297 Tasting Notes


I had snagged quite a bit of this from the first round of the “Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box”. It’s a nice dessert rooibos, perfect after a long day of working. I add sweetener which makes it even more dessert like. To be honest, I go back and forth with what this tastes like… but the ultimate answer is good and that’s really all that matters. Would buy if it were available, but alas, it is another discontinued Teavana blend. Happy to have it while it lasted, though.

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Not my favorite. It’s a roastier oolong, so it can tend to get bitter. Also, it doesn’t have the creamy texture that many oolongs do (especially the greener ones). I signficantly preferred Davidstea Long Life Oolong. Too bad I bought a 2oz pouch of this one. If only it were green! …. sigh

Maybe I’ll try mixing it with a greener oolong and see if that helps.

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I actually really like this one. For an Adagio tea, it’s really quite nice. It’s a greener oolong so I almost automatically like it. Does well in the office. I have to add sweetener and it doesn’t quite have the syrupy texture of some ofthe other coconut oolongs, but it’s not bad by any means. If I needed to pick up some cconut oolong on “the cheap”, I certainly would consider this one. I only bought a sample so a sipdown should be coming shortly.

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(This was generously sent by Nicole quite awhile ago)

Blah blah broken record, took oolongs to work… drink through them really fast. Yup, another sipdown due to drinking tea at work that works for work.

Anyway, I’m really tired. I worked a full day and then sat in traffic for almost 2 hours and then went to the symphony. It was great, but I almost fell asleep during the adagio bits.

Anyway, this is a great coconut tea, and I love that it’s a greener oolong. Glad I had the chance to try it! Would certainly have again if given the opportunity!

Tea Sipper

I almost had this one, but it’s one of the few teas that I’m not sure of the location at the moment.

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
297 tasting notes

Ok, I figured out the trick with this one. You really need to overleaf it. You think you’re adding too much? You are totally not. Once I added 4 heaping teaspoons in my 16oz mug (seriously heaping, I likely used 5 tsp really), I now don’t need to add sweetener. I can really taste the peach, it isn’t bitter and I get a very smooth, almost thick, mouth-feel. Basically everything I love about whites. Now if only I could have a variable temperature kettle at work… cause then I’d actually sip this one down at a much faster rate.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

I find that white tea tends to be very light and fluffy, so the grams may not be excessive!

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Got a bag from one of my husband’s coworkers who thought I’d like it. She was right. Nice smooth green base, on the sweet side without added sweetener. Only thing with ROT is you need to use an actual tea cup to get the right flavor. Definitely, not bad, but not sure it’s something I’d pick up.

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You shouldn’t be surprised, it’s an oolong and a green one at that. I brought this to work (sounds familiar) and plowed through the 26 grams my husband bought me in Montreal and the 10 or so grams that came in the kosher tea set my brother got me for Hanukkah this past year. I found that this generally lasts 3 steeps and the leaves get so big! Also, peachy rings.

I’d rebuy but not right away.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m getting closer to sipping down all the teas I bought during my early loose leaf tea drinking days of summer 2013 – my has a year gone by already?!

Anyway, I had tucked this into the back of my cupboard after I bought it… not sure why, but lately, this has been my go-to. Technically sipping down this 50 gram bag doesn’t mean the end of lime gelato in my cupboard, as I have two adorably cute tins, each containing a mere 10.3g/0.36oz that I bought when the Easter set was 50% off. I’ll wait for a bit before drinking those (but I am going to remove it from my e-cupboard just cause 20 grams is pretty pitiful, especially for a blend that requires 2 tsp per each 8oz cup). At least it lasts 2 steeps if you’re careful.

I’d definitely buy it again, but not for awhile. And as an afternoon/early evening drink, I think I’d prefer switching off between this and the Della Terra chiffons so I can get some rooibos in my system.

175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Did my version of “cold brew” with this one. It’s nice. Cold, refreshing, but doesn’t pack as much of a punch as I was expecting. I think next time I make it I’ll add more “leaf”. Drinkable unsweetened though, which is always preferable!

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I managed to sip through 2oz of this rather quickly because I took it to work and oolongs are the perfect tea for work since I can kind of forget about them and run to a meeting and they don’t tend to get ruined. Though this darker oolong can get a little bitter and astringent like black tea, but there is no way I can do black tea at work since I run around so much.

Anyway, this is a nice oolong tea. Dessert-like, but only with a bit of sweetener added. To be honest, what would make this more awesome, would be using a greener oolong. Because darker oolongs can still irritate my acid reflux and greens less so (especially if I accidentally let them steep too long).

Not sure I’d repurchase right away, but it was nice to have.

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I recently discovered loose leaf tea and am already addicted (much to my husband’s dismay)! I prefer fruity teas iced and savory teas hot. Looking forward to drinking and chatting.

Some likes/dislikes I’ve been noticing:

Fruity White Teas
Assam Black
Most Oolongs (especially greener varieties)

Spicy flavors unless in chai
astringent black teas

For my own reference, I’m only placing “full size” teas in my cupboard.



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