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80
drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
24 tasting notes

Oh, this is good. I bought it on a whim while I was on an Adagio tea-buying spree. I usually don’t like chocolate teas, but the notes on here convinced me it might be a good idea. You all were not wrong!

I thought I was accidentally over-steeping because I started talking to someone and not paying attention to my tea, but nope. Right on time. It’s nice and toasty and the chocolate/hazelnut taste is definitely there, but not too fakey-fakey tasting like some chocolate teas I’ve had.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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82
drank Rooibos Caramel by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

Open the bag and the intense caramel aroma hits you. Once steeped, this tea has a nice smooth caramel flavor. This, unlike Adagio’s Caramel black tea, is all caramel. Love it!

Flavors: Caramel, Sweet

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Calypso Green by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

A bright and refreshing flavored green tea full of tropical fruit flavors. Lots of passion fruit and peach flavor backed up with coconut, mango, and citrus. The green tea gets kind of lost in the mix, but if you like fruity teas this is one to try.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Coconut, Fruity, Mango, Orange, Passion Fruits, Peach

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Lapsang Souchong by Adagio Teas
15 tasting notes

This tea literally smells like liquid smoke. It’s almost overpoweringly so. The leaves are really long and curly especially when compared to a loose Earl grey. Just ran up to go pour my tea. I’m using my tasting set from Adagio. Alright, onto the flavor. I only brewed for two minutes so the flavor is very light. The beginning is very mellow but it ends with a smoky tinge. It’s very interesting. I really don’t know whether I like it or not. I’m so used to the mellow sweetness of black teas like English Breakfast, so I don’t know what to make of Lapsang Souchong. Okay, I just added this with a four minute brew and added in some honey. The honey (I’m guessing) took some of the odd bitter weird note. It still smells like I’m drinking a campfire though. I have no idea what to think. I know! It tastes like Mesquite smoke from barbecuing. Where I come from, bbq is big and we use a lot of mesquite and that it what this tea tastes like.

Flavors: Ash, Campfire, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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75

A lovely tea — very light yellow-green liquor, with a delicate flavor and aroma.
Very, very floral, but not punchy or perfumey; it reminds me of spring in the best way possible. A welcome treat for a cold winter day.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Vegetal

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45
drank Pomegranate by Adagio Teas
20 tasting notes

Added 1t of sugar. The pomegranate flavor does not come through at all, leaving an overall pleasant black tea with fruit notes.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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83
drank Fujian Rain by Adagio Teas
9 tasting notes

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83
drank Fujian Rain by Adagio Teas
9 tasting notes

This is a tea that I’m learning to love. The leaves have a very earthy scent with hints of smoke and roasting. It smells a little bit like a hojicha
—-edit, not sure where the rest of my review went?

The liquor is a medium amber color with a clean taste. It’s very mineral-y, but ends with a clean oolong finish that leaves you wanting more. It’s a complex cup but very relaxing and enjoyable. Future steeps reveal sweetness after the mineral taste dissipates.

Flavors: Earth, Mineral, Roasted, Smoke

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Ginger Peach by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

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

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83

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

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

Nice refreshing version of a green tea. Leaves are beautiful and large when steeped. Your typical green flavors with a hint of lemon or something citrusy.

Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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71
drank Cherry Green by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

Macho maraschino! For an instant lift, open the bag and inhale deeply :-) It’s a cherry-lover’s dream with the fresh cherry and maraschino notes. I taste more maraschino than fresh cherry. It’s very tasty.

Flavors: Cherry

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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31
drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Pineapple

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
368 tasting notes

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.

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72
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

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

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84
drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
502 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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34
drank Rooibos Almond by Adagio Teas
169 tasting notes

Nope. I thought I was back on the Rooibos train. That was just a fluke.

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90
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

Mmm just as delicious as the first time I made it! Even my wife said “it wasn’t horrible” and she hates any tea herbal or otherwise! Still reminds me of a molasses cookie hehe.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Molasses, Vanilla

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
5 tasting notes

This is one of my favorites from Adagio. Brewing it double strength with milk and honey takes it from good to great.

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58
drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
5 tasting notes

This one doesn’t /quite/ do it for me. Maybe I like the fruity notes in my teas to be more obvious, but I can barely detect the blueberry in this one. I’ll have to experiment with brewing to try and coax out more of that flavor. I much prefer Adagio’s white eternal spring.

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72

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.

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drank Ginger Peach by Adagio Teas
118 tasting notes

Overboard #8

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!

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82

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!

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