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More ginger forward than peach. Definitely powdered ginger flavor versus fresh ginger. I am going to try blending with White Peach to boost the peach flavor. As is, I think it’s better for nursing a cold or congestion than a casual sipping tea.
Flavors: Ginger, Peach
This tea is light and floral. The pearls were nicely wound and were generally free of flaws. The aroma of the leaves is strong with the scent of jasmine. The liquor is light and is, again, strongly scented with jasmine. The taste is a light green tea with a strong jasmine taste – actually too strong, which is why it gets lower marks for flavor. Even with minimal steeping, the tea gets overly bitter from the overuse of jasmine; however, the flavor gets better with subsequent steeps
Usually Adagio Teas have an unbelievable aroma when you open the bag. This tea has a weird fermented smell. I guess I taste pineapple, but it’s not a fresh, juicy pineapple flavor. The coconut is non-existent. There is something reminiscent of canned peaches.
I had been eying the 6 stocking stuffers set for about a year now. Six teas, all in cute little tins, and for a price that I didn’t think was too bad. I went and bought these earlier this year.
Now, I’m finally getting around to trying them. This is the one for today. I love the smell of this one. The spice is really nice. And to me it smells just a little bit like Davidstea’s Pumpkin Chai, but not as much spice.
Tastewise it’s really good. I like the pumpkin and the spices that are there. I did find as it cooled that it began to get an almost banana flavour to it, which is kind of weird, but otherwise it was really good. It held up to milk and a little sugar really well.
I know Adagio doesn’t always have the best teas out there, but from what I’ve tried so far, they’re really pretty good.
One of my favorite blends is this with Adagio’s Caramel.The result is an obviously more creamy flavor and for me, less maple. As I drink it by itself, I like it more with each sip. I think it would pair nicely with a rich dessert, but it would never be a dessert replacement like Adagio’s Caramel and Almond Oolong.
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Sweet
Finally getting around to reviewing this. I think I ordered it back in November, so it’s been waiting for a while.
The dry tea is well-decorated with raspberry leaf. I don’t know exactly what it tastes like on its own, so I’m not sure if it adds anything to the flavor of the tea or not. It could be like cornflowers for all I know. (No flavor, just decoration.) There are also little chunks of dried cranberry mixed in. A nice touch. I’m tempted to pick them out and eat them, but I will refrain!
Steeping, the tea has a very raspberry-like scent. So fruity! It reminds me of Tootsie Pops. You know, the ones in the dark red/maroon wrappers. Definitely not smelling cranberry. The flavor is pretty much the same. The berry flavor is vibrant and up-front without any tartness. However, I don’t think I would have made the distinction of it being a cranberry tea unless I knew ahead of time. I definitely would have guessed raspberry. Not that it’s bad in any way. I was just expecting something that tasted more like cranberry juice, I guess!
Flavors: Berries, Berry, Cranberry, Fruity, Raspberry
Would I recommend this tea? Only a crazy person wouldn’t! It is amazingly delicious! My favorite tea hands down thus far in life! It reminds me of a molasses cookie but in beverage form. I steeped it twice and felt like I probably could have a few more times as the second steeping didn’t loose any flavor compared to the first.
Flavors: Molasses, Vanilla
This tea gives me… mixed feelings. On the one hand it’s a huge bag of dust (like honestly, tea bag fanning level dust), on the other hand I enjoy it wayyyy more than Adagio’s white blueberry. It’s sweet and a really nice blend of rose and fruity notes. I save this for when I don’t mind having a cup that tastes slightly artificial. Would probably be grand iced.
I’m trying desperately hard to sample through the still quite large pile of teas I selected out of this TTB by the end of the week for two reasons (1) I go home to Oz very shortly to visit family (my first trip home in 3 years!!) and (2) I’ve had the TTB almost two weeks now and it’s really time to pass it along!!
This is one I wasn’t really sure I would like all that much, it smells super gingery in the packet but I wanted to give it a try because generally I’m a ginger fan (in small doses) and I’m really glad I decided to steep it up because the scent was a ‘red herring’ and the tea actually had the perfect balance of ginger and fruit for my taste buds! Brewed it tastes like fruity ginger beer which is alright by me! I’ll be adding this to my next Adagio order!
The art for this seems to suggest that Accidental Awesome is kind of like…walking off a cliff? Fortunately, the actual tea doesn’t offer that kind of experience. The blend consists of black tea and lots of mint leaf. Lots and lots of mint leaf. It has a pleasant, chocolate-and-mint aroma. Brewed up, it initially tastes like peppermint candies or maybe candy canes—this would be great right around Christmas time. The chocolate flavor comes out to play a bit later, and is mild and sweet. The tea base is smooth and light, with a little raisiny sweetness of its own. It makes for a nice dessert tea overall, and all the flavors are present in just the right amounts.
With all the mint teas I’ve tried over the past few months, I feel like I’ve gotten a quick education in mint and finally learned to appreciate it. Thanks beelicious for the sample!
My first pu erh! Fortunately, I like the taste. Unfortunately, I currently have no other pu erhs to compare it to. I had been interested in trying one for a while due to their benefits for digestive health – and my recent trip to Adagio seemed like as good a time as any to finally buy one. The aroma of the dry leaves is yummy hazelnut and strawberry, which convinced me to try a brewed sample of this tea in the store. That time, I tasted both hazelnut and strawberry, with an underlying fermented (but not unpleasant) taste that I’m guessing was from the pu erh base.
Fast forward to drinking it for the first time at home. I’m slacking and still haven’t purchased a proper kettle, so I brew hot water straight from my Keurig machine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t heat water all the way to boiling, so I think that may have affected the taste of this tea. I was able to get a faint hazelnut flavor still, but I only got strawberry in the aroma and not the taste. Oh well, no matter! I’m still glad I bought this tea and look forward to getting it to taste better next time.
Flavors: Hazelnut, Strawberry
This is a really interesting tea. It tastes exactly like it sounds like it would – Oolong with a light and very natural flavor of grapefruit. It’s not one I reached for particularly often, but I appreciated it every time I drank it. It’s a nice change of pace. I’ll be picking up more next time I order from Adagio.
Flavors: Grapefruit, Tea
I love vanilla black tea so I had to try this one. the vanilla smell on the dry leaves is quite nice but honestly I’m not enjoying the flavor as much as I thought I would. Somehow vanilla just seems to go better with black tea in my opinion anyways. It is light and I can barely taste the green tea but it’s definitely there
A very nice honey bush with a nutty taste. In all, a smooth tasty tea. I have about an ounce which I am glad for because I think I’ll enjoy this a lot. I often need a good caf. free alternative to my favorite flavored blacks.
Adagio is only about 20 miles a way so there is some chance of getting there some time for a refill.