1220 Tasting Notes

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Today I had a Moment and reorganized our tins, picking out 10 for sipdowns/giving away so almost all of the tins fit in the drawers of our tea cabinet. It looks so much better.

Anyhoo, yis. Eric is a friend of mine, but he needs t’ go. So I have him cold steeping for tomorrow and then there’s just enough for one more cold brew. And then I’m going to work on The Mad Hatter’s Blend.

Color me surprised, however. I sent a timolino of this to work with my wife and she really likes it! And as a general rule, she doesn’t like iced teas that actually involve, well, tea. So yay for trying new things and liking them!!

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drank Peach by Adagio Teas
1220 tasting notes

Coldbrew sipdown (323/305)

This is a decent tea. it’s not great, it’s not awful, it’s not a must have, but it’s not something I mind drinking, either. It’s a peachy black, but with nothing special about it. It’s just…there. If you’re in the States, it’s fairly good for a peachy black, but here in Canada there are other teas I have better access to than this one.

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100

Coldbrew heaven and I earned it after the honey ginger disaster. I love this tea cold. It’s creamy and sweet and oolongy and just plain wonderful.

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5

Once this brewed up, this smelled like Honeybee from Davids, but taste…no. Ugh no. It tastes like honeyed black licorice. It was a coldbrew I will not be repeating and the wifey has a bunch of swap packages going out, so hopefully this can be dropped into one of those.

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86

This tea is three years old, and while I can see what it once was, it is no longer the tea I loved. I avoided this one and I don’t know why. Well, I know I don’t like Adagio’s black base, so that likely had a lot to do with it. Still it is lovely for what it is and doesn’t deserve to lose any of the rating because I let it go stale. Creamy berries, I’m sorry I failed you.

VariaTEA

How can you avoid Eric Northman?! :P

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I knoooow right? He’s so pretty….

VariaTEA

He really is gorgeous :). Plus, he is like a billion feet tall, I imagine it would be hard to evade him. haha

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My sister in law saw him at TIFF. We no longer speak to her XD

VariaTEA

OMG I would die. It would be a serious problem :P

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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Last of the giant jug I made for the weekend and it is so yummy. It’s really hitting the spot today after I woke up from a five hour nap. Arg, self, get it together and stop sleeping so much!

Light, juicy, and refreshing. Rethinking my decision to put it in the sipdown pile.

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Coldbrew sipdown (325/307)

My father in law secretly enjoys the iced teas I make and he’s always surprised by them. Every time I have coldbrew ready when they come over and he always sighs and says he guesses he’ll try one. This time he was intrigued by the ice wine tea, as he’s a big wine drinker, so I poured him a small glass and he was very surprised by the flavor of the ice wine. “It really does taste like ice wine!”

XD. He cracks me up. Anyway, this is a sad farewell, I love this tea dearly. But I have several other ice wine teas and they will keep me warm.

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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SO much yum. We had the inlaws over yesterday, so I made a big jug of this coldbrewed in the fridge, expecting my sister in law to come. Welp, she was feeling ill and couldn’t come and while the other in laws helped with some of the other cold brews I had going, This one was too scarily pink XD. So I’m drinking it down, today it is helping me get over a ridiculous amount of Popeye’s chicken. It’s one of the few places up here that I can find good biscuits, but everything is so, so saltly. And since we tend to be on a low-sodium diet, when we do splurge, the salt is overwhelming.

So today I am chugging it to get some hydration back in my system, so I’m grateful to have it. It’s good, very good, but not as amazing as I remember. I’m trying to empty some space in my tin drawers, so this will be a sipdown, I think. I do get some guava from it, but over it tastes like many, many other herbals from Davids. Fruity and hibsicusy with a weird little metallic tang in the middle of the sip.

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85

Coldbrew sipdown (326/308)

I’m kinda really sad to see this one go. Tonight, after a night of eating too much at Denny’s, then doing grocery shopping while fighting the urge to pass out (something that happens frequently when I eat and then walk around for a while), this tea is hitting the spot beautifully. I’m chugging it and it’s calming my stomach and quenching my thirst. After we get rid of a few of our tins and such, I might consider restocking this one. It’s light, refreshing berries.

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The rooibos is way too strong and medicinal in this coldbrew. This is not my idea of a good tea and I’m debating just tossing the rest of it. I barely get any peach and what I do get is artificial.

CHAroma

Toss! Don’t think twice. ;)

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

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My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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