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335 Tasting Notes

82

The smell and taste reminds me of bubblegum. It’s fruity and slightly tart. Not bad but probably not my favorite.

Today my old Zodiac blends were deleted so they are no longer available. Wondering if it’s possible to delete them here as well.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Drinking concubines is an interesting phrase….

inguna

“Drinking concubines” sounds pretty hilarious.

Jillian

Did they get reblended or something? Because I’m still seeing tins of the Zodiac teas listed for sale on the Adagio website.

inguna

My old signature blends were deleted and are no longer available. The new Zodiac Series teas are available under “gifts”. I re-designed the tins and Cynthia from Adagio re-blended my old blends. Some of the teas are upgraded versions of my initial blends but some blends are completely new. INMO the new blends are so much better which is hardly surprising because Cynthia is professional blender and I’m not.

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96

This is the last bit left of this tea. I’m determined to explore more of pu erh which I often refer to as “dirt tea” :)
Broke my glass tea cup. Oh well, it was a $5 cup from a recycled glass, so it’s not a big deal.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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97

Such a calming and refreshing blend. I love how it slightly tart and sweet at the same time.

Today a tea related subject on Moods and Appetites: http://moodsandappetites.com/ featuring one of my all time favorite photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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96

Had 2 large cups with this tea combined with some salty snacks. Mmmm … salty snacks

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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96

I’ve recently discovered that I really like Pu-erh teas. The three Pu-erh teas I have tried from Verdant tea were most excellent. This one is quite earthy, a bit musty (in a very good way) with a citrusy hint.

Today on Moods and Appetites our family favorite: South River Farm Miso. I eat this every single day. I would highly recommend to watch the video (so adorable!) http://moodsandappetites.com/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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97

I like this even better than the first time. Cynthia has done an amazing job. Tea and chamomile, rooibos, apples, peppermint are all quite subtle are finely balanced with the green and white tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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100
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
335 tasting notes

Got this as a sample with my order along with the hand-written thank you note. I love when people pay attention to detail. It definitely matters to me.

This is very rich and deep. Slightly peppery with notes of cinnamon and honey/sugar. What I like the most, however, is the silky smoothness of this tea.
I wanted to have this with a small piece of chocolate but turns out I don’t have any left…. That must be rectified tomorrow.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Hooray for 100! Not many tea’s you can say that about!

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96

I’m having this as an after dinner tea and I did overindulge bit … The tea really hits the spot. This time around I can really taste the pine nuts.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100

It’s late and I’m sipping a herbal/white tea blend which seems appropriate. It’s a mellow and calming blend; I can taste honeybush, apples and a hint of apricots.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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97

I was so exited to try the new and improved Zodiac Series, which you can find under “gifts.” It is definitely an upgrade from the previous version.

The tea looks amazing with the bright marigold petals and cornflowers. It is delightfully complex, yet light: green and white tea blended seamlessly with apricot, pear, rooibos and chamomile.

Very calming and refreshing.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec
JacquelineM

This sounds nice and quite appropriate for the Cancerians (of which I’m one). I also liked your post when you paired all of the signs with books :)

inguna

Thanks. i appreciate that.
IMHO books and tea = a perfect gift. Cancer is not my sign but I chose it because it’s hot and humid here in NYC so I was in a mood for a lighter tea.

The credit for the new blends goes to Cynthia from Adagio Teas. Some of the Zodiac blends are an upgraded versions but some are completely new.

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