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150 Tasting Notes

I had this one to go as it’s one I’ve been meaning to try. While my hopes were at a medium-ish level for this I was still disappointed. It seemed rather weak to me. I really did not get a lot of chocolate, no heat, and just a muddy citrus flavor. The cup was drinkable in that “it’s freezing today so I really don’t care much as long as it is warm” kind of way.
However I had a great experience in store today which is always nice considering their reputation.

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drank Green Goji Berry by Yogi Tea
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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

That’s the line I’m at in the Fault in Our Stars. I’ve decided that it would be a public service if I did not go to the theatre to see the movie version. Not sure if the general population could endure my sobbing.

This tea though, it’s wrapping me up in a delicious hug. Vanilla Orchid is my favorite out of the vanilla oolongs I’ve tried so far. I haven’t tried very many mind you, but I’m still enjoying this one for now :)


That’s a great quote.


I loved that book.

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I wish I could taste as much vanilla as I smelled in the dry leaves. I had this plain, and I think maybe a touch of sugar would have brought that flavor out nicely. The tea itself seemed pretty strong, but without being astringent/bitter.

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drank TARDIS by Custom-Adagio Teas
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When I manage to make this one juuuuuuust right, oh goodness is it amazing!!!

Future self, I know that sometimes this tea can be sassy, and your adventures together may not always been what you expected, but, they have always been what you needed. ;)

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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I would really like to go on vacation, but I also just want to sit at home and do nothing but read and internet. So I guess I’ll just have this tea instead! I just finished having a “Hobbit” marathon, which I never should have started considering how late it is…. or is it early now? Either way I’ve been up for waaaaaay too long and I have to work today too D’:

Sometimes I seriously question my life choices.

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I still haven’t seen Winter Soldier yet (shame on me) but I figured I would have a cup or five of the Steve Rogers blend in honor of the movie anyway. I really want to love this blend, I do, but it’s just not winning me over. Maybe there’s too much/not enough of something? I think there’s a bit too much ginger… or not enough apple? Anyway, I brewed this double strength with a touch of sugar like someone here suggested and it was better than previous brews. I was just too lazy to get up and grab honey. Shame, because I really think a bit o honey would help this tea out a lot!

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Oooh it’s so good watch it watch it watch it!


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I’ve been drinking this one a lot lately. Not sure if I’m drinking it because I like it, or it’s the most drinkable of the ones I want to sipdown…..

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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
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Another sipdown for today! I will have to remember to get some more of this. After comparing it to some of my other minty teas, I’d have to say this is one of my favorites. Really yummy.

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Made this a sipdown today! It feels good to get through some of my stash, but bittersweet at the same time. I don’t know if I will re-order this one. It was fun and tasty while it lasted (and of course I love me some Destiel!) But I think my love for this one was more in the “summer fling” category.


I have mixed feelings for this as well. I’m hoping to find a better Destiel fanblend. :D


I think the idea behind this one was pretty darn good, that slightly smoky chai taste, with a hint of chocolate. The black base just didn’t do it for me. I always felt it was too astringent (like literally, made my mouth feel dry.) I’m sadly noticing that more as I revisit my Adagio stash.

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About Me: newlywed! I studied biomedical sciences and will start up medical school here soon. I love to read, paint, sketch, bake, crochet, knit, and lounge around with my Samoyed (Kenai) and two cats (Callie and Maya.) Fandom nerd and Disney girl.

About me and tea: I think I will always and forever consider myself a tea newbie.

I love learning new things about tea, and continue to branch out and try new tea as much as I can. For the most part my favorites seem to be dessert teas. Sweet tooth anyone? lol. I’d love to hear about other people’s favorites, and where you go for tea! My local choices are pretty limited, i.e. Teavana, so bring on the online shopping ;)

Rating System: I’ll try to stick to it ;P

95-100: Must have! Permanently part of my stash, and will re-stock before I’m out.
85-95: Love it! Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again
75-85: Like it! I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, I might get this again if the craving hits me
55-75: I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, but probably won’t get this again
35-55: Hmm, Not bad, not great. I guess I’ll finish this cup… might try another depending
1-35: eee… I’ll be dumping this cup.



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