302 Tasting Notes

96

This tea is really great. It reminds me of Dawn but mellower. It’s got a nice malty caramel like flavor with very little bitterness. When I opened the package, I was surprised and pleased by the long wiry greenish-gold tea leaves. I was not at all disappointed when it was brewed. Thanks much TeaVivre for sending me this sample. It’s a keeper!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Wild Strawberry by Adagio Teas
302 tasting notes

I said I wasn’t going to buy more of this, and yet I did. Must be good, eh. This tea is tart and yummy. Tastes like a strawberry cobbler (ahem..after you add a fair amount of agave nectar to it). Now, this tea, while it has rosehips, does not taste like roses… thank god. This tea is a nice evening treat.

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81

This tea is a sample provided by Teavivre for review. It seems to be of very high quality. When I opened the package it had that floral sweetness that I love in an oolong. But, when brewed it is more of the vegetal spinachy variety. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but not my cup of tea.. heh. If you like the more vegetal variety of oolong, then you will love this tea. Giving it high marks for the quality and for the fact that it tastes really good for a Dong Ding.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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97

So yummy. I’d forgotten how good this one is.

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92
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
302 tasting notes

There are not many teas that I order over and over and over again, but this one is a constant in my tea cupboard. This is my third time ordering this one. This time I ordered the 50 tea bag size (and filled up my other two tins). I drink this ALL the time.

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95
drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
302 tasting notes

It’s finally snowing here today. This tea is perfect for an afternoon of reading a book under a blanket. It’s been a while since I’ve had this one and I feel like the flavors have muted a little. It’s still great, but the cinnamon was the most present flavor today; less of the bakey bread and icing flavors.

gmathis

Here’s to good books and blankets!

Uniquity

Mmm, today was supposed to be a god book and a blanket, but ended up being errands instead. I’ve high hopes for tomorrow though – Perhaps I’ll finally give this one a shot from my 12 teas of Christmas. Thanks for the idea! : )

Kristin

I’m thinking tomorrow will be more of the same. :)

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94
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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Now this is the tea I was trying to get when I bought the Harney’s Thai Tea. Last weekend I went into my local tea store where I first had this tea and asked to buy it despite the crazy price on it. They were out so I quickly said “Where do you get that tea, Adagio?”. She said yes. I must have thrown her off with my surprise question to get an answer. So, I ordered it from Adagio at a much much lower cost.

I love this tea. It’s like tea, no wait, soup, no wait, tea. Nom. It’s got this interesting savory quality to it that’s killer. It tastes like someone poured full fat coconut milk into my tea. If you like coconut, then this tea is for you. It’s coconut and ginger and a little lemongrass. The other flavors in the tea are just mild accompaniments to the coconut. This one is really great.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

I think I might like the regular sleepytime better, but this is doing the trick tonight. I don’t buy a lot of boxed grocery store teas (yes, yes, call me a snob), but I like to keep a box of sleepytime tea in the house.

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80

I have a tummy ache and this is the only thing I have in the house remotely like a sleepytime or a tummy tamer. It seems to be doing the trick, but I’ll have to pick up some sleepytime tomorrow at the grocery to have some in the house.

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81
drank Wild Strawberry by Adagio Teas
302 tasting notes

I picked up a sample of ‘Oscar Wilde Strawberry’ today at Atticus Tea in Park City. I know they get a few of their teas from Adagio and this one looks to be an Adagio tea so I’ll review it here. This tea is pretty good. It has a nice strawberry flavor, not too much though. It’s tart. I added a fair amount of agave nectar to it. It has no medicinal flavor like many fruit teas can get.

I definitely like it, and yet, could not add more of it to my shopping cart when I was in the adagio site a few minutes ago. I like it, but cannot imagine wanting more than a sample size of it. It’ll be nice for a few cups.

And, I have to give props to Atticus Tea for giving this to me for free. I was buying something else and asked if I could have a 1/2 oz of this to try. They wouldn’t charge me for it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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