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drank Spiced Green by Adagio Teas
136 tasting notes

Oh Adagio, I’m trying so hard to love some of your teas. I love your customer service, entire company agenda/philosophy, love that you offer people an ability to make their own blends. So I keep trying…

But this tea won’t win me over. It’s ok. Just ok. A lightly flavored “chai” green tea, the aftertaste is better than the sipping. If I double the leaves, maybe this would get better. Will try that at a later time, but for now this sample is going into the “try again later” box.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec
SimplyJenW

I really wanted to love things at Adagio, too, as they were really the company that fed my tea addiction when it was in the beginning stages. I did notice that some of their unflavored teas are really pretty good, though. I do like some of their chai blends, too. You are so right about their company as a whole!

Cheryl

When I’m ready to move on to unflavored in a big way (testing some here and there, but not the focus), I’ll go back and look for which you consider good. My limited “teaware” so far is theirs (which I love…IngenuiTea and UtiliTea). But maybe you are right about being the first. A friend recommended honeybush (in general) to me, so I found Stash’s Vanilla Honeybush (at store) and liked it a lot. Next was Google and bam, the Adagio journey began. Heck, who else sends you a “your package was just delivered” email?…when it was JUST delivered. I suspect little by little, I’ll feel the need to test everything they sell…lol.

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SimplyJenW

I really wanted to love things at Adagio, too, as they were really the company that fed my tea addiction when it was in the beginning stages. I did notice that some of their unflavored teas are really pretty good, though. I do like some of their chai blends, too. You are so right about their company as a whole!

Cheryl

When I’m ready to move on to unflavored in a big way (testing some here and there, but not the focus), I’ll go back and look for which you consider good. My limited “teaware” so far is theirs (which I love…IngenuiTea and UtiliTea). But maybe you are right about being the first. A friend recommended honeybush (in general) to me, so I found Stash’s Vanilla Honeybush (at store) and liked it a lot. Next was Google and bam, the Adagio journey began. Heck, who else sends you a “your package was just delivered” email?…when it was JUST delivered. I suspect little by little, I’ll feel the need to test everything they sell…lol.

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Originally started testing teas, to replace a lifelong Coke (Coca-Cola) habit. Now I’m just amazed at all the choices. Still in beginner stage of tea education. Until I get really good at iced/cold tea, the Coke habit remains, but is down to a minimum.

My cupboard here on Steepster was ridiculous, containing each and every sample size that I have been accumulating. It now only contains non-sample size teas. Loose leaf outweighs the bagged teas, but it doesn’t look that way by the list (over 100 samples).

I started my tea journey testing flavored teas. My favorites are chai and mint flavored teas, along with Earl Grey. Also like chocolate, caramel, coconut, almond, vanilla, cinnamon, clove and some others. Most flavors are better with a nice black tea base. The mint ones seem best paired with greens. I’m branching out now to unflavored teas and it is way more overwhelming then the flavored category. Phew.

My (grown) son has decided that he wants to try to find tea that he likes too, so I’ll be passing along the ones I don’t care for to him (with instructions to then pass them on to his sister…evil plot? yes!). So I’ve removed my shopping list from Steepster and moved it to a spreadsheet (swaps are out for now). My shopping list had grown to 197! By going through each one, I was able to split that in half (since many were added in beginning, before I knew what I like/don’t like).

While not swapping, if there’s something in my cupboard that you’d like a sample of, please feel free to ask : )

Ratings (for now):
90s: Must have in personal rotation. Crave it.
80s: Makes me a happy tea drinker. Very good. Unsure of long term relationship.
70s: Like this. Will drink what I have (sample/tin/box), but unsure of whether I’d buy again.
60s: Probably a good tea for what it is. Just not to my personal liking.
50s and below: Do not like…at all. Either poor quality, yuck flavor or … (see tealog).

Old (and still current) obsessions: books, music and fragrances. Hopefully my tea collection stays much more “normal” then those. (too late)

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