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74
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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74
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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Three minutes of steeping time yields a nice vegetal flavor with some smokiness.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
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I’ve only ever had bagged chamomile, so I was blown away by the beauty of this tea - the yellow blooms with white petals look spectacular in the tin and while steeping. The thing I love most is that not all of the flowers are missing all of their petals, and not all petals are intact, either-it’s like the tea gods’ way of saying that every blossom can make an incredible tea.

And it is incredible. The flavor of these flowers is the richest chamomile I’ve had, with a honey-like taste and a floral scent like I’m sticking my face into a bunch of wildflowers. This cup treats all of the senses.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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35
drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
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I don’t hate it, but I don’t think I “get it” either. Other than the smell, and instant the tea touches your tongue, this is just kind of plain to me. It steeps very quickly and fairly dark. I’m just not getting a lot of sweet potato action. Maybe regular potato, like some others have mentioned, but not so much a yummy sweet potato flavor. I drank this plain…and the flavors are changing now that the cup is cooling off. The natural sweetness is coming out. Still not a sweet potato in my book….but maybe….if you are willing yourself to taste a sweet potato, you will taste it.

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61
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
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Well, I’m FINALLY making myself try this tea that I got from Adagio last month on my birthday- isn’t that sweet? How come every time I make a flavored black it comes out so much stronger than other leaves. I mean I don’t even know if you can call these pellets leaves but boy do they bring on the bold! I topped it off with some reddi whip and I’m all ready to party now lemme tell ya! WoooHoooo! Yes, it’s stronger than I like but a more refined version of this may taste just right for a dessert tea. The more sips I take the more bland I taste the flavors – definitely one dimensional and no notes coming from these teas! But its sweet and hot and possibly in need of a splash of milk. Yeah thats what it needs.. Are these blacks strangely stronger than breakfast teas and assams?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

silvermage2000

Happy birthday. Nice review well I have been wanting to try this so if you had any left you could sent it to me lol.

kat

Thanks guys um yeah I have some left if u want to try it-lets keep this par-tea going! Woohooo. Ok I’ll stop.

Cofftea

I’ll take some too:)

kat

OK my girlfriend just walked into the room and called dibs on whats left in the little sample tin….sorry! Gotta make the wife happy guys. There really is not much to even send after she tried it – and I thought mine was STRONG, jeez, she’s got petro oil with some sprinkles in hers lol What can u expect though from a coffee press/triple espresso fiend, right? haha I love ya anyway honey!

silvermage2000

Ah thanks anyway.

Auggy

Don’t quote me on this, but I would guess that since flavored teas are usually lower quality leaves when compared to unflavored teas, it’s possible those in this one are smaller and a bit more broken than an unflavored tea. That would help it have a stronger, possibly bitter taste, even with a shorter steep time. Just a guess though, not a real answer. :)

kat

Auggy, would the caffeine be higher you think?

Cofftea

@kat- the smaller the leaf, the more leaf in a given measurement whether it’s by amount (i.e. teaspoon) or weight, and the more the more leaf the higher the caffeine so yes.

kat

ok good to know

Auggy

I have always been told that tannins and caffeine kind of go hand in hand, so the faster something gets bitter when steeping, the faster the caffeine can get into the water so more caffeine in a shorter steep. I think it has to do with how much surface area of the leaf is in contact with the water…

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76
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
teabird

For real? I’ve been wanting to try some more darjeeling…

Ricky

You are amazing! =] PM me your info. Finally I can get rid of all this!

__Morgana__

The bubbles sound fun :-)

Cynthia Carter

I’m always ready for some darjeeling. Take a look at my cupboard and see if there is something you want to trade.

Ricky

Sorry Cynthia, I sent out a mini stash of darjeeling this morning to Tea Bird. If some darjeeling randomly comes my way I shall send it your way in the future =]

Ricky

The bubbles were definitely cool! I usually put the tea leaves in then the water, but I went with the opposite approach this time and I was like woahhhhhh =]

Cynthia Carter

Not a problem – thanks for thinking of me!

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76
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Wow you’ve got a lot of balls! ;P

Seriously, I think 3-4 per 8oz of water is plenty strong – which would probably be about 5 per 12oz.

Ricky

What can I say, I like my tea stronger =D

Jillian

I think it’s a mark of how perverted I am that I was waiting for you to make a remark about liking your tea ‘stiff’. XD

Ricky

How bout I like mine `thicker`? That’s what she said? Adagio good decision calling it pearls and not balls.

Jillian

LOL, yes we come up with enough innuendo here on Steepster as it is! XD

Samusb

6 infusions?! ricky you’re crazy. no tea can handle 6 infusions. 3 tops!!

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71
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
LENA

I have a love/hate relationship with Foxtrot as well. I’m not a huge fan of chamomile, so I think that is the main factor…and that it tends to taste medicine-like at times.

Ricky

It’s the peppermint for me. I enjoy it with hot chocolate, but not so sure bout tea. I think I’d enjoy it more as a morning tea than an evening one.

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74
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Calling it quits at 22. 1 hr 40 min. Liquor is light yellow and the taste is light and sweet, but not weak.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

21st infusion w/ pot sticker lean cuisine. 1 hr 20 min. The most sweet infusion in quite a while. Balances the insane amount of salt nice.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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20th infusion! Steeped for 1 hr. Why won’t this die?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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Infusion 19… 40 min… DIE LEAVES DIE! Infusion 20 comin up.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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18!!! Steeped for 30 long min but it was well worth the wait.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

INFUSION 17!!! 25 min.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
Rijje

17? That amazing. Still tasting of something?

Rijje

.. I mean “That’s” amazing… lol

TeaEqualsBliss

Way to get your $$$$$’s worth out of it!!!

Cofftea

@Rijje- I’m just as surpised as you are! Light taste, but it’s definitely there- it is a green after all, how strong do you expect it? lol:) It’s the darkness of the liquor that amazes me! I’m drinking 18 now and will do one more. 19 will have to steep for 40 min and I’m just NOT that patient to do any more after that.

Cofftea

@TeaEqualsBliss… actually I’m getting Lena F’s $ out of it LOL. This is one of her tea swaps. I think I paid for her postage w/ just this portion of leaves! hehe.

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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Infusion 16, 20 min. OK, I’m gonna strengthen my vertue of patience and keep going. It can take it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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Infusion 15, 16 min. This’ll last at least another infusion.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
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infusion 14, 12 min. A little darker than 13, and lighter than I expected since I bumped the steeping time up by 3 min. A lighter peachy tone. Still yummy!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Steeped for 9 min, infusion 13 is once again lucky number 13. Much darker than the last infusion even though I only steeped it for an additional min.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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100
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Infusion 12, 8min. Back to being light, but still good.:)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
Kaiten_Kenbu

12 infusions ! How much tea did you put and what is the capacity of your zhong/teapot ?

Ricky

Once a upon time, cofftea stated 2.25g / 6oz of water.

Cofftea

@Kaiten_Kenbu, I prepare all of my tea 2.25g/6oz of purified water.

Cofftea

HAHA! Yep @ Ricky.

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