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drank Artichoke Green by Adagio Teas
158 tasting notes

I love artichokes. They are my all time favorite salty food. Green tea with artichoke? Sounded promising… Must try it. Tonight, finally, I get around to this sample. It has been a very busy couple of weeks and I have managed to get carpel tunnel in my right hand from typing… So I believe my tasting notes will be a bit shorter than usual for a while. 

The dry tea smells vaguely fruity. It reminds me of a mild version of Adagio’s Guanabana tea. The leaves are bright green and inviting.

Once brewed it smells a bit like artichoke, but not enough. It is tasty, but not quite artichoke tasty. It has a pleasant sweet aftertaste, similar to the aftertaste of an artichoke. Still taste a bit of fruitiness.

I have to confess that I decided to add a dash of salt to see what happened. Turns out it was a bit more savory, but also reminded me a bit of drinking sea water…. So probably won’t be doing that again. I rather not feel like I am sipping watered down ocean… 

Adagio gets points for coming up with this amazing idea. It still needs some work before it is perfect, but I enjoyed it plenty. 

Enough typing for now. Time to rest my aching hand… Argh… Why did I work so hard!!! : (

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Bonnie

I love the IDEA of artichoke too! I hated the big worms I had to pluck off my plants…they were inches long and were bright green with what looked like Red eyes and horns at both ends to scare off preditors and me! Krystaleyn knows what they are probably! (maybe she eat’s um!) I love, love artichokes though!

Kittenna

Tomato hornworms! Disgusting, nasty things. At least that’s what I think you’re talking about. I confess I’ve never actually seen an artichoke growing to my knowledge :)

Mercuryhime

The artichoke my MIL grows are full of earwigs. They love those crevices… Good thing I’m not a huge fan of artichokes.

Bonnie

Earwigs eeks maybe the hornworms ate um! No earwigs evah! Perfect soil …Monterey Coast not far away is sandy and lots of artichokes are grown in Castroville (Amy Oh knows) .But those worms get really long and you have to pluck um off ick!

TeaBrat

Yeah, we were down there about 6 weeks ago but I’ve never gotten up close and personal with the bugs. ewww!

Mercuryhime

I’d rather worms than earwigs. Shudder. Maybe I should move out to where you are to plant my dream garden and forget about California.

Bonnie

No! I have no idea if you can grow artichokes in Colorado? There are tons of organic farms here though and one of the locations of the World Seed Banks is here in town. I love the NO GMO availability.

TeaBrat

I think artichokes like the sandy soil and the ocean air…

Michelle

H,… Interesting?

Bonnie

I think Amy is right! Here we grow mean melons, cabbage and root veggies, corn, peaches, vines and we grow BEER!

Missy

I grew up in Nevada. We had them on the canals and drain ditches. Any where there was standing water or water that kept the soil pretty moist. No one really cultivated those. We were just careful when we harvested them.

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Bonnie

I love the IDEA of artichoke too! I hated the big worms I had to pluck off my plants…they were inches long and were bright green with what looked like Red eyes and horns at both ends to scare off preditors and me! Krystaleyn knows what they are probably! (maybe she eat’s um!) I love, love artichokes though!

Kittenna

Tomato hornworms! Disgusting, nasty things. At least that’s what I think you’re talking about. I confess I’ve never actually seen an artichoke growing to my knowledge :)

Mercuryhime

The artichoke my MIL grows are full of earwigs. They love those crevices… Good thing I’m not a huge fan of artichokes.

Bonnie

Earwigs eeks maybe the hornworms ate um! No earwigs evah! Perfect soil …Monterey Coast not far away is sandy and lots of artichokes are grown in Castroville (Amy Oh knows) .But those worms get really long and you have to pluck um off ick!

TeaBrat

Yeah, we were down there about 6 weeks ago but I’ve never gotten up close and personal with the bugs. ewww!

Mercuryhime

I’d rather worms than earwigs. Shudder. Maybe I should move out to where you are to plant my dream garden and forget about California.

Bonnie

No! I have no idea if you can grow artichokes in Colorado? There are tons of organic farms here though and one of the locations of the World Seed Banks is here in town. I love the NO GMO availability.

TeaBrat

I think artichokes like the sandy soil and the ocean air…

Michelle

H,… Interesting?

Bonnie

I think Amy is right! Here we grow mean melons, cabbage and root veggies, corn, peaches, vines and we grow BEER!

Missy

I grew up in Nevada. We had them on the canals and drain ditches. Any where there was standing water or water that kept the soil pretty moist. No one really cultivated those. We were just careful when we harvested them.

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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