719 Tasting Notes

95

People make fun of how I make tea because I like my tea very… bland? Well, I steeped this for about 2 minutes and it was the perfect amount of time for me!
The smell of this tea right out of the tin, oh it was amazing. It smells like the weeks leading up to Christmas. Not exactly Christmas though, that’s the Watson blend for you. It had such a hearty aroma out of the tin and steeping it, I felt like the Irish breakfast took over and lost a bit of the cinnamon. But adding a dash of sugar helped bring out the sweet potato and cinnamon!
**With more experimentation, I’ve decided that Bilbo Brew with just a small dash of milk and suger is amazinggg. But with milk, I had to steep it a little bit longer. Like… almost 7 minutes. I’m weird with how I like my tea okay

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
719 tasting notes

I’ve never had white tea before so I decided to get a white tea sampler from Adagio.
This is the first white tea I’ve had and it’s… different. Very different compared to the green and black teas I’m used to.
It has a grassier, more organic taste compared to the robust and fruitfulness I get from my flavoured black teas. Though it’s very different, I’m actually enjoying this cuppa.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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70

I was SO excited when my tea from Adagio finally arrived!
First of all, I’d like to say that Adagio does care about their customers. They were aware that my package was going to be delayed because one of the teas I ordered wasn’t available in the warehouse closest to my city. I set it so that Adagio would send me direct messages through twitter to track my package and when it finally arrived in California, I was ecstatic! I opened the package and found a note from them saying apologies for the delay. I just really love Adagio :)

Anyways, the tea! Ori was the one I was most excited for when I looked at the teas that came in the sample set. The sample tins were packaged very nicely. Each tea in a tin with a sticker of the art. Ori looked amazing and SMELLED amazing. The cream aroma is pretty strong when you open the tin, but the flavour gets lost after brewing. And I’m not getting much Lemon…
Okay this tea, IT’S GOOD, TRUST ME. Just some of the flavours get lost with the Irish Breakfast and Chestnut.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Decaf Ceylon by Harney & Sons
719 tasting notes

Nice and smooth black tea. No need for milk or sugar.
Decaf tea that tastes like normal tea! Well, it is just a *teeny bit weaker than normal black tea but it’s nice and I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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75

Mmmmmm Watsooonnn.
It smells like christmas in a bag :)
Definitely tastes like Watson because of his jumpers. Cinnamonny and wonderful.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85

MORIARTEA.
I’VE NEVER HAD CHAI BUT OHHHHH I WANTED MORE.
I’m scared of buying blends from Adagio because I feel like I haven’t drank enough tea to know what I want, but luckily my friend had some of this and it’s sooooo good. JUST DRINK IT.
And it’s like.. Moriarty. That’s how he would definitely taste like if he was liquified in tea form.

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

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100
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Special San Francisco blend! It’s good. Very different, but good.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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93

Always always ALWAYS my Jasmine tea!
Calming and just so good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

SO GOOD.
It’s a green/pu erh/black tea blend so don’t drink at night or else you’ll be up at 3am wondering why you thought it would be a good idea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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74

Decided to prepare tea for me to relax from midterm stress.
It was around 9:30pm when I made it and I was on the phone with my parents and stress + caffeine (even though this tea has fairly low caffeine) = your parents thinking that you’re high ;)

But this tea is really good okay. THE AROMA. And it steeps really well. I’m on my 5th mug but I think it’s because I like my Jasmine tea a bit weak.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Kyra.
22.
Tea lover.
Food and Beverage lover (food, wine, beer, TEA)
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
Future management intern, WDW Fall 2016
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:
http://iloveyousomatcha.tumblr.com/tea

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: Love this tea. Restock if I can
79-70: Decent tea. Neither love nor hate.
69-60: I won’t be upset when it runs out. I’ll drink it but won’t restock.
59-30: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea and I’ll finish the cup.
29-10: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea. It may or may not have gone down the sink…
9-below: Let’s not even hide it. This definitely went down the drain.

I love tea.
I drink it.
I log it.
I have a good time.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

I first discovered my love for tea with jasmine teas because that’s all my mother would buy, so for the longest time, I thought that all teas were jasmine! And then in 4th grade, I watched the tea episode of Good Eats and that’s when the education started! I’d like to blame Alton Brown for starting this obsession because now I only like loose leaf tea.
It wasn’t until my second year of college that I actually expanded my tea taste buds. Special shout out to Cara McGee, Tea Queen for her Adagio Fandom blends. Because of Cara, I actually started drinking blacks, herbals and whites and pretty much everything else in between. I still have a special love for my jasmine though :)
I (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai

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