285 Tasting Notes

drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
285 tasting notes

Reordered this after being out for awhile. It’s pretty much a standard in my cupboard.

I decided to take a chance today – I bought some chocolate eggnog last night, and it is waaaaaaay too sweet – I can’t drink more than a few sips without it being too much. I wondered if it would be good in chai – I like chocolate chai. So I mixed about half chocolate eggnog and half half&half. It’s so sweet that I didn’t even bother with sugar – and it’s quite good!

Now I can actually use up this eggnog without getting sick! :D

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My last pot of tea from this sample. I am really enjoying it this rainy morning. It has this lovely, silky mouthfeel that I really like, and it isn’t over the top with the chai spices – it is balanced just right. I definitely want to reorder this in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Yay. Good as ever. I placed an Adagio order earlier in the week, and got some more of this – I was completely out of all my favorites from Adagio. Good tea for a rainy Sunday afternoon reading comic books. I highly recommend Ms. Marvel: No Normal!

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My last pot of this. Working from home this morning, as I am not feeling too hot today. Couldn’t sleep, and I have a bit of a tickle in my throat. Hopefully just a drainage thing, and not a cold, but we will see.

I can taste some of the honey tones mentioned this morning, that’s pretty nifty. I might sweeten one of my cups with actual honey and see how it tastes.

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Adagio Teas
285 tasting notes

It’s a foggy, grey, chilly day, with possible rain in the forecast. It simply demands a smoky, cozy, roaring fire kind of tea. That might be an artifact of reading too many bodice-rippers with a Victorian setting lately.

I have just enough for another small pot of this and then I will be out, and it will be time to open my Mandala packet of LS. We will see which one I like better :)

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Had the loose version of this instead of EG this morning. I am always surprised that this tea is good, because the loose version just does not look impressive. The pieces are tiny – it reminds me of instant coffee crystals, or burnt Grape Nuts.

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Finally polished off this sample I got awhile back. I am drinking my last cup of the pot with a biscuit smeared with butter and apricot jam. Good pairing :D I would drink this again.

Packaged up the tea I promised TeaBrat. Just need to weigh it and slap on the stamps, and I will mail it out after work today.

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I’ve been working through my stash of this by using it was my morning work tea. Finally polished it off. Now to work through my Adagio EG… EG… it’s never-ending! :D

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This pot is the last of this tin. I am still liking this tea, I do prefer my Keemun a little more malty and tobacco-y, but it’s still pretty darn good. I brewed it up in my big Brown Betty pot, so I have a goodly amount for the moment.

Winter weather(such as it is in Texas) is here – today’s high is supposed to be 40F, we might get some sleet this weekend. So I might be out of hibernation more – it’s tea weather. Haven’t been posting much because of personal issues. But I need something to take my mind off things, so I’ll try to interact more, like humans do.

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It’s me 5th day at sea, and stores are low. All I’ve got in the hold is Earl Grey and Jasmine, and a teabag o’ strawberry & rhubarb tisane. For me mornin’ brew, I choose the Earl Grey.

Tis gettin’ to the bottom o’ the tin, and the bits ‘r gettin’ smaller and smaller, and escapin’ from the basket. When I reach the bottom o’ the mug, it looks a bit like the bilge before pumpin’. If we had a gypsy wench on board, she could read me fortune.

I be enjoyin’ the brew, though. And bein’ Friday, the ship should be pullin’ inta port soon, and I can enjoy a little shore leave. Arrrr!

[It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day… Arrrr!]

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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