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55 Tasting Notes

92
drank Silver Needle by Teavana
55 tasting notes

This is my day to day tea (at the moment). While usually not a Teavana fan, my sister got this for me for Christmas – and I’m loving it. Very subtle, grassy flavor, fantastic color and scent. Really enjoying this!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Peppermint by Teavana
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Very strong flavor- totally cleared out my sinuses ;)
(I think I used a bit too much – but I really liked it. Great for after dinner, while relaxing.
Great color – whole experience was soothing – after the initial “WOW”!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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80

Yau. VEry warm and nutty – think I used just a bit too much, as it had a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Nothing that won’t be fixed with a little experimentation.

Lovely caramel color. Will try a second round tomorrow!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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75

I brewed this at 212 degrees and steeped it for 5 minutes and it was perfect!

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85

There’s a wonderful scent of citrus that hits you as soon as you open the tin, and gets deeper as it steeps. Lovely and vibrant orange-brown color and wonderful, oolong taste with a crisp hit of citrus.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I haven’t tried this yet, but their grapefruit white is amazing so I’m excited to try this one.

Jane Quigley

It just keeps getting better as it settles. Almost lemony.

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98

I love this tea first thing in the morning. It’s got such a great, deep color and aroma and the slightly sweet taste really gets me going and focused.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
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I brewed this at a slightly lower temp (a recommendation from Twitter) – 160 degrees – and I saw a slightly milder taste than the bitter edge I got at 180d. Grassy is a def, vegatal with a slight sweet taste. Full, grassy scent. The second steep was milder still.

This is a great pick-me-up when I need to focus and keep getting distracted.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

160 is the temp recommendation I have as well. 2tsp in 4oz water for 2 min. Glad you got a better cuppa:)

Jane Quigley

It made such a difference!

Kyle Hildebrant

I found 165-170 to be fine. 180 definitely brought out some bitterness.

Jane Quigley

I found that too – I’m glad I have Adagio’s tea kettle – the one where I can change my temp settings.

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97
drank Spearmint by Adagio Teas
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I’m really enjoying this – mellow, slight sweetness and a lovely mint. Perfect for a relaxing, night tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

That gives me an idea… gonna flavor my matcha tomorrow morning w/ mint… orange mint to be exact. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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85

The more I drink this tea, the more I enjoy it. really rich color and scent. Perfect for my morning tea of choice.

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I love the scent – a nice, spicy orange. A great citrus taste with a kick. What I wasn’t expecting that these came as teabags (Came as part of a Steepster Select set), but I love the silk look of the bags. As soon as I opened the tin, the scent wafted up, but it wasn’t overpowering.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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