I blend this with Adagio chamomile. It’s so relaxing and such a nice soothing combo. I feel like I may be coming down with a cold or something (tickle in the throat) and this combo, with a heavy squeeze of honey, seems to be doing the trick.
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Love this tea. It happens to be my “sign” so it was fun to boot. The tin is lovely, and would make a nice gift. And the tea leaves are also very nice to see. A large volume of lush green tea leaves mixed with dried fruit, and chamomile leaves sprinkled in. There is also a scattering of a bright royal blue; I’m not entirely sure what that is, but it really pops.
The tea itself is very smooth, and relaxing. The aroma is super inviting, and the taste is great. I will definitely repurchase this tea when I run out. But the tin is quite voluminous, and you can steep several glasses from one serving, so that will be a while. :)
I prepared as indicated on the tin (temp. and time).
I love a good green tea. I was really excited to try it with a cherry kick. It’s really good, but a little on the sweet side. I tend to like my teas unsweetened, and you definitely do not need to add any form of sweetener to this tea (so if you’re looking for a tea you can enjoy straight, but typically like sugar or honey, this may be your tea!).
I don’t think the cherry flavoring is artificial, but it’s a touch strong in my opinion. I’m happy I tried this tea, but probably won’t repurchase this variety. So far, the Adagio Green Pomegranate is my fave flavored green tea.
I thought this would be a delightful tea for fall and the holidays. It is. I’m not a HUGE fan of cranberry; if you are, this will probably be even better to you. The flavoring is rather mild, which was good for me. It’s a lovely color and a nice scent. I think it may be good mixed with some spirits as it reminds me of a cosmo. :)
We selected this as our free sample with a recent order from Adagio.
As I added it to my Steepster “cupboard” I noted there is also an Adagio raspberry chocolate chai. I missed that one or probably have picked it (sounds delish!)
But I was pleasantly surprised by a Sat. delivery of my Adagio order. What better treat on a crisp fall day? We decided to try this one first, having not tasted it before.
That said, I’m happy I chose the the chocolate chai. It’s very yummy. It’s low key on the spice as a chai goes; I thought it worked well as the flavor profile was nice with the chocolate. It provides a nice gentle flavor with a heavenly aroma.
It’s a good tea. It’s pretty. :) Not my all time fave. A little too sweetsy for my taste. What I’ve done is blend it with oolong tea (Monkey-Picked Oolong) or a green tea. The combo adds a nice fruity twist.
My steep time and temp are dependent on the tea I blend with, so I didn’t make an adjustment to that end.
This green tea is so delicate and delicious. Since transitioning into tea leaves (vs. tea bags) I have been obsessed wiht mixing different varieties. This morning, craving a green tea, I used this on it’s own. Granted, it has some added flavoring — pomegranate and raspberries, but I love it just on it’s own. It’s very smooth. I can drink cup after cup.
Loving this tea. It’s so delicate, with perfect amount of apricot flavor. I added about 1/3 tsp of Teavana Youthberry to it (maybe unneeded) and it’s so delicious. I’m in love!
What a yummy tea. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a mocha flavored tea. It came in my Adagio Mate Sample pack, so I gave it a try. I really enjoy it. It stands in for coffee. I’ve never been a black coffee drinker (unfortunately I go for the calorie-laden Starbucks drinks). I’m not going to pretend it’s anything like that. But it’s doesn’t purport to be. It’s good of it’s own accord! A mellow twist on a morning cup of joe.
I’ve been trying (successfully!) to cut back on (Starbucks) coffee for all the obvious reasons. I’ll never say I won’t have a cup from time to time, but this will make my quest to cut it from my daily routine quite a lot easier.
I think this may be a regular morning cup of tea for me. It’s so mild that it still has the relaxing “feel” of tea. But the coffee-esque notes and the brisk mate quality give you that pep in your step feeling. I quite like it.
The leaves are certainly nothing of beauty to the eye, like so many teas (imo) but I’m perfectly OK with that!
AND yesterday my teen daughter (coffee hater) said “Mom, what is in the tea basket?” I apologized for failing to warn her, but as it turns out, she liked it too. I’ll have to get more scoop to see how well, as we did give it much discussion from there, but I was suprised.
As a side note, we tend to rebrew our tea baskets. I’ve found with our Teavana teas, we get a good 4-6 brews (for a mug, so 4-6 mugs) for a single basket (prepared per the package directives). We do tend to steep a little longer on those last couple of cups, but manage to get quite a lot from each serving.
I’m not yet sure if this particular tea will last that long. I’m on cup three now and we’re still going strong, so I suspect it will. My other Adagio teas are hit or miss in this regard. Some getting as few as 2-3 cups (e.g., chamomile)(the greens seem to keep on giving).
Happy Saturday TeaMates. So long!
I’m not a minty tea fan. But my daughter is. It’s reminiscent of the “sleepy” tea from her childhood. This tea, however, is very strong, and very minty, even for a long time minty tea fan. She blended this with Adagio chamomile. It was delicious. I loved it too.
It is super relaxing. The two really compliment one another. For a teen, she has quite the sophisticated palate. This is a wonderful bedtime, unwind from your day combo. I highly endorse!
This is such a lovely tea. I love the look of the tea “leaves” before they ever even hit the water. So pretty.
Anyway, this is a very nice, smooth chamomile. Perfect.
I’ve read others complain about difficulty in cleaning the breweing basket. Quick tip: I bought a baby bottle brush — it has a little sponge on the tip and bristles everywhere else (like a regular bottle brush) and it works perfectly for cleaning the old tea baskets. :)
We have also tried this as a blend with the Adagio Peppermint. It’s super yummy and makes a great evening tea as it is uber relaxing. This tea with a nice leisurely soak in the tub = blissful night’s rest!
It’s a relatively mild tea, so I do find that I don’t get as many cups out of one basket of leaves. With most teas, we average 5-6 cups before we toss it out for composting. This is more like 2 or 3. But for the lovely flavor, I’m perfectly ok with that.
So far I’ve only blended this with the Adagio Green Citron tea. A pretty nice combo. An interesting combo. Not my all time fave, but certainly good for a few cups of tea. I’ll probably try blending with something else next time.
I wanted to try a differnt brand tea and opted for Adagio based upon some of the feedback on this site. So far so good! I purchased the green tea sampler. So far, I have only tried this flavor.
Alone, it’s a bit too “green” for me. I wish I liked straight green, but so far in the loose leaf tea everything I’ve tried has been too grassy for me (both Chinese and Japanese varities ;-/) Sooooo…. I also ordered the Mate sampler and opted to blend this with the spice blend. I was happy with the combo. Not my all time favorite, but tasty.
I am not typically a fan of fruity teas. I don’t mind a hint of fruit, but not full on, sweet fruity types. This sounded like the latter and wouldn’t have been a blend I would have purchased. But I received a free sample with a Teavana order. To my surprise I really enjoy this tea! I think of it as a happy tea. It’s not particulary energizing, nor is is super relaxing. It’s just a feel good kind of tea — at least to me.
And while it has plenty of notes of fruit flavors, it’s definitely not a tea I would describe as “sweet.” I would actually repurchase this tea. And although I haven’t yet tried it iced, I suspect that may be nice as well.
Alone, this tea is too “green” for me. I wanted to love it. I just started drinking loose leaf tea (threw in the bag!) relatively recently and wanted to add green tea with all of it’s health benefits to my repetoire.
I gave this a low rating
—BUT WAIT -- with Teavana Samurai Chai Mate (blend of 3/4 tsp each steeped at 1.25 minutes at 170) this is actually a fave for me! What a difference. So it’s not 100% “green” but I’ve drank about 48 oz of it this evening alone, so I’ve made up for that!
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Got this along wiht the peach blooming tea at Teavana. Delicious. Elegant. Flavorful.
The blooming teas (and all Teavana teas, really) are a bit on the pricey side. That said, I’ve found each serving of leaves yields multiple (5 or 6) servings per the steeping instructions. So it’s really worthwhile in the end. :)
Super surprised this doesn’t have a better rating. I LOVE this tea. I just started drinking loose teas and blooming teas. I’m HOOKED! This flavor is both aesthetically pleasing (I’m considering a glass mug or kettle to enjoy this more like they had at the store) and delicious.
I like a smooth tea with only subtle tastes of sweet (e.g., fruit). This hits the spot. I love it!
Tried this at Teavana store. Delicious. Following the directives re: temp and steep time, got the same fabulous flavor at home. Drinking this one now. :) Love, love, love!
Although it has caffeine, I find it very relaxing.
A good tea. A little too strong for me, and I’m a big oolong tea fan. To me, a good oolong tea goes down smoothly and has little after taste. This along is just a bit too much for me. May try blending it with another tea for a different effect.
Update: tonight I tried this as a blend with Teavana Youthberry. OMG – night and day to my review above. Blending it with this light fruity blend is delicioso!! So happy I found a way to enjoy my oolong. I did 1.5 tsp of each tea. Steeped at 190 for 3 minutes. Super good. For me, the Youthberry really took the edge off of the oolong. You gotta’ try this! Changed 66 to 93 based on the blending.