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90
drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Doing something I’ve never done before prelogging this. I just made 36oz of this to take w/ me tonite when I go out to dinner and to a fund raiser. 13.5g tea/12oz water, steeped, decanted, then added 24oz cold water.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Combined 3g of this w/ my 2nd infusion of orange mint. Hadda bump up the amount of white cucumber and water from my normal 2.25g/6oz ratio because of the amount of orange mint I used. Steeped for only 3min instead of a normal 2nd infusion time of 4 min because I’ve read that’s a good 1st infusion time for whites and Adagio kills theirs. Mint is still VERY strong, but the cucumber is pushing thru the more I sip it. Would be GREAT cold!

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

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90
drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

I combined 4 parts (2.25 grams) white cucumber w/ one part (.56 grams) home grown dried peppermint and steeped it in 6oz of purified water heated to 180 degrees for 7 min and drank it w/ a salad.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Cucumber tea? O.o

…Now I’ve seen everything.

Cofftea

it’s my FAVORITE. the crist flavor makes it perfect for iced tea, especially since white tea helps lower body temp.

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45
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

I don’t hate this. I was expecting to hate this, but I don’t.

Not a fan of rooibos or chamomile. I’m okay-ish with peppermint but much prefer spearmint. But for some reason, this mix kind of works for me. I mean, I’m not going to suddenly convert and drink this every night. But every so often, I might find the desire to have a little.

Oddly enough, I get a chocolate taste from it. No clue why. Not heavy chocolate, sort of the aftertaste from some Girl Scout Thin Mints.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Luthien

I’m not a fan of rooibos either, but I liked this one, too. I agree, it’s something about this mix of flavours that makes them work for me here when they don’t tend to work for me otherwise – but I’m not entirely sure quite what!

Auggy

Maybe they spike it with crack?

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90
drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
87 tasting notes

I just noticed that most of the blueberries in my tin fell through the leaves and landed on the bottom. It makes sense to stir leaves to spread berries more evenly each time before brewing.

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

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90
drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
87 tasting notes

I’d call this tea Blueberry Vanilla or Blueberry Jam because it doesn’t have that pure blueberry flavor one could expect looking at the name. I can definitely taste and smell something sweet which doesn’t make it a bad tea, just not 100% blueberry.

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

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36
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
61 tasting notes

So, I played an epic game of “enni-meani-minnei-mo” today with my tea and landed on this. Joy. I tried it again without milk, could only taste tannin and mild spices. Now that I’ve added milk, I’m actually getting a bit more pumpkin! But it still has an odd effect on at the tip of my tongue.
The liquor (I for some reason feel uncomfortable with that word) was gorgeous and a rich red-brown and when I added milk it is a touch orange. Very pretty, happy I used my glass mug.
Still unnecessarily bitter and bland.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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36
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
61 tasting notes

I think it might be because I had some terrible tea the night before, but I enjoyed this a bit more than I expected I would. While it was bitter and far less pumpkin and more fall-vanilla, it was decent cup. Honestly, if it wasn’t advertised as a pumpkin based drink, I would have liked it more, but it made want something it was not.
Ok, but I’m can definitely look forward to much better as my night of tea (and work) goes on.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

The aroma is fantastic but the flavor doesn’t live up to it. Not nearly as sweet as I would expect but the taste is unique enough for me to really like. The best flavor comes out when warm and not too hot. The taste is mostly of black tea with pumpkin pie flavors to it. Enjoyable but don’t set your expectations too high.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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91
drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
7 tasting notes

Great evening drink, although I wish I didn’t have to waste the 2nd steep the next day…

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24
drank Rooibos Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

Hm, somehow I did not realize that Earl Grey has bergamot, let alone that bergamot is THE defining ingredient of Earl Grey. Therefore, I was quite surprised and confused to open my new sampler tin of Rooibos Earl Grey and get a huge waft of orangey, floral bergamot. The bits of blue and orange petals scattered among the red honeybush further convinced me that Adagio had mislabeled my tin. I was expecting something more stoic, dignified, and well . . . grey. But a quick internet search told me that I am an idiot and Earl Grey is far more complicated than I’d imagined.

After all that, I’m still not sure if I like it. The strong floral and citrus (I assume this is bergamot) scent is too reminiscent of Pledge and potpourri. My mouth is left tasting like some fancy soap my mother used to use.

If anyone wants this let me know. I’ll definitely swap this one

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65
drank Peachy White by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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50
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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65
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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54
drank Rooibos Caramel by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

Feeling so so about this. It tastes a little like bitter coffee to me. Better with soy milk and turbinado sugar, but still far too coffeeish.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Kukicha by Adagio Teas
1 tasting notes

My favorite green — has a nice clean, somewhat grassy (but not too grassy like other greens I’ve had) taste. Good overall balance. Be careful not to oversteep, but its not as sensitive as other teas I’ve had.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Genmai Cha by Adagio Teas
32 tasting notes

Mmmm! Genmai cha is one of my staples. So, after a 60 hour work week and 7 hours of sleep in the last 2 nights (combined) I brewed a cup of this. The toasty flavor is just perfect on a rainy, dreary day. I’m on my second steep now.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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73

It took several tries to get a good-tasting steep from this tea – it definitely does not benefit from oversteeping, and it is well worth while to time the steep and pull out the leaves after no more than 5 minutes. Oversteeping will result in an astringent aftertaste. It might benefit from a shorter steep with more leaves.

This looks like a black tea, but brews up very light and delicate. I added more leaves than I might for a Darjeeling or other black tea. During brewing, the smell reminded me of spinach – a strongly vegetal, mineral aroma. Even after adding more leaves, it brewed up a very light amber, with a light floral aroma. Once I got the steep right, I tasted a smooth, flavorful tea with a definite sweetness.

I like it very much, and think it is worth keeping on hand, even though it is a bit fussy to brew.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
123 tasting notes

Pouchong may have been the first oolong I ever tasted, because it’s the ‘default’ taste I think of whenever I hear ‘oolong.’ It’s lightly vegetal, and almost like a green tea except it doesn’t have the sharpness. A little floral, but not to the point that a specific flower could be named. I like it because it’s a very fresh and clean flavor.

Cofftea

This stuff is so good!

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88
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
123 tasting notes

This is really pleasant. Pouchong is a very light oolong, without the smokiness that I normally associate with oolongs. I have no idea how Adagio’s Pouchong compares with other Pouchongs, but my unsophisticated tongue thinks that this is great when you want something delicate and light.

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34
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
127 tasting notes

backlogging…

I made this over the weekend while at my sister’s house. I boiled milk, water, and sugar together with the tea, then let the tea steep for several minutes before straining the leaves out and drinking (what I could remember of takgoti’s chai method posted on Steepster earlier).

It was definitely better prepared that way than when I had done it with straight water, but there was still no pumpkin flavor. It’s just a spiced tea, and I’m not really fond of the spice blend used in it.

takgoti

Well, that confirms it. If you tried to make a chai out of this and it flopped I don’t think there’s any saving it.

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34
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
127 tasting notes

2009-11-24 2pm
Preparation notes: Teavana’s Easy Tea Steeper, 2nd infusion

I like the second infusion of this tea better than the first, or perhaps I had brewed it slightly too long the first time (my times are just guesses, I’m kinda zen about it). The taste is softer – less black tea flavor and more mellowness in the spice.

Still not thrilled about this tea, though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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34
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
127 tasting notes

2009-11-24 noon
Preparation Details: Teavana’s Easy Tea Steeper
not sure how much tea… didn’t bring any measuring devices (sigh)

So I just got a bunch of Adagio samples, but I don’t drink black teas in the evening (I have to sleep), so the only way I’ll get to try them before the weekend is to take them to work. Loose leaf tea at work is a PITA!

I read the reviews on this tea and put in more leaves than normal, hoping that if I brewed it strong the pumpkin flavor might come out. No dice. I’m only getting spice. It’s okay spice, but just spice. I have lots of spice teas, and this isn’t outstanding. I won’t be ordering this again.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
1317 tasting notes

This is to kill the last dill remnants from that awful cucumber stuff. Unfortunately this is also the last of my tin. I made it a bit stronger than usually because there wasn’t enough leaves left for a small pot if I didn’t.

Didn’t hurt it any, though. If anything the blueberry flavour is even more clear, making me wonder if I’ve actually been making it too weak before?

The first few sips tasted a bit odd, mingling with the lingering aftertaste from the white cucumber. Dill/cucumbers + blueberries = bad match. Just saying. Half a cup down now though, and it’s helping considerably.

I need to get some more blueberry tea. I’ve never met a blueberry I didn’t like. Now I get to explore various brands and shops that are more readily available to me than Adagio is.

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