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drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
1906 tasting notes

Sipdown, 189. Backlog from last night (no, I’m not having chamomile tea first thing in the morning).

I’ve made my peace with chamomile in blends, and learned to enjoy its appley, slightly honeyed notes. Last night I decided to brew up a sachet that I’ve had of this for a while, and I threw in some rose buds hoping to add some rosey notes. Unfortunately not. The chamomile was so overwhelming that the rose was totally lost. This was potently strong, appley and honeyed, yes, but also kind of dusty in a way that clung to my throat.

So the moral is, chamomile in blends, sure. Chamomile straight up, not so much.

Rachel J

That’s funny. I grew up drinking chamomile for everything. Cubans have some kind of obsession with it. They call it “Manzanilla”. Stomach ache? Manzanilla! Sleeplessness? Manzanilla! Anxiety? Manzanilla! Headache? Manzanilla! I swear it still makes me feel better when anything is wrong. :)

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Rachel J

That’s funny. I grew up drinking chamomile for everything. Cubans have some kind of obsession with it. They call it “Manzanilla”. Stomach ache? Manzanilla! Sleeplessness? Manzanilla! Anxiety? Manzanilla! Headache? Manzanilla! I swear it still makes me feel better when anything is wrong. :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

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100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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