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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
659 tasting notes

Backlog sipdown. Drank the last of this yesterday. It was good but still tasted like maple.

Thanks for the sample Dexter.

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Sipdown…oversteeped this by forgetting about it and it got so bitter it was undrinkable.

I did like this one with my initial steep though, so thank you once again for sending it Dexter.

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drank Sweet Seduction by RiverTea
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Sipdown…made sure I had cooler water, timed a 3 min steep, and it was still bitter. Guess this just isn’t my tea, but thanks again to Dexter for letting me try this.

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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This tea is surprisingly tasty….but, it tastes like maple? Sorta? It was sweet, and I’m not entirely sure it was maple, but also not sure it was like chestnut either. At least the base was muted from the milk, so no bitterness on my end.

I will happily have the last of my sample from Dexter and hope it is as tasty still.

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This is one of the Harry Potter teas I requested from Dexter and while I like it, I don’t find it is amazing. It’s just nice, pleasant, non-offensive, etc. I can’t really make out that much of the individual flavours much. Maybe it will be better as a cold steep?

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This is nice, but as it cools down, it is starting to get bitter. Like others, I also find an absence of coconut, though there is a little bit of a creamy taste, so maybe the coconut is mixed in there? I tried this brew with only a little organic cane sugar. Maybe next one will be with milk? I wonder if that will draw out the hidden coconut.

Thanks for sending this one to me to try Dexter! :)

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drank Silver Buds Yabao by Verdant Tea
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Sipdown!

Did a cold steep of this last night, and OMG YUCK! I tried to drink it but ultimately tossed it out. I think this was better hot. I think it was too mushroomy for me cold steeped.

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Sipdown! Had the last of this today. I had it without milk but I have decided I like it best with. It was a little astringent and I’m not sure if that was the actual tea or me possibly overleafing.

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drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! Made this iced, and while I am glad I had a small amount to try, I ultimately don’t think I’ll be getting anymore of this. There is something good, but equally weird about it.

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drank Kirara Rice Tea by Lupicia
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Mmmm. so roasty and nutty and YUMMY!

This is a great genmaicha!

Thanks for sending this to me Dexter!

Dexter

:)) I like this one too. The version with black bean is FANTASTIC too.

Amariel

Oooh, sounds intriguing!

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are…

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty (except rose), and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.

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