141 Tasting Notes

75
drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

Temperamental, but good. This tea likes around the 170F range and not to be brewed too far past 2 minutes or it gets astringent. Mostly consisted of savory green veggies flavor, and almost hints of edamame. A good green tea if you don’t want the fruity or grassy flavor. Just mind your temp and steep time.

Flavors: Savory, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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74
drank Assam Harmony by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

This does taste different from Assam melody. It has a stronger tanning taste with a grainy flavor; good grainy though. I think I like Assam Melody more though: its sweeter, maltier flavor, and is less tannic. HOWEVER, this tea did hold up excellent with milk and sweetener; I increased the leaf from 3g to 4g. It isn’t as intense as a CTC assam for milk tea, but still held it’s flavor. Overall it would be good from someone who prefers more tannic assam and likes to add milk and sugar.

Flavors: Grain, Malt, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84
drank Peppermint by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

Very nice peppermint tea. Smooth with absolute no bitterness. Nice cooling, almost sweet taste, with that classic “pepperyness”. Going to use this more in some blends.

Flavors: Menthol, Mint, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

This is basically a sleepy time tea. But unlike a lot of sleepy time teas, this doesn’t taste bitter or herbally. Rooibos is just a base to fill in wit the chamomile and peppermint. The vanilla really helps smooth out the herbal flavors and adds a bit a sweetness. Tasted good with and without sugar.

Flavors: Chamomile, Peppermint, Sweat, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79
drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

WORK THROUGH ALL THE BACK LOG TEA! This was a nice chamomile. Pretty flavorful and smooth. The flowers are mostly whole, and have that soft almost creamy floral taste. Maybe even a fight hints of crisp apple; very faint though. Overall nice smooth tea that doesn’t really even need sweetener.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Darjeeling really is the oolong of India. I should look into how it’s made. Got this with the black tea sample pack. Has a very strong fruity/grape flavor that adds to the pleasant astringency. The sweetness is balanced by said astringency as well. Later sips provide a woody, slightly spicy flavor. I got a few good steepings out of this so far adding to my mug, so it doesn’t loose flavor too quick.

Overall its a pleasant tea. This would be great for spring when you want the caffeine kick of black tea, but something less heavy and malty.

Flavors: Fruity, Grapes, Sweet, Tangy, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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87
drank Samurai Mate by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

Tried this from the herbal sampler. This gave me serious Teavana tea flash backs. Lots and lots of cinnamon flavor that ends in a very sweet fruity flavor. Doesn’t need sugar. I can’t really describe the fruit flavor other than on the more tropical side, with balanced lemongrass notes. Gave me nice smooth energy boost too. Probably wouldn’t buy more, but it was a lovely tea to enjoy.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Lemongrass, Sweet, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

Had this from my rooibos sampler. Both steepings where combined and used sugar to sweeten. I liked this more than the Pecan Turtle rooibos. Though honeybush is a less woody taste than rooibos. Sweet with the chestnut adding a nice brown sugar taste. The banana is there, though more in the after taste and in a more vague sweet starch flavor. I don’t remember the cinnamon much, but I don’t think it did more than a supporting role. Going to enjoy using this in a blend.

Flavors: banana, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83

UGH! I brewed this in the worst possible way. First I used boiled water, but left the top open on my teapot to compensate. Then on the second steep I got distracted and brewed over my 3.5 minuet mark by a good bit. Both steepings where combined in the mug.

That being said, this came out good. The assam definitely helps soften the persnickety ceylon, which I could taste coming through crisp and a little bitter. The assam brings a starchy and malty sweetness to the tea, while the ceylon has a crisp, metallic, and vague citrus notes. Nothing to write home about, but it is a good teabag replacement tea. At least now I know what it tastes like when I use it in blends; and that it is overstepping friendly.

Flavors: Cocoa, Drying, Malt, Metallic, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Berry Blast by Adagio Teas
141 tasting notes

Got this as part of my herbal sampler pack. Very hibiscus floral, but with a sweet slightly tart flavor that doesn’t get too tart. Little bit of a medicinal cherry flavor, but not too bad; maybe from the forest berries flavoring? What’s nice is it tasted nice hot or cold and with no sugar. Good if you want to add a tarter berry flavor to blends.

Flavors: Berry, Floral, Hibiscus, Tart

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

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I have been drinking and makeing tea for me and my mom for most of my life and have been starting to get into loose teas.

I like fruity, spicy, strong teas, Chai’s, Black, and Rooibos. I have recently been trying and getting into Oolongs…

90-100
Just love it and might keep as a staple
80-90
Really liked it, and makes a above average cup
70-80
Is good, but might not have a lot of complexity or wow factor. Is pretty average
60-70
It’s ok, but not great. Might need added ingredients or tweaking, and is below average.
50-60
Would only if nothing else was available. Would not recommend to someone.
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Bad tea is bad

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