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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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Grrrrr. I’m pretty mad right now, because when I opened my tin of this, even though I was fairly careful, I dropped about a teaspoon of the stuff all over my kitchen floor. So I just inadvertently lost a whole cup of tea. :( And this makes me sad! Although in the upcoming months I’m probably going to have so much tea that I won’t know what to do with it…

Anyway, it’s absolutely disgusting out, and a lot of the roads are closed, and I just wanted something nice and smokey. This hit the spot. I actually detected a lot more of the sweetness this time around – I think it’s because I was expecting it, and I have a little bit more experience with greens and whites now than I did when I first drank this. The interplay between the sweet and the smokey was simply amazing. And I still believe this one tastes just like Rome burning.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I feel your pain- even though I DO have much more than I know what to do w/, I cry every time I spill some lol.

Auggy

Aw, poor thing! Though I doubt you will get to the point that spilled tea won’t make you sad. I just had to rearrange my tea shelf in the pantry to fit all my teas (it’s now encroaching onto both the shelf beside it AND below it – and I still have my series 1 coming!) and when I was transferring stuff from bags into tins and spilled (twice!) I was still pouting.

takgoti

I spill stuff out of Adagio tins allllll the time. Spilling tea just so sad.

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Cofftea

I feel your pain- even though I DO have much more than I know what to do w/, I cry every time I spill some lol.

Auggy

Aw, poor thing! Though I doubt you will get to the point that spilled tea won’t make you sad. I just had to rearrange my tea shelf in the pantry to fit all my teas (it’s now encroaching onto both the shelf beside it AND below it – and I still have my series 1 coming!) and when I was transferring stuff from bags into tins and spilled (twice!) I was still pouting.

takgoti

I spill stuff out of Adagio tins allllll the time. Spilling tea just so sad.

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

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