536 Tasting Notes

91

Sipdown! I had this one last night while having movie time. I used a little extra leaf and it just brought out all the awesome flavors in this one. It was even better as it cooled. I really loved the hojicha in this and it really blended well with the other flavors. It really made me want to try some plain hojicha. 52 teas has always had blends that I love and everyone should give them a try!

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93

I really have to recommend this as one of my favorite teas from Adagio. It is very straightforward, the tin is beautiful, and you get a large quantity for a reasonable price. The base for this black tea is much more mellow than some of Adagio’s other flavored blacks. The hazelnut is the main flavor, followed by the black tea, and has hints of cream. Basic, but tasty!

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100

sipdown! So I’m going to finish of the last of this sample today. This tea has just been wonderful. I think this may be one of my very favorite green teas. I’m using Western style brewing again today; which actually gives extremely good results. The flavor is the same as the other day. Lots of peas, greens, sweetness, and lychee. Not a tea to be missed.

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100

Western style brewing today! This is such a wonderful tea. It has lots of bright, clear notes, along with snap pea, watermelon, leafy greens, lychee, and general sweetness. The lychee notes are really prominent today and are very intriguing. I really loved this sample and I’m glad I have ~2 cups left!

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90
drank Salma by Custom-Adagio Teas
536 tasting notes

Wow, this smells so much better to me today. I wonder why that is? I’ve heard of other brands needing some adjustment time before being had. For whatever reason, I think that may be why this one was throwing me off. The smell is still very strong with this one. The lemon verbena is so much stronger than I would suspect, being as it is just an “accent” to the tea. I really actually love nut (especially hazelnut) teas, so this has plenty of that to offer. Still, the ginger and lemon verbena are strong players in this blend.

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100
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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This is such a good tea. I’m surprised that there are any plain blacks that I’d be willing to give a 100/100 on. I generally do not enjoy them, but this is a real exception. This has notes of spice, chocolate, malt, and roasty goodness. It can be steep many times and is just amazing. It should be on people’s must try list.

TeaBrat

I just bought some more today! :)

Tamm

Lucky! I got the sample size from the 5 for $5 and I keep wondering what I should get with my $5 off coupon…so many good things there!

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75

I’m still battling a cold, so I’m relaxing with some herb teas today.
This one is much more flavorful than what I expected. There is a lot of rooibos flavor (woodsy) so this would not be a tea for everyone. It also has notes of lemon, grapefruit, and chamomile. It is extremely relaxing. The steep time can be played with a lot. I personally wanted a really dark cup today, so 5 min. it is!

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80
drank Honey Nut Biscotti by Kally Tea
536 tasting notes

Thanks Nicole for the sample! This one is really good. It’s probably my favorite of the three teas you sent me. It is sweet, the base isn’t too bitter, and it is very inviting. There is a slight hint of flavor at the beginning of the sip that’s a bit interesting/don’t know if it’s my favorite; but it’s still very nice.

Nicole

I’m glad you like it! I think Kally has very smooth teas, overall.

Tamm

Yes, I think over time I got too used to having to deal with the large amount of finicky blacks that I have from Adagio. I’ve never had so many problems from other companies.

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80
drank Summer Cherry Fig by Capital Teas
536 tasting notes

Thanks to Nicole again for this one! This tea smells very good today. Cherry teas can be a bit tricky for companies to pull off, but this one smells a lot more subdued than others that I’ve tried (which is probably for the better). I’ve never had anything from Capital Teas, so here’s a first!
This tea was very inviting. It had very subtle cherry notes and warm, almost spice notes too. I really enjoyed this one!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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