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75
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
1582 tasting notes

My first taste of Yunnan! The leaves were longer than I’m used to seeing but it was neat watching them expand and unfurl while they steeped (5 minutes).

I’m not entirely sure what they meant by ‘peppery’ in the description, to me it tastes more smokey but with a cleaner, vegetale undertone almost like what you’d get in a green tea maybe.

This is one I’ll have to experiment with the steeping time more, but I think it’s quite enjoyable thus far. It’s robust enough that it’d probably be a good wake-me-up tea to have in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
112 tasting notes

Light and sweet. First you get the sweetness of the apple and a hint of the raspberry. Then as the pink liquor travels back on your tongue you get more of the sour/bitter flavors of the cranberry and the hibiscus. This seems like a tea I would really like, except I can’t quite seem to get the preparation down. My first cup was too light, not enough flavor, so maybe I needed to add more tea and steep for longer. The second cup (that I had left steeping) had a much more powerful flavor but a little on the bitter side. It would probably help if I had a proper kettle so I knew what temp my water is.

Jillian

You could try getting one of those dinky little cooking thermometers that you can find in the grocery stores.

Jason

I feel like one of those variable temperature kettles would be good because right now I use a super old and crappy one. What do you use/recommend?

takgoti

I know you’re not asking me, but I’m gonna be a buttinski anyway. I use the Utilitea from Adagio, and it’s pretty fantastic, though I sometimes find myself wishing for something more more precise.
http://is.gd/3OQDv

I’ve heard good things about Cuisinart’s.
http://is.gd/3OQL4

But if I were in the market I’d probably get this one.
http://is.gd/3OR1V

And continue to lust after this one.
http://is.gd/3ORbZ

Jason

@takgoti: yea that last one looks amazing, I’ve even tweeted about it before. The utilitea is more in my price range but I would like something that has fairly precise temp control. Hmm, so many decisions…

Jack

The Utilitea is good enough temp-wise, and you can’t beat the price!

Carolyn

I picked up one recently at Upton Tea Imports and I adore it. It has four temperature settings and it heats a full kettle of water to 212 degrees in three minutes flat (I timed it). Plus it is on sale, so I got it for $42.88. Here’s the link:

https://secure.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=AK16&begin=0&parent=Accessories%3ETeaware%3EElectric+Kettles&category=Upton+Tea+Imports&sortMethod=0&categoryID=0

Carolyn

Just wanted to say that I lust after the Bugatti as well. If only I could afford to spend that kind of money on a tea kettle.

Cofftea

Don’t bother w/ the UtiliTEA, it’s SO much more inferior than the Breville. Sure it’s cheap, but that’s because it doesn’t have all the features to make the perfect cup of tea. Why waste any amount of money on something that doesn’t work the way it should?

Cofftea

What’s so special about the Bugatti? the Breville is perfect for 1/2 the price.

Cofftea

try 2.25g of tea per 6oz of water @ the recommended temp.

Cofftea

I was wrong. Never mind w/ the Breville either. This has WAY more settings and is a heck of a lot cheaper. I’m getting this ASAP.

http://www.amazon.com/Component-Design-TT1-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEA8U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1254430975&sr=1-4

Jason

Wow, so many great choices. I have some research to do.

Cofftea

What the heck is it w/ Adagio’s fruit teas? Why do they insist that fruit teas need to be flavored w/ other fruit?. If I order raspberry, I want raspberry. If I order sour apple, I want sour apple.

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90
drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

An enjoyable and refreshing tea. It has a wonderful aroma with an excellent light, floral flavor. My first jasmine tea and it’s a great change from herbals, black and green teas I’m more used to. Lots of flavor even on a third steeping.

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50
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

180 degrees for 4 minutes. Too light for my tastes. Might try a longer steeping.

Megan

I liked it ok, but wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t think light was a bad thing. Esp when eating it with dinner.

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75
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
8 tasting notes

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100
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
25 tasting notes

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50
drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

Very sour and a little goes a LONG, LONG way. Blood Orange is great iced and pretty good hot. The color and smell is quite nice.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1582 tasting notes

Hmm, I can really taste the lemon grass today for some reason, maybe because I added less milk than usual.

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81
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Pretty good taste, no complaints. One of my favorite black teas so far.

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80

Rich, smooth tea with less acidity. The leaves smell rather earthy, almost musty before brewing, but none of that mustiness comes through in the brewing. Really delicious.

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75
drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

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75

Drinking this right now cause I have a sore throat that is keeping me awake. I have always loved this tea as a night time tea though. Not as much actual tea in it but a few herbals to dim it out. There is not enough caffine in this to actually affect me so its nice at night. Flavor wise its nice. A very clean taste to it. I tend to brew it kinda long since its mostly herbal if I don’t brew it a while it tends to taste a little weaker than I like.

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71

After having been focusing on Japanese greens and various oolongs for a while, I decided to go back to an old favorite. I was going to have some Silver Needle, but was nearly out, so I opted for the new style white bai mu dan. Flavorful and smooth as expected and just what I was looking for on a Sunday night.

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75
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
8 tasting notes

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