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225 Tasting Notes

The recommended steeping parameters for this are 212 degrees for three minutes. This has both black and green tea, so I was a bit skeptical but went with it anyway. I think it did affect the green tea, because this didn’t taste very good at all. It also has earl grey green in it, and haven’t been a fan of Adagio’s earl greys. I think this just isn’t the tea for me

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Ginger by DAVIDsTEA
225 tasting notes

Cold brewed this, and added some sugar and I really like it! It was ok without the sugar, but very enjoyable with.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank French Vanilla Assam by 52teas
225 tasting notes

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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
225 tasting notes

I coldbrewed this one and enjoyed it. The lemon grass and coconut definitely makes me think of Thai food. For iced teas, I do prefer more fruity teas, so I doubt I’d go buy this. But I’d definitely drink it if offered!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Assam TGFOP1 Blend by Unknown
225 tasting notes

I’m sure I’ll regret this caffeine later, but for now, oh well! I was craving a tea with milk, so I decided to try this. Unfortunately, I let it go for about six minutes! It was bitter, so I had to sugar it up to make it drinkable

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
225 tasting notes

My last bag of this, finishing it off at work. For some reason, I decided that, while alone in a creaky, creepy old building at night, it would be a good idea to watch videos of people playing scary games. Soooo, this tea is comforting me after creeping myself out haha. Unfortunately, it seems like it got contaminated from some other tea, as it smelled smokey before steeping, and doesn’t taste very fruity or bergamoty. I also may need to clean my travel mug out a bit better. It’s not horrible, but it doesn’t taste as good as I remember. I wish I had more of this one to try.

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79
drank Coconut Chai by Premium Steap
225 tasting notes

The last time I had this, I accidentally drowned out the flavor with some almond milk. This time I used normal milk and went for a ten minute steep. I really enjoyed this one. It’s a less intense chai, with the coconut adding more creaminess than actual flavor. If you’re wanting a very strong coconut flavor, this probably isn’t the best for you, but otherwise it’s really good.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Looks like Steepster ate my note for this one. This smells really strongly of rooibos, but doesn’t taste like it. It’s a good creamy banana flavor, but no chocolate. This should be renamed Banana tea, though it is good.

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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
225 tasting notes

Just finished the last of this. I really enjoyed this one. I only steeped for six minutes, and definitely didn’t get as much flavor as the eight minutes. I recommend going for more time.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
225 tasting notes

I saw someone mention earlier today that they wanted to try a combination of Della Terra’s Autumn Leaves and a lapsang souchong. Not only did I think that sounded very good, but I have samples of both that I want to clear out. So I combined Autumn Leaves with Lapsang Souchong from Happy Lucky. I figured the lapsang would overpower the Autumn Leaves, so I used extra Autumn Leaves. The lapsang is still overpowering and the maple doesn’t really come in until after the sip and in the aftertaste. This smells really good, but will have to be messed with to get the taste right.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Haha, was that me who mentioned that? :P

Emilie

Haha yep! I couldn’t remember who, but thanks for the idea!

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