974 Tasting Notes

drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
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Again just adding a tasting note for the newbie tea palate. I thought this one tasted like the lapsang suchong of the oolong world. Very smokey. No rating from me as I am not an expert, and I will try this one again at a later time. I hope to grow up a little in my tea tastes one day, but am loving the adventure and variety available.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I am adding a tasting note, but no rating as I am sure I am not an expert in this type of tea. I had seen many revies of pu-erh noting that this tea tastes earthy. I had seen others noting that this tea tasted like a barn. Yep….a barn is what I thought of in trying this tea, too. I will try it again later when my palate for tea gets a little more grown up. I still seem to prefer flavored ‘kid’ tea.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Passionfruit by Adagio Teas
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This one is good…slightly sweet and more interesting than peach or mango. I will probably reorder this at some point.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Berry Blast by Adagio Teas
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A much better tasting herbal for me in comparison to Adagio Fruit Medley. This one I could see enjoying iced in the summertime out on the patio. However, this cup was a hot one as it is Winter. I will update in the summer!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Fruit Medley by Adagio Teas
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A little tart for my taste. I sent this one on to a friend as I knew I would never finish it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Blackberry by Adagio Teas
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Not a bad tea, but since I like fruit teas, this one seems a little lacking. It is kind of on the tart side from how I was thinking it would taste. One way I was able to improve the taste was to blend with Adagio Cream at a 1:1. Blackberry Cream is pretty good, but I have to rate this one as a stand alone and not a blend. As a blend, I gave it about a 75.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This English Breakfast seems to be a different blend than Harney’s English Breakfast that is a 100% Keemun. The tin says it is a blend of Ceylon and African Tea. I will have to compare this one to the other at some point, but I find it a relaxing cuppa. I wish I had a greater knowledge of what makes an English Breakfast tea great. I should probably get some of the standard ones before I really make a judgement. I would buy this again…unless I like the Keemun version better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I have the sachet version. I do think it is slightly more on the peppermint side than I prefer, and it just needs more ‘tea’ of the camellia sinensis type. All in all a good tea. I may brew it with less water as I used about 12 oz. Probably not something I would repurchase, but I would blend my own to get the perfect peppermint to chocolate tea ratio.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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Great tea for when you are needing the sweets without the calories. The smell is of strawberries with a hint of chocolate. The rose petals in the blend make it a feast for the eyes. A great dessert tea. Great with milk and sweetner.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Decaf Peach by Adagio Teas
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I decided to do a side by side comparison of Adagio Decaf Peach and Harney’s Midsummer’s Peach. I did find that the Harney’s was peachier, and since I tend to enjoy sweeter teas I prefer the Harney’s. However, I am not sure it is worth the twice as expensive pricetag for a pound…….

For Adagio, I do prefer the Decaf Apricot over the Decaf Peach. They do taste similar, so I will probably stick with the Apricot once my sample is done.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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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