538 Tasting Notes

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I’m going to be reducing the amount of caffinated tea I’m drinking, so herbals it is! My husband picked out a tea kettle for me today. It’s cute!
This actually tastes almost exactly like Adagio’s Berry blues tea. I really liked it. It mainly tastes like tart, fresh berries with some hibiscus. Pretty great for me!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Sipdown! I’m really sad to see this one go. It is easily my favorite plain black tea.
4sec: Very roasted, sesame smelling with a golden liquor.
4sec: Caramel, chocolate, roasted almond skin notes with a deep golden amber liquor.
6sec: Mostly caramel and almond notes this time.

TeaBrat

I just bought some more of this myself. :)

Tamm

I’m thinking of using my $5 off coupon on it, but they have so much stuff I want to try!

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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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drank Salma by Custom-Adagio Teas
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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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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
538 tasting notes

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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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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