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drank White Pear by Adagio Teas
1155 tasting notes

Pear again!

Not a sipdown but very close. Over the weekend for sure.

Tried it this time with a much shorter steep time (3 minutes) to see whether that would make the pear come out, even though it didn’t work with the White Tangerine.

I got a promising whiff of pear off the steeped tea, but it receded in subsequent sniffs so that what I mostly get is the tea base. I’d say it does help with the white pear taste, but only minimally. Like it might give more of a suggestion of pear, but not PEAR. It’s like squinting at something that you can almost read but can’t quite make out. Not a keeper for me.

Kirkoneill1988

fruity pear or candy pear flavor?

__Morgana__

Barely pear.

Kirkoneill1988

not enough pear taste eh?

__Morgana__

Hardly any. It’s at most a sort of fresh water suggestion that could be pear.

Kirkoneill1988

Next time try 5-7 minutes an see if that works :)

__Morgana__

Tried that the first time, same result. Shorter actually gave better overall flavor.

Dexter

I have some of this but haven’t tried it yet – this does not sound encouraging. Sorry it’s disappointing.

Kirkoneill1988

dexter3657, well, everyone’s taste is different. me for example i don’t like weak tea much.

morgana , weird, usually the longer the stronger. well i do know that some teas steep fast, Ie: black teas.

Kirkoneill1988

hmm adding the 2 underscores at the ends of your name made it italic

__Morgana__

Dexter, hope you have better luck!

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Kirkoneill1988

fruity pear or candy pear flavor?

__Morgana__

Barely pear.

Kirkoneill1988

not enough pear taste eh?

__Morgana__

Hardly any. It’s at most a sort of fresh water suggestion that could be pear.

Kirkoneill1988

Next time try 5-7 minutes an see if that works :)

__Morgana__

Tried that the first time, same result. Shorter actually gave better overall flavor.

Dexter

I have some of this but haven’t tried it yet – this does not sound encouraging. Sorry it’s disappointing.

Kirkoneill1988

dexter3657, well, everyone’s taste is different. me for example i don’t like weak tea much.

morgana , weird, usually the longer the stronger. well i do know that some teas steep fast, Ie: black teas.

Kirkoneill1988

hmm adding the 2 underscores at the ends of your name made it italic

__Morgana__

Dexter, hope you have better luck!

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I got obsessed with tea in 2010 for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it. I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I write fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I drink tea without additives. If a tea needs milk or sugar to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’ll rate it high. The exception is chai, which I drink with milk/sugar or substitute. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs, but as my tea skills and tastes developed they became far less appealing to me. I do not mix well with tulsi or yerba mate, and savory teas are more often a miss than a hit with me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. But I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas in relation to others of the same type, for example, Earl Greys against other Earl Greys. But if a tea rates very high with me, it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but likely won’t buy again

Below 60 Meh, so-so, iffy, or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

People have sent me tea on occasion, and I was once persuaded to send some Tazo Om to AmazonV. I’ve also done at least one group buy here on Steepster, the famous Doulton-led Dammann Freres experiment years ago. But mostly, I don’t swap. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that I have way more tea than any one person needs and am not lacking for new things to try. Also, I have way too much going on already in daily life and the additional commitment to get packages to people adds to my already high stress level. (Maybe it shouldn’t, but it does.)

That said, I enjoy reading folks’ notes, talking about what I drink, and getting to “know” people virtually here on Steepster so I can get ideas of other things I might want to try if I can ever again justify buying more tea. I also like keeping track of what I drink and what I thought about it, though I don’t put samples in my cupboard and not everything I have at any given time is showing in my cupboard. I do try to remember to remove things from my cupboard once I no longer have them.

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