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drank Oriental Spice by Adagio Teas
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This tea is extremely variable, it jumps from one end of the spectrum of taste clear across to the other side.

It starts out a rich black tea with an undertone of spices: cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. The flavor is mild and well blended, not spicy, but spiced as in hints of the spices. This is while it is hot. As it cools, however, the tea flavor itself is lost and the cooled drink quickly becomes overrun with cardamom and ginger, and so spicy that it has become bitter.

I am disappointed in teas that start out decently flavored and then get undrinkable as they cool, and unfortunately this is one of them.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I don’t really understand why Adagio has masala chai and oriental spice or green chai (formerly bengal green chai) and spiced green…

Kitch3ntools

i like their masala chai but i dont like their orental spice for the same reason as Cinoi. i havent had their green chai but i own their spiced green in 4oz :)

Cinoi

@cofftea, i figured it was for people who want to go into the kiddie pool of chai teas. @kitch3ntools how is the spiced green?

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Cofftea

I don’t really understand why Adagio has masala chai and oriental spice or green chai (formerly bengal green chai) and spiced green…

Kitch3ntools

i like their masala chai but i dont like their orental spice for the same reason as Cinoi. i havent had their green chai but i own their spiced green in 4oz :)

Cinoi

@cofftea, i figured it was for people who want to go into the kiddie pool of chai teas. @kitch3ntools how is the spiced green?

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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