3046 Tasting Notes

drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
3046 tasting notes

My son Leif brewed a pot of this to take with him to classes today. I resteeped it, then left the tea in the water & stuck it in the fridge to coldbrew a little longer. After a few hours, & put it in a sippy cup with a straw & went back out into the garden for more weeding.
It’s a decent chai, especially with a little stevia added.


Little Terri knows how to have a good time.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Lovely Laoshan Black!
Earlier today I steeped this:
1 T x 3 Min. While I was drinking that one, I resteeped @ 4min & 5min. Those 2 steepings were combined into my sippy cup, & out to the garden we went. I sat there, clipping weeds in the Gazebo area, sipping tea, just as happy as I could be!
The gazebo is a wrought iron affair with 6 trellis sides, having entrances in between them. It’s directly on the ground, & I grew a bunch of stuff under it last year. There are still Turnips, whose seeds must have sprouted a month or so ago. I found a radish & some baby lettuces today as well, just getting started.
This tea was a wonderful companion, although lately I haven’t been enjoying the ‘bean’ taste on the later steepings as much.

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Although I’m not a huge fan of white teas, I love this one. Stacy is the Mistress of the Art of Flavorings, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve gone through several orders of this tea now. So my 2nd student wanted something white but fruity, & this one hits the spot to perfection. We shared a pot of it, lightly sweetened with Sweetleaf (stevia). Another mild but lovely tea.

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My first student of the day requested something “orangey”, so I brewed some of this. It is an herbal tea that I used to really love, back when I wasn’t drinking anything with caffeine in it, & I still enjoy it’s mild herbaliness once in awhile, usually with students who don’t want caffeine.

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First tea of the day, & a sipdown…sort of. I emptied the container, but then I immediately refilled it because the Tea Spot sells refill size packages, which I bought recently.

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I hate allergies! My head’s been throbbing all day, my eyes are watering, ears itching, sneezing…ghaaa!
This evening I’ve been sitting around, making adjustments to the list of my tea collection on my computer. There were several sipdowns, so those items were removed, & I added all the teas I purchased recently. I now have a total of 260 teas! This includes samples, bags, tins, everything.
While I’ve been doing this, I’ve been sipping on cups of Nettles tea, as it is rumored to be helpful for allergies. I used to take massive doses of Shaklee Alfalfa tablets for allergies, & it really helped, but these days I just can’t swallow that many tablets (20 tablets, 4 times a day, that’s what it took to keep my allergies away). So I’m drinking Nettles, & I’m using BioAllers Homeopathic Sinus & Allergy spray.

Nettles tea is a natural anti-inflammatory & anti-histamine, & isn’t unpleasant. It just tastes green, with a bit of a minty sensation to it. For years I’ve drank a mix of Nettles, Oatstraw, & a pinch of Horsetail (herb), which is a good tonic for women, high in bone building minerals (according to Susun Weed, herbalist).

Josie Jade

I feel the same. I started getting allergy shots (3 shots twice a week) and so far it’s just making incredibly tired on top of the symptoms. I actually skipped my shots today because I just couldn’t see the point in it. My mom uses something called butterbur (sp?) and swears by it for allergies. Hope you feel better soon!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve heard good things about Butterbur, but you have to buy it as a ‘preparation’, because the plant itself has toxic elements.
I got allergy shots a long time ago, with no results.
Nettles are high in Querticin, among other things, & really very nutritious! Hang in there, Josie! :)


Oh boo. Allergies are terrible. Mine haven’t quite kicked in yet, thankfully, but it will be one heck of a spring when they do. Hope the tea helps! I’ll definitely be trying this.


Bah can’t seem to edit my previous comment, but wanted to add that I hope you feel better soon!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Kaylee!

Rachel J

260! My husband thinks I’ve gone overboard, and I have maybe 30.

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Stacy sent me a sample of this with my last order. I drank it on Saturday, while sitting around in my PJs & it was delicious.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take notes, & I’ve drank so many cups of tea since then, that I can’t really say anything specific, except that if Stacy adds it to her catalog, I will most likely add it to my cupboard!
Thanks so much Stacy, you are awesome!

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I played my monthly ‘Tea’ gig at the retirement home today. I enjoyed a cup of this while getting ready. It’s really tasty sweetened, but it’s also really tasty unsweetened, which is how I drank it today.

It also resteeps well, & I took the 2nd steeping with me in a sippy cup to enjoy during my gig.

This is a sipdown, as the rest of my sample is on it’s way to Canada. HowEVER, I have more coming on Thursday!


You are the most awesome at person ever!

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another sipdown from yesterday…

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Yesterday I spent about 4 hours in my garden, weeding & mulching my asparagus beds (for a photo of the newly emerged asparagii, visit my FB).
This box of lemon zinger has been in my cupboard for a long long time, so it became a candidate for sun tea, which is quicker than cold brew.
It’s not my favorite, not by a long shot, & I don’t care for it hot, but it was refreshing enough iced.







Terri HarpLady

There will be asparagus, broccoli, collards, kales, & all kinds of other wonderful veggies…provided we don’t have last year’s drought conditions again!


LOL I don’t know why but your gladiator declaration on asparagus made me laugh so hard Kittenna… oh man I needed that :P
Asparagus = awesome

Terri HarpLady

Asp = delicious!
I already know that tomorrow morning I’m gonna step out back, pick asparagus & green onions, maybe some dandelion greens & flowers too, & make a frittata. The summer before last I made a frittata for breakfast every day with whatever looked good in my yard.

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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