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225 Tasting Notes

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drank Christmas by Adagio Teas
225 tasting notes

I’ve had this for a while, and I’ve had it before, so I’m not sure why it isn’t logged yet. This definitely smells like a Christmasy blend to me. Spice blends always make me think of the holidays. Unfortunately, this doesn’t taste quite like it smells. I’m not really picking up much cinnamon in the flavor. I can get the orange flavor, but mostly this is just a bit bitter and there isn’t really anything that particularly stands out or is very nice about it. If it tasted more like it smells, I think I would enjoy it more. Would adding my own cinnamon help?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Oothu White by Zhi Tea
225 tasting notes

Drank this again as an iced tea. I still really can’t get into unflavored white teas much, I think I’ve burnt my taste buds out with black tea. However, this is one that I really do enjoy iced. I think the flavor that I consider “too light” when hot, instead becomes light and refreshing when iced. Generally when I’m drinking iced tea, its because I need something cool and refreshing, especially with this Texas heat. So this is doing the job quite well! I generally drink sweet or fruity tea iced, so this is a bit of a change, but I do enjoy it. I think I enjoy having a break from all the intense flavorings and have something that is gentle in flavor, but still tasty and a refreshing iced tea!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I’m drinking a nice iced cup of this for the evening. I’m always scared with black and green tea mixes. However, this seemed to survive well enough. I don’t taste any horrible burnt green tea flavors. I’m mostly getting a nice sweet fruity flavor. It tastes tropical, but I can’t pick out specific flavors. The tea flavor is more in the background here

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drank Oothu White by Zhi Tea
225 tasting notes

I’m not experienced at all with unflavored white teas. Hot, this is still a bit weak for me. I can tell it has a nice flavor, but I’m used to black teas. I need to drink more white teas and get a taste for them. However, I made this iced and I really enjoy it!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

i think i’m in the same boat… aside from verdant’s yunnan white jasmine which is very delicately robust (sortof an oxymoron there, lol).

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
225 tasting notes

Drinking this iced today! It has a nice, sweet fruity flavor. A very good iced tea! And of course, the color. Everyone’s commented on it, and its hard not to say something! It seems normal at first, then BAM. Your cup is full of this crazy murky green colored liquid. Luckily, it tastes nothing like it looks.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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76

Had this yesterday for breakfast. Very nice flavor, smooth, and not astringent. There wasn’t anything mind blowing about this, but it’s a good tea!

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Stopped by the Domain location of the Steeping Room while out to lunch with my boyfriend. It was really busy, like always. I just grabbed an iced cup to go. I was torn between Peach Black and Coconut Green, and the boyfriend, not a fan of coconut, told me to go with the peach. It didn’t say “Georgetown Peach”, but I’m guessing it was the same. I liked it but not as much as I remember liking it before. It tasted almost generically fruity, not as distinctively peachy.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Peach Black by Stash Tea Company
225 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea bad for quite a while, I forgot about it! I was in a hurry yesterday morning to get to class, but I needed caffeine! I grabbed into my teabag can, hoping to grab a black tea and I ended up with this!

It smells very good, a bit like the gummy peach rings. And the taste is the same! Very sweet and smooth. A very good tea, especially for being in a tea bag AND old! This is one I could see getting again

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drank Coconut Assam by Zhi Tea
225 tasting notes

This was the tea that I tried iced in the store last weekend. I really enjoyed it then! I drank it warm yesterday, then cold brewed today. I went for three minutes steep with the hot cup, which made it too bitter, and hid the coconut flavor. However, I think cold brew is my favorite method so far. It brings out much more of the sweetness while still having the tea taste.

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drank White Blueberry by Zhi Tea
225 tasting notes

I really enjoy this blueberry tea! It’s a good equal mix of white tea flavor and blueberry. The blueberry is very sweet and smooth, not tart at all. I could see myself buying more of this one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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