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drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
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I can’t tell what is going on with my tastebuds today (I have a cold), and I may have used too much tea, because this is simultaneously weak (a little too understeeped to be “delicate”) and bitter, as if it’s slightly oversteeped. However, it’s classy enough that I will try it again with a little less tea, and that doctored with honey and lemon for my throat it hits the spot just right.

Flavors: Grass, Metallic

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cameron B.

In my experience, “weak” usually comes from too little tea and “bitter” usually comes from steeping too hot or too long, so it’s definitely possible to have both! ;)


Makes sense. I usually hit one or the other, so I was a little baffled this time, especially since I was sure I had put too much tea in for my 2 cup French press. But I think the tea is a bit old, so I guess I’ll do more tea/less time next go round. Thanks!

Cameron B.

Age can definitely be a factor too. Good luck!

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drank Decaf Orange by Adagio Teas
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Had this as part of a hot toddy after a cold night. Not sure if spouse added lemon juice, but the citrus was zingy and quite sour.

Flavors: Orange

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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