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91
drank Weight To Go! by Teavana
34 tasting notes

Always a favorite. Mixed with Acai Matetini today. I needed something fruity and uplifting, and that’s what I got!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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So, normally I love this tea. It’s one of my favorites. I don’t know if it’s because I’m sick and maybe my tastebuds are off, but somehow I taste artificial sugar in it today. It’s still great, but…weird.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
KallieBoo!

The other day I got a maple syrup taste in the cup I drank. It was still good, but weird.

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100
drank Emerald Mao Feng by Teavana
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I bought two pounds of this tea a few months ago when Teavana discontinued it. It’s a pretty great Chinese green, and at such a steep discount, I couldn’t resist! It’s a strong green, vegetal but not too grassy. Tonight I’m just resteeping over and over in my yixing, getting hours and hours out of a handful of leaves. Very classic, although I definitely drink my green tea much stronger now than I did back in the day.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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58
drank Fujian Rain by Adagio Teas
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Tastes sort of like a light pu-erh, or over brewed bai mudan, maybe. Overall, I’m not impressed. I think green oolongs are more my thing.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
John Grebe

I agree there is a crossover effect as if one likes puerh or rock oolong than there is a very good chance that one will also enjoy the other.

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88
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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This came out perfectly peachy. Like an actual peach, not like peach candy. It was very calm and refreshing. I used a good heap of sugar.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Cara captures yet another character perfectly. Smooth, yet exciting. A promise of adventure, whether you like it or not.

The creamy earl grey moonlight is perfectly complemented by coconut. The rooibos barely comes out, but the lemon is there very lightly. All in all a great tea. I think my brewing on it could do with some tweaking.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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58
drank To Life by Teavana
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The first few sips were fantastic, if a bit much. I suppose I used too much again, whoops! But still pretty good, and calming enough for bed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
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I think I brewed this too strong. It definitely had more of the pickle taste that you can smell initially. Ehhhh.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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87
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
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This evening, my head is feeling a little foggy. I need to sit down and relax a bit. I just got a shipment of tea from Adagio, so it seems like a perfect time to break that open! I got a sampler pack of a few different oolong teas. Oolong is a tea that I’ve tasted now and then, but never really bothered to sink into. So here we go! Starting with Tie kuan yin, the iron goddess of forgiveness and mercy.

First steep
This steep was light. It reminded me of the first steep of bai mudan in that it very, very light, with a hint of floral tones. It is slightly vegetal, like Chinese greens. There is a little more depth to it which I can tell I’m not uncovering, but mostly it is just very light. I enjoyed it, but I was not overly impressed. I’m definitely liking this better than some other oolongs I’ve had.

Second steep
And here is some of the depth and complexity the first steep hinted at. The scent is more what I have gotten from the oolongs I’ve tried in the past. A little more earthy than vegetal. I’m starting to detect some of the nutty textures. The floral aroma has toned down a bit, but I can still tell that it’s floating right beneath the surface. The first steep was smooth, and this one is even more so. It feels like I’m sipping the lightest velvet.

This oolong has been very warm and filling. Just two cups, and I don’t think I can drink anymore right now. I’ve enjoyed this. I think I will probably enjoy it even more in the future when I have a better idea of what to expect.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Blueberry Bliss by Teavana
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With Weight-to-Go! this morning. A super fruity concoction, even keeping the sugar as low as reasonable. I’m really enjoying this – it’s a fantastic wake-up tea. Quite complex, and each sip is giving me a different mix of the fruit flavors. I think I’d like to do the same thing, but with a dash of Earl Grey? Hmm. Next time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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