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drank Pi Lo Chun by Adagio Teas
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I don’t love the smell, too earthy for my tastes generally but when steeped right I quite enjoyed it. Don’t forget it and over steep, it became bitter quickly.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I quite like this. I am partial to Jasmine tea. A few pearls right into my cup and I’m quite happy for two or three cups. It’s well balanced between the green tea flavor and the jasmine flavor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Mexican Winter by Hina's Tea
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This is truly great. I love Rooibos and Hina has blended some chili and guava with the rooibos and the description “Mexican Winter” is exactly what you get. It’s great when it’s cold out with a slight heat in your mouth from the chili. It sounds crazy but it’s well balanced and very flavorful without being overpowering. Just love it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Bourbon Street Vanilla by Hina's Tea
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This is one of my favorite teas. Hina’s doesn’t quite smell like you would expect but the flavor is fantastic.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Dragon Eye Oolong by Revolution Tea
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I drank this at PF Chang’s tonight. It’s OK. It started out earthly with light fruity flavors but as the pot sat the fruity began to take over in flavor. I don’t think that I live peach very much in my tea.

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drank Kukicha by Adagio Teas
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I didn’t care for this at all. It gets bitter far too easily and is very grassy. I prefer green teas a little less “earthy”.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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I don’t normally drink black teas but tried this with breakfast this morning. I had it plain and love the full mouth flavor of it. I usually lightly steep teas but followed the directions using boiling water for 5 minutes and was granted a full flavor tea that was not bitter or overly strong.
I didn’t find the need for sugar or milk though I rarely drink my teas “English style” and I didn’t think this one needed it at all.
Good stuff.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Green Tea with Lemon by Bigelow
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drank Joy by Tazo
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drank Passion by Tazo
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