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drank Toasted Sesame by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

My first try at this one… I love the smell of it. It makes me crave Japanese food. Like, a lot. Smells so awesome.

Trying it straight first. The smell is milder than the dry leaves which makes me a little sad. But still smells good. Love the initial taste of the sesame. Really good. But then the tea tastes a little bitter after that. Maybe I steeped too long… Added a little bit of sugar (maybe 1/8tsp for my 7oz glass). Okay, that takes away from the bitterness but keeps a nice savory taste going. Much more sugar and I think the taste would be totally thrown off. Still a little hot thought so I gotta let it cool.

Okay, cool now. Oh… Niiiiiice. This tastes like it smells. Like something with a really awesome Japanese glaze on it. Like the glaze on osembe or something. Maybe the sauce on unagi sushi? Which is something I love so that’s a good thing.

I think this tea is going to be directly responsible for me going out to get some unadon today.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

This sounds GREAT! Must add to my rapidly growing wish list.

Auggy

I really enjoyed it. And I DID have unadon at the sushi bar and the tastes were super-similar!

takgoti

I need to get around to getting this set. Blerg.

Also, whenever anyone says unagi I automatically think of that Friends episode where Ross is talking about his sixth sense of perception and he keeps calling it unagi [with the hand motion that I can’t emote].

Cofftea

Hmmm… a black tea at that temp and steeping time shouldn’t be bitter. Maybe the sesame seeds were burned? That’s my biggest fear w/ this one.

Auggy

@takgoti: Hmm, wonder what that tastes like?

@Cofftee: No, the seeds were not burnt. If they were, I imagine there would have been a burnt taste, not a bitter, the-tea-was-steeped-longer-than-I-prefer taste.

Auggy

Hahahahaha! DANGER!!!

takgoti

Ahhh, Salmon Skin Roll.

Jillian

Mmm, the original B.C. roll. ;P

Auggy

And once again this is making me want Japanese food.

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gmathis

This sounds GREAT! Must add to my rapidly growing wish list.

Auggy

I really enjoyed it. And I DID have unadon at the sushi bar and the tastes were super-similar!

takgoti

I need to get around to getting this set. Blerg.

Also, whenever anyone says unagi I automatically think of that Friends episode where Ross is talking about his sixth sense of perception and he keeps calling it unagi [with the hand motion that I can’t emote].

Cofftea

Hmmm… a black tea at that temp and steeping time shouldn’t be bitter. Maybe the sesame seeds were burned? That’s my biggest fear w/ this one.

Auggy

@takgoti: Hmm, wonder what that tastes like?

@Cofftee: No, the seeds were not burnt. If they were, I imagine there would have been a burnt taste, not a bitter, the-tea-was-steeped-longer-than-I-prefer taste.

Auggy

Hahahahaha! DANGER!!!

takgoti

Ahhh, Salmon Skin Roll.

Jillian

Mmm, the original B.C. roll. ;P

Auggy

And once again this is making me want Japanese food.

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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!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


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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