3051 Tasting Notes

I wanted something bold & slightly sweet to drink in the car, & this fit the bill. It is one of my 2 favorite teas from The Tea Spot.

Sil

how would you compare this to say premium taiwanese assam or laoshan black? :)

Terri HarpLady

hmmmm….well, I’m not always the best for comparing things…
It’s bold, but completely different from both of those (which I also love & drink often). I find the taiwanese ass & laoshan black to be more savory, if that makes sense, & I would never consider adding anything to either one of them. On the other hand, I like this one with some stevia sometimes. Other times I drink it straight. Want me to send you a sample? :D

Sil

I can get behind not being able to compare things easily. Maybe we can do a mini swap soon if you’re happy to share. I’m always on the hunt for decent blacks :)

Terri HarpLady

Me too! Black tea is what I drink the most of, although I’ve been really hitting the Puer a lot lately too.

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This is the tea I chose to start my day with today. I had to be out the door by 9:30 (that is early, for me! LOL). So I enjoyed a quick breakfast, lingered (briefly) over a cup of this rich brew, & off I went.

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And here is my 2nd bubble bath tea!

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Guess who still has some of this?? Yeah!
I just brewed a cup for my bubble bath, the first of 2 teas to enjoy while I soak & read Anna Karanina (I’m way behind).

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I started drinking cups of this yesterday evening. I think I made it through 8 steepings using 5g in my 4 oz Gaiwan.

I really enjoy this puer, & I’m still drinking cups of it, randomly, in between other teas today.

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drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
3051 tasting notes

Nothing to write home about, but a decent basic breakfast tea, robust & tasty!

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Sip down!
I met one of my college students for lunch today, & I brought the last of this with me, along with a tea strainer, LOL. I knew the restaurant wouldn’t have anything worthy…

So my student & I polished off a couple of cups each. It’s very tasty!

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Thank you to Angel & TeaVivre for this sample!
Smelling the leaf, I’m getting chocolate & yeast.

It didn’t taste very chocolatey, but definitely had a yeasty undertone, like a home baked loaf of bread! Interesting!

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Hello, old friend! It’s been awhile since I drank you, and I don’t know why, I love you so. Such a soothing, aroma-therapeutic cup of gentle goodness: roses, jasmine, white & green teas. ahhhhh….

TeaBrat

this sounds nice!

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Thank you to Angel & TeaVivre for the excellent sample!

I chose to steep this gongfu style, drinking several steepings while I had a few students (yes, a few actually showed up!). It is a very nice quality Dragonwell, with a creamy vegetal slightly sweet taste, like roasted caramelized green beans. The mouth-feel is very buttery.

MsWhatsit

Glad to hear some of your students actually DID show up.

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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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