1700 Tasting Notes
This was one I bought on impulse a few weeks back because I was curious. And it was Mothers day. :P
And this is a strange one! It’s mostly ginger and cinnamon, with a bit of fruit, and then a lingering coolness at the end of the ship from the licorice. So odd. But not bad? I’m enjoying it, and I won’t mind finishing the rest of this 20g pack.
Would I buy more? Meh. Now that my curiosity has been sated, I’m ready to move on!
ETA: 1500th tasting note!
Thanks Dexter3657! (194)
I drank this yesterday and today and now it’s gone, and both times I had interruptions that messed up my careful consideration of this tea. I know that I really enjoyed it, but couldn’t say why.
That’s ok though. I’ve never really had Capital Teas before and now I’m curious about them. They seem to do straight black teas well!
ETA Wait a minute! I remember people talking about them before and they are SERIOUSLY like a 10 minute drive away from my house. What? I wonder if I could just pick up from them? I mean, eventually. After I pick up my box(es) from Sil
Thank you 221tea for sending this sample to me! I’m always curious about the base teas Adagio uses since I only buy the blends. This one was a nice fruity mix that my daughter and I drank all afternoon as iced tea. It was a little tart with the hibiscus but not terribly so, and I could have added agave if it was really bad. We drank it up so quickly – that’s a good sign! I’m glad I got to try it, and if the price is reasonable, I’d consider getting more some time! (If I’m doing an adagio order anyway… I def wouldn’t do it JUST for this tea. :P)
I drank a few cups of this today, and then set the rest aside for VariaTEA! She’s passed on so many great teas to me, and now that she’s thinking about dabbling in more straight teas AND puerh, I figured she should try this.
Everyone should. It’s so amaze!
And if it’s a little too strong, add a dash of milk and steep it for less. I steeped it for 1 min, 5 min and 10 minutes this time around.
It’s a sipdown! (197) I saved this cup for today because it’s the last season of Season 2!
I’m still reeling a little bit from the SPN finale (yet I’m really excited about where they’re going to go with this, and EVEN MORE excited about the fic it’ll generate) but I’m nervous and excited about tonight’s Hannibal finale.
But at least I WILL FINALLY be able to talk about what’s going to happen!!!
Here’s a quick crack!vid for your friday viewing pleasure:
Another tea from Dexter3657! (198)
I’m really really happythat I was sent this sample because it was a tea I was interested in trying, and nearly bought on my last order just because I was curious.
Boy… am I glad I didn’t. It’s an ok tea, but it’s not for me. It’s not what I wanted. :P
So thank you Dexter3657 for letting me try this out first!
And here’s another sample from Dexter3657! This sipdown puts me back at 199. #cackles. :P I keep hovering around that number. I’ll probably be at 200 a month from now!
But this was a really lovely Assam. I drank a cup this morning, and enjoyed it so much I made it again for the afternoon. Sadly I oversteeped it (10 minute? Or more? Whoops) but it still tastes good. I just diluted it a little bit to fix it. It’s really malty and bold and deep. I had RiverTea’s assam just yesterday so I think that helps make this one stand out in comparison.
(Sorry RiverTea. I love your fruit teas, but your unflavoured ones are not as good. But I totally rec your fruit ones. ILU. :P)