59 Tasting Notes

95

Still one of my favorites!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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90

As delightful as ever.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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74
drank Love Child by Adagio Teas
59 tasting notes

Kicking this rating up a little bit. Just a really pleasant tea, if the flavored thing is your thing. It’s flavored, but it’s all subtle. I think it’s probably the chamomile’s influence keeping the fruit and vanilla in check.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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82

This hit me just right today. The natural sweetness, the hint of tannin… just right!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

Giving this ever so slightly a bump. Very pleasant on first steep, somehow got bitter on the second, with the same steeping parameters. Interesting…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91

This is a delicious tea. It’s got great acidity without being over-the-top with it. Very refreshing in that regard. The orange notes are very present, but not overwhelming like so many fruit teas that smell like scented candles. The tea mellows with multiple steepings.

Very, very nice. Would drink every day and twice on Sunday.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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53
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
59 tasting notes

Much better on second, shorter steeping. Not as much bitterness in the finish. Will continue to experiment. Provisional, semi-positive rating granted.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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53
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
59 tasting notes

I’m not sold on this yet, but from reading some of the tasting notes, it appears that it may take a lot of experimentation with the time/temp/amount of leaf.

On the advice of the tasting notes, I used 2 tsp of leaf and steeped for 2 min at 160°. This produced a brew that, while initially lightly sweet, quickly turns fairly bitter and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.

Rating pending. Going to try a second, much shorter steeping now.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

You also may want to change the volume of water that you use. For these steeping parameters you may want to only use 4oz water. Another set of parameters you may want to try is 2oz of 140 degree water, 2tsp tea steeped for 2.5min. Hope this helps!:)

Scott Cranfill

That’s quite little water for quite a lot of leaf! What effect would you expect that to have on it?

Cofftea

I expect a much better result. For more info on steeping parameters of Japanese greens, I suggest http://www.denstea.com/perfect_brewing.html

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81

Very tasty. Tannic without being bitter. Fruity without being sweet. Medium-bodied, but light enough to drink in the afternoon when I so often reach for a green.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

This is my favorite “flavored unflavored” tea :)

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