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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'passionfruit tango' - Adagio Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022 - Day 2

Adagio Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022 - Day 2

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'passionfruit tango' 

Steep: 
212°F
5 min
Metal Strainer

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: fruity, tart (sour patch kid candy)
Steeped Tea Smell: hibiscus, tart, fruity
Flavor: hibiscus, citrus fruit, tart
Liquor: translucent bright maroon

Post-Steep Additives: honey

sweet fruity still tart, enjoyable

Resteep: 
Weak, watery

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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DAVIDsTEA halloween sachet tea wheel

DAVIDsTEA halloween sachet tea wheel

Got Halloween parteas on your mind? Not to worry. Our Halloween Sachet Tea Wheel brewed up a wickedly sweet guest list. From devilishly delicious chocolate to crowd-pleasing pumpkin, this is one epic assortment you’ll want to sip.

Includes 3 sachets each (36 total): 
  1. Apple Cider, 
  2. Butterscotch Chai, 
  3. Chocolate Chili Chai, 
  4. Dark Chocolate Orange, 
  5. Forever Nuts, 
  6. Frozen Raspberry, 
  7. Hazelnut Chocolate, 
  8. Monster Mash, 
  9. Pumpkin Chai, 
  10. Pumpkin Crème Brulée,
  11. Pumpkin Earl Grey and 
  12. S'mores Chai


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Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'honeybush pumpkin chai' - Adagio Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022 - Day 1

Adagio Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022 - Day 1

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'honeybush pumpkin chai' 
Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Steep: 
212°F
7 min
metal strainer 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: ginger, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon
Flavor: woody, ginger, pepper/cardamom
Body: Light 
Aftertaste: warm
Liquor: translucent brown red

Resteep: 
weak, not worth drinking

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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David's Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'blue magic matcha'

Tea: 
David's Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'blue magic matcha'

Steep: 
10g (5 scoops)
16oz
185°F

Whisked

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: sour
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, sour berries
Flavor: matcha with berries
Liquor: dark opaque blue

Comments: it is pre sweetened

Post-Steep Additives: milk

Comments: a nice latte!

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Monday, September 26, 2022

Adagio Teas Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022

Adagio Teas Evergreen Advent Calendar 2022

This is an inexpensive ($34) advent calendar with an assortment of 24 caffeinated and herbal teas. You can select loose leaf or teabag version (same price).

I prefer loose leaf! So Adagio sent me this year's calendar to try out.

I love getting a new surprise tea each day.

Lore: The history of the Advent Calendar dates to the mid-19th century when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. In the U.S. however, Dwight D. Eisenhower is often credited for popularizing the Advent calendar tradition. During his presidency, Ike was photographed opening an Advent calendar with his grandchildren and the photo ran in several national newspapers.

The time to ring in the Christmas season is upon us. The 2022 Tea Advent Calendar is here and has brought with it all that is merry and bright to get you into the holiday spirit. This year's calendar features a festive design of evergreen pine trimmed with gold and holds 24 doors with a delicious tea behind each. Available in both loose and teabag options.

Dimensions: 8.5" x 12.75" x 2" | Contains 24 individual servings, with enough tea for a 8oz pot each day until Christmas | Teas contain no added sugar, are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan-friendly for both loose and teabag versions
Click this link to find all the tea reviews (spoilers!) https://amazonv.blogspot.com/search/label/Evergreen%20ADVENT%20CALENDAR 

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Instant™ Milk Frother

Instant™ Milk Frother

I paid $62.98 for this to be shipped from Best Buy.

It comes with 4 pieces; a cord with charging pad, the carafe, the removable whisk, and the lid.

There are 4 settings; warm, cold froth, warm latte foam, warm cappuccino foam.

There are two tactile buttons, function, which cycles through the settings, and start/cancel which starts or cancels the cycle.

So far only used this with almond milk on setting latte. Its operation is very quiet. It makes beautiful warm foam for tea lattes.

The carafe is easy to pour with the spout, but the foam is so thick it all won't slide out so I have to use a silicone spatula to get it all out.

To clean I rinse and wipe the inside of the carafe with a warm soapy sponge. You can not submerge this to clean it. It cleans easily.

I am very happy with it, and plan to also try using it to make matcha lattes as well as coco.

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DAVIDsTEA Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Fruit Infusion 'pumpkin crème brûlée'

Tea: 
DAVIDsTEA Company Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Fruit Infusion 'pumpkin crème brûlée'
Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Halloween Liquid Spells sampler

Steep: 
3 tsp
212°F
5 min
kati loose tea system 12oz 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, maybe some spice?
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, pumpkin mousse
Flavor: sweet, squash
Body: Light 
Liquor: translucent light yellow orange

Resteep: 
weak, watery, but drinkable

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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