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drank Oriental Spice by Adagio Teas
325 tasting notes

Got this in a sampler pack, used as a work tea. Polishing it off today, and I don’t think I have reviewed it once. I can’t think of anything to say about it – it’s tea, and it functions ok as work tea, but it really doesn’t stand out.

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drank Ceremonial Matcha by Art of Tea
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Backlog. Apparently the difference in making matcha versus regular tea doesn’t trigger the “hey, I should log this” actions in my brain :D

I am perfectly happy with this matcha, it whisks up nicely. A little bit clumpy at times, but only when working in primitive conditions (ie work!).

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I fall short on logging matcha as well. I’m not sure what it is…

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drank Almond by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown. I really need to learn to use fewer leaves. There wasn’t much left of this, and I decided to brew it anyway. It was enough. It made a decent cup of tea.

I definitely enjoyed this tea more this time around from the last time I had received a sample. But, I doubt I will purposely get it again.

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drank Almond by Adagio Teas
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Apparently I tried this tea 3 years ago, and didn’t like it much.
Opened up the new sample I have at work this morning and brewed a cup. I am liking it better this go-around. Mild and inoffensive, no bitterness, no alcohol undertone like I get with a lot of nut-flavored teas.

Will definitely try another cup tomorrow.

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drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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Not bad, but not great, won’t re-order. I think I have maybe one more cup in the sample pouch. OK work tea.

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drank Sencha with Matcha by Steepster
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This stuff is so good. I had to order some despite being determined to reduce my tea stash. I love finding something I enjoy without adding milk and sugar. It’s sweet on it’s own without being overly sweet. My new favorite at the moment, which is saying a lot, since I usually prefer black tea with milk and sugar.

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drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
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Brought this and a few more samples to work so I can buzz through them and reduce my stash a bit.

I am just not liking this much. It finally occurred to me this morning “Well, why drink it then?” Life is too short for tea I don’t like. I gave it to my coworker who likes tea, so hopefully she will like it better.

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drank Sencha with Matcha by Steepster
325 tasting notes

I swear I reviewed this before, but the cupboard says I haven’t logged it.

This stuff is awesome. I love it so much. My favorite green tea ever. Absolutely no need to sweeten, the matcha gives it this perfect combination with the vegetal taste of the green and the smoothness of the matcha.

Must buy more…

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Been drinking this as my work tea, and I am polishing off the jar today. The tea is good, I find it’s a nice office tea. The packaging it came in however is really annoying. It seems cute at first glance, kind of an apothecary jar vibe to it, but it comes with a tiny wooden scoop that they want you to spoon out 5 spoonfuls with for a cup of tea. I soon switched to a little plastic tea scoop I got in a Denver tea shop which I keep at work. Then it was a pain in the butt to get down to the last scoops in the jar unless you have a long handled scoop or teensy child-sized hands, which I do, but it was still a pain!

The tea itself is pretty mild, not a lot of bite from the ginger, just enough to flavor it a bit. The peach is the top flavor after the tea, which hasn’t been bitter in any of the cups I’ve tried. Nothing spectacular, but nice.

Bottom line:
Tea: Yes, if it’s on a good sale and you don’t really order teas online
Packaging: Kill it with fire

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My lovely co-worker brought this little 2-bag pack to me this morning as a gift. I’ve seen it in World Market and passed it by, figuring the only thing it had going for it is the lure of the name of Ernest Hemingway. And I was correct – it’s inoffensive enough, drinkable but thoroughly unspectacular.

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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