91 Tasting Notes

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drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
91 tasting notes

Snowy day, and I’ve been called out of work, so I’m diving in to the pound of Irish Breakfast I bought from Adagio… it’s an ok blend, I wish it was a little stronger. Next time I will add a little bit more tea to the pot.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

I love love love this tea. My typical steeping routine for this tea is 3 minutes for the first brew (which I don’t rinse, the super strong brew knocks my socks off), and then I add an extra 30 seconds to each additional steeping. I had this at work the other day and managed about 5 steeps before it was time to call it quits (on work and the tea). Strong, earthy and mellow. I tend to really like steepings 2 and 3 for this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Zealong Pure by Chicago Tea Garden
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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80

I have yet to make a bad cup of this tea. Tasty with a splash of milk, this is my latest go-to tea. I am breezing through the box of 80 teabags

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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This is an ok silver needle, but then again my sampler has been sitting around for ages, so time has probably taken a good amount of the flavor that should be there. It’s still drinkable enough to finish out the tin, but I probably won’t go crazy on the re-steepings.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

If the flavor is weak, make sure you’re using enough leaf. I think that’s why some people don’t care for whites. I know they suggest 1tsp, but I use 2.25g/6oz. Just out of curiosity, I measured one of their whites (may or may not have been this one) and was shocked that 2.25 was actually over 1TB since the leaves don’t fit well in a measuring spoon.

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70
drank Masala Chai by Rishi Tea
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Iced chai latte today, and it’s actually pretty decent. Usually iced tea with milk somehow tends to go terribly wrong for me, but the frothed milk here worked out well. A nice late summer beverage

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I like mine James Bond style, but yes chai is the only iced tea I like w/ milk- which is funny cuz I don’t like it cold if it doesn’t have milk lol.

Carla

James Bond style? Shaken, not stirred?

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66
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
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Ahh, the last of this tin, just means there’s more room for new tea. Good strong cup of tea this morning, but next time I get Twinings Irish Breakfast, I think I’ll stick to buying the bags. The loose tea is just so tiny, every cup ends up having a bunch of dust in it. I usually prefer loose to bagged, but this is one of those teas that’s better off staying in the bag.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
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Today at work I really felt like a having a cup of black tea with milk, and I would have loved a cup of any sort of Irish breakfast tea, but unfortunately my choices were the silver needle and the standard bag of Lipton that we keep at work. I chose the Lipton, it had been ages since I’d had any (I usually bring tea from home), so what the hell, I gave it a try. I usually add lemon to Lipton, so today was a bit different when I added milk. It wasn’t horrible and satiated my craving. As I poured the milk into the cup I was reminded of a coworker who made a cup of tea, and added a creamer to her cup, and upon doing so exclaimed that the creamer was bad! That happens occasionally in the restaurant business, so I told her to just make a new cup of tea. Then she explained that first she added the lemon, and then the creamer. I then explained that when you combine milk and lemon, the milk curdles. Hours later, when making a new cup of tea, I saw her add a creamer to her cup, and then exclaim, “it did it again!”
Me: “did you add lemon?”
Her: “yeah”
Me: “milk plus lemon will curdle every time”

And then I had to walk away.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
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Apparently I’ve discovered my love of Irish breakfast tea, and this one isn’t too bad, and gets the job done. Good with just milk, I don’t need to add sweetener.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Li Zi Nutcracker by Adagio Teas
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Sweet smelling, almost of honey. Does have a bit of a nutty taste. The combination of the sweet smell and nutty taste are pretty good and unexpected. Mellow but tasty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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