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drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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I could have sworn i’d tried this a long time ago, but apparently not according to steepster. Another sample from Terri which i’m glad to have. I’m not sure how i feel about this tea. Brewed, it smells like hazelnut. But drinking this i feel like there’s something in there waiting to jump out and bite me. hmmm i dunno. maybe i’m just in a weird mood. this DOES taste like hazelnut though. I’m just not sure i like the base it’s blended with..or something.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Hallieod

Snakes in the Tea – scary! :)

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drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
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Sadly this is not an adagio tea for me. I don’t get caramel or chocolate and mostly it’s just kind of blechy. thanks terri for letting me try this. It reminds me of something i can’t place my finger on, but i don’t have much interest in drinking this beyond the cup that’s in front of me at most.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Lemon by PureAromaTea
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I tried the last of this sample as a cold brew to see how it fared. Bumping up the rating slighty as a result. What i like about this is that it’s clearly a black tea brewed cold, but it’s not bitter or astringent, and the lemon adds just a touch of interesting to make it a good cold brew. I’d have to add a bit of sweetner to get my other half interested but i think this should be a nice one over summer when looking for something that’s not overly fruity or sweet. just refreshing!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Hallieod

I didn’t try this one, first or second order, but will have to remember next time. Even if iced teas aren’t something I have to make, given the typical Irish summer (!), that does sound lovely.

Sil

I’m really enjoying how smooth purearoma teas are….haven’t found any yet to be bitter or astringent at all

Hallieod

Me too. I mean me too to the enjoyment, and me neither to finding any bitter ones.

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sipdown! 232 if we’re keeping track..and a good thing too since i’m in the home stretch to finally being back under 200. That makes me a happy camper :) i’m glad this one is done, it just doesn’t do anything for me. it’s just kind of there. a tea that i can drink in the evening but nothing out of this world.

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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I figured i should give this a try before i sent it off in a swap. As i suspected it’s a little too oolongy for me. BUT this is does have a nice pineapple flavour to it that i can get behind. It’s almost a creamy pineapple oolong. It’s similar to a few milk oolong i’ve tried but with the added citrus pineapple thing going on. overall, i think a lot of people would love this, as long as oolongs are their thing :)

Barbara

Sounds interesting. I really love oolongs!

Sil

It’s worth a try if you like green oolongs barbara. Not my favourite of course but i think others would really like it

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drank Queen of Hearts by The London Tea Room
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SIPDOWN! thanks agin for sharing this one with me terri. I taste more of the bergamot today which is making for a not as nice taste at the end of my sip, but nothing i can’t live with :) Happy yo try this one – i think the london tea room might need to be a place to order from in the future given how i’ve been feeling about a lot of their teas that terri has sent.

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Sipdown! I think i may need to pick some of this up, though it might be a toss up between this one and the kenyan blend that terri sent me Either way this is a really nice every day sort of black tea. Not too much going on, but no astringency and a just a smooth blend for those everyday moments.

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
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Backlog. I haven’t had this one in a long time so I pulled it out last night to drink, since earlier in the week dad had mentioned that of all the butiki and verdant teas I had given him to try from my stash over Christmas, this was his favourite. I think that means I’d better order more for dad :)

It’s good to see that my love for this tea still hasn’t diminished. I’m still enjoying the delicious sweet notes peaking through the wonderful black base. :)

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Another backlog from yesterday. Had a mug full of this one while playing some board games with friends and having a grand old time. I still really enjoy this one when I want that sweet dessert but don’t want to actually have dessert. Mmmmm….

TheTeaFairy

I think it’s not a bad dessert tea but am I the only one who doesn’t really find the taste of pineapple in there?

Sil

No I don’t think anyone can find the pineapple lol but because I love it as a cake tea, I’m ok with that. The pineapple is pretty much hidden in this one. Heh

TheTeaFairy

Oh, Thanks Sil… Not having read many reviews of it, I was wondering if something major was going on with my tastebuds!

Sil

If its your taste buds its mine too lol.

Fjellrev

I can’t find any pineapple in this one either.

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sipdown backlog!

I can live without this one. While is a decent enough cup, it’s just not to my preferred liking when there are so many other options out there that are better. Still enjoyed my cup though, so no complaints there. Thanks again terri!

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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