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Recent Tasting Notes

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I have to say that I am in agreement with the others who have reviewed the tea. I like ginger, I like lemon but with this I’m not so sure they brought them together well. Can’t really find a positive except to say thanks to say “Thanks” to Ost for sending this my way. At least I know not to buy it.

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The packet said Strawberry Sencha from Frontier Naturals. But I couldn’t find that tea on their site. I do feel that there is some strawberry in this. The sencha is mild and well balanced with a bit of strawberry. This is not a strawberry soda pop tea. This is a nice cuppa for the afternoon; need more caffeine in a.m., no caffeine in evening.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Nettie

Yeah, I think they might not carry it anymore because I couldn’t find it to reorder.

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This is my very first chicory…and blech. Not my cuppa. At all. Looking at the title, lemon and ginger, mmm… I like both of those flavors, so together it must taste delicious! I even enjoyed the smell…..and the taste is just veryyyy concentrated version of the smell.. not sure why I didn’t like it…but it ended up going down the drain :’( For a herbal tea, it brews so incredibly dark…strange. Might try this again someday with only steeping the littlest bit of leaves..

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

Chicory with lemon? That’s a little odd…it works better with chocolatey/vanilly flavors.

albertocanfly

I could see that working a little better. Looks like I’ll have to try a different tea with chicory in it.. it just might be in the wrong place at the wrong time:]

apt

chicory is known to be a coffee replacement. it is very dark.

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This is a nice enough oolong but nothing to be excited about. It has some almond flavors but nothing it wasn’t really satisfying. Sort of a run of the mill oolong tea.

Thank you to Lariel for this tea!

Flavors: Almond

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lariel of Lórien

I didn’t send that one.

carol who

Darn! I wrote Lariel on the bag. I wonder who actually sent it. :(

Arshness

Adagio’s Almond Oolong is really strong Almond flavor and tastes really nice. :) I could send you some next time we swap if you want?

Lariel of Lórien

It smells like marzipan actually. (Er, the confection, not our fellow forum member.) Don’t really like the Adagio oolongs.

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I received a sample of this from Suziqzer awhile back. Thank you!

Somehow this got pushed to the bottom of my work droor. I was digging around today and found it and was like, oh yeah! This was really tasty! It was a tad bit of the toasty oolong with hints of almond and a sweet finish. I really enjoyed this one! I will finish the last cup of this first thing Monday!

Suziqzer

Glad you enjoyed this one! If you want more, let me know. It’s one of the few I can get locally.

Cheri

Ooh, this sounds interesting.

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Scribbles shared a China black from Tao Tea Leaf that was so deep and rich I fell in love with it…was hoping that locally, I could at least make acquaintance with its peasant cousin.

So I picked this up last run to Fox Farm. It has hints of the toasty cocoa richness of the Tao gold standard, but just hints. All the same, an inexpensive (just over a buck an ounce) lightweight breakfast tea for the summer months.

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Based on the smell, I didn’t think I would like this tea at all. While brewing it has a very strong medicinal smell. It calms down a bit and while sipping reminds me or herbal sodas like traditional birch beer, root beer, and dandelion/burdock soda. Some sips taste a bit too floral and soapy, but other sips are clean and herbal.

Thanks for the sample Suziqzer! I have another serving left & will re-evaluate when I taste again.

Flavors: Anise, Autumn Leaf Pile, Corn Husk, Wood

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I received a sample of this from Suziqzer, thanks! I drank some of this last week and actually quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I was unable to re-create whatever I did last wee because I just brewed this and had to toss it out. It was over-whelmingly bitter and it was un drinkable.

Suziqzer

Oh no. Must be finicky?? I plan to try this one cold steeped and see how it fairs. I’ve not yet mustered the courage to try it hot, it smells so good dry I’m afraid it won’t live up to my expectations.. And I imagine it to be pretty heavy on the citrus flavor which I’m still adjusting to.

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I received a sample of this from Suziqzer. Thank you for sharing.

Reading the name of this tea I got really excited. I love both flavors. Brewed up though this was a little too medicinal for me. I get the lemon form the lemon grass and I get ginger. It tastes like there is chamomile in there. I am not sure why this didn’t work for me. It is a very dark brew which is really surprising. I added some ice and it was okay cold. I really wanted to like this one, but it is not my cup of tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Suziqzer

Sorry it was a miss for you.

I have to confess I haven’t steeped this one yet myself. I bought it because it’s smells amazing, but I’m not a big citrus tea fan. Thinking I might cold brew it and see what happens.

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This tea is not among my favorites. It has nothing particularly wrong with it. Mild musty taste, some what vegetal. I probably will not buy it again. Plain darjeelings are not my favorite anyway. Luckily, I don’t have much of it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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62

Nothing special. Just decent Assam.

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Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
Iced 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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