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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
411 tasting notes

From two swaps, I managed to request samples of this tea.

Ooops. (Anyone want some? PM me to arrange a swap)

Well. Hrm. I don’t think the scent of the dry leaves are disgusting as others have commented. Odd, but not disgusting.

Initally my brewed leaves smelled exactly like cinnamon. An the liquor smells like it.

The taste… is confusing. I think it tastes a little like soap. But strangely, pleasantly so. I think the cucumber flavor, which is definitely there, reminds me very much of all the various cucumber scented lotions and soaps, while still tasting nice. Except.. well.. it still tastes like soap. Pleasant soap, but soap. Don’t get any cinnamon flavor. Although I’m getting a little soap flavor burn afterwards, which others might taste as cinnamon.

I don’t think I’m fond of this. I was hoping to be, as I like cucumbers a lot. Sigh. MEH! Low end of the meh scale. How sad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

5 min… haven’t tried that yet. While I haven’t tried it w/ this (one of my absolute favorites iced), I’ve learned my tongue loves most of Adagio’s whit es at 3 min. And maybe lower the temp a bit? I’m still not getting soap or cinammon lol:)

Ricky

Haha white cucumber seems to travel a lot =D

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Cofftea

5 min… haven’t tried that yet. While I haven’t tried it w/ this (one of my absolute favorites iced), I’ve learned my tongue loves most of Adagio’s whit es at 3 min. And maybe lower the temp a bit? I’m still not getting soap or cinammon lol:)

Ricky

Haha white cucumber seems to travel a lot =D

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My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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