1760 Tasting Notes

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The tea smells like a sweet, ripe peach – or at least something close to it. It brewed up as a nicely mellow tea with sweet fruity notes. Normally I find Adagio’s Formosa Oolong to have a bit of an unpleasent burnt flavour, but the peach and the white peony in this blend seem to even things out. It’s a good tea to drink in the evenings when you want something light and smooth.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Mecha by Den's Tea
1760 tasting notes

Wow this tea smell strongly of seaweed when I open the pouch! It’s a very fine-textured tea, with litrle dark-green pieces that would probably be called Fannings in an Indian-style tea. It brews up a murky, green cup that looks a bit like over-diluted matcha. The flavour is full and complex – a mix of savory, sweetness and grassy bitterness, though the bitterness is less pronounced than it would be in another tea like a sencha. I’ve always liked the high-quality Japanese greens Den’s Tea carries, and this one is no exception.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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74

I haven’t drank this tea in awhile so for some variety I had it iced. The green rooibos base lends itself really well to iced tea and the fresh flavours of the aloe make for a truely refreshing drink. I wish I had more as I’d love to make up a jug to keep in the fridge.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Anhui Keemun by Adagio Teas
1760 tasting notes

My sense of taste is mostly back to normal so I figured this was as good a time as any to crack open my Adagio order. I sort of expected bigger leaves out of something touted as a high-quality tea, but I suppose size isn’t everything, lol. :D Dry, the leaves were black with flecks of gold but when they brewed they turned a light brown shade.

The flavours are bold and dramatic – bitter cocoa with a little bite that actual does resemble pepper a bit. There’s also a hints of tanins and smoke, something I’ve come to recognize as a characterstic of most Chinese black tea to one degree or another. The tea has a substantial, almost thick feel in the mouth and it lingers on the tongue, not letting you forget it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’m thinking, with a description like that, Adagio should hire you to write their ad copy. Yum!

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drank Blazing Strawberries by DAVIDsTEA
1760 tasting notes

I think a five minute steep is on the light side of things as my cup tasted a little bit weak. It was quite an intriguing tea (or tisane, I guess), lightly grassy with fruity strawberry flavours and a smooth, almost creamy feel in the mouth. I’m not getting any heat from the peppercorns so the ‘blazing’ part isn’t really happening at the moment – but at least the ‘strawberry’ is!

On a side note, I’m glad I finished my tea before reading the horror stories about finiding snail and worms in this tea – now I’m afraid to look at the spent leaves. 0_o

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Taffy Terror (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1760 tasting notes

Braaaiiiiiiins….Braaaiiiiiiins. Okay maybe not quite, but I’m feeling pretty zombie-ish – who the heck gets a bad cold this late in the year, anyway?

I was looking for a green tea and this was the first one that came to hand. I could have sworn I reviewed this blend back when I first got it, but it looks like not. I still can’t smell terribly well right now but the flavour is nice – vanilla and caramel, and maybe if I tilt my head and squint I can pick up the fruity apricot notes as well. Of course my sense of taste might be off kilter as well, so I’ll give this tea an actual numerical rating once I’m feeling better.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
DaisyChubb

Boo – get well soon!

Jillian

Thanks! _

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drank Casablanca Twist by Adagio Teas
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This was a very minty tea, so much so that I could barely tell there was any green tea present. Though I seem to be coming down with something as my throat has become very sore over the course of the day, so it just might be that my tastebuds aren’t all working right now. I should add that it was still quite a pleasent tea and I enjoy mint teas in almost any form.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cookies N' Cream by Still Water Tea
1760 tasting notes

Thank for sending me a sample of this tea DaisyChubb, I really need to patronize more of those little Canadian tea companies.

I get more chocolate and caramel than I do cookies and cream from this tea. The tea might just need a bit longer steep though, and I bet it would also be tasty with some milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

I just finished off the rest of what I had of this!
I definitely get what you’re saying with chocolate and caramel. And it is tasty with milk! :)

Still Water Tea

Milk is the key to getting the fullness of cream in the tea. It compliments it quite well. :)

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drank You Put The... by 52teas
1760 tasting notes

Interesting – I was afraid that the longer steep would bring out the herbal notes of the yerba mate more, but it seems to have done the opposite and capitalized on the coconut. I think I’m liking the blend more this time around.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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