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So, what I did to this tea tonight was completely unorthodox. But amazing.

I made a really simple tea soda.

I steeped 4 teaspoons of this in 8 oz of water for 4 minutes. Then I mixed that with 1 cup of sugar to make a simple syrup. And added about 2 tbsp of my syrup to club soda over ice.

So gooooood. It’s like a chocolatey rosey citrusy bubbly happiness. I honestly can’t believe how much the chocolate came through and how delightfully subtle the rose is. This is seriously the most decadent bubbly thing I’ve ever drank, and I love it.

Bonnie

I’ve made Verdant Tea simple syrup before with another tea so I don’t think you’re nuts at all! Sounds good!

K S

Wow that sounds like a lot of sugar. How many glasses can you make from this?

caile

Sounds delicious!!

Terri HarpLady

This is awesome! My son Leif just got a soda stream, & I was thinking some of the flavored teas would be interesting turned into sodas. I’ll have to try this one, only in my case I’ll sweeten with stevia, as I can’t handle the sugar.

ifjuly

i am psyched to try this. the world could be my husband’s soda oyster (soda is his favorite drink but he wishes there were more adult/nuanced options easy to find out there, you know, with the depth of say, cocktails or whiskey or tea) if any good tea could potentially become a decent soda so simply!

JustJames

now i’ll get in line to try this idea out!!! reminds me of when i was a barista making italian sodas…. =0)

CelebriTEA

Sounds fabulous!
I love this tea

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Bonnie

I’ve made Verdant Tea simple syrup before with another tea so I don’t think you’re nuts at all! Sounds good!

K S

Wow that sounds like a lot of sugar. How many glasses can you make from this?

caile

Sounds delicious!!

Terri HarpLady

This is awesome! My son Leif just got a soda stream, & I was thinking some of the flavored teas would be interesting turned into sodas. I’ll have to try this one, only in my case I’ll sweeten with stevia, as I can’t handle the sugar.

ifjuly

i am psyched to try this. the world could be my husband’s soda oyster (soda is his favorite drink but he wishes there were more adult/nuanced options easy to find out there, you know, with the depth of say, cocktails or whiskey or tea) if any good tea could potentially become a decent soda so simply!

JustJames

now i’ll get in line to try this idea out!!! reminds me of when i was a barista making italian sodas…. =0)

CelebriTEA

Sounds fabulous!
I love this tea

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Name: Lauren
Location: Wisconsin (previously a Chicago girl)
Occupation: Student by day and super hero by night
Super Hero? Yep!
Which One? I can’t tell you that! Secret identities and such. Just know I’m not the hero they want, but the hero they need.
Sidekicks: Fiance and two budgies, Skitter and Gandalf

Hobbies:

Reading, writing, cooking, video games, computers, drawing, crafting, papercraft. Oh and tea.

A brief history:

I grew up in a family where the only working coffee maker was in my dad’s office. So the name of the game for my mother and I quickly became (bagged) tea. In 2004/2005, I discovered Adagio Teas. I don’t remember how it happened, or why I decided to pursue a purchase but here we are. I haven’t looked back.

My tea tastes have changed over time and I’ve moved from liking solely flavored teas (mostly black and white) to enjoying Darjeelings primarily, though malty unflavored blacks, fresh tasting greens, and lightly oxidized oolongs come in pretty high on my list, too. Of course, I still enjoy a good cup of flavored tea. I prefer caffeinated teas, as I have a horrible caffeine addiction that I don’t plan on kicking any time soon.

Red rooibos and lapsang souchong (or other strongly smoky teas) are my arch nemeses and I will see them defeated and removed by force from my cupboard. Like all thing, there are exceptions, but I assume they’re guilty until proven innocent.

I really don’t like negatively rating things, because I feel like if you don’t have something nice to say, you probably shouldn’t say it. But in the interest of non-biased tea reviews I’m going to give it a shot. I view every tea as a potential adventure so I’ll try most things at least once.

I love trading and swaps are always welcome! Please note, though, what it in my cupboard includes amounts ranging from a couple cups to 4 ounces or more, so please PM me to find out if what you’re seeking is available in that trade amount.

According to my spreadsheet, I also have about 100 other 1-4 cup samples that are not in my cupboard.. Feel free to message if you’re interested in see the spreadsheet for possible swap options as well.

Tea Ratings:

100-95 Nectar of the teagods that has been bestowed upon my unworthy tongue. I will never let this tin run empty.

86-94 These are the teas I would like to keep regularly stocked, but sometimes life gets in the way. Lovely teas, but not quite god tier. I still get cravings for these.

74-85 Good teas, but not amazing. I enjoy these, but may or may not restock once they run out. I would still recommend these to others.

60-73 Not bad. I’ll gladly keep drinking my cup, and wouldn’t say no if someone offered me this tea. I probably won’t rebuy these as there is likely something else that is comparable and better.

47-59 Certainly drinkable and might even have some characteristics that I enjoy, but I won’t pick it up again

30-46 I’ll probably finish my cup, but this tea isn’t to my taste OR it’s just overwhemingly mediocre. Life’s too short for bad tea.

11-29 This cup is in the sink now and I will never willingly consume this again. If you see a tea rated this way, I probably followed it with mouthwash.

0-10 Please say a prayer for the cup I destroyed in the process of disposing of this tea in the quickest manner possible. I may need tea therapy before I drink a similar tea again.

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