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drank Rooibos Lemon Cloud by Adagio Teas
1710 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.

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

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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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

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

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drank Midnight Waltz by Loose Leaf Spot
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Made a pot of this to share with my mother, finishing the sample. A pleasant summer drink.

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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.

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