27 Tasting Notes

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Rose takes the forefront in this delicate tea. I’m not typically a huge fan of rose flavored things, but of course none have ever been as natural tasting as this.

The white tea lays a nice and sweet foundation for the other ingredients to play on. Another reviewer mentions mint, and to be honest I couldn’t really detect it on the first few times I brewed this tea, it’s very subtle.

I’m in love though, and I plan to get my hands on some more soon.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This was my first experience with a Lapsang Souchong and I fell head over heels with the warm and deep smokey aroma. I could just sit and inhale this all day long (but then people would stare and my tea would get cold…)

I’ve dubbed this my favorite black tea so far and I personally enjoy this one over Adagio’s Lapsang Souchong.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Reading over the past tasting notes, it seems like you either love or hate this particular tea.

I love the woodsy and warm taste of this tea. Totally a morning or early afternoon drink. It reminds me of the bonfire we had every year at a Masquerade function I always went to. Good times.

It’s not as good as the Spice and Tea Exchange Lapsang Souchong, in my opinion, a three minute steeping time left a weaker and more astringent taste. I plan to perhaps use slightly more tea and a two minute steep time next time I make a pot of this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
27 tasting notes

I’ve had white tea blends, but never straight white tea so I thought I’d give this a shot.

As one previous reviewer said it almost tastes like nothing at first. As one becomes more acclimated to the taste, there’s just a hint of sweetness (barely noticeable, at least to me) and something vegetal. I’m really a fan of it.

I’d only gotten a sample of it… but I know exactly what tea I’m buying next time I go on one of my sprees~

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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This is a guilty pleasure of mine, and one I like to keep in my cupboard all year round.

The flavor, while not exactly like a chocolate covered strawberry is very reminiscent of one (in fact, I get more of a raspberry, with just a hint of a cocoa coming in and out of focus). It’s a comforting and indulgent flavor, just the perfect thing for someone to drown their sorrows in when they’re stuck at home alone (or not… maybe that’s just me…).

Either way, it’s a flavor worth trying.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
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I absolutely love this tea. It has become one of those teas that I just have to have in my cupboard at all times.

(I might have used this one to drown my sorrows, also…maybe…)

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This tea actually holds a lot of sentimental value for me, I bought this tea on an orchestra trip and every time I drink it I am reminded of my time there.

This is my first “apricot” tea and so please note I have not compared it to others.

It’s a gorgeous smell right out of the tin, apricots hit you right in the face.
On steeping the tea apricot comes to the forefront. It’s not bitter at all.

It may be my nostalgia talking, but this is one of my most favorite teas. I’d give a lot to have a lifetime supply of this at hand.

All in all (to the experienced tea aficionado), it’s worth trying if you happen to be in a Disney theme park (if only for the adorable tin).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Scarlet Cloud by Teavana
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I agree with the others on this one. It is almost nigh impossible to get a perfect cup; however, on the (miraculous) chance that one happens to get all of this tea’s ingredients in the proper ratios it makes a very beautiful cup of tea.

It’s quiet with a bit of fruit and a refreshing mint aftertaste. That’s my ideal experience (personally, at least).

It has potential, but it’s too much work to micromanage the individual facets of this blend.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m a studying musicologist, cellist, and sometimes I’ll sketch a thing or two.

Tea and I first met in the form of a stale Chamomile bag on a cold and dreary night. It was a humble (not to mention tasteless) beginning, but it was a beginning nonetheless.

My affinity for the Victorian tradition of tea lead me to Twinnings which then led me to Teavana, which led me to perhaps my most favorite (living) musician. Yes… well, it’s not really a logical story…

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