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356 Tasting Notes

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drank Jasmine Yin Hao (#9) by Adagio Teas
356 tasting notes

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90
drank Jasmine Yin Hao (#9) by Adagio Teas
356 tasting notes

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90
drank Jasmine Yin Hao (#9) by Adagio Teas
356 tasting notes

Hallelujah! I needed this tea in a way that I was unaware. It’s one of my favorites and for some insane reason I haven’t had it in months. That’s just wrong. I love me some of this tea. I JOEmo’d it today and it was awesome. TG

-Jessica-

Yay for jasmine!!! It always makes me feel better ;-)

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Drinkin’ it JOEmo-style. Me likey :)

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There was an epic accident with Tim the Teapot yesterday and his lid got massively cracked. Remembering Ewa’s epic loss and revelation (through failed time machine) that teapots can still be used with patched-up lids, my lid is epoxied like crazy and waiting to set. But since it was a relative’s fault (who shall remain nameless), that relative offered to buy me a replacement pot. So new pot should arrive by next week :)

All that’s to say that my two options were to ice something and use my JOEmo today. So last night I decided to cold brew this tea to see how different it tasted since palate cleansing this week. It still just seems musty to me, but I did pick up some more vanilla, but just a hint (coconut was dilly-dallying around somewhere too). It was nice and refreshing. NE

Preparation
Iced
Ewa

Yes, but…will he ever play the piano again?

__Morgana__

Awww, Rabsy, so sorry about Tim. And good to see you around, I misses you when you posts less.

Rabs

Lol — thanks for that one Ewa :)

And Morgana — I think that I must be going through a cycle. But I think a big ton of why I’m less around is the sheer amount of stress that I’m under (which was compounded last night when the head of the Library Science program contacted me and said “apply for this job” which would make my work weeks 6 days-a-week for quite some time — but the possible end-result would be a full-time job at one library which is ideal). So I’m hoping that by August I’ll be back to my normal silly-self ::crosses fingers::

__Morgana__

Deep breaths, and lots of tea! Sounds like a great opportunity.

Rabs

::Breeeeaaaath::

::Breeeeaaath::

::sip, sip, sip::

::Breeeeaaaath::

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This has been my go-to tea for the day. From morning, through work, and now home it’s hitting me just right (so temps and times would be all over the place). Plus it’s named “Weight Loss” and that’s been on my mind a lot lately :P It’s still nice and fruity and tea-ey. TG

Preparation
8 min or more

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drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
356 tasting notes

Still tryin’ ye olde palate cleansing to get things back in order in mah mouth! Oolong again called to me so this is all that I drank yesterday. Just nice and veggie sorta buttery with a hint-o-sweet by the 4th steep. Ahhhh… This may be how Rabs gets her tea groove back. NE

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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“Back to basics” day 3. Shockingly, the thought of a black tea this morning had me cringing — and that’s unusual since I’ve gained a love and appreciation for them. I was leaning more toward oolongs when I realized that I hadn’t had my favoritest favorite oolong in awhile. I quickly (well, for mornings it was quick) got out my precious underused yixing pot and a packet of this tea.

I’m only on the first and weakest steep and already I’m reminded why I love this one so much: yummy green freshness that’s gonna evolve into even yummier green floral freshness. This one’s gonna be steeped like crazy today. TG

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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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Midwest, USA

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