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drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

Okay you guys… so… I went to a tearoom here in Milwaukee called Anaba Tearoom.

Very cool place! (Top floor is a greenhouse, main floor is a garden room, and basement is a beautiful teahouse.) I did my typical cafe/restaurant thing, and asked if they had anything excellent/unique that wasn’t on the menu. Sure enough! I ordered two of the options I was given…
-First Flush Houjicha (glorious)
-Grapefruit Oolong (magnificent) (especially paired with the ginger-apple-peanut butter sandwich that I had)

So I asked my server where this mystical Grapefruit Oolong came from. Adagio? Adagio! That’s what she hinted toward at least. So I’m not certain, but I believe it was an Adagio tea. Loved it!

I’ve had a grapefruit oolong once before. It was a blend of a Chinese green oolong (bao zhong probably – it was very crisp), orange blossom, and natural flavouring. It was good, but not nearly as good.

So I’m wondering…

Has anyone had the Adagio Grapefruit Oolong… or any other grapefruit oolongs (or similar teas) that you would recommend?
I’d adore your help! :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

2 questions… is there a way for a wheelchair to get down to the basement? And why would they have offerings not on the menu…?

Jason

Is this the place? http://steepster.com/places/1587-anaba-tea-room-shorewood-wisconsin

And you didn’t even add a rating and review?!?! ;) Actually, it looks like you already got part of your review in your tasting note!

Oh Cha!

@Cofftea – Yes! There is an elevator! :) And every place that has a real chef will have items not on the menu… asking about this is how you find out about special items, temporary/limited quantity items, super-secret-favourite recipes, etc.
I like to treat chefs like artists… they have an eye for what’s best, and when they’re used to making/serving the same thing all day, it’s fun to let them show me how they like to tweek recipes, or what they like to special order for themselves.

@Jason – Since you asked nicely :] (DONE!)

Jason

Awesome! Great scones and tons of Rishi, sounds like a winner to me :)

Cofftea

Peanutbutter cheesecake sandwhich??? WHOA!=D

mattscinto

was the grapefruit oolong uh.. sour? Like ruby red grapefruit sour

Jane Quigley

I have the Adagio Grapefruit Oolong and it’s one of my favorite teas – especially for my mornings. The slight citrus in it really wakes me up!

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Cofftea

2 questions… is there a way for a wheelchair to get down to the basement? And why would they have offerings not on the menu…?

Jason

Is this the place? http://steepster.com/places/1587-anaba-tea-room-shorewood-wisconsin

And you didn’t even add a rating and review?!?! ;) Actually, it looks like you already got part of your review in your tasting note!

Oh Cha!

@Cofftea – Yes! There is an elevator! :) And every place that has a real chef will have items not on the menu… asking about this is how you find out about special items, temporary/limited quantity items, super-secret-favourite recipes, etc.
I like to treat chefs like artists… they have an eye for what’s best, and when they’re used to making/serving the same thing all day, it’s fun to let them show me how they like to tweek recipes, or what they like to special order for themselves.

@Jason – Since you asked nicely :] (DONE!)

Jason

Awesome! Great scones and tons of Rishi, sounds like a winner to me :)

Cofftea

Peanutbutter cheesecake sandwhich??? WHOA!=D

mattscinto

was the grapefruit oolong uh.. sour? Like ruby red grapefruit sour

Jane Quigley

I have the Adagio Grapefruit Oolong and it’s one of my favorite teas – especially for my mornings. The slight citrus in it really wakes me up!

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I’m a foodie. I’ve worked in tea professionally, and the obsession never left. I’ve also worked at a wine bar (with cheese, truffles & charcuterie) and a teahouse/restaurant (with excellent artisan pairing dishes) on the side.
So I’ve done a lot of tasting… and you’ll notice I bring up food pairing a lot!

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