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Steep Information:
Amount: 6 balls
Water: ~16oz filtered, boiling
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: not really getting anything
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet black tea, coco, earthy, malty
Flavor: malty black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: a little astringent, sweet, malty
Liquor: translucent brown

Gift from SoccerMom.

I’ll admit I only wanted it because of the name, DRAGON, RAWR!

It’s a pretty, cute named, black tea.

Post-Steep Additives: lactose free milk, to calm the astringency

Resteep: 5 min, strong black tea, a little astringency

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/adagio-teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-black.html

Preparation
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Cofftea

I dislike the tool you used. Ok, I LOVE mine, but given the fact that you have the option of using your Breville, I hate it. Hehe;) This ain’t bad, even to me.

malomorgen

wow thats a lot of tea to steep. u always do a lot?

Meghann M

Those balls look awesome. I love watching pearls unfurl. Loved the photos on your blog!

AmazonV

@Cofftea but i couldn’t watch them if they were in the breville
@malomorgen really? i usually make 750ml at a time minimum unless i am going to go through a few teas right in a row
@Meghann M thanks :)

Cofftea

Oh yeah… I knew the kettle part was clear, but I forgot about the basket.

Cofftea

I agree w/ malomorgen, the only teas I make in that quantity are chai or iced.

AmazonV

i don’t drink soda i drink tea, and more tea, i drink, at minimum, 1 grande (16oz) no water soy chai latte from starbucks (usually more like 2), 3 8 ounce teaas made with the flavia machine during work (sometimes i use 2x 12oz for the kati in addition or instead of), then when i come home at least 2 750ml breville steeps…and that’s on a slow day

malomorgen

lol before starting to drink tea i used to go through a day with a glass or two of water at times. i know that wasnt healthy but i just wasnt thirsty enough to go and get some. now with tea that’s more like 5-10 cups. just cuz i really like drinking it.
respect to your bladder lol

Cofftea

LOL! I would totally drink more tea if my bladder could handle it malomorgen:) I drink as much as AmazonV does, I just make smaller quantities at a time.

AmazonV

lol at least my bladder can get some respect ;)

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Cofftea

I dislike the tool you used. Ok, I LOVE mine, but given the fact that you have the option of using your Breville, I hate it. Hehe;) This ain’t bad, even to me.

malomorgen

wow thats a lot of tea to steep. u always do a lot?

Meghann M

Those balls look awesome. I love watching pearls unfurl. Loved the photos on your blog!

AmazonV

@Cofftea but i couldn’t watch them if they were in the breville
@malomorgen really? i usually make 750ml at a time minimum unless i am going to go through a few teas right in a row
@Meghann M thanks :)

Cofftea

Oh yeah… I knew the kettle part was clear, but I forgot about the basket.

Cofftea

I agree w/ malomorgen, the only teas I make in that quantity are chai or iced.

AmazonV

i don’t drink soda i drink tea, and more tea, i drink, at minimum, 1 grande (16oz) no water soy chai latte from starbucks (usually more like 2), 3 8 ounce teaas made with the flavia machine during work (sometimes i use 2x 12oz for the kati in addition or instead of), then when i come home at least 2 750ml breville steeps…and that’s on a slow day

malomorgen

lol before starting to drink tea i used to go through a day with a glass or two of water at times. i know that wasnt healthy but i just wasnt thirsty enough to go and get some. now with tea that’s more like 5-10 cups. just cuz i really like drinking it.
respect to your bladder lol

Cofftea

LOL! I would totally drink more tea if my bladder could handle it malomorgen:) I drink as much as AmazonV does, I just make smaller quantities at a time.

AmazonV

lol at least my bladder can get some respect ;)

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
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