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drank Toasted Sesame by Adagio Teas
267 tasting notes

I’m in a Japanese immersion ‘camp’ right now, so I thought this one would be fitting (thanks, silvermage!)- we’ve eaten plenty of Japanese food while here, although not enough sweet sesame desserts for my liking :) Also, right now I need to wake up, so a black tea seemed like a fine idea.

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried this one, and I keep finding myself really missing the taste of sesame. It’s there in the dry tea, but brewed this mostly just tastes like okay black tea to me- slightly bitter, slightly dry, good to wake up to.

I am considering just combining this with the sweet potato adagio tea- that one is a bit too sweet, and this one just tastes like nothing when brewed, so voila, diluted s.p. tea.

So funny- I didn’t drink black tea before this immersion program, but as stress caused my tummy to get a little bit unpredictable I found black tea was one of the most effective remedies- more so than the ‘tummy’ herbal teas I have. I have been loving my black teas here.

Anyway, unimpressed by this one.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I found this much more “soy sauce” like than sesame. I find your “I found black tea was one of the most effective remedies” statement interesting. I find that most non chai black teas (flavored or not) actually upset my stomach. Maybe steep the rest of this and make some rice?

Harfatum

Sounds like so much fun – are you planning to go to Japan?

Lisbet

Cofftea- huh, black tea has always been one of those good tummy remedies for me- although when really woogy I often alternate with ginger tea.

Harfatum- yes, I will be living in Japan at some point, but need to take my Japanese speaking to the next level first.

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Cofftea

I found this much more “soy sauce” like than sesame. I find your “I found black tea was one of the most effective remedies” statement interesting. I find that most non chai black teas (flavored or not) actually upset my stomach. Maybe steep the rest of this and make some rice?

Harfatum

Sounds like so much fun – are you planning to go to Japan?

Lisbet

Cofftea- huh, black tea has always been one of those good tummy remedies for me- although when really woogy I often alternate with ginger tea.

Harfatum- yes, I will be living in Japan at some point, but need to take my Japanese speaking to the next level first.

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Grad student in sociocultural anthropology. I drink tea while reading for my courses, and it makes the books go down easier. I genuinely like most kinds of tea – although fruit tisanes kind of scare me.

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