t want to miss this one.

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I brewed this using more leaf, as I tend to find white flavored teas to be quite light in flavor. I used 2 tbsp for 12oz water. It still amazes me how pale the liquid from white teas is. It almost tastes like grapes. The blend of cranberries, currants and cherries makes it taste grapey? I think my taste buds may be a little off. This tea would probably be better suited for later in the day, but it was still pleasant this morning. Now to brew a cup that will wake me out of this fog.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pirate Chai by ThinkGeek
558 tasting notes

Quite a tasty chai mix. Brewed it up with cream and sugar as I didn’t have the patience to steep on the stovetop. Leaves were beautiful to watch unfold.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Very interesting. Had no idea Think Geek had any kind of tea.

Meghann M

I think on the packaging it said made for tea geek by adagio. Maybe it was an uber special blend type thing?

ashmanra

Most of our Christmas shopping is done from the Think Geek catalog! Love it! They have four teas in all, I think.

gmathis

I knew I liked you guys for a reason! Think Geek is one of our favorites, too!

ashmanra

My youngest is drinking out of the laboratory beaker mug tonight and wearing the Enterprise “Ship in a Bottle” shirt. They both wear TG t-shirts all the time! Instead of stuffed animals, they have plush renditions of Y. pestis (the black plague) and other such microbes on their beds! :)

mpierce87

@ashmanra – I was just looking at those plush microbes last night. They are too cute!

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66

Three bags 20oz water from spirit, kept bags in while drinking. Surprisingly didn’t get bitter. Love this tea at work.

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drank Citrus Mate by Adagio Teas
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My first Adagio custom blend arrived today! I was so excited to make this tea, especially after noting that adagio didn’t really make a berry blended green rooibos when they created the green rooibos collection.

Even with just 30% berry blues, I can really taste the blueberry in this blend. It isn’t over the top or too tart that I need to add sugar. I think it is just right! There is a light citrus herbal tone from the lemongrass, and the flavor from the rooibos still shines through. I’m really happy I made this tea and can’t wait to try it iced. I’m hoping this will be a perfect evening blend for those nights I want something fruity and decaf!

Oh, I might be a bit biased on the rating as I created this myself, but if you would care to try a little and give me some feedback on this tea, shoot me a pm or comment and I can send some off to you!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
mpierce87

Ooh, this sounds pretty good. I definitely wouldn’t mind trying it out sometime.

KeenTeaThyme

I’m ordering this during my next Adagio run. Love the pic. :)

Nichole

Sounds like Blueberry Heaven to me!!!

Uniquity

I only have one green rooibos and it’s got lotsa strong weird flavours…This, on the other hand, sounds lovely. But I’m a nut for lemongrass and I love blueberry.

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I really didn’t expect to like this tea, I haven’t really craved jasmine flavored teas and thought it would just be one I tried and passed along. Well, I find I’m enjoying this tea more and more. I drink this more in the evenings when I don’t want the caffeine of a black tea. I craved it again tonight, and noticed I was down to less than half of the tin. I haven’t even opened the earl grey yet, as the Lupicia Earl Grey came into my life right before this one did. I think I may order another set (or two) of these just to have this tea around a little longer.

Charisma

If you want to swap, I can give you my tin because I’m allergic to Jasmine :( I get hives all over! Very unfortunate since I love jasmine flowers!

Meghann M

I would love to swap. Would you like a pouch of ginger ale bai mu Dan or cantaloupe white? I ordered two pouches of each yesterday and I could send when they arrive. Or let me know if something else interests you.

Meghann M

That stinks that you are allergic as jasmine smells and tastes so good :(

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96

Wow! This smells so much like the high calorie white chocolate mocha that I love so dearly. I haven’t had one in ages and this tea really brought me back to that flavor. It isn’t as creamy in texture, but I bet if I added a splash of cream the texture would be about right. This tea is intoxicating. Such the perfect tea for me. Thank you JoeCool for sending me a few bags!

Kristen

hmmm I wonder if this is out now for Valentine’s? It sounds good….going to check the grocery store!

Kristen

Ok just checked the website and it is on there, so hopefully my local store will have some!

gmathis

Saw this one locally (an unusual occurrence). Now I’m really intrigued.

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96

Enjoying this iced with a pinch of splenda to sweeten it. Iced this is one tart tea, with a little sweetner this is adult coolaid. I wish I had some lemongrass or mint to mix in with it, I bet it would be even better!

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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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