218 Tasting Notes

carol who

Happy, happy Birthday! May your year be full of good tea and joy!


Thank you! :)


Happy Birthday! I hope you have you a good one :]


thanks :)


Happy Birthday!


Thanks Mandy!


Happy birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful, tea filled day!


Thank you!


Happy birthday!


Thanks Cheri!


Happy Birthday! :D


Happy birthday!

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for a homemade dupe, this is pretty darn close! Abigal the teapot likes this tea too :)

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drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
218 tasting notes

Abigal the yixing pot loves this tea. Yes she does. _

Flavors: Peppermint, Sweet

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Oh cool. Glad you liked it ^^
It’s one of my favorites.


Yeah, I’ve had a bag of it before


I didn’t know. >_< Well at least you like it!


why are you using a yixing for random herbals…

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120ml Yixing pot
Steeping times: 5s rinse, 45s, 55s, 70s, 85s, 100s, 115s*, 175s, 205s*, 265s

First steep: Perfumey taste, light greenish yellow liquid. The leaves opened up a lot already!

Second steep: Lighter perfume taste. The leaves have now fully overtaken the yixing pot.

Third steep: Still perfume, with a bit of a bitter aftertaste that I’ve noticed with oolongs.

Fourth steep: The perfume flavor is beginning to lighten up a bit and the bitterness has magically vanished.

Fifth steep: Sooo much flavor still left in this! I’m definitely gonna push it past the recommended 6 steepings :)

Sixth steep*: Wooow and just like that almost no flavor. My fault though, I should have known to add more time than 15 seconds for the 6th steep

Seventh Steep: Ahh, yes and extra minute did the trick. The flavor is back! Noticing more sweetness this time around :)

Eight steep: Wow, very noticeably sweet this time! Except I added extra water to bring down the sweetness and ruined the cup :(

Ninth steep*: I can’t believe they seriously suggest only 5-6 steeps. What a crime! This steep has come back down almost the 6th steep level so I’m gonna bump up the next steeping time for one final hurrah.

Tenth Steep: The perfume flavor is mostly gone now and has been replaced by a sweet taste :)

*increase steeping time next time around for better flavor

Here is photo of that last steep: http://instagram.com/p/pEoGQvguIu/

Well, all good things must come to an end. This was probably the best oolong I’ve tasted. You can tell that it’s very high quality. For the record, I’m sure I could have gotten another few steepings out of this! This was just a 5g sample, but I think I may buy a few ounce someday :)

Flavors: Bitter, Perfume, Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

Such a pretty pot!


So cute :3 And holy cow, that’s cheaper than the ones you find in Chinatown’s tourist shops!


I know how to find a deal. lol

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I feel like I’m becoming a pioneer, or rather an EXPLORER of uncharted territory: brewing herbal tea gongfu style! Sadly, my Rosemary plant didn’t make it :( BUT my aunt has a huuuge bush in her backyard and I was able to get some from her! Next time I’ll make sure I weight my herbs to get more consistent results.

Steeping times: 60s, 60s, 120s

First Steeping: The rosemary definitely overpowered the brew. If you concentrate reeeally hard you can taste the lemongrass in the background and I really do think it enhances the taste. I also added honey which made it a really enjoyable drink.

Second Steeping: One thing about herbals is they generally don’t resteep well (probably why most people don’t gongfu them). The second steeping definitely tastes lighter, but still has enough flavor to be enjoyable. Gonna bump up the next steeping time to see if any flavor is left.

Third steeping: Doubling the last steeping time allowed to get a flavor that matched that of the second steeping. Ahhh, and now my tummy is happy and full of fresh herbal tea :)

Boiling 3 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML

Lemon and Rosemary go so well together. I bet lemongrass, in the proper balance with rosemary, would be wonderful!


Yup, still experimenting!

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Backlogging this from this morning. It’s becoming my favorite first drink of the day! :)


Do you have a tea company?


No, this is just a way for me to log my homemade blends.

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