Adagio Teas

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drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

This one has a slightly smoky spinach flavor to me. I tend to prefer a less vegetal flavor, but this is nice and cleansing feeling. There’s something about it that seems to calm my stomach, too – maybe the bitterness? It probably isn’t one I’ll tend to choose very often, but I rather like it. I think I’ll have to reevaluate in time.

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke, Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Decaf Ceylon by Adagio Teas
344 tasting notes

Living in a border city is both a blessing and a curse. I get to order from companies that have shipping costs far too high for Canada but I can get them delivered to the states and I save myself so much money! It’s fantastic. And it’s bad. haha Yesterday I picked up two orders. One from Adagio of just a few teas I’ve been dying to try including my two own custom blends, and one from a website called Enjoyingtea.com. I got some yixing pots on there as they were on sale and I ended up with some free tea samples in TINS! But like nice tins. I was stunned but very happy. Now I need to slow down to a STOP on buying tea and accessories now that I have everything I’ve been looking for and need to drink what I have. Only 6 weeks til baby is here and I can start trying more of the teas that have been taboo for so long… I think Iced teas are the way I’m going to go and lots of travel mugs that keep tea hot for long periods of time…

Anyways, this is one of the teas that I ordered from Adagio as it’s a simple black decaf tea. It isn’t too bad… I’m steeping it up today for 3 mins with a bit of german rock sugar and a little skim milk (mostly to just change the colour). It’s definitely a dark colour when steeped, but in some ways the taste isn’t as strong as I would have liked. I think next time I’ll add just a bit more leaves for my cup (there’s a good chance I underleafed for the size of mug I’m using).

But I am enjoying the subtle flavour of this one. It’s nice to have a decaf tea that you can enjoy anytime. And even though I’m not really getting the characteristics that the tea says I should be getting, it’ll be nice to have this one around as sometimes it’s nice just to have a basic tea in the cupboard. I just hope that when I add more leaves that more flavour will come out.. .it’s very basic and kind of weak.

Anlina

Living in Winnipeg is great for cross border parcel runs. Thunder Bay was even better. It’s too bad the dollar sucks so much right now.

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70
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

I was expecting more flavor. This tea is just kind of ….there. Drinkable but not memorable. Will drink down but not repurchase.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66
drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
2619 tasting notes

I am trying this for the first time, it’s a result of a giveaway from Ubacat.

I’ve had a few flavored mates in the past. The best ones so far seem to come from Fusion Teas and I’ve been wanting to place an order with them for a while…. but can’t seem to justify it at the moment.

The package says to steep this at 150 F for 3-5 minutes. I decided to live dangerously so mine is more about 170 F for 5 minutes. The tea is very dark and reminds me of coffee in that it’s also fairly bitter. I am getting a bit of mocha. It reminds me of a chocolate covered espresso bean.. However, I couldn’t really drink this without adding soymilk and coconut sugar. then again, I don’t drink coffee black either. It’s nice to have a few mate blends around just to really have that energy boost. But I am coveting the Fusion teas blends once again… sigh

This is ok and I will finish off the pouch but I don’t need to buy any… I will revise the rating if a shorter steeping time makes it more enjoyable.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec
carol who

The name sounds so good. How disappointing.

TeaBrat

indeed.

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I drank the cup because I felt like it must be good for me somehow, as it tasted so medicinal! The scent is kind of odd, but is kind of a creamy rooibos scent with a hint almost of camphor. The flavor, though, tastes like woody medicine with a teensy tang to it. I love lemon, and I’m OK with rooibos, but this is pretty awful. I did brew it stronger than was recommended, as I find Adagio teas to be rather weak, but I don’t think that is the problem here. It really does taste like a medicine, and that’s not what i"m looking for!

Flavors: Medicinal, Tangy, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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80

Thank you NayLynn and Brandon! This is a yummy tea that fits well in the group of teas that I have been gulping down with total abandon. I REALLY need some that aren’t too high on the caffeine but have the vanilla and chocolate I love.

I have to agree that I don’t get the connection with the name but it really doesn’t matter. A nice tea. I have enough for another 2 cup pot… so yea!

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83
drank Squirrely by Adagio Teas
230 tasting notes

Thanks to beelicious for this sample! This one has a lovely caramel and nut aroma—sweet and toasty, something like caramelized pecans or candied walnuts. (Neither of which are in the ingredients, oops!) The tea base of this is a tasty Ceylon, with a touch of that sweet, crisp, fruity note. It helps bring out the caramel flavor nicely. The nutty flavors are a little weaker in the brewed tea, but that’s okay, it’s one of those flavors that I would find overwhelming if it was strong. Overall, it’s a cheerful and cozy blend.

Finally, I don’t think I can review this tea without mentioning kissing squirrels—they’re in the description, packaging, and every review so far. Cute!

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75

The smell from this tea is pretty potent, maybe due to the whole cloves (but I love cloves, so I am pretty okay with it), the actual tea is much less spicy and I do get a subtle vanilla taste – not as much as I’d want but still nice. Not the best chai I’ve had but better than the vanilla chai from Davids!

Flavors: Cardamon, Cloves, Vanilla

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90
drank Fruit Sangria by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

I made this for iced tea, and it is delicious. It has a very juicy taste, lots of berries and flavors going on. There is a hibiscus taste, but very faint and not over the top. I think this will be a summer month staple around here!

Flavors: Berries, Cranberry, Hibiscus

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85
drank Genmai Cha by Adagio Teas
32 tasting notes

Perfect for movie time, no need popcorn.

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80
drank Green Chai by Adagio Teas
32 tasting notes

its a spicy Green, I loved it cold (Corn flavor)

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80

seriously smokey! cant wait to cook with it

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100

Before I dive into tea examination proper, it needs to be said that my crush on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is escalating to a level that may be construed as unseemly.

As for the tea, oh blessums, this is nice. Just like Katarina (whom you may remember from the like 4 episodes of Doctor Who where she was a companion, three of which are missing) this blend is innocent and sweet, and full of kindness and love. The fragrance is redolent of falling leaves, sweet grass, and an abundance of perfectly ripe stone fruit. The peach and apricot lead the flavour, as lovely straight up as it is sweetened with sugar or honey. It tastes like sunshine on a gentle, warm springtime day, which seems somehow oddly fitting for a night when we’ve been told to expect snow. Living further north here in the UK than I was in my home and native land, I kind of understand the collective winter seasonal affective disorder that falls over a country where the sun comes up at like 9 and goes down by 4.

(And then in summer, the humidity renders my asthma and hayfever and eczema so bad that I’m just a sluggish misery guts all the time – there’s about 2 weeks of the year in Oxford where I’m actually at my best!)

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
44 tasting notes

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71

This tea is pretty nice. I’m just getting the idea of both dessert teas and chocolate teas. I like this tea, and it reminds me of the chocolate rooibos in the November select box. I think I prefer the flavor of the rooibos and that it is caffeine free.

I wouldn’t say the chocolate flavor is mind blowing, and I haven’t tried this tea yet without splenda, but it does re-steep pretty well, and I haven’t been paying attention to how long I’ve been steeping it. It’s too bad this comes in such a small size. I would probably consider buying it. The sprinkles make it cute.

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80
drank Pouchong by Adagio Teas
32 tasting notes

fresh with soft flower and green flavor

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87

I love this tea, yes it is not MINT IT YOUR FACE because it is based off candy canes! I love it and it tastes good!! LOVE IT!

Flavors: Mint, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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