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drank Jasmine Pearls by Adagio Teas
1112 tasting notes

Traveling Tea Box Tea!!!

Today was just not my day. I didn’t hear my alarm and woke up at the time I usually leave for work! I rushed and packed my lunch only to forget it at home. It was (still!!) pouring rain when I left for the train, and the walk left me splattered with mud. I was 35 minutes late for work!

I wanted a strong black tea with milk and sugar but my little container of milk is in my packed lunch at home. Sigh! I remembered that Golden Moon’s Vanilla Jasmine put me in a fantastic mood, but of course the tin is at home! Double sigh! As I was digging through my tea stash at work, I found this one! It’s in a “gourmet bag” – one of those nylon sachets – and has a TON of pearls in it! I thought I’d give it a try – no measuring, no fuss.

Color me very pleasantly surprised (I’m not a huge Adagio fan) – it’s delicious! Flowery but not overwhelming or sickening…almost fruity too? Heady and sensual. I really like the oolong tea base – is that the fruity part I wonder? It’s very peachy/apricot! No bitterness. Absolutely delightful.

A second steep at 6 minutes: Once again, lovely. Softer floral and fruit but very, very delicious. I think it still has more to offer and I am going to try another steep after lunch – I’ll edit this post :)

Thank you Traveling Tea Box!!! You have completely changed the nature of my day – MUCH for the better!

EDIT: 4 lovely steeps, but I’m getting ready to leave for the day and can’t try a fifth – I think this tea could handle it, though!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Love this one! I go for a higher temp (200ish) w/ a shorter steeping time (3 min). I’m still not sure why the flavor seems stronger that way…

JacquelineM

Do you know if this sachet form is the same as loose Jasmine #12 – or some other Adagio tea? I like it enough to purchase but would rather get loose, but will get this if there is no one on one equivalent.

Cofftea

I have never tried a sachet from them and would never… especially something so beautiful to steep as this:) Log onto live chat or email them and ask.

JacquelineM

Good idea – thanks!

JacquelineM

I chatted :) (ooh never did that before!) and it is indeed Jasmine #12! I haven’t made an Adagio order since Jan 30 2009 (I looked it up on the site – he hee!) but I think this tea is totally worth an order!

Cofftea

Holy cow! That was about the time I made my 1st

Stephanie

Yea makes everything better—yay for mood-altering tea! ;)

JacquelineM

Stephanie – I’m convinced that Jasmine has some kind of mood altering powers for me!

Cofftea

I feel that way about matcha and chai. Maybe just cuz they’re my favorites?

k_t_bug

Your morning started the same way mine did!

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Cofftea

Love this one! I go for a higher temp (200ish) w/ a shorter steeping time (3 min). I’m still not sure why the flavor seems stronger that way…

JacquelineM

Do you know if this sachet form is the same as loose Jasmine #12 – or some other Adagio tea? I like it enough to purchase but would rather get loose, but will get this if there is no one on one equivalent.

Cofftea

I have never tried a sachet from them and would never… especially something so beautiful to steep as this:) Log onto live chat or email them and ask.

JacquelineM

Good idea – thanks!

JacquelineM

I chatted :) (ooh never did that before!) and it is indeed Jasmine #12! I haven’t made an Adagio order since Jan 30 2009 (I looked it up on the site – he hee!) but I think this tea is totally worth an order!

Cofftea

Holy cow! That was about the time I made my 1st

Stephanie

Yea makes everything better—yay for mood-altering tea! ;)

JacquelineM

Stephanie – I’m convinced that Jasmine has some kind of mood altering powers for me!

Cofftea

I feel that way about matcha and chai. Maybe just cuz they’re my favorites?

k_t_bug

Your morning started the same way mine did!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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