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drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

So, this is one of Adagio’s highest ranked teas. I didn’t end that sentence with a question mark…I’m still forming an opinion as I type this.

For my 1st cup I added milk and sugar. It was a highly enjoyable cup…much stronger than English Breakfast, by far. The second cup I tried plain, nothing added. It was a little too “AHHH” in your face, so I added sugar. It has a bold taste. Very malty, a tad smokey, maybe a bit earthy? The smell is not that great.
It seems to me that if you can drink this tea plain, or even with sugar only, that you would like plain rooibos. I know there are some rooibos haters out there. For some reason these two strike me as similar…minus the malty taste in Irish Breakfast. Where rooibos lacks “malty” it makes up in “earthy”. I don’t know…I’m rambling.

Ok, with milk and sugar, I can see why this tea would rank so high. I’m a fan. Off to make another cup.

Preparation
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Auggy

I liked your rooibos comparison in there. It helped clarify something DH said yesterday… he had some of the pu-ehr I was trying to figure out if I liked and he said it reminded him of honeybush. I thought it was a pretty off the wall comparison, but your note made me think… honeybush is very similar to rooibos and rooibos and pu-ehr are both earthy, so maybe it wasn’t as off the wall as I thought! Thank you for connecting the dots for me!

LENA

HA! No problem. Tell him that he’s not crazy! Did you decide if you like the pu-erh or not? Did DH think it was fishy too?

Auggy

He only had half of the 4th steep but he picked up on the fishy right away (fourth steep went away from hay and back to fish). I have enough for probably 2 more cups so one day DH and I will have to sit down and figure out if the tea is any good.

Actually, I do think it is good… good as in quality. It’s the good as in taste bit that I STILL haven’t figured out! It might end up being one of those teas I can appreciate but never again drink. Or I might decide I love it. It’s just so weird!

Ricky

Haha, I think your on point here. I enjoyed this tea a lot more with milk and sugar. Drinking it plan is a bit bland, but I can tolerate it. And I do enjoy plain rooibos.

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Auggy

I liked your rooibos comparison in there. It helped clarify something DH said yesterday… he had some of the pu-ehr I was trying to figure out if I liked and he said it reminded him of honeybush. I thought it was a pretty off the wall comparison, but your note made me think… honeybush is very similar to rooibos and rooibos and pu-ehr are both earthy, so maybe it wasn’t as off the wall as I thought! Thank you for connecting the dots for me!

LENA

HA! No problem. Tell him that he’s not crazy! Did you decide if you like the pu-erh or not? Did DH think it was fishy too?

Auggy

He only had half of the 4th steep but he picked up on the fishy right away (fourth steep went away from hay and back to fish). I have enough for probably 2 more cups so one day DH and I will have to sit down and figure out if the tea is any good.

Actually, I do think it is good… good as in quality. It’s the good as in taste bit that I STILL haven’t figured out! It might end up being one of those teas I can appreciate but never again drink. Or I might decide I love it. It’s just so weird!

Ricky

Haha, I think your on point here. I enjoyed this tea a lot more with milk and sugar. Drinking it plan is a bit bland, but I can tolerate it. And I do enjoy plain rooibos.

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