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Cofftea said

Savory/Umami Teas

Steepster is buzzing w/ tastings of Adagio’s savory teas sampler. Does anyone know of other savory or umami teas out there?

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Not sure but would LOVE to hear about them if they are around!

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Cofftea said

Other than Adagio’s savory teas the only one I’m aware of is The Tea Farm’s Vinegar Black.

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i want to try that sampler but i dont know what my sister is gettin me from there for christmas. the anticipation is killing me! :)

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Could ya’ll post a link to Adagio’s savory tea sampler please? I went over and rummaged around their site but couldn’t find it. I’m sure I’m just missing it. I just wanted to see what the teas were. Thanks.

Cofftea said

They don’t have the sampler anymore- you have to buy them separately. Here’s where to find them: under “flavores”: Sweet Potato Pie and Sesame, under “green”: Artichoke, and under “white”: cucumber.

Thanks.

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Cofftea said

That’s just odd.

Cofftea said

But they say it tastes like tomato soup so I’m game.:)

Hmm… I love tomato soup so I’d probably try it if it happened to be around.

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Cofftea said

This one does sound interesting. Fresh corn raw is so sweet and flavorful.

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Adam said

Japanese greens tend to have a bit of a savory Umami flavor, in fact it is what Gyokuro is known for. But certain sencha-s have it to a degree.

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teaplz said

Lapsang souchong and gunpowder.

Cofftea said

Hm… never really thought of them that way… 52teas maple bacon would definitely be one!

Heyes said

I have to agree with teaplz. Lapsang just has that red-meat cooked over an open fire feel to me.

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Cofftea said

Would http://steepster.com/teas/teafrog/6561-bamboo-shoots-flavoured-green be considered umami? Yet another reason I need to go to Japan. I’m having trouble putting my finger on exactly what qualifies as umami and what doesn’t.

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Cofftea said

Adagio’s sesame tea is good so that doesn’t bother me, but I’m not sure about blending it w/ caramel. Harney and Sons Tokyo sure has the sweet ‘n’ savory thing goin.

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