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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

This tin is so hard to open. I’ve already had to vacuum up little leaves off the floor. :(

DH says the dry leaf smells like Christmas. Well, I’ll see him his Christmas and raise him a pickle, combining to make a sort of pickle potpourri. If they, you know, made pickle potpourri…

But hey, I’m not judging. Yet.

The liquor smells more potpourri and less pickle. I smell something like cinnamon. No, more like Red Hots (or Hot Damn). I am insane. (Or not because I made DH try some and his first question was “Is this a cinnamon tea?”) But underneath the Red Hot, I smell cucumber. Ooookay. As it cools, I smell more cucumber, less Red Hot.

The taste is… kind of nifty. The main flavor is very cucumber. Juicy, musky, good cucumber. The Red Hot flavor is hanging out a little underneath the cucumber – pretty much a reverse of the smell – but it moves to the front as I hold it in my mouth.

Mentally, these tastes don’t seem to go but in actuality it works. It’s flavorful but not as overpowering as the smell would indicate so that’s good. Not sure if I want a Red Hot cucumber tea though so rating subject to change.

ETA: 2nd steep @ 7mins. The flavor isn’t as strong but pretty much all I can taste is diluted Red Hot. DH says this tea should be called Big Red. I concur.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Red hot??? Try it iced, it’s yummy:)

Auggy

Yep, the little candy Red Hots. Or Hot Damn but without the alcohol.

takgoti

Red hot flavor in a cucumber tea? Like you said, this sounds very contradictory. When I think cucumber, I think cucumber water, which makes me think cool and soothing. But if you say it works…hrm.

Auggy

Don’t get me wrong – it’s weird (and DH was not a fan) – but the tastes seem to mesh vs. trying to fight it out in my mouth. And even though it seems odd, I don’t make faces when I drink it so that’s a good sign, yeah?

Cofftea

I haven’t known anyone else that got that flavor.

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Cofftea

Red hot??? Try it iced, it’s yummy:)

Auggy

Yep, the little candy Red Hots. Or Hot Damn but without the alcohol.

takgoti

Red hot flavor in a cucumber tea? Like you said, this sounds very contradictory. When I think cucumber, I think cucumber water, which makes me think cool and soothing. But if you say it works…hrm.

Auggy

Don’t get me wrong – it’s weird (and DH was not a fan) – but the tastes seem to mesh vs. trying to fight it out in my mouth. And even though it seems odd, I don’t make faces when I drink it so that’s a good sign, yeah?

Cofftea

I haven’t known anyone else that got that flavor.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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