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drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
358 tasting notes

My tea goal for this summer was to get through all of my loose-leaf teas to rate them and get them organized in my tea drawer. I did a quick count this morning, and if I drink just 2 teas a day I will finish them just in time before I go back to school. That way I can purchase new teas and not feel so guilty. The hard part is that some of the teas that I have left I just have no desire to try, but I am going to keep an open mind.

This is a tea that I’ve had for awhile. It is a nice tea, especially for breakfast, but nothing really stands out about it to me. I like for my plain, unflavored black teas to be super strong, and this one is just plain and mellow. I did enjoy some shortbread cookies with it this morning, and that made this cup so much better! Cookies always make things better, though. :)

-Dry blend has large black and brown tea leaves and twigs.
-Dry leaves smell malty with a hint of sweet cocoa. Tea liquor aroma has malty and fruity notes.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium reddish brown color.
-Mellow malty flavor and finish. Velvety aftertaste with sweet fruity notes.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Fair tea. A mellow and plain flavored cup with subtle hints of malty cocoa and sweet fruits. Nothing really outstanding about this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Admittedly, there are teas in my cupboard that don’t really appeal to me either. They aren’t bad, they just aren’t what I want. I’m trying to drink them anyway, in hopes of reaching a sipdown, LOL, but I have so many teas that I actually LOVE & would rather be drinking. I should probably offer the unloved teas as a surprise box to some steepsterite.

Josie Jade

That’s exactly how I feel too, Terri! I am just trying to go through the dregs of my tea drawer and at least rate all of these teas so that in the future I don’t forget and purchase them again, haha! They will probably all end up in my swap pile, though. :)

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Terri HarpLady

Admittedly, there are teas in my cupboard that don’t really appeal to me either. They aren’t bad, they just aren’t what I want. I’m trying to drink them anyway, in hopes of reaching a sipdown, LOL, but I have so many teas that I actually LOVE & would rather be drinking. I should probably offer the unloved teas as a surprise box to some steepsterite.

Josie Jade

That’s exactly how I feel too, Terri! I am just trying to go through the dregs of my tea drawer and at least rate all of these teas so that in the future I don’t forget and purchase them again, haha! They will probably all end up in my swap pile, though. :)

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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