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drank Lapsang Souchong by Adagio Teas
243 tasting notes

Cold, rainy weather…check. Long, rough day at work…check. Strong desire to get new samples of tea…check.

All of these things mean it is time for some comfort, coming tonite in the form of tomato soup and Lapsang Souchong from Adagio. I have had a few other samples of the souchong since I wrote this first review, and I have to say, that I am finding this to be different than my first brew, probably because of shorter infusion time. This cup went 3.5 minutes with no additives. The tea was still slightly sweet up front, full bodied black in the center finished off with the warming, smoky flavor.

Absolutely delicious, going to brew another cup right now.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec
Ricky

So where did you end up ordering some tea from?

Cinoi

actually bana tea company, got the pu-erh sampler. gonna try and go through some more of these adagios too so i can clear up some space…

Ricky

Ohhhh =] great sampler! Can’t wait to read the reviews from it.

Cinoi

Can’t wait to try them :D

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Ricky

So where did you end up ordering some tea from?

Cinoi

actually bana tea company, got the pu-erh sampler. gonna try and go through some more of these adagios too so i can clear up some space…

Ricky

Ohhhh =] great sampler! Can’t wait to read the reviews from it.

Cinoi

Can’t wait to try them :D

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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