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drank Golden Spring by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

Well after the Earl Grey failure this morning I knew I had to have something I enjoyed. I’ve tasted had this tea before but hadn’t joined Steepster yet. So without further ado…

The leaves are really pretty, the gold and black contrast nicely. They’re small, fuzzy wiry leaves with a smell that does remind me a little of a hay, but that doesn’t come across once brewed. The liquor is a deep amber that I wasn’t expecting.

This is a pretty smooth black tea, a little astringent. No bitterness at all. and I get the “meaty” aftertaste… I think. It may come from the thicker mouthfeel. A very tasty, savory tea overall.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Alright, apparently I don’t like Earl Grey, who knew?
I can drink this if I add sugar but I don’t like the bergamot. I may give it another chance and try brewing it differently but… ew.

Anyone up for a swap of almost 50g of Cream of Earl Grey?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Is THIS the only EG you have tried?

Kiaharii

It is, I’m open to trying more but definitely in smaller sample sizes.

Kiaharii

I may have gotten a wee bit ahead of myself ordering so much.

LiberTEAS

Not all Earl Grey teas are created equal… and especially not all Earl Grey Creams. Definitely do try others. :)

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Time for dessert! I finally got my order in from David’s Tea. This tea smells fantaaaaaaastic. Mapley mapley goodness, plus adorable little maple leaf sprinkles and chunks of caramel and toffee. I love tea that’s tasty and fun.

When I visited Canada with my French class way back in high school we visited a maple syrup shop/diner where before dinner they (jokingly) told us to try maple syrup on everything. I did (and I mean everything) and never looked back.

The maple carries into the steeped tea with notes of caramel. The rooibos isn’t overpowering, the maple really stands out (which is what I was hoping for!) but doesn’t punch you in the face. This is super yummy and I can’t wait to try it iced with a bit of sugar added.

Edit:
Successful second steep, less maple this time and more rooibos. Still has that rich sweetness from the toffee and caramel though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

Yes! So much maple flavour in this tea – it’s loverly!
Which reminds me that I have a huge bottle of maple syrup in my cupboard just waiting to smother everything, thanks for the reminder! lol

Kiaharii

Nothing better than real maple syrup. :)

DaisyChubb

Too true!

Helena

Maple…mmmm…Maple…maple? I love maple :D I think I need some maple fudge now.. sigh or at least more Oh Canada :D

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Another easy cup while I’m away from home.

The bag smells very heavily of nutmeg but the ingredients/flavors mingle a lot better in the cup. It smells a bit earthy but doesn’t taste it. I can pick up the chocolate, and the spices give a little extra something to it. I think I may let this steep longer next time for a stronger cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Easy peasy iced tea while I’m away from home. Even as I branch out to more and more loose tea I still go back to these for something simple that I know I can’t mess up.
True Blueberry is true to it’s name. I don’t pick up a huge amount of the hibiscus or other ingredients, and it’s not too tart.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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Cold brewed overnight. A little bitter so I added some simple syrup. Not sure I like the jasmine, it’s a little strong. Very very flowery. Luckily this was super cheap, less than 3 dollars. Also comes in a nice tin that I’ll stick another label on and reuse later.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

Mmmm peppermint. A new favorite evening tea, relaxing and tasty. I can definitely taste the chamomile, and the rooibos kind of blends in with the rest of tea. Which is good right? It is a blend after all. I think I will buy some more of this and save it for those days I need a little “feel better” tea.

Edit: second steeping mellows out the peppermint a bit. I think the blend could use a bit more rooibos.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

Tea smells lovely out of the tin, nice and peachy.
I cold brewed this and added a tiny bit of simple syrup (which I do for pretty much all my iced teas). I may have left this alone a little two long because I’m getting a slight bitterness (can this happen with cold brewed tea?). The sugar helps bring out the peach a little more.

Will definitely try this hot brewed, and maybe iced again with a shorter time period.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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