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drank Cream by Adagio Teas
111 tasting notes

Hmmm okay what to say about this one. Well the dry leaf smells delicioso just like cream but I smell maple in there too and this is a good thing because I like maple.

Steeped the leaves 5 minutes in boiling water as per Adagio’s steeping instructions and once steeped the leaves smell a little less creamy and maply the leaves have really grown once steeped and filled up the infuser basket. The liquor is dark black typical of a cuppa Ceylon. I know I don’t care for Adagio’s Ceylon base so this one can go either way.

My first sip taste good on the front of my tongue but as soon as it hits mid tongue and back of throat I’m totally grossed out by a strong astringent, BITTER taste that I DO NOT LIKE! Ewww how could something that smells so good go so wrong.

Anyone who enjoys this tea or thinks they may enjoy this tea PM me and I will happily send it your way (it’s a sample tin).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

no! ewwy :(

SoccerMom

I know. It was my first truly bad tea experience. I thought I had had some bad teas but nothing compares to the punch this one had YUCK.

~lauren.

:( in sympathy because I hate sad bad tea moments.

LiberTEAS

I only brew Adagio’s black tea base 2 1/2 minutes (rather than the suggested 5) because it is too astringent for me too. By shortening the time, I find that I can control that astringency to a tolerable level and it even becomes quite enjoyable.

SoccerMom

LiberTEAS, Thanks I will try that.

Cofftea

Too bad, I have a blend it’s amazing in.

Marzipan

The bag suggests a 3 minute brew, I don’t brew any black for 5.

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AmazonV

no! ewwy :(

SoccerMom

I know. It was my first truly bad tea experience. I thought I had had some bad teas but nothing compares to the punch this one had YUCK.

~lauren.

:( in sympathy because I hate sad bad tea moments.

LiberTEAS

I only brew Adagio’s black tea base 2 1/2 minutes (rather than the suggested 5) because it is too astringent for me too. By shortening the time, I find that I can control that astringency to a tolerable level and it even becomes quite enjoyable.

SoccerMom

LiberTEAS, Thanks I will try that.

Cofftea

Too bad, I have a blend it’s amazing in.

Marzipan

The bag suggests a 3 minute brew, I don’t brew any black for 5.

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New to the world of hot tea, being born and raised in Texas we typically only drink lipton black tea, sweetened and iced of course! I recently discovered the world of hot tea / flavored teas and am thoroughly enjoying my new little world of tea!

Favorite Tea Quote: A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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