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drank White Pear by Adagio Teas
951 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’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and 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’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to 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. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

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

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

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