215 Tasting Notes

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Evidently I have not, alas, yet learned to have the water cool enough and the steep short enough for green tea, so it remains my least favorite type. Disregarding the scowling tea gods, i added sugar. Jasmine scent was the best part of this cup, and recalling my recent cholesterol test, which was excellent! :)

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I didn’t realize how much i’ve grown to like this tea until i found it’s my last bag. sigh! It adds that mild fruity lift to the ol’ black magic. Milk and sugar.

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Not a very sophisticated way of imbibing an oolong tea, and I’m surprised by how it still tastes and smells distinctly like an oolong. The fruit flavors make for a scrumptious combination. Being neither a purist nor, i hope, too much of a tea snob, I can fully enjoy this tea. However, my attempt to re-brew a bag was a disappointment.

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Pale, rosy amber liquor, and I love the fragrance. This cup is astringent, but not bitter, so for a change I didn’t add milk, only a little brown sugar. Usually when drinking a Darjeeling, I have moments of wishing it was a rounder, maltier Assam-type, but this time, not so much.

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I prepared this in a big glass jar in the Texas sun for 4 hours. Cleanliness, hot sun, and quick refrigeration is essential in making “sun tea,” to prevent bacterial growth. Put in a little sugar, some Splenda, and fresh lemon, and it tastes pretty good.

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I prepare this cup like other black tea bags, but if i add milk and sweet, i use less, as it is a more delicate flavor than most. Nice for its aroma, too.

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My standard chai. I add cracked black pepper (in a small infusing spoon) while steeping, then drink with milk and sweetener. Good morning start – Yum!

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drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
215 tasting notes

2 min in the ingenuiTea device, boiling water. First pass on this 3 gm of leaves. I weighed them because i love this tea and it’s pricey for my budget. But worth every cent! Ahhhhh! Honeysuckle flowers and buttered spinach. Each further steep of these leaves will reveal new scents and flavors. Smiling!

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3 min steep in mug with water 1 min off the boil. Selected this today more for health benefits than aesthetics. I’m so enamored of oolongs at the moment that green tea suffers by comparison, and ginsengs have a bit of an obnoxious flavor anyway. It was okay, but I added half an envelope of Splenda and some cool water. Green tea enthusiasts may fare much better, methinks.

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Note: I’m open to offers to swap tea samples. If you can’t message me, just comment on one of my tea notes, and I’ll respond.

I am fascinated and deeply impressed by the artistry and skill which coaxes such an array of qualities from one species of leaf. In 2009, I founded San Antonio Tea & Herb Enthusiasts. In 2014, a move to Southern California creates both upheaval and new horizons. The best part is that now I live quite close to my son and his family.

For intimate tastings with a small gathering, I’m practicing Asian-style tea service along the lines of Chinese gongfu cha. It is a joy to share good tea!

The most recent sign of my conversion to the deeply-steeped side: I’ve turned three large file boxes into “tea humidors” for aging pu-erh cakes and bricks at 65% humidity. Remote sensors within the “pumidors” relay the temperature and humidity readings to a base station on my desk. It satisfies my scientist aspect and keeps tea pretty well, too.

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