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drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
255 tasting notes

Thank you so much to RICKY for sending me a sample of this tea. It’s sort of “meh”. The sprinkles are a nice touch, but they are a superficial bauble. The tea itself is too “generic black” to get me really interested—but it’s not a weak black. I think that the overtones of vanilla are a little too muted for me to appreciate them. Ditto with the caramel.

It’s a personable tea and a nice idea, but I don’t feel tempted to purchase it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Believe it or not…I still haven’t tried this one!

threewhales

Ok, it is just not me. Ricky sent me a sample of this too! I totally agree with your review Doulton! I tried adding milk and sugar and still just Bleh…

Ewa

I just want to say that the phrase “superficial bauble” is awesome.

Ricky

I agree too! But I had to get it since it was Adagio’s signature blend =P

I had to see what the commotion was all about. Sprinkles are fun =P

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TeaEqualsBliss

Believe it or not…I still haven’t tried this one!

threewhales

Ok, it is just not me. Ricky sent me a sample of this too! I totally agree with your review Doulton! I tried adding milk and sugar and still just Bleh…

Ewa

I just want to say that the phrase “superficial bauble” is awesome.

Ricky

I agree too! But I had to get it since it was Adagio’s signature blend =P

I had to see what the commotion was all about. Sprinkles are fun =P

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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