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71 Tasting Notes


Being new to loose leaf teas, yet obsessively trying new varieties all the time, I stayed clear of any Earl Greys because of my experience with cheap tea bags in the past.
I love darjeeling blacks and I’m slowly appreciating any quality Earl Greys.
This is a great choice. Nicely smooth and light with the Bergamot flavor makes this a perfect choice for me.
I’m looking forward to trying the other choices that Harney offers, because this left a nice impression

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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I’m impressed that I can actually taste the Guava with every sip. This is a nice tea. I’m guessing my “tea palette” is maturing, because I actually taste the green tea & black here. Is it gunpowder? hmm tastes smokey maybe.
..anyway, it’s an actual "tropical’ tea that’s not just pineapple & coconut..the Guava makes it more refined
I’m happy

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank BOO-berry by 52teas
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I love blueberry black teas and this one elevates it to a higher level. Boo-berry was always my favorite cereal growing up-this is obviously a healthier alternative ;)
The marshmallow is mellow, but it’s definitely there. The flavor is natural, sweet & smooth and allows the black tea to come through.
I didn’t add sugar, but it could help bring out the flavors

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My first “green” from 52teas and it hits high marks. It’s exactly what the description says. I really enjoy tasting all flavors here..the green tea, the clean strawberry flavor..and right at the end I taste some maple.
Nothing overpowers you here-you know you are drinking a green tea. I’ve had similar teas that included Sencha and strawberries, but this is an extra special treat.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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With all the not so great reviews here I was a little insecure to post a positive one ;) I really like this tea. Wish it were creamier. I noticed that it can be over brewed easily-maybe that’s with all Earl Greys. It turns bitter easily 3 minutes-max (for me)
Great aroma. I know Argo tea sells a drink with Earl Grey Vanilla with sugar and (soy) milk, so I tried my version at home using Adagio’s blend. works fine (plus hell of a lot cheaper)

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Forest Berries by Adagio Teas
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This is one of my favorite flavored blacks from Adagio. I think they got it right here. Works well iced. Great aroma.
Nice robust berry flavors. I’m happy

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
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Yes, I love this tea. It’s actually my first time trying any kind of honeybush. The smell is awesome. Smells like the sweetest bananas…very perfumery, when they are so ripe that they are ready to make bread with.
The flavor is alive..the taste of real, sweet bananas.
I didn’t add any sweetener. I thought I was going to, but it didn’t need it….although, maybe next time I will add some sugar and (soy) milk to experiment a little

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I’m actually a fan of this tea. It’s definitely has a mellow-creamy pumpkin flavor without all the spices normally attached with pumpkin…. pumpkin anything actually. One of the thing that bugs me about pumpkin flavored (anything) is that it usually has strong cinnamon/cloves/ginger that detracts from the pumpkin. This tea does not-so I’m a fan.
A little sugar helps bring it all out and maybe some (soy) milk.

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drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
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This is a great, unique herbal blend that I had a sample. But here’s the thing..I have a big bag of chamomile and Vanilla Roiboos at home and all I needed was peppermint. So, now I make my own blend, sometimes using spearmint.
I suggest doing that, so you can do peppermint or spearmint when the mood strikes….
but it’s a nice blend if you want something already mixed ;)

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Pastry Chef in NYC.
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Started being obsessed with Tea about a year ago…and I’m stretching my palate and knowledge,,,blacks, greens, Oolongs, Rooibos, herbals…
any Tea Companies out there want to send me some samples?? I’d LOVE to review them :-)


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