Sherlock's Experiment

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Black Pu-erh Blend
Aniseed, Apple Pieces, Assam Melody, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Natural Spice Flavour, Orange Peel, Pu Erh Tea, Safflower
Cinnamon, Cream, Earth, Nuts, Creamy
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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 14 oz / 402 ml

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From Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee

created by: Cara McGee
Surprisingly…okay. (Eyeballs not included. Hopefully.)

blended with assam melody, pu erh tea, cinnamon bark, natural spice flavor, ginger root, orange peels, aniseed, safflower,

teas: assam melody, pu erh spice
accented with safflower and apple pieces

steep at 212° for 4 mins
inspired by BBC’s Sherlock

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767 tasting notes

“So, in fact … You-you mean …”
“I’m your … … best …”
“… man.”
“… friend?”
“Yeah, ’course you are. ’Course you’re my best friend.”
John watches with interest as he takes a long slurping drink of his tea and then swallows.
“Well, how was that?”
“Surprisingly okay.”

i had NO idea i would like this tea this much. seriously no idea.
it has cinnamon in it for heavens sake. so, maybe, just maybe, cinnamon isn’t my problem? or maybe the apples and oranges balance it out nice?
it does have a kinda spiced cider flavor to it almost.
i’m really surprised.

it’s like this strange balance between fruity and dry, and maybe even a tad idea of salty? probably the puerh.

it’s definitely a weird kind of tea. not normal. and after reading my reviews for over a year you probably know right away that that’s why i respond to it. i like it weird. beautiful things are usually a little lopsided. i like the flaws and imperfections. or as Frances Ha said, “I like things that look like mistakes”. that’s where the art and magic of life is.

Terri HarpLady

I couldn’t agree with you more on the last statement!


This sounds really lovely, and wholly appropriate for your quotes.


Maybe it has to do with the quality of cinnamon? Or maybe where the cinnamon originated.



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103 tasting notes

This tea is weird and spicy, and I like it. I’m drinking it out of a really cheap, stained coffee mug so maybe some coffee remnants got through. I really need a tea mug update!

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2216 tasting notes

A rich chai. The puerh makes a bit of a difference, I think.

Would possibly buy again. :) Thanks so much for the sample, Shmiracles!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1438 tasting notes

As I watched the season finale of Castle today, I wanted an appropriately-themed tea. Well… I’ve yet to see a Castle blend (yep, I’m looking into it as I type) so I drank this instead. I’d call this an earthy, creamy chai almost, with a marzipan hint of creaminess, with some very mild cinnamon and… puerh? Really? Wow, that’s smooth. I’m missing any sort of orange, however it’s still very tasty tea!

Thanks jump62359, you’re my Adagio pusher, and I love you for it.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Earth, Nuts

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

ack!i need to catch up with my castle watching…


That episode made me so mad.


It’s so odd, but I like it! (the tea. Haven’t watched Castle yet.)


I was totally irritated too! (about Castle)


Castle… potential spoilers here…

I’ll bet anyone who wants to take it (some tea) that this is another one of the couple’s dares, and this time, it’s Castle’s turn to one-up Beckett. From the second the episode started, I felt like it had a similar vibe, and knew it would have the ending it did.

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1779 tasting notes

Oh, this is interesting! Even/especially with the floaty apple bits that are supposed to be reminiscent of floating eyeballs :P It’s a slightly spicy puerh – I can taste the cinnamon, ginger and even a little bit of the anise.

Thumbs-up: approved.

Sami Kelsh

Ooh, this sounds very all right!

(I love the floaty apple bits in teas – I always eat them when I’m done with them, heh)

carol who

I’m always glad to see that someone else eats some of the fruity bits from their tea.


Mmmmm eyeballs. :)

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8261 tasting notes

mmmmmm tea for laaaate dinner lol. We had a late lunch at the mall so now we’re having late dinner. I figure about the time we roll out the pizza, i should be good for switching to the few herbals i wanted to have tonight. I didn’t manage to drinkg nearly as much tea this weekend as i wanted to, but that’s ok. One more day left in the month! woot woot!

I’m not sure what sherlock’s experiment should taste like, but this is a tasty blend of black tea and puerh. The cinnamon and spice doesn’t over power the tea and while i can’t taste the ginger (there’s never enough ginger in most teas to suit me…) I can tell that there’s a hint of orange in this. Overall a satisfying blend.

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So I actually didn’t premeasure Tony Stark, I premeasured this one.
Okay just the weirdo spicy bits smelled similar! I though this had the same smell as the Lapsang used in Natasha and Tony but this one was a bit more toned down. It was actually the Pu Erh Spice that I smelled!
Well, yes. I am nervous for this blend. Tea Queen Cara blended it but… oh dang. Some of her blends are just a bit too adventurous for me.
The second I poured the water in, it started smelling like chai. But then after like 15ish seconds, the pu erh spice scent came back! Dude this blend just smells so weird.
After a couple minutes, the smell started to fade a bit.
Oh it’s weird. it’s reeeally weird. Not like Lapsang weird with how I felt with Natasha, but definitely a different class of weird. It’s not necessarily terrible, but it’s not the kind of the that I enjoy. I don’t even know what’s going on with this blend, so many different flavours in a small cup!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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