348 Tasting Notes

70
drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
348 tasting notes

This tea smells like it is trying to be fudge. Doesn’t really taste like it though. I think other companies have spoiled me for chocolate teas. It is better with almond milk and rock sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
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I like when they send me free samples. This happened to be one of them. Mmm… berries. The scent is nice. Kinda reminds me of jam, at first. And the flavour is more mild. Maybe needs vanilla (but I say that about many things).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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82

This was something I got in the middle of summer. It smells so good, like root beer. The flavour is there as well. This was one of those teas that should be brewed more often iced, and a little sweet. (Took a bottle of it iced with me to a Fourth of July event… was so glad I did.)

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 15 sec

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I tried this in the Teavana store again. It was actually cold this time. There is still a sweet, fruity flavour. A little too much sugar, but the blueberry, pineapple, and hibiscus was much better cold.

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76

Well, that is certainly fragrant. The flavour is more mild. Good, but needs vanilla. (I ended up having mine with vanilla almond milk.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
348 tasting notes

I don’t seem to have enough plain (unflavoured?) black teas, so I got this on a recent road trip. I originally like the scent, but it turned out to be a tea I wanted to try anyway. It has a mild citrus flavour. Good for a morning cup with almond milk. (Have it warm though.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh, maple, how nice you smell! I can’t have anything maple without thinking of waffles/ pancakes. I do have another maple tea, but it’s black. This has a great flavour as well. Nice creamy, and sweet. Reminds me of these candies I like, or maybe fudge. (Now I must have it with waffles.)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank All Day Oolong by Teascent
348 tasting notes

This was a sample I got from Teascent (meant to review sooner, but I have been having trouble with my computer).

I don’t usually drink oolong (and it’s mostly flavoured). This has a floral/ grassy scent. It had a light floral taste as well. Not really something I’d pick out, but glad I got to try it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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78

Merlin sipdown. I recently discovered that I really like assam. This is nice, with mild vanilla flavor. It needs to be sampled with the rock sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank The Black Cat by Della Terra Teas
348 tasting notes

This smells like sweet tarts for some reason. Well, candy and fruit anyway. The flavor kinda reminds me of these mango flavoured candies I used to like. Not sure but I was expecting, but it’s certainly different.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Rooibos/ Honeybush, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh, Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Indifferent- White Tea

Ratings-

70- 74: it’s okay
75- 80: like
81- 88: really like
89 and above: favourite

Location

Beach, California

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