93 Tasting Notes

75

Apple and I are not the best of friends for eating. However for drinking, we’re close as can be. This is really lovely, though I think I was a bit stingy on the leaf for the size pot I made to share with my husband. Its delicious to drink though regardless. I’m actually a little bummed I only got a sample of this, but honestly, I’ve got apple tea. I don’t need more. I just wanted to check and see how Adagio did with it. I’d definitly buy this again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65

One of my favorite teas, especially since I got it from Iheartteas on facebook who had an amazing sale going on in spring. I used some vanilla almond milk to give it some creamyness and it only made it better.

What a wonderful start to a lovely Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to anyone else in the states with me!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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66
drank Luck O O'Riley by Adagio
93 tasting notes

A nice and creamy. The flavor is so beautifully mellow and its a great tea to wake up with. I recommmend this to anyone who like chocolate as well as a suitable craving filler.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81

Let me say first off, that this is my first foray into Matcha. As I didn’t have the proper supplies, someone suggested I use my french press to get a froth, so thats what I did.

This…this is heaven in a cup. I think I used far too little Matcha powder after reading things up online, the ‘how to’s’ I read online about how to make it with the press had said use a teaspoon. I’m assuming their stuff was different because using that much here I got mildly flavored milk, but it was still delicious. It strikes me as a good alternative for a day when I’m craving hot chocolate but wanting something with a little more oomph.

This was sent to me from TeaSipper, and I’m really thankful for the ability to try it without paying an exorbanant amount for something I may not end up liking.

Super pleased with this, going to try more here in a moment with more powder because I really think the flavor being upped some wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.

tea-sipper

I’m glad you like it! This is matchaccino though, different from a matcha serving. My bag comes with a scoop that IS bigger than a teaspoon.. I don’t know how much exactly.. it could be a tablespoon.

JennyFur

Thank you for that. I’ll give it a try with a teaspoon this next time.

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68

Mixed this 75/25 with the Adagio Cream tea because alone its flavor is a little overwhelming. This was one of the first teas I ever bought and boy am I glad I gave myself time to retry it before giving up on it. Now that I’ve had more varieties of tea I think I can truly say that I like this. The pumpkin is lovely and very light when the cream is completely mellowing things out.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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66
drank Formosa Oolong by ESP Emporium
93 tasting notes

The more Oolong I drink the more I realize I love the heck out of it. The first time I made this I made a whole pot and boy was I glad. Easy to drink and smooth on the palate, I could drink this pretty much daily.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
tea-sipper

Glad you like it! :D

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drank Buttered Rum by Green Hill Tea
93 tasting notes

I feel I’ve done something wrong brewing this. It came out quite bitter in an unplesant way. I see it says its astringent in the description but I’m not sure if thats what I’m getting or if I just oversteeped. I don’t hate it with some milk and a touch of Stevia. But I’m glad I got it in a swap instead of paying for it. Hopefully when I brew the rest I find a way to make it easier to drink.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I was brewing this at my normal 3m time and I’ve found it comes out a bit bitter for my taste. Seeing someone made it at 1.5m in the review makes me wonder if that was the problem. At any rate this isn’t a terrible tea, I’ve been using my generic green tea to supplement it when I make it to make it a little less bitter. I’ll have to try making it for less time. I wasn’t realizing Sencha was a different blend of tea. facepalm

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

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48

I really don’t know what I’m doing wrong with this. I’ve tried it twice now and in the bag its smells amazing. But once I make it…it tastes almost like cardboard. I know I got this in a swap and I remember steeping it once before. I thought I noted it so I’ll have to see if I enjoyed it better the first time. All in all its not the worst thing I’ve drank, but totally not something I’d pay for.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Detroiter, tea drinker, fangirl pagan. Ask away.

Interested in trying any and all teas I haven’t tried. Variety is the spice of life and the bane of my existance. If I have the tea to trade, I’m more then willing to swap.

Loves : Flavored Blacks, Honeybushs, Roobios and Herbals
On the fence : Greens
Dislikes : Smokey teas or really grassy green teas. If I want to taste grass clippings I’ll eat guacomole, not drink something thanks.

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