183 Tasting Notes

80
drank Nepal First Flush by Adagio Teas
183 tasting notes

A bit grassy, but not in a bad way. I was expecting it to be a little more “black” in flavor… it’s got a very different feel to it. I see people saying it tastes like oolong, green… and even Fruity Pebbles. I don’t know that any of those really describe it fully, but I can get a sense of each of them. There’s something else, too, that I can’t put my finger on. I almost want to say tobacco, but not in the same way that rooibos tastes like tobacco. Strange.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Chamomile Lavender by Sanctuary T
183 tasting notes

I can’t decide if I’ve just gotten used to the lavender, or there hasn’t been as much in my cups lately… I’m kind of thinking it’s the latter, and I’ll be super-sad if all of the lavender in the tin was somehow on top.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85

Second steeping (and 100th tasting note!)

This is the first time I’ve had a second morning cup… so, I’d say that’s a good sign, As much as I like my strong black teas lately, the smoothness of this is wonderful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

Happy 100!

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85

This is my first oolong, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s very mellow. Soft and sweet. I’m getting just a bit of the fruity flavor, and the flavor of the tea is fairly delicate.

That being said, I don’t know that I paid as much attention as I should have to the steeping, as I was dealing with the fact that I just found out the doughnut I had been looking forward to eating had been… nibbled. Darn cat.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Oolongs are FUN! :)

wombatgirl

Oolongs can be a hoot. Just wait til you get to the small rolled ones – you’ll put a teaspoon of leaf in and then come back to a cup full of leaves! I love how creamy they can get. This one may not have it, but others will.. a silky smooth feeling in your mouth. yum.

cody

Ok, now you guys have me excited. I got this a few others free with my 100pts at Adagio on a whim… Now I want to experiment with some good oolongs.

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90

My first early morning cup in quite some time… Had to cut back on caffeine for awhile. I got up, filled the kettle, sat down and waited for the whistle. And waited. And waited.

You know what helps the kettle boil? Turning on the burner. Yeah… this cup couldn’t have come soon enough.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

May have brewed it a little weak today. I’ve been brewing single cups lately, so I think I forgot how to properly brew a pot. Still good, though. I love love love Indian black teas.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
183 tasting notes

Now this one I really forgot I had. It was unopened in the back of my cupboard. It was one of my first loose teas… it came with the Adagio IngenuiTEA herbal sampler gift set that was my introduction to the world of loose leaf tea. I bought another packet for iced tea for the summer… and promptly forgot about it.

I’m not a big fan of hot fruity teas, but I was in the mood for something different tonight. It tastes like… warm orange juice. Which isn’t great. This rating is mostly for the iced version.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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80

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

Honestly, I forgot I had this. I was in the mood for Darjeeling, and found this in the back of the cupboard. It’s wonderful.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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20-something. Semi-professional baker. Loves black teas and rooibos. Discovering new loves all the time.

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I’m a habitually high-rater. Maybe I’m easily-impressed.

90-100 – A – I love these teas, and want to keep them in rotation.

80-89 – B – These teas are good, and I would never turn them down.

70-79 – C – These teas are sort of middle of the road. Drinkable, but would never be my first choice.

60-69 – D – I don’t like these teas, but they are palatable under certain conditions.

0-59 – E – Do. Not. Want.

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