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More #40, more #40! Start the wave!

I couldn’t drink anything else this morning. So much for this being my “special tea”. It’s too good to ration off. Two days in a row of #40 = a good thing.

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81

This is such a good oolong. Really, it’s just Mmmm. I want all my oolongs like this. Simple, smooth, mellow, rich. Sooo good AND it holds up to multiple steeps very well. I believe one can only drink this tea hot…to ice it would cheapen it. (But it would probably still be delicious.) I’m raising my initial rating. Damn good.

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My new stash is in!!! (picked up off the front porch by my eye-rolling husband.) I was really excited to try this one, so I’m drinking it first. The leaves smell and look really nice, both dry and wet. The picture looks just like the dry leaves…but after steeping, several of the leaves unfurled to show whole 1-1.5 inch leaves. Pretty neat!

I’m not really picking up any of the peachy notes, but it doesn’t matter. #40 is very smooth and soft tasting with a tiny smoky aftertaste. It also brews up pretty dark. I don’t know how this tea and ali shan are in the same oolong category. I highly favor this type/style of oolong over the hand rolled, super dry tasting other oolongs. However, I wish I preferred the others considering this tea is $44 for a 6oz tin. Diggity damn! #40 might have to be my “special occasion” or “really bad day” tea.

I’ll just keep steeping this cup until I’m drinking clear, hot water…it’s THAT tasty.

Jillian

Isn’t that always how it works, the best tea is always the most expensive.

takgoti

I have a little tin of this that I’ve been saving. Definitely looking forward to trying it now.

jennlea

Hmmm…I have a sample of this somewhere. Why haven’t I tried it yet?! Gonna have to now.

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77
drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Had a cup of this just now…fairly decent :)

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77
drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Seemed very refreshing to me this morning! :)

Teafreak

If you enjoy white monkey you should try my blend, snow white: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=276&sid=02b227fe334f6fba53236fcf5b261f56&scrollTop=0

It’s a mix of white monkey and snowbud, and I think it is a great combination

TeaEqualsBliss

I actually have that one on my ‘list to try in the future!’

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77
drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Smooth. Light. Juicy. Buttery. Earthy. Semi-Sweet. YUM!

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drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I know this sounds a little odd but the smell prior to steeping reminds me of buttered vegetable with a pinch of pepper. The coloring seemed to be a typical green tea color. The taste is smooth and light with a bit of sweetness. A good starter tea for those who are unsure or not used to greens. I think I like it. :)

Cofftea

After my snowbud experience, no it doesn’t:)

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drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

1st sample I’m trying from the white sampler. White and green teas are my favorite.

The raw leaves have an extremely light aroma, ever so slightly like vinegar yet not NEARLY as strong as some white teas, like their white cucumber which is my favorite.

Steeping method:
2.25g of leaf in 6oz purified water heated to 180 degrees for 7 minutes.

When steeped the liquor is a buttery, creamy yellow and the aroma is MUCH lighter than I was expecting based on the liquor. I almost had to inhale the tea to smell it, but this could be because I woke up congested due to allergies.

Wow… This is an interesting tea… the flavor is light, but also creamy, thick, and buttery. Brandice was right, it does have similarities to broth. Is this the tea Mrs. Butterton drinks? Infact I may add my bullion to this when I make chicken soup instead of water…

2nd Infusion:
Steeping time: 8 min.

The liquor of the 2nd infusion is slightly lighter than the 1st, but I’d say that a better way to describe it would be more translucent. This infusion looks like tea instead of butter.

The scent seems to be stronger for some reason, but maybe my sinuses are clearing.

The flavor is a little weaker, allowing it to be more fluid instead of thick. The 1st infusion seemed to coat my tongue while this one just washes over it. It tastes more like tea instead of butter or broth.

3rd Infusion:
Steeping time: 9 min.

What is it with me and 3rd infusion lately…
The aroma and liquor were lighter than the previous 2 infusions as I expected. The flavor was also a bit lighter (weaker), but it was also lighter as in it didn’t taste ANYTHING like a butter slick over my tongue. Maybe this is what a white version of their cream flavored tea would tast like. It’s light, yet creamy, and yet there’s also a very light floral taste in the back… but it’s NOTHING even close to drinking perfume. I think this is my favorite infusion. I should be able to get a decent 4th infusion out of this, but I think I’ll wait and move on to another white sample for the rest of the day.

Conclusions:
This is a strange white tea. I don’t really care for the buttery texture and taste of the 1st infusion but it isn’t so foul or weak that I won’t drink it. I may make the 1st infusion for a friend:)

I’ve learned that teas can taste like things that aren’t tea-esk… campfires, cucumber, horse droppings, and now butter.

Not my favorite white tea, but I might buy it again and would drink it if someone offered it to me.

TeaEqualsBliss

I have this one on my list to try soon too!

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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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71

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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78

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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78

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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78

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
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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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75

DH and I finished up our stash…need to reorder

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