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46 Tasting Notes

75

Great green flavor without being too overwhelming. Fairly forgiving green tea but be careful not to oversteep. 3 minutes is plenty of time for the flavors to develop in the cup.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Ginseng Vitality by Teavana
46 tasting notes

4 tsp. @ 208º in 20 oz. teapot for 7 minutes. This tea offers a mild pick me up and, although I don’t know if it really does this or if I think it does because the package says so, I do feel more focused when I drink this tea. This is a good thing, because this tea is my second pot of fuel for my paper writing today.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Samurai Chai Mate by Teavana
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4 tsp. @ 208º for 7 minutes in 20oz. teapot. This is my favorite tea from Teavana. It is sweet, complex, nicely spiced, and very soothing. Today it is fueling my paper writing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
46 tasting notes

Stepped down to 1 tsp @ 205º for exactly 5 minutes. I’ve been oversteeping this one lately and using too much tea. This time around the tea is really showing its flavors well and the bitterness I’ve been experiencing is nearly absent.

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

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100

Took it up to 2 tsps @ 180º for 8 minutes and got a much spicier, tastier tea. Previously the tea had been much weaker than I like and this combination really worked well for me this morning

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
Cofftea

Yeah, it tastes like spiced water to me.

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80
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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1.5 tsps. @ 208º for 5 minutes. Seems I have oversteeped this time around. Getting a lot of bitterness from the leaves that’s hiding the sweetness of the mango. Perhaps, though, this tea is just a bit stronger than I expected.

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

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100

1.5 tsp @ 180º for 8 minutes. Perfect spices and flavors.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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80

Rich flavors, big body, big aroma. Definitely recommend this one.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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100

2 tsp, 180º for 7 minutes. Rich spices made even richer with the addition of vanilla. The Rooibos leaf really shines in this tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
46 tasting notes

Steeped 2 tsp @ 208º for 5 minutes. Wonderful flavors with a mango aroma. Very well balanced black.

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

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