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drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
2952 tasting notes

I’ve also decided to drink a green tea per day, again in an effort to get through my entire collection!
This one is pleasant, not overly flavorful, not something I would crave, but makes me think of lying in a field of clover. :)

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I’m trying to drink more white tea. I’m not a huge white tea fan, I tend more towards bold & beautiful blacks, but I have a pretty good selection of whites here, & in my efforts to start sipping down some things, I’ve decided I need to drink from each of my white teas this week. So one white tea per day is what I’m going for!

This is a pleasant, though un-exciting tea. There is a bit of a ‘cream of wheat with a little vanilla soymilk on it’ taste, & a hint of lime.

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A nice way to bring my Keemun drinking day to a close, at least for now. Of course, this isn’t a straight Keemun, but there’s enough in this blend to lend the gentle smokiness & sweetness. I love Andrew’s & Dunhams Damn Fine Teas!

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What can I really say? It’s another cup of Keemun.
This one may be a little bit maltier than the other 2, & less smokey.
None of them resemble Teavivre’s Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black.
This has been a nice smooth cup (as they all have been), & pleasant, but no real bells & whistles on any of them.

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drank Keemun by The Tea Spot
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Sipdown.
Strangely, today this one seems to have a bit of a fishy taste to it, kind of in the background. Maybe I’m imagining it…

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First cup of the day. I’ve been drinking aLOT of Assam lately. This is a nice contrast, though not nearly so bold. A little smokey, kind of a brown sugar taste.

One of the Verdant reserve TOMC teas is a Keemun, which I’ve sampled but have not yet written about. I thought maybe I’d drink my way through several Keemuns that I have, to create more of a reference point, & then sample it again.

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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown!
I’m brewing a somewhat strong 16oz of this to take to my gig this morning. It will stay hot for quite some time, & I can sip & savor in between songs. I love doing that!
The spices on this chai are a little heavy in the clove department & could use more ginger, IMO, but otherwise it has been decent. There are other Chai’s I prefer, & many more out there left for me to try!

Tealizzy

I just ordered three different chai’s from Chado…we’ll see how that goes! I like how different they can be!

Kamil

I had this one a while back and I thought it was quite tasty. Then again, I haven’t really had too many Chai’s!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been on a chai binge this weekend! First it was starbucks yesterday, which is Tazo’s Chai. Then I made the Cha Yen Thai from Teavana, which is basically a coconut chai. The today after I drank this Chai I had another chai at the gig, which I think is Numi’s, & it was tasty too! I love Chai, & once I drink a cup of it, it’s like I want more & more. Hot or iced, it is delicious!

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drank Keemun by The Tea Spot
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What I like about Keemun is the smoothness & the natural sweetness of it. It is also gently smokey, not in an ‘in your face’ kind of way though.
One of the teas in the verdant TOMC reserve box this month is a Keemun. I have sampled it, but haven’t written any notes on it, as yet. I’m thinking I need to go through all of my other Keemuns, & then come back to it, for comparison. I want to understand what, if anything, makes it special.

Anyway, this one is nice, although probably not the best Keemun I have had, but still very pleasant.

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Just finally getting around to reviewing this, mainly because my son Drew made a pot of it to go with his breakfast & I pilfered a (small/stingy) cup from him. The main flavor is coconut, with black tea in the background & a little vanilla & a hint of apple. He spiked the whole pot with stevia, & it is sweet & pleasant, though maybe not as bold as I would like. Right now the coconut is making me think of suntan lotion a bit… :p

Sil

mmmm delicious delicious suntan lotion…

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asSAMica!
Whew! I brewed this a little strong this morning, & it is AsSAM!
Bold, Malty, Wine like, & a little on the astringent edge today, WoWza!
Still very drinkable, it is, & it will liven me up for the gig I’m playing today from noon – 4.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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