507 Tasting Notes

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drank Wild Strawberry by Adagio Teas
507 tasting notes

Brewed this one hot with no sugar added. Mostly tastes strongly of hibiscus with a few sweet notes of the strawberry towards the end of the sip with a little bit of a sweet and sour aftertaste. I think this tea would be much better with a little sugar so next cup (I have one left from my sample) I will add a teaspoon of sugar and see if the rating will go up.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
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This review is for the hot version, no sugar or other additives (which is unusual for me) and just after eating a real orange (because that definitely makes a difference to my taste buds).

First sip and all I taste is hibiscus. Perhaps a slight orange-y aftertaste but not much. I’m continuing to drink it as it cools down, but I’m still mostly getting a small amount of orange-y ‘feel’ to it that might well be wishful thinking, but mostly just hibiscus.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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This is not a true tasting note of the pure hazelnut tea this time (although I do drink that also) because I went half and half with the adagio caramel tea also in this cup. I just love this blend with milk and sugar. It really goes well after my habitual cup of hot chocolate in the morning because coming down from the sweetness of the chocolate, I don’t like to change directly to a more traditional black tea because the difference between the two is too harsh and I end up tasting nothing but bitterness. Much better to step down slowly.

I am in love with this tea. It smells so nice, the hazelnut smell is quite strong, but not overpowering. The taste is nutty and (with milk and a bit of sugar added) very smooth. It’s got a bit of an edge to it without those additives. The caramel adds an additional sweet note and they blend together really well. The aftertaste is a tad bit bitter, but nothing too awful.

I think this is one of the better flavoured teas out there.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
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This is the first and only Yunnan tea that I have tried so far, and after drinking it for the last couple of months, I have to say that I like it quite a bit.

I don’t taste the peppery-ness that most people say is in this (and all?) Yunnan teas, but I also flavour with a bit of milk and sugar. This is a very earthy flavour with some maltyness and is deliciously smooth and not bitter at all despite steeping it past what I normally would (I forgot to hit the start button on the timer). I’ll steep the next steep longer. I also get hints of cocoa, more the cooler it gets, which I greatly enjoy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Copper Knot Hongcha by Teavana
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So this is the tea that introduced me to loose black teas a few years ago when I first started drinking tea that didn’t come in a bag from the grocery store. It is still one of my favourites though I don’t buy it or drink it as much as I used to.

The scent has a hint of sweetness and the taste you can really taste the honey notes. I don’t taste the smokiness that so many of the other notes mention, but the maltiness and the stronger body than I usually drink is quite nice.

I love to watch the leaves unfurl while it is steeping and you can get at least 2 steeps out of a cup, though I usually stop at 2. I add a rounded teaspoon to 14 oz of water and it usually comes out quite well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Purity by Yokotea
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This tea steeps to a very light red colour. It smells delightfully of pineapple and hibiscus primarily.

The sourness of the hibiscus comes through strongly on the taste, but also there is a feeling of the tropics in the aftertaste when the flavours of pineapple and coconut come through.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Keemun Concerto by Adagio Teas
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I just found this site, so I thought I’d try to review a tea! This is the tea I’m drinking this morning. I’m almost all the way through the 3 oz I got from the black tea-of-the-month club from Adagio.

While this isn’t my favourite tea, I do like it enough to keep drinking it every day until it is gone. Considering I have at least 35 different types of tea on my desk at work and at least 10 at home, this is saying something. This tea is middling dark with a smokey flavour with a bit of tobacco and malt. I do add milk and a tiny bit of sugar so there is a sweetness to it that there might not be for those who drink without. A bit over a teaspoon of tea to 14 oz of water.

I usually steep twice and it holds the flavour pretty well. 3 minutes on the first steep and 4 minutes on the second.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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