398 Tasting Notes

75

This is very tasty. I only steeped for two minutes because stronger blacks sometimes are a bit too strong and I miss the nuances, but this way was perfect for me. It was malty and a bit fruity. It was very full tasting even with the shorter steep time, though I plan to do a second steep to see how far I can take it. I recommend it for people who love full tasting tea, and recommend it still with a shortened steep time for people who want the “light” version that is still packed with flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

I enjoyed this very much – I didn’t get a whole lot of rose flavor, but tasted predominately apple. It was somewhat astringent for my taste though – I prefer smoother flavors. That said, if I had more of this, I would see what magic cold steeping would bring, as I find teas that are too astringent for me hot are phenomenal cold.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

I am a big fan of this – the black tea alone is some of the best I have had. Flavorful but not bitter, strong without being too much. I didn’t taste rose specifically when I had it hot, but it was definitely floral, and I really enjoyed it. I will have to purchase this soon, and try it iced based on these other reviews.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Man, this is an intense one. I used to hate Earl Gray because to me, it usually tastes very soapy from the sharpness of the bergamot. However, once I learned to just put a dash of milk or almond milk in it, I am a huge fan. This one is perfect for that as it is very strong. I have a sample and can smell it perfectly through the bag. As this tea is a staple for many, I would highly recommend this brand.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

Thanks to LiberTEAS, this is my first milk oolong. I am such a huge fan – it is sweet, and I am glad that it isn’t flavored at all so I can get a real idea about how a milik oolong should be. It is sweet and floral and creamy. I know, probably super generic sounding, but I am not the best at describing notes. I have been lusting after teas like this for such a long time, and I am so glad to have tried this one.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

This tasted good enough, but really not special at all. Given the price, I was expecting magic. This tasted like a solid (but not remarkable) white tea that held up to three short steeps (but better flavor for two longer ones). It was floral, as expected. It was not special. Recommended in general for taste…but not recommended given that you can find something just as tasty for a fraction of the price.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

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90
drank (Black) Currant by Adagio Teas
398 tasting notes

To all of those who found this to be bitter or sour….COLD STEEP.

This was awesome. Seriously awesome. I can see how it might be a bit strong or go off as hot tea, given that the flavor is so strong for cold steeped. It is definitely a lot more flavorful than most of the other fruity ones. I actually got this leafy taste too. Perhaps though it is because I have never just eaten a currant so I have no idea how they taste really. I also don’t tend to notice many “notes” as many others seem to. Usually I can ID floral, sweet, mineral, green, etc. Nothing more specific. Here, I taste a bit of sour fruit but also leaves. But not bright green leaves, kind of like wet forest leaves. Apparently I like that.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I really enjoyed drinking this, but I do not think I would purchase a larger size. It is smooth and sweet, and doesn’t taste as “earthy” as I have gotten used to puerhs tasting. It also can be steeped pretty much a bazillion times like others of its type if you do very short infusions. But overall, I think there is better out there for the price. Recommended because it was a quite enjoyable sample.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Tiger Monk by Temple Road
398 tasting notes

I admit, I did not steep this according to the directions. Once I saw that the flavor was supposed to be smokey, I knew 6 minutes would be too much for me. Instead I have done several infusions. First for one minute, second for two, and will be attempting a third and fourth. The first cup was delightful. It was smokey but not overwhelming at all like I find strong smokey black teas to be. There is even more smoke in the second steep, but it still isn’t too much for me. I am very interested to see how far this unique oolong can go.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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