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drank Toasted Sesame by Adagio Teas
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The first thing I noticed when I opened the tin is how oily the leaves look, like the whole container was dropped in a pot of sesame oil. The smell made me think of Chinese food, or maybe teriyaki. When I started steeping though, the smell reverted back to being just like a bag full of sesame seeds.

I goofed on the steeping time so I’m not sure how long it was, but it’s probably somewhere around four minutes. When I rescued it, the surface of the ‘tea juice’ (ha!) was covered in a distinct sheen of oil. The flavour is very much like what I’d expect toasted sesame to taste like; so Adagio gets points for authenticty. It seems to also work quite well with the tanins in the tea base.

This isn’t a flavour I’m used to tasting in my tea (obviously) so my tongue is sending my brain rather mixed signals and confuzzling the poor dear. I think I’m leaning towards liking it, but not loving it – further testing is required! ;)

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Boiling
Cofftea

I’m so glad it didn’t taste like BURNED sesame seeds! I got 3 good infusions from mine.

Jillian

No, no burnt flavour, thankfully. I might see if I can get another infusion out of this later.

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Cofftea

I’m so glad it didn’t taste like BURNED sesame seeds! I got 3 good infusions from mine.

Jillian

No, no burnt flavour, thankfully. I might see if I can get another infusion out of this later.

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