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I’m back after a really really long time! yaay! Prepare for an assault on you’re dashboard pages! Then again, it was only 2 or 3 weeks, which kind of proves that I’m a ridiculous junkie for not only tea, but steepster as well.

So I found myself on adagio’s website…you know, ordering presents and whatnot. I wasn’t going to get anything for myself, but I thought that I’d might as well, since I just happened to be there. I limited myself to 1 sample, but then I saw a couple more I wanted, which left me at 4. I actually had to chase myself off when I realized that I was eying full sized tins.

Anyway, based on the description Adagio gives, this should have been UH-MAY-ZING. Telling me that it’s sweet, luscious, and indulgent seemed to cater to exactly the flavors I was craving. I didn’t stand a chance. Even if I had read the reviews here, I doubt it would have made a difference. It was like I had fallen deeply in love with someone I’d just met on the internet. I was ready to pack up and move to Iowa. Turns out that jerk used a photo from 10 years ago, before the first two marriages.

Actually, it isn’t bad, I just really wanted to use that analogy. I just feel like it’s nothing special. The first two steeps, I found, were simple and nutty, with a sweet aftertaste. The third was my favorite. The nuttiness was less prominent, allowing it to blend more with the sweetness. There’s a hint of buttery, also. There may have been a bit of toast somewhere, but nothing as exciting as advertised. I’m just finishing up the 5th steep, which is still very drinkable. I really should up the score a bit for re-steeping power. It’s quite sweet (for how weak it is in general, anyway) and the nuttiness has become an aftertaste. It’s not complex by any means, but it’s about as exciting as it’s always been.

Steeping: Water was heated to the point where I could juuuuust make out steam rising
1-2 minutes (it smelled really vegetal at about 1 minute, so I stopped it early out of fear)
2-3 minutes (package directions)
3-4 minutes
4-4 minutes 45 seconds
5-6 minutes

It’s entirely possible that I’m just not so much a green tea person. I tend more towards whites, blacks, and oolongs, so I just might not be refined enough for this. I kinda doubt it, though. Dongshan Dolce is pleasant enough, I’ll definitely finish my sample, but will not buy it again. I suppose it would be good for people who want green tea without grassy flavors. The entire time I’ve been drinking it, I keep thinking that it’s a less plant-y version of Andao’s Spring Snail Shell.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Welcome back!

Jillian

Hey welcome back (to the asylum, Mwhahahaha!)

Great review by the way. :)

Hyrulehippie

Thanks so much! You don’t know how glad I am to be back. Just one more final and I’m back to obsessive posting and commenting! I promise the dashboard assault is coming! Muahaha. T__T

Jillian

When you put it that way, I feel like I should be laying out barbed wire and getting ready for a D-Day-esque invasion. ;P

LENA

welcome back….missed ya!

Cofftea

I love Adagio. I pay for all the gifts I get people w/ my credit card then use the cup points for myself.:)

Angrboda

YAY, it’s good to have you back. :D

Hyrulehippie

@Jillian- barbed wire wouldn’t be a bad idea, though electrified might be a better choice. w

takgoti

YAAAAAAAY!

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TeaEqualsBliss

Welcome back!

Jillian

Hey welcome back (to the asylum, Mwhahahaha!)

Great review by the way. :)

Hyrulehippie

Thanks so much! You don’t know how glad I am to be back. Just one more final and I’m back to obsessive posting and commenting! I promise the dashboard assault is coming! Muahaha. T__T

Jillian

When you put it that way, I feel like I should be laying out barbed wire and getting ready for a D-Day-esque invasion. ;P

LENA

welcome back….missed ya!

Cofftea

I love Adagio. I pay for all the gifts I get people w/ my credit card then use the cup points for myself.:)

Angrboda

YAY, it’s good to have you back. :D

Hyrulehippie

@Jillian- barbed wire wouldn’t be a bad idea, though electrified might be a better choice. w

takgoti

YAAAAAAAY!

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I’m pretty terrible at bios so I don’t think I’ll even try to make it interesting. I’m a college senior majoring in Japanese and minoring in women’s and gender studies. I’ve been a vegetarian for about 8 years or so. I craft and game whenever possible and have been known to give up large amounts of sleep for either.

いつも日本語の練習の時間ですよ!一緒に練習したかったら私に連絡してください。よろしくね。 ^0^ 

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