1791 Tasting Notes

drank Felix Felicis by Adagio Teas
1791 tasting notes

Hazelnut, honeybush, and rooibos…wow.

Another sampling of the 2014 Herbal TTB.

I had not yet looked at the ingredients list, when I opened the package, but it smelled amazing, and I could not wait to make a cup of it. Based on how my last two cups of the morning have gone, I fully anticipated oversteeping this one, too.

Only an extra minute got added onto the steep time. Hazelnut is prominent, but the taste itself is not overly sweet. Rather, it is more roasted nut flavor, which makes for a pleasant cup.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rooibos Lemon Cloud by Adagio Teas
1791 tasting notes

Another blend from the Herbal TTB.

I brought a number of samples from the traveling tea box with me to work, and, as it looks to be a quiet day in the office, I should have good chances to do some sampling (without the internal pressure to review them, like I put on myself).

Slightly oversteeped (if that is even such a thing with rooibos), and it did not negatively impact the drink. Lemongrass and rooibos…not something I had ever tried, but definitely one of which I need to make a habit. As others have described it, this does carry a creamy taste/texture – not bad!

Sipping this certainly beats solely listening to the droning presenter in my current work meeting.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
1791 tasting notes

From the 2014 Herbal TTB, I accidentally steeped this for ten minutes, rather than five, due to a coworker, who would not stop talking, but…strong rooibos is good rooibos. Not overly sweet, and the vanilla merged with the rooibos wonderfully.

Flavors: Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Back to drinking this, like yesterday afternoon. I cannot wait for my Mandala Tea pu’erh order to arrive.

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Following a cup of black with a cup of green, because variety is awesome!

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Unclear just how much tea I drank last night, but I realized I never logged any of it. Oh well, this is the first cup of the morning!

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Having had my green tea for the morning, I fully intended to spend the rest of the morning drinking this.

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Amazing…yet incredibly subtle. I would only buy this to drink it once every long while, due to the attention that must be provided to it.

Further thoughts forthcoming on CreateWriteDrink.com.

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drank Noble Twist by Loose Leaf Spot
1791 tasting notes

Yeah…I did not enjoy the rest of this sample as much as I did initially.

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.



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