229 Tasting Notes

A one brew sized sample that came with an order. Overall a bit smoky and bitter for me but I have a feeling that it might have been due to my brewing so I am going to refrain from rating this one.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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94

I’ve never had Champgane before so it is hard for me to fully evaluate the wine aspect of this tea. Overall it has a very light and delicate flavor where even the raspberry blends in well so it comes off more as light flavor notes and not overwhelmingly fruity.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Pink Sonoma by Red Leaf Tea
229 tasting notes

Pink Sonama is a very wonderful fruity white tea that comes off as being more like white wine than a tea in some ways. If you love White Zinfandel wine than you will love this tea as it has the same sweet light fruitiness and melon like flavor notes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A very interesting floral white tea, that outside of the clear lack of alcohol in some way comes off as a bit more like a white wine than a white tea. A light more floral taste that blends in nicely with the wine flavor.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96

Normally Assam is not a favorite tea of mine as it comes off as way too malty in a bitter way but this one is actually very good. The tea comes off as lighter for an Assam with a wonderful Cabernet aroma and taste that goes with it. Even if you don’t think you like Assam tea, if you enjoy Cabernet red wine then this is a tea that is really worth trying.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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79

A fairly light and sweet tasting young sheng puerh, without any overwhelming bitterness or smoke. Overall a smooth taste and a light golden amber brew with only a little minor astringency. This is also a “high energy tea” that one could get “tea drunk” on with enough from how you start to feel it in time

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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89

This one proved to be a very tasty mini tuocha with a very nice light and smooth Menghai taste. Clearly not made from cheap broken leaves and dust as this mini tuocha easily beats out a lot of cheap bricks and even cakes that I’ve run across.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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83

The Vanilla is nice and strong in Adagio’s Honeybush Vanilla which makes it an enjoyable tea. Although I doubt I will be buying more beyond the sample as while enjoyable it is not one that I see myself wanting to drink that often, not to mention how easy it is to add a few drops of vanilla to a cup of brewed Honeybush tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Honeybush by Adagio Teas
229 tasting notes

Personally I’m not sure what to think about the comment of Honeybush being very close to Rooibos as while I do not like Rooibos, must be the sweeter honey like notes in Honeybush that make it more enjoyable to me. While Honeybush is my caffeine-free tea of choice that I find enjoyable, quite honestly I would much rather be drinking a nice oolong or ripe puerh if at all possible depending upon the time of day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83

Honeybush Chocolate turned out to be one of the stronger tasting honeybush flavored teas I’ve had yet. Unlike a lot of other chocolate teas that I’ve had come off seeming a bit empty and in need of sugar added to give it more flavor, but the natural sweet flavor of honeybush takes care of that nicely.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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