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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

YUM…a little juicy for a pouchong today…a little cakey, even…I wish I had a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin to go with it…that would be a great pair, I think…nomnomnom

Cofftea

Interesting pairing suggestion…

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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Holy COW! What a busy day!!!! This tea is helping me thru it tho…thank GOD.

Heyes

There should be a rating for “Buzz” factor as well as smiley face. There are certainly teas that like for the buzz factor, just as much the taste.

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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

It’s a very light mossy smell this time. Infusion 3. 10 mins. The leaves are finally fully expanded. The taste is wonderful. Sweet. Could prob do more infusions but I think I am going to move on after this. YUM.

Cofftea

Gonna move on because you’re tired of the flavor or just getting impatient waiting for it to steep?:)

TeaEqualsBliss

Well…it’s VERY good…just want a different type tea. You know me and variety! LOL

Cofftea

I just ordered this. What do you suggest for the water temp and steeping time of the 1st infusion?

TeaEqualsBliss

Between 180 and 200 for about 4-5 mins

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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

2nd Infusion. 6 mins. Smells of Sweet grass…maybe even a sweet basil-like smell…which is a tad different that the first infusions smell. Interesting. OoooO! Much sweeter taste than the first infusion. Nice!

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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

These leaves are certainly NOT dead so I will be resteeping/multi-infusions. Just LOVE these lil guys…the leaves so fun and vibrant green! The way they dance in the water…brilliant!

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85
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

These leaves are very different than other Oolongs I have seen. While Steeping the wet leaves are a very vibrant green. I think these leaves are already screaming for a 2nd steep…but time will tell. Not much for aroma, really, it’s close to that of toast. The coloring of the tea-water is more of what I would think of as a green tea type color. As I sip the scent changes to a more masculine and outdoorsy type smell. For the taste it’s a drier taste for starters and gently transforms into something slightly sweeter towards the end of the sip. The more I drink the more I seem to enjoy it.

Auggy

Pouchong/Baozhong is one of my favorite types of oolong. I have much love for those funny little leaves.

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86

Doubled the amount because I was finishing the tin. Not sure if I like the "extra shot’ attempt with this…not that it was bad…it just is good the regular way – I probably won’t mess with this one much if I re-order…for the time being I am plum out.

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86

It seemed I wasn’t thirsty for this one either…my tasters must be off today…oye!

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86

backlogging…hellish day…no time for a review…sorry…see previous posts

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LENA

“peaceful”…i like that. everyone needs it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Especially today…my day started out not so good but it is getting better by the hour! Om.

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86

I like this one more and more each time I steep it…a nice oolong. It’s smooth, too!

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86

Steep #3 – steeped for 10 minutes. Still a nice cup. Smells more like bark than the others and tastes lighter and sweeter than the others. The coloring is about the same as the others but you can tell a slight difference. I think I will stop at 3 steeps…just to leave the fond memories in my mind.

Preparation
8 min or more

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86

2nd steep. It actually seemed stronger in taste probably because I steeped for a minute longer. Regardless it’s still a good cup. It’s a little sweet, a little woodsy, and a little perfumy. I like it!

Cofftea

+1 min is standard for additional infusions. I’ve had this happen before, what probably happened is the amount of leaf you added probably didn’t require the full extra min.

TeaEqualsBliss

It was still good tho…I liked it regardless! :)

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86

I am going to do multiple steeps with this today so check back. For the first attempt it was woodsy to sniff after steeping it was more mellow and a tad sweet scent. The taste was smooth – probably of the smoothest I have tried for oolongs. Great Cup! Steeped 4 minutes.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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86

I agree with the Rebootable’s comments this being earthy and musky right off the bat. This is probably one of the darker colored Oolongs I have ever had. Once you take a sip it’s surprisingly lighter and smoother than I thought it would be. It’s still a bit woodsy but not nearly as much as I thought it would be. I think this is a very good Oolong.

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75
drank Cha Cha by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

First, I must say I usually don’t go for Chamomile. Altho I think it’s BRILLIANT in the Adagio’s Foxtrot Blend. For the heck of it I thought I would add this Cha Cha to my last order…you know…broaden my horizons – or something like that. Anyhow…The dry leaf mixture’s smell doesn’t do anything for me. It smells just like my cat’s Catnip pouches. Ek! But…I will try NOT to prejudge. It’s near the end of the 7 minute steep right now.

It tastes different than I thought it would. Eventho I can taste quite a bit of the Chamomile…I think the Lemongrass and Peppermint blend well with it. Personally, I would try and a little more of each ‘just because’…and I have both in bulk at home from the whole food store so I just might try it next time…

I think the peppermint that is in this blend helps more with the after taste than the actual ‘during the sip’ taste. That’s kind of neat.

After almost the whole cup – I have decided I like this. A Creative Blend. Very Nice.

takgoti

This sounds very similar to Tavalon’s Serenity, which I enjoyed.

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75
drank Anji Duet by Adagio Teas
92 tasting notes

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75
drank Anji Duet by Adagio Teas
92 tasting notes

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75
drank Anji Duet by Adagio Teas
92 tasting notes

Very nice! Puts a big smile on my face

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75

Everybody like Earl Grey, it’s a classic.

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61
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

After several recommendations I only steeped this for 3min. Wow… still ncredibly dark. The liquor is a medium dark orange brown. Not delicate at all… and that makes me sad.

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

Pai Mu Tan (white Peony) is my current favourite. It is quite dark for a white. Lovely though

Cofftea

2nd infusion, 4 min. Liquor is a tad lighter and more dull. Flavor is a bit more sweet.

Robert Godden

I give it about 4-5 first infusion, 6 on the second, 8 on the 3rd and 4th

Cofftea

It’s quite dark even at 3 min so I don’t think I’d go more than that on the 1st or increase each one by more than a min. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Cofftea

3rd infusion, 5 min. Lighter liquor. More sweet. I could easily confuse this for an oolong.

Oolonga

“medium dark orange brown”? Wow… Mine always comes out more like light or medium yellow color and tastes very delicate. 3min @ 180F. Maybe I use less leaf though, I don’t weigh it, can’t tell for sure.

Cofftea

@Oolonga, Yeah really can’t tell ya then. I wanna try this around 160 once.

CHAroma

You’re probably using really hard water. Try making it with filtered or bottled water and see if there’s a difference. I noticed a HUGE difference in color when I started making tea with softer water.

James Kennedy

Why do you guys brew tea for so long? White tea should be brewed for about 10 seconds, no more. I am astonished you brew such a delicate tea for several minutes then say “I’m surprised it’s heavy”!

CHAroma

Actually, I’ve seen very conflicting information about how long to brew white teas for. Some people say less than a minute, others say 15 minutes or more on the first infusion. There’s nothing concrete that I’ve read to persuade me one way or another. I’ve just had to experiment and decide what I like for myself.

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61
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

4th infusion: 10 min.

WOW… I’ve never done a 4th infusion before. AND I LIKE IT! It has an amazingly strong aroma for a 4th infusion and that ever so slight “fecal” taste is gone. It’s still very strong and complex though. And slightly flowery. I’m leaving to go out to dinner now, but next time I steep a cup, I definitely am gonna try a 5th infusion. It was so worth waiting 10 min:)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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61
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

3rd infusion, 9min:

Still a slight fecal taste, but mostly a light and floral taste that’s a lot stronger than I expected for a 3rd infusion.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
Cynthia Carter

fecal??? Ewww!

Cofftea

It’s VERY light, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like a pu erh which is why I can stomach it. It basically just adds to the depth. It’s good.

Frolic

Cynthia read my mind. Now I’m scared of pu erh’s if they taste like poo.

Cofftea

Frolic, IMO pu erhs are NASTY. This one just as a VERY slight hint of that flavor, but the white tea and floral aspect are much stronger so it just makes the flavor deeper and more complex. And I didn’t get that the 1st time I tried it (this is only my 2nd set of infusion). I love this white.

Angrboda

I’m very fond of pu-ehrs but the smell of them is definitely an acquired taste. On my first encounter I decided that it was called pu-ehr because that was the sound you made when you smelled it. “Poo! Ehrgh!” :)
I have since, as mentioned, grown very fond of it, so I don’t think it’s that bad anymore.

I wonder if pu-ehrs are sort of like rooibos, in that you either love it or hate it. Very few people can find a middle road.

Cofftea

I can’t STAND rooibos! Smells like annis or fennel- PUKE!

TeaCast

How do you pronounce that? Pee-on-eee? Or Pee-ohhnee?

Cofftea

Pea-knee. Like the flower.

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61
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

2nd infusion: Weird… this serving of leaves (the 2nd infusion at least) has a light fecal taste in addition to the grounded, yet lightly floral taste. Still very good though.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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