18 Tasting Notes

98

Green tea, peppermint, and vanilla — what’s not to like? I always add a dash of cinnamon sugar, since I’ve never tasted the “dash of cinnamon” already in it, and it adds a wonderful spicy element. Always my go-to when I’m queasy or sick.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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30
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Thoroughly disappointing, this one. The tea-spice ratio is skewed a bit too much toward tea for me to really enjoy it; I like my chai strong, aromatic, and spicy, and this just doesn’t do it for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Om by Tazo
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A very temperamental tea, Om, but one of my favourites as well. Some cups are heavier on the peach; others are heavier on the cucumber. I haven’t pinned down what causes different cups to taste differently (when made the same way) but I love it regardless. I’ve settled on 190F and 4 minutes for this particular blend and it seems to work well: the black tea is noticeable and the green doesn’t become too bitter. (What bitterness there is I cover well enough with a bit of sugar.)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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33

Definitely twice as spicy as the “normal” Stash chai, but a strong black pepper taste easily trumps the other spices in this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
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Fairly unforgettable black tea by itself, but with a little sugar and milk/cream, it really does take like a cupcake with a swirl of vanilla frosting. I could do without the sprinkles (which stain my IngenuiTEA’s filter if I’m not careful), but other than that, it’s tasty stuff indeed.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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Great stuff, when steeped with care: I’ve come across few teas as easily over-steeped as Adagio’s IB. Steeping for 4:30 seems to be perfect for me. A great morning tea with a little vanilla soymilk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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98
drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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