98 Tasting Notes

94
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
98 tasting notes

I have had this before and loved it. This love has continued to this batch as well. I would love to note more about this but I don’t have time. Gotta love Tech week, moving, and school all at once with a heaping scoop of work.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Michelle

What are you teching for?

Matt

A new show called “Fifty Shades of Plaid”. The show is making fun of “50 Shades of Gray”.

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68
drank Keemun Encore by Adagio Teas
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Hate the smell, love the taste. That seems to be the theme of the teas that I have had over the last few hours. This one is very nice, though it smells very generic. There are nice chocolate notes and very little bitterness. I might not buy this one regularly, but as a sample, not bad.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Fujian Rain by Adagio Teas
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Dry Smell: Raisins and hay.

Wet Smell: Like Brussel sprouts.

Well, this tastes vary similar to Brussel sprouts. I like brussel sprouts so this works for me. There is a bit of mineral taste to it though that just peaks through.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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34
drank Pu Erh Poe by Adagio Teas
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Let me start by saying this; Very interesting….

Dry Smell: Like fresh horse poop.

Wet: when water was first added it smelled like rancid fish, after it finished steeping it smelled similar to musty cucumber water.

It tastes like cucumber water. Very strong cucumber water that also happens to have a little bit of a bit in it. I don’t really like cucumber or cucumber water at all, so this is… Well interesting. Could have been worse though, but it could have been a lot better. Might steep it again later and see how it is though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JC

Lol, that is some description. It may be a storage issue. A few years ago I had Adagio’s ‘Yunnan Golden Pu Erh’… expensive and awful. Smelled like dried fermented fish, once I poured water into it it was fishy and musky.

Bonnie

I had this in the beginning of my journey. Sour. I’d suggest that if you can’t hack it, steep longer, add cream and sugar and see if you like it as a latte. If not. Adios. Sometimes you can’t salvage what isn’t very good. But, if I had stopped here I wouldn’t have discovered that I love shu pu-erh. There’s a world of great non-fishy pu-erh to drink!

Michelle

Mehhh I wasn’t big on this one. Tasted too fishy without the depth of flavor I want from a pu’erh.

Matt

Yeah I was hoping for something good from this since I have had other pu’erh that have been heavenly. Though I figure I’ll just never get pu’erh from Adagio again since I had the one from their masters collection and that…. well lets just say I am glad I didn’t spend money on this or that one.

Nik

Eeeeewwwww…

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94

I really do not know how to describe this tea. I brewed it up several different ways and it tastes so good every time. There are hints of sweet potato, which is interesting and various other flavors I cannot describe. I am in love.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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93

So this is another of my free teas samples that I got from Teavivre. It seems like it might be something interesting, so here we go.

Dry Smell: Like peanuts, more specifically when you open a new jar or tub of peanuts from the store. Making me hungry.

Wet: Smells like wet spinach with a little bit of the peanut smell lingering in there.

Taste: Like peanuts and spinach. It’s kind of like a salad, which is interesting. I would drink this again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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76

Dry Smell: Somewhat buttery and vegetative.

Wet: Mostly vegetables or leaves.

There doesn’t seem to be much of a milky taste up front as it tastes like TKJ. Now the aftertaste is where we start getting into the milky area of things. The feeling it leaves in the mouth is very similar to that of having just drank a tall glass of milk.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
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Dry Smell: Plum, Sugar, Milk Chocolate, and a hint of Smokieness.

Wet Smell: Vegetable and Mineral.

Tastes just how the wet leaves smelled. It was nice and I shared a bit of it with a friend and they enjoyed it as well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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49
drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
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Dry Smell: Like 86% dark chocolate from Ghirardelli.

Steeped: I don’t really have anything to say, which is a little odd. There really doesn’t seem to be anything that discernible about this tea from any other black tea I have had in the past. It’s not bad, just very run of the mill.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Well, to start, my name is Matt. I got into loose leaf tea my sophomore year in college. I was drinking some lipton tea in my room when I started thinking to myself that there has to be something more then just bagged tea. So I decided to do a web search and found out about loose leaf (you would think that this would have been an obvious thing but surprisingly it was not). I stumbled across a local tea cafe called Argo tea and decided to try it out. Long story short, I fell in love. From this one store I have started to branch out to all different types of tea from several different stores.

My favorit tea is very hard to choose since I like pretty much everything there is that I have tried. I have recently started getting into pu’erh teas, which is getting to be interesting. I am always looking for new a greater tastes when it comes to tea and am trying to better express my experiences with tea.

Aside from tea I am an actor in the Chicago area. I do mostly theatre and various film projects through out the Midwest. I recently started doing Voiceover work, which I have to say is very fun and easy going.

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