34 Tasting Notes

drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

This has a strong briny scent very reminiscent of miso soup. The flavor is about the same as the smell. Just add tofu and sliced scallions…
Not my favorite, although it would be fine to drink with dinner.

As this gets cooler, the fishy smell and taste are becoming more pronounced – to the point where I can’t finish my cup.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank White Tangerine by Adagio Teas
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There was a very faint fruity smell when opening the pouch, but that disappears when steeping. The tea has a nice flavor, but no tangerine at all that I could detect. It’s not offensive by any means, but not something to get excited about either.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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The smell while steeping is a bit overwhelming, but the mojito/rum smell came through fairly well along with the very strong berry smells. I let it steep for 90 sec since there’s a lot more herbal than actual green tea to the mix and it came out nice. The berry flavor is there, although I’d like more true blackberry flavor to come through, and the mojito flavor was absent. Still, it’s a nice herbal/berry mix. I added just a little agave nectar to help round out the sweetness.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I could pick up the umami as well, it made for an interesting cup. Not grassy either. Light n smooth.

Edit: had some more today, and let it cool off more. There’s an immediate light sweet note followed by the umami flavor. It’s almost meaty. The finish is crisp and peppery. I don’t think it pairs well with sweets such as cookies, but by itself or with a savory meal, it would be fantastic.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Science nerd by trade, I teach A&P at the college level and relax by having some tea and reading some good science fiction.

I really like green and white tea but don’t care for coffee or the black teas. Matcha is good (at least when I’m not making it) but I’m caffeine sensitive so I don’t have it a lot. A good Oolong is the ambrosia of the gods.

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