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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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I am still kind of torn on this one. I like it, but there are so many teas in my cabinet that I love. It definitely has a chocolate and light strawberry flavors and the black tea base works well enough with the flavors going on. Any hint of bitterness blends pretty well with the chocolate in the blend. I have an unopened 3 oz. bag that I am sure would not mind being relocated to a new home. If anyone is interested, let me know. Otherwise, I may just drink it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
QueenOfTarts

I’ve wanted to try this tea! Any interest in a trade for it?

SimplyJenW

Nope, I will just send it…Do you want all three ounces?

QueenOfTarts

Oh, I would like for you to save some for yourself or for someone else! Don’t worry about sending me all 3 oz, unless it’s a pain to open it up, etc. etc.

SimplyJenW

I will send you half of it!

QueenOfTarts

Sounds great. Thank you so much!

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QueenOfTarts

I’ve wanted to try this tea! Any interest in a trade for it?

SimplyJenW

Nope, I will just send it…Do you want all three ounces?

QueenOfTarts

Oh, I would like for you to save some for yourself or for someone else! Don’t worry about sending me all 3 oz, unless it’s a pain to open it up, etc. etc.

SimplyJenW

I will send you half of it!

QueenOfTarts

Sounds great. Thank you so much!

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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