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drank Artichoke Green by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Just finished watching District 9 and thought it was time to change up the tea I was drinking. I realized I haven’t had this in a while (and I’ve only had it once) so I pulled it out. It smells a lot more floral than I remember. Taste-wise, it’s odd. A little tart, a little floral. When I take a big sip, I get a raw, sharp green veggie taste (hello artichoke) and the aftertaste is slightly vinegar-y. The front taste of each sip is also odd. Almost a powdery floral taste. Very weird and this one bit of taste just doesn’t really go for me.

So yeah, dropping the score on this one just a little. It’s odd and go Adagio for attempting the weirdness because you never know until you try, right? This isn’t a great tea, but if I was in a weird mood, I think this would fit pretty well. Not a tea to drink when looking for a lot of subtlety because it isn’t a subtle tea and if you look too hard, you end up with powdery floral. But hey, want a green to smack you around just a little bit and give you something unexpected? This would do it!

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

At least the tea is better than the movie! I watched it the other night and thought it was one of the worst movies I have EVER seen! LOL

laurenpressley

Huh, I just watched this movie the other night, too! I guess we were all waiting for it to come out on DVD!

takgoti

I actually really enjoyed District 9. I’m not going to get into it too much, but I thought it was very well done on many fronts – especially considering their rather miniscule budget [comparatively speaking].

Anyhow, this tea still sounds really, really weird. How would you compare it to White Cucumber, Auggy?

Angrboda

I have to agree with Takgoti on D9. There were many things about it that worked out very well. That said, though, I found it a bit too violent for my taste and that overshadowed it for me. Kind of like Watchmen. Good story, but ruined for me by too much gore.

Micah

I saw this tea the other day and it seemed so intriguing! Good to know that it isn’t disgusting.

Auggy

@takgoti – White Cumber is EEEEEVIL! This one is much better. Mucho mas better.

And I agree with takgoti and Angrbroda. I enjoyed the movie. I liked the under-story he was showing even if I thought the main story lacked a true connection to the characters. And I’ll admit, I thought the exploding people was kind of… disgustingly giggle-worthy.

takgoti

@Auggy HAHAHAHA okay!

I think the gamer in me has made me not mind gore so much. That, and being around boys and action movies has kind of…well, they’ve combined to make it not as big of a deal as it should be. I think that sometimes movies [especially when their core demographic is a group of people who might be semi-immune to violence in media] push the limits on graphicness to make a point. I’m going to stop here, because I see this becoming longer. And not gonna lie, I teared up in D9.

Also, part of me wants to try the artichoke. I think I’m just gonna have to cave and order a little sampler pack from Adagio. Maybe when I run out of Keemun Rhapsody [LENA F. is awesome].

Angrboda

I would have thought that my job had conditioned me to not be squeamish. I work in a hospital pathology lab and I can handle various insides and blood and guts and what have you there with no problem. Someone’s lung with with a tumor the size of my fist? Not a problem. An amputated finger that keeps pointing at you no matter which way you turn the container? Piece of cake. But on tv, even knowing that it’s fake and what I’m used to seeing is very very real, I don’t do so well. It’s weird, really.

As for this whole savoury line, Adagio released, I’ll have to say the white cucumber that Ricky sent to me pretty much murdered any curiosity I ever had for the others. I’ll probably still give them a go if I ever get the chance, but I can totally live with missing out.

takgoti

@Angrboda That’s so funny. I have trouble dealing with the real stuff unless I talk myself down and really detach myself before I see it. So can you not watch doctor shows and stuff like that either?

Also, yeah…white cucumber is quite…singular.

LENA

District 9 was alright…I gave it 3 out of 5 Netflix stars. I don’t think I’ve tried this tea yet. I’m just not in the mood for the overly strange.

@ takgoti – oh no no no…you are the most awesome!

Angrboda

Takgoti, doctor shows and such are fine, (except for when they get stuff wrong. You do NOT spin a bloodsample in which you want to count the cell types, for example. Or when they order tests done that cannot be done in less than 24 hours). It’s more violence-gore than just insides-gore.

takgoti

@Angrboda That’s hilarious [in an observational way, not a haha laughing at you way]. I have a friend in med school who gets really angry when she watches Grey’s Anatomy. Like, really angry. Interesting about the gore differences. Insides-gore tends to make me more queasy than than violence gore. Not that I really have any real-life experience with either.

Angrboda

Takgoti, I haven’t watched Grey’s much. I got tired of it pretty quickly. I watched House for a while and didn’t spot any enormous mistakes there apart from the tests-that-takes-24-hours-w/-results-in-20-minutes thing. And the fact that he has the DOCTORS do the lab work, apparently. I’m sure they’re supposed to have more than the one patient to worry about, so could they kindly stop taking my job, plz? I dunno, maybe a doctor’s job is different in America, but over here most doctors rarely, if ever, get anywhere near the lab.

takgoti

Hahaha, yeah, well testing results always get a time cut for…time purposes. I know people who get annoyed with that in a lot of procedurals too, but I guess it’s just one of those things everyone has to suspend their belief for to make the show more enjoyable. And yeah, doctors here don’t do lab work here eitehr, but the idea on House [and I think in at least one episode they’ve touched on that specifically] is that his team is completely autonomous from the rest of the hospital and he doesn’t trust the lab techs because he thinks they’re idiots. Part of his conditions upon working there was that they only take on patient at a time. Anyhow, I heart Hugh Laurie very much and I don’t know anything about medicine, so it’s an easy pill for me to swallow regardless of accuracy!

TeaEqualsBliss

Don’t get me wrong…I love sci fi stuff…I guess I just thought it was overly cheesy…I was really expecting more and thought the acting was really bad. The story had potential…but was left wanting…lol…

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TeaEqualsBliss

At least the tea is better than the movie! I watched it the other night and thought it was one of the worst movies I have EVER seen! LOL

laurenpressley

Huh, I just watched this movie the other night, too! I guess we were all waiting for it to come out on DVD!

takgoti

I actually really enjoyed District 9. I’m not going to get into it too much, but I thought it was very well done on many fronts – especially considering their rather miniscule budget [comparatively speaking].

Anyhow, this tea still sounds really, really weird. How would you compare it to White Cucumber, Auggy?

Angrboda

I have to agree with Takgoti on D9. There were many things about it that worked out very well. That said, though, I found it a bit too violent for my taste and that overshadowed it for me. Kind of like Watchmen. Good story, but ruined for me by too much gore.

Micah

I saw this tea the other day and it seemed so intriguing! Good to know that it isn’t disgusting.

Auggy

@takgoti – White Cumber is EEEEEVIL! This one is much better. Mucho mas better.

And I agree with takgoti and Angrbroda. I enjoyed the movie. I liked the under-story he was showing even if I thought the main story lacked a true connection to the characters. And I’ll admit, I thought the exploding people was kind of… disgustingly giggle-worthy.

takgoti

@Auggy HAHAHAHA okay!

I think the gamer in me has made me not mind gore so much. That, and being around boys and action movies has kind of…well, they’ve combined to make it not as big of a deal as it should be. I think that sometimes movies [especially when their core demographic is a group of people who might be semi-immune to violence in media] push the limits on graphicness to make a point. I’m going to stop here, because I see this becoming longer. And not gonna lie, I teared up in D9.

Also, part of me wants to try the artichoke. I think I’m just gonna have to cave and order a little sampler pack from Adagio. Maybe when I run out of Keemun Rhapsody [LENA F. is awesome].

Angrboda

I would have thought that my job had conditioned me to not be squeamish. I work in a hospital pathology lab and I can handle various insides and blood and guts and what have you there with no problem. Someone’s lung with with a tumor the size of my fist? Not a problem. An amputated finger that keeps pointing at you no matter which way you turn the container? Piece of cake. But on tv, even knowing that it’s fake and what I’m used to seeing is very very real, I don’t do so well. It’s weird, really.

As for this whole savoury line, Adagio released, I’ll have to say the white cucumber that Ricky sent to me pretty much murdered any curiosity I ever had for the others. I’ll probably still give them a go if I ever get the chance, but I can totally live with missing out.

takgoti

@Angrboda That’s so funny. I have trouble dealing with the real stuff unless I talk myself down and really detach myself before I see it. So can you not watch doctor shows and stuff like that either?

Also, yeah…white cucumber is quite…singular.

LENA

District 9 was alright…I gave it 3 out of 5 Netflix stars. I don’t think I’ve tried this tea yet. I’m just not in the mood for the overly strange.

@ takgoti – oh no no no…you are the most awesome!

Angrboda

Takgoti, doctor shows and such are fine, (except for when they get stuff wrong. You do NOT spin a bloodsample in which you want to count the cell types, for example. Or when they order tests done that cannot be done in less than 24 hours). It’s more violence-gore than just insides-gore.

takgoti

@Angrboda That’s hilarious [in an observational way, not a haha laughing at you way]. I have a friend in med school who gets really angry when she watches Grey’s Anatomy. Like, really angry. Interesting about the gore differences. Insides-gore tends to make me more queasy than than violence gore. Not that I really have any real-life experience with either.

Angrboda

Takgoti, I haven’t watched Grey’s much. I got tired of it pretty quickly. I watched House for a while and didn’t spot any enormous mistakes there apart from the tests-that-takes-24-hours-w/-results-in-20-minutes thing. And the fact that he has the DOCTORS do the lab work, apparently. I’m sure they’re supposed to have more than the one patient to worry about, so could they kindly stop taking my job, plz? I dunno, maybe a doctor’s job is different in America, but over here most doctors rarely, if ever, get anywhere near the lab.

takgoti

Hahaha, yeah, well testing results always get a time cut for…time purposes. I know people who get annoyed with that in a lot of procedurals too, but I guess it’s just one of those things everyone has to suspend their belief for to make the show more enjoyable. And yeah, doctors here don’t do lab work here eitehr, but the idea on House [and I think in at least one episode they’ve touched on that specifically] is that his team is completely autonomous from the rest of the hospital and he doesn’t trust the lab techs because he thinks they’re idiots. Part of his conditions upon working there was that they only take on patient at a time. Anyhow, I heart Hugh Laurie very much and I don’t know anything about medicine, so it’s an easy pill for me to swallow regardless of accuracy!

TeaEqualsBliss

Don’t get me wrong…I love sci fi stuff…I guess I just thought it was overly cheesy…I was really expecting more and thought the acting was really bad. The story had potential…but was left wanting…lol…

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