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Smells like peppered spinach today. Next to no color and very mellow. Will be pairing with my lunch which is Veggie Lasagna…should be an ok fit.

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I still have yet to master this one, it seems. Still very bland today. Not bad tasting just not very flavorful.

gmathis

I like your recognition that some teas just take practice to get right…there are several I haven’t gotten the hang of yet!

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2nd steep – half resteeped loose leaf half 1st steep loose leaf. Steeped for 5 minutes instead of 3. The color is darker but still light. Still smells of grass/weeds/moss with maybe a little bit of celery undertones this time. The taste is more flavorful but still quite bland. Somewhere between a white and green tea taste. Not terrible. Not in my top 30 either. I will give a thumbs up but barely over a neutral. I am going to continue to tinker with this one because I noticed not only did I get the free sample I must have ordered it separately and forgotten I did that or hit the wrong tea/button…so I have 2 sample tins worth…I will just have to remember to steep twice the amount of loose leaf for twice as long. But also won’t buy again once I am out.

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After reading Cofftea’s review I was afraid of this tea…but here goes…I am typing as I drink this.

Before steeping the dry leaves smelled like a dandelion stem with very small hints of sweetness.

I steeped a little less amount than I normally would based on the prior review. It has basically no color as stated by Cofftea. Once in the cup – basically no scent…after steeping. The first taste was a little mossy-grassy. I am going to go neutral with t his but try resteeping and adding a little more loose leaf next cup and repost/rereview. I’m really not sure about this one.

Cofftea

I’m surprised you steeped it LESS because the color and flavor was almost non existant when I reviewed it.

TeaEqualsBliss

It was purely because I was scared! LOL

Cofftea

Do not be scared to steep it for the full 3 min or you’ll never have any flavor. How much leaf did you use for the 1st infusion?

TeaEqualsBliss

1st infusion between 1 T and 1.5 T for the 2nd about 3 Ts

Cofftea

Gosh… I used 3.25… I can’t imagine how light yours was!

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m going to try this again today with LOTS lol

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Where the heck did YOU come from?

I didn’t even know I had this in my stash until just now…oh well…it’s been a while since I have had this…nearly a year…It’s ok…much of the flavorings are no longer around but the aroma from afar I can still smell the coco and mint…nom….

SIPDOWN #2 of the day!

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All I can smell today with this is Cigar. It’s a tad cocomint-esque to taste but I don’t remember this combo like this the last time I had it…

Cofftea

Gimme their green version over this any day.

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Refreshing Scent. If less loose leaf is steeped for the suggested 7 minutes it does taste a tad different. It seems to be more minty than cocomint but that is still ok with me. I do like this Rooibos! If you are new to Rooibos and enjoy minty fresh – try this!

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Today I was having a craving for Rooibos…not sure why. This fit the bill. Very much like a minty hot chocolate without the swiss miss suds. Altho it smelled a little like a cocomint type cigar upon first sniff today it will still well worth the cup!

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Eventho I was thinking a black tea to start my day – I did this one instead. Upon opening the tin – the aroma of mini mint chocolate chips or maybe even ice cream seems to be the thought that first enters my mind. It seems to steep fairly quickly. As you steep it is smells more chocolate and less minty. At first sip you can taste the Rooibos but the Chocolate follows it and the Mint is the caboose. The after taste is more minty than anything. As the tea sits in your cup for a while it gives off a slight coffee sent but doesn’t really taste like it. Nice, creative blend. MIGHT be one of my favorite flavored Rooibos Blends from Adagio so far…but I am still pondering that for sure. In the meantime…a thumbs up!

Cofftea

I’ve learned I can’t stand the smell of rooibos, it smells like licorice. Their green tea version of this is AMAZING!

TeaEqualsBliss

I have tried that one as well…like it the first time I tried haven’t liked it as much the last few times…but still good.

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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
9 tasting notes

I bought this mainly for iced tea, but my overall tea stash is dangerously low so I’ve been taking it hot. Really nice for a fruity tea—not fake or cloying.

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91

I see that my Sororitea Sister Liberteas hasn’t tried this one…I will send the rest her way :)

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Backlogging. It’s VERY hard to oversteep this tea. Actually – I really don’t think it’s possible to oversteep this. AWESOME!

Cofftea

One of my fave white teas!

Teafreak

If you like this one, then you should try the jasmine silver needle from Shang Tea: http://www.shangtea.com/store/p/28-Jasmine-Silver-Needle-King-Grade.html

It is the best that I have ever had, and the silver needle that he uses won the top award in the local fujian contest

Jillian

adds to her shopping list

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I’m not a big Jasmine fan. Normally. This is the BEST Jasmine ANYTHING I have EVER had yet. It makes me ENJOY Jasmine. I never thought I would say that but it’s true. Not that I will suddenly turn all Jasmine on your arses but this is good stuff right here. As soon as I opened the tin it was like I was in the center of Jasmineville. And instead of the Jasmine smelling of old lady perfume it was more of a natural Jasmine scent…truly unexpected. As I steeped the leaves/needles the scent lingered but was still true. After the steep it started to even out but was still quite strong. At this point I was a little worried that the Jasmine taste was going to be too over the top based on the aroma but it was just right. That taste was paired with a nice, soft sweetness which led me to a smirk or smile…this tea has proved me wrong and I don’t mind! The BEST 2 parts was that it WASN’T bitter and that there wasn’t a funky aftertaste. The only thing I disagree with is that the descriptions says a ‘whisper of jasmine’…for me, it was more a SHOUT, but, it all worked out…to be a wonderful tea experience.

Cofftea

try adagio’s jasmine #12!:)

Cynthia Carter

Hmm – I’ve wanted to try a jasmine green. I’ll have to add this to my list. Thanks!

LENA

Smirking is my favorite thing!

I picked this one up yesterday too. Can’t wait to try it out now!

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2.25g steeped in boiling purified water for 5min.

Pretty much all I can smell and taste is the cinnamon and vanilla. The cinnamon is WAY too strong. I don’t know what the ratios are, but I’d do 10% cinnamon, 20% rum, and 70% cream instead of vanilla.

Tabby

I think it already is at 10% cinnamon, but I’ve seen a lot of comments like that recently. The batch I got wasn’t overpowering… I wonder why. Strange.

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DH and I finished up our stash…need to reorder

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2nd infusion…a tad bitter but not bad. Still a good cup!

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75

Just what I needed…a great cup!

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75

WOW! Strong, Dark, and I like it! 2 Cups – Resteeps a thumbs up as well!

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

I received this from Adagio along with the other holiday blends, and I have to say, this is MUCH better than the previous Pumpkin Spice blend I had earlier today.

It’s taste does resemble chestnuts, though I would wager that it has more Vanilla in it than anything. I also got an oak-like, or “smokey” taste in this tea, which I am guessing is the chestnuts. I get the smokey taste after I swallow it, so it has that sense of an aftertaste.

I really do enjoy this tea (even though it is a black tea), but I can’t help think that it derives from the Pumpkin Spice. Perhaps it is in my mind/palate from earlier in the day, but these two are definitely similar. Yes I realize that they are the same type of tea, but the taste is all too similar.

Steep Method: IngenuiTEA
Steep Time: 4 Minutes even

As usual, heated water and poured it on top of the leaves. Used Steep.it again, but setting it to 4 minutes instead of 3:30. Good call.

Sip, sip, sip! Opinion and Reaction
The chestnut flavor and the earthy tones of the black tea blend well with he subtle Vanilla-Caramely flavor of the tea. Excellent tea, especially for those just getting into black teas. Not overwhelming, but has a consistency throughout the entire experience.

Certainly reminds me of chestnuts (and caramel) over an open fire?

TeaCast scale: 86/100.

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drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Peppery. Tasted Peppery today. Afterlooking at my previous note RE: the comparison to Ali Shan…that really, isn’t the case. I prefer Ali Shan. This doesn’t pair up in my opinion. This is an ok one but probably won’t reorder.

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drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Not sure why but this one reminds me of Ali Shan a little bit. It does have a sweetness to it before and during the steep. It’s also a little buttery going down. I am liking it but interested in oversteeping as well so time will tell…so far I like Ali Shan better…but this one is fairly good too.

TeaCast

I’m undecided to whether I like buttery teas or not, it’s strange to like them, because, well, it’s BUTTER. Liquid butter is not my cup of tea :)

Cofftea

I thought it had a pu erh-esk aroma and taste to it… light, but still slightly fecal.

TeaEqualsBliss

Well, one thing I did notice and I wanted to do a follow up to my post…I noticed that if the cup sits a while the taste gets more bitter (and that’s even without over steeping) I can’t imagine what it would taste like over steeped now…oye!

Cofftea

I wouldn’t know, what it tastes like if it sits. I took one sip then chugged the rest to get rid of it.

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drank Pi Lo Chun by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Still not my favorite but it’s growing on me so I can at least drink it. I am not going to re-order but will continue to tweak this to my liking…maybe by the end of the sample tin I will love it…or not…

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