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drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
546 tasting notes

I came home today quite frustrated with the combination of one of my classes + bad drivers. I needed a good cup of tea to relax! Imagine my surprise when I saw that this tea (thanks to oOTeaOo!) had arrived! Dry, this really is a pretty tea: black, curled leaves and a dash of colorful sprinkles thrown in. Delightful! Brewed, this tea has a yummy black tea and sweet, creamy scent. Oh, boy! I’m so excited!
Sipping, this tea has a definite vanilla/caramel taste. It is a bit overshadowed by the black tea. Almost immediately, I get a very dry feeling in my mouth. I wish that the vanilla and caramel could be more present! The black tea could be pulled back a bit.. and this would really be a yummy cup. Is a shorter steep time the way to go? I’m afraid if I do that then I’ll loose the sweetness! Sigh.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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