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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
80 tasting notes

I’ve had this sample for a very long time, and I usually use them to just add to the Teavana flavored white tea. but today, I decided to try drinking the sample again and see if i still don’t like it, or just simply because my sense of smell has been non-existant, and so my taste has been off.

The color is very light, though I think it’s a little more yellow than it should be. Hard to tell. The taste is very bland, I’m probably dealing with really unfresh tea here. guess the adagio tins aren’t that great for long term storage. Definitely drinkable, and since I need a major detox right now it’s perfect.

I remember when I first had this sample tin, it tasted very much like vegetables, and vegetables that I’m not fond of. The aftertaste was odd as well, and all I could think of is I hope that not all silver needle tastes this way. I love flavored white teas to death, but if this is what true white tea tastes like I guess I won’t be drinking any…ever.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

I don’t have problems w/ their teas getting old quickly… odd… do you have sample tins, the canisters, or pouches?

Kathryn Ann

I have the sample tea tins. my taste buds are also pretty off right now i think (cause of sinus issues), but the flavor there is not as strong as i remembered it to be when I first had the sample.

Cofftea

My tins are so tight I can’t pry them off so I have a hard time believing air would get in. Hopefully it’s just sinus issues and you’ll feel (and be able to smell) better soon!

Kathryn Ann

I was thinking exactly the same thing! I figured if it’s that hard to pull of the cap it should be okay! That’s partly why I gave it no rating this time :P thanks~

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Cofftea

I don’t have problems w/ their teas getting old quickly… odd… do you have sample tins, the canisters, or pouches?

Kathryn Ann

I have the sample tea tins. my taste buds are also pretty off right now i think (cause of sinus issues), but the flavor there is not as strong as i remembered it to be when I first had the sample.

Cofftea

My tins are so tight I can’t pry them off so I have a hard time believing air would get in. Hopefully it’s just sinus issues and you’ll feel (and be able to smell) better soon!

Kathryn Ann

I was thinking exactly the same thing! I figured if it’s that hard to pull of the cap it should be okay! That’s partly why I gave it no rating this time :P thanks~

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Daily tea drinker.

Whether it’s hot or cold outside, there is a cup of tea in my hands. I love all teas, but white and oolong are my favorites. I tend to find one tea and drink it every day until I run out (or get sick of it).

There’s not much variety in what I drink, so tasting notes are few and far inbetween. I try to log every tea I drink at least once… and if I spend to much time perusing the many teas all you lovely people drink I would surely go broke trying to drink them all.

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