33 Tasting Notes

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I made a wonderful soy matcha latte to get myself emotionally prepared for the huge snow storm that is coming to Utah. I whisked 2 teaspoons of this matcha in about 3 tablespoons of hot water. When it was well blended, I stirred in about 8 ounces of soy milk. I highly recommend you try it.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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drank Frosty Garden by Mellow Monk
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I’m not normally a fan of Japanese green tea, but I picked this one up on a whim. It is very mild and not too vegital, so it has been a very enjoyable tea for me. It took a few tries for me to brew it correctly, so be careful. It is easy to over steep.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Chunmee by Teas Etc
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So far, this is my favorite green from Teas, etc. It is mild and not too grassy.. a great afternoon treat.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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54
drank Pu'erh Tuo-Cha by Teas Etc
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I love drinking a pu-erh in the morning. Probably because it looks like coffee. This morning, this cup from teas etc. hit the spot!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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54
drank Pu'erh Tuo-Cha by Teas Etc
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I usually love pu-erh tea, but this one tasted particularly fishy this morning. And not in a good way.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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57
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
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As a long time fan of Adagio’s golden monkey, I thought I’d try this version. It was decent, but didn’t quite pack the punch that I was anticipating. Next time, I will try to make it a bit stronger.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Lori

I tried both and Teas, Etc. was “blah” compared to Adagio’s…

Will

Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. I was hoping I had just brewed this one incorrectly the first time… oh well…

Lori

Actually the leaves are different – the Teas etc is more gold and the Adagio’s is a combo of black and gold. Maybe that made a difference in the tea taste?

Stephen Wise

This one def. has more gold

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48

I’m enjoying a bagged tea at work this afternoon. The lemongrass flavor overpowers any green tea that may or may not be present. Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable afternoon tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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54
drank Pu'erh Tuo-Cha by Teas Etc
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This is a an average pu’erh. The flavor profile is rather one-dimensional. I enjoy drinking this in the mornings at work because it is dark and strong enough to be a good coffee alternative, and the pressed mini cakes make preparation simple.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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58
drank Guo Lu First Grade by Teas Etc
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Chinese green teas are very underrated in the tea world. I encourage all the Japanese Tea fans out there to try a Chinese green tea today.

This one is light and only slightly vegetal. A perfect complement to the Thai food I enjoyed for lunch.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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61

I’m closing out the day with a mug of this white peony sweetened with a hint of agave nectar. Goodnight, folks.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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