drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

The leaves smell really vegetal – I’m not sure what exactly… almost like squash leaves.
They are long and curled and twisted up – really neat looking.
Brewed this smells JUST like buttered brussels sprouts. I love it. Super awesome.
This has a nice toasty flavor and a touch of mild astringency that lingers as mouthfeel. After all that, a buttery flavor and feeling lingers on the tongue. I love this tea :)
I steeped it for 2 minutes for the first steeping.

For the second steeping I did another 2 minutes. The second brewing is much lighter, and to be honest, I didn’t think much about it. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, I was just distracted while I drank it.
I’m putting together the press materials for my film right now, and that’s occupying much more of my brain than tea analysis right now :P

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m a writer and as such, am obviously an emotional rollercoaster. I used to drink tea a lot more, but kind of stopped and switched to coffee. Now, after too much stress, I’m completely unable to drink coffee anymore, so I figured tea would fulfill some of my “awake” needs as well as calm my emotions. I’m working my way through a huge selection of samples of pretty much everything, leaving notes so I remember what I like.
I love being adventurous and trying new things, even (especially?) things that sound strange or off-putting. Aside from tea I also enjoy tasting wines. The last really interesting one I tried was a dandelion wine! (And yes, it actually was delicious. Extremely bizarre and herby, but delicious).

I don’t have a set of numerical ratings set down yet, mainly because I’m very intuitive (read: disorganized and opinionated) about how I rate things. Basically, If something is in the 70-85 range, it’s pretty good, totally drinkable. Below that, in the 50-69 range, it was probably incredibly boring. I really hate boring tea. Below 50, I wouldn’t drink it again and might not have finished it (I actually really hate leaving ratings below 50, it makes me feel bad. I’m probably too nice). If it’s above 85 then I really liked it. Super high ratings are reserved for teas that totally blew me away.



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