237 Tasting Notes

100
drank Silver Jade by The Tea Merchant
237 tasting notes

This was one of several samples The Tea Merchant included with my order. Such a nice surprise!

I really enjoyed this one. It has a lovely, delicate, complex blend of scents and flavors. The bergamot is subtle—this tea is not trying to be an Earl Grey. It’s just enough to provide a hint of citrus. The teas themselves are a nice blend of sweet and vegetal, with subtly floral notes.

The Tea Merchant

Glad you liked it! I like to add samples based on what people order as nice surprises.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

48
drank Decaf Vanilla by Adagio Teas
237 tasting notes

The vanilla flavor was definitely there, but not too strong. I appreciated that it was fairly balanced. I’ve tried a few other flavored black teas from Adagio, and I’ve tended to think they go to extremes.

I found the tea overall kind of boring, though. I think I’m not fond of the Ceylon they used as the base for this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

52
drank Pirate Chai by ThinkGeek
237 tasting notes

This seems to need a bigger dose of dry tea than what I used—and I’d thought I was being pretty generous. It ended up a bit weak after adding milk.

This is a pretty basic chai. It had more cinnamon and clove than I would prefer, but not enough to put me off. (That’s just personal taste; both spices were at a level I generally expect from a chai.)

The tea was a more prominent flavor than I expected—I could taste it clearly through the spices.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

4
drank Zombie Blood Orange by ThinkGeek
237 tasting notes

I’m not sure how this managed to be so watery-tasting. Based on Adagio’s brewing advice for other blood orange versions, I used a generous 2t of dry tea, boiling water, and gave it a good 10 min steep time.

I couldn’t discern any flavors besides teeth-punching hibiscus.

It was slightly better when it had cooled to warm-but-not-hot, so I thought I’d try pouring the rest over ice. Turns out it suits me no better cold. (Diluting with melted ice probably didn’t help when it was already weak. Though the hibiscus was still too much—so there is probably no balance that I’ll like.)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
237 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
237 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

34
drank Jade Oolong #18 by Adagio Teas
237 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
237 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81
drank Tea Earl Grey Hot by ThinkGeek
237 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

If I won the lottery today, I would go to Lapland to raise reindeer and live in a yurt full of cats.

Location

Arizona

Following These People