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drank Honeybush by Adagio Teas
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Blues Brothers + this tea = the saving graces of this crappy day.*

So this is what plain Honeybush tastes like! As I suspected this is that “lotioney” taste that’s been part of the flavored versions of this tea. That lotion taste isn’t bad…it’s just different. I’m also having trouble with this note since I drank 6 steeps of a Jade Oolong that I picked up today at a tea shop that shall remain nameless for now. I feel like that oolong actually steeped itself into my tongue – is that even possible? It seems that l’m still tasting the oolong while drinking this. So I plan on drinking this again in the near future when not under the oonfluence. NE


*Here’s the summary of my crap day: I drove an hour to my closest tea shop to go to a green tea tasting class with a friend. This was my first visit there. After being told by employees that the class was actually 2 hours later we went to Whole Foods (bought a couple of Rishi teas!), and then returned to the shop. Um, yeah, the class is actually next Sunday. ::facepalm:: That last part was my bad – I got my dates mixed up. My friend can’t make it next week and they said that they won’t do a class if it ends up just being me. ::sigh:: We shall see. The other saving grace is that my friend experienced her first loose leaf tea today (an oolong) and LOVED it. So, I picked up 2oz of the oolong and a sample of their Lapsang Souchon and came back home.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

I don’t understand why that first employee said ‘2 hours later’ when she meant ‘2 hours later NEXT sunday’ ???? Might have saved you some time but then again, you did get some Rishi teas and your friend liked her loose tea and you got to pick up some more tea! A nice trade off!

Rabs

It took two employees to give me the misinformation. And according to the original email the class is at the time I thought it was. My friend thought that the staff (except for one we met during our second visit) seemed a bit snobby. I didn’t think as much, but I won’t allow anyone to make me feel inferior so it kinda bounces off me unless it’s blatant. I mentioned that I found them via Steepster and the guy kinda shrugged it off and said that they had looked into it and left it at that. I thought, wow, depending on how next Sunday goes they might be getting a really less than warm-n-fuzzy review on here. (they had also “misplaced” my online order for my first teapot – I contacted them a week after not hearing anything and they found the printout among a stack of papers. And they were out of the color I wanted). I really want to support a “local” small business, but they’re making it hard on me!

I was so excited to check out Whole Foods’ tea selection since I hadn’t been there since I’d gotten into teas. I was so sad that I didn’t have any way for me to look up teas on steepster while I was there – lol! My next online order is gonna be with Rishi anywho since they have the iced tea pitcher that I want to buy. It’s like I’m getting a preview! And it really was neat to experience a tea high with someone else. Okay, so there were a lot more bright spots to my day than I’d thought. :)

~lauren.

Good for you for finding the good in a day but I have to agree, that particular local business does not seem to want your business!

S

Wow…that’s awfully rude of those employees. I’d be so angry that I wouldn’t even give them my patronage (and money) on Sunday.

Also, LOL at not being able to use Steepster while at Whole Foods….I actually browse the site on my phone while in the isle! But most of their teas is bagged but in jars (deceptive!) and not very well rated usually, so I rarely buy anything.

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~lauren.

I don’t understand why that first employee said ‘2 hours later’ when she meant ‘2 hours later NEXT sunday’ ???? Might have saved you some time but then again, you did get some Rishi teas and your friend liked her loose tea and you got to pick up some more tea! A nice trade off!

Rabs

It took two employees to give me the misinformation. And according to the original email the class is at the time I thought it was. My friend thought that the staff (except for one we met during our second visit) seemed a bit snobby. I didn’t think as much, but I won’t allow anyone to make me feel inferior so it kinda bounces off me unless it’s blatant. I mentioned that I found them via Steepster and the guy kinda shrugged it off and said that they had looked into it and left it at that. I thought, wow, depending on how next Sunday goes they might be getting a really less than warm-n-fuzzy review on here. (they had also “misplaced” my online order for my first teapot – I contacted them a week after not hearing anything and they found the printout among a stack of papers. And they were out of the color I wanted). I really want to support a “local” small business, but they’re making it hard on me!

I was so excited to check out Whole Foods’ tea selection since I hadn’t been there since I’d gotten into teas. I was so sad that I didn’t have any way for me to look up teas on steepster while I was there – lol! My next online order is gonna be with Rishi anywho since they have the iced tea pitcher that I want to buy. It’s like I’m getting a preview! And it really was neat to experience a tea high with someone else. Okay, so there were a lot more bright spots to my day than I’d thought. :)

~lauren.

Good for you for finding the good in a day but I have to agree, that particular local business does not seem to want your business!

S

Wow…that’s awfully rude of those employees. I’d be so angry that I wouldn’t even give them my patronage (and money) on Sunday.

Also, LOL at not being able to use Steepster while at Whole Foods….I actually browse the site on my phone while in the isle! But most of their teas is bagged but in jars (deceptive!) and not very well rated usually, so I rarely buy anything.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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