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drank Bat Brew by Adagio Teas
5193 tasting notes

Latte Sipdown (345)

Thank you Cameron B for sharing this tea. I am loving all the fun additions this wicked collection has. The confetti sprinkles are delightful but that’s about all this tea has going for it.

When I saw Chocolate Chai, I immediately thought latte. When this tea was steeping, I immediately thought dirt…because that is sort of what this smelled like.

As a latte, it is not horrendous and dirt-like as I thought but it is certainly weird. Similar to Cameron B, I am getting a lot of ginger but not in a good way. I like the flavor of crystalized ginger or that ginger burn but this is earthy ginger and it is almost like someone used ginger root but forgot to peel it and there was still dirt on the peel. So, I guess it is earthy and gingery and it is wasn’t a latte, I think I may not have been able to get through the mug. I think the milk tones everything down a bit.

It was definitely fun to try though so thanks again, Cameron B!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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