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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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Wonderful aroma, subtle but noticeable flavor, simply delicious.

Steeped 5 minutes at 212°F. Prepared in Adagio IngenuiTEA teapot.

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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Definitely interesting. I’ve never had a Darjeeling before so this was quite the surprise. This very much has a flavor combo of an Oolong and black tea. Not a huge fan of it, but definitely something I’ll have another cup of if I’m in the mood for the innocent-like flavor of an Oolong mixed with a background flavor of a chinese tea.
Cofftea

MY FAVORITE OOLONG! I can get a ton of infusions out of it too.

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drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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My last cup from this sample tin. Very happy with this white. All the adjectives I’ve used in the past still apply: delicate, sweet, floral. This is a version of white peony (which I love) and is like a white peony with all of its positive traits amplified but still balanced. (If that doesn’t make sense, just think white peony, but better.)

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drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
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Delicate, sweet, floral. Very nice cup. Be sure to steep at the proper temperature so you don’t burn it, use a bit more leaves than your usual teaspoon per cup, and steep for seven minutes.

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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3rd infusion. no creamer. no milk.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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2nd infusion, 1 TB Spiced Rum creamer, no milk.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

1/2 water and 1/2 milk. 1 TB each spiced rum and caramel creamers.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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I’m logging this one for my fiance. He steeped 2.25 g of tea leaves in 3oz boiling purified water for 5 min and then added 3oz organic fat free milk. He flavored it w/ 1 TBS caramel ice cream syrup, 1 TBS spiced rum coffee creamer, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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When I took the cover off the tin I immediately smelled the apple. It kind of smelled like their sour apple (which tastes nothing like apple)… I wonder if they use granny smith apples?

I went against the directions and just used the common measurement of 1 teaspoon per 6oz of purified boiling water and steeped it for 5 min.

The liquour was quite dark, but not as dark as some black teas… probably because the spices took up some of the space that would have otherwise been occupied by tea leaves when I measured it.

The first thing I could smell was the apple, followed by the warm spices, then fainly followed by ceylon tea.

This tea is spot on given the title. The first thing that hits my tongue is the crispness of the apple, then the spice, but the spice doesn’t burn. I can even faintly taste the black tea.

The 2nd infusion (w/ an increase in steeping time of 1 min) is very close to the strength and flavor balance of the 1st infusion, but the 3rd one is mostly consumed by the spices. I personally probably wouldn’t do the 3rd infusion, it just tastes like a basic unflavored chai.

Serving suggestions: Unsweetened. Instead of milk like the traditional chai, I’d steep it in apple juice or apple cider (hard or not). Maybe blend it w/ a caramel black tea?

Frolic

Oooh I like how you think. Both the cider and the caramel idea. What kinda caramel tea would you use?

Cofftea

Botanical Indulgence’s Creme Caramel Oolong located on page 3 of the catalog.

http://www.botanicalindulgence.com/pdf/catalog.pdf

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drank Yunnan Noir by Adagio Teas
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I still have this in my tea pantry. I was excited when this was introduced into Adagio’s line-up. My first impression, to say nothing of it’s unusual shape, was the tobacco-esque smell. It smelled like rich rollcake cavendish. Brewing it revealed a dark doughy taste and aroma. It was earthy in a pleasing and comfortable way and was yet another black tea that surprised me.

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drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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A good black tea. Nothing too amazing but good nonetheless. Lots of earthy tones and a nice soothing nose. Who doesn’t like popping a couple of these finely rolled balls into your pot and watching them unfurl into all their steeping glory? Has enough strength to hold up to the morning grogginess without a harsh bite. Cocoa notes are too subtle for my untrained palate to pick up on. Grab a cup, i’m sure you’ll like it.

Mike

I “liked” this post…even though I don’t “like” hearing about your palate…

takgoti

Interesting. You’ve spurred me into trying this one riiiiight…now.

Also, I’m sorry, but hee hee hee, you said “balls.” [I know. I’m five.]

Jason

@takgoti, i’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts. At it’s only available as loose leaf, not tea bags, right?

Laura

the idea of watching said balls of glory & the anticipation of cocoa sounds like a good choice for tonight. maybe you could manage making me a cup just this one night? …while i make you dinner like i do EVERY night?…

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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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Resteeped, 5 minutes. Holds up surprisingly well. Still mango-ey enough to balance the black. A little bitter, but glad to know I can get an extra good cup out of these leaves.

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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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I really enjoy this tea. With its solid mango flavor, it may be the best “fruity” black that I’ve had. Might try a second steep just to see what happens…

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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Love this one… The sweetness of the mango really takes the edge off the black tea. Do not oversteep, otherwise it gets too bitter. Great mango taste—you can tell it’s mango and not just “some tropical or citrus fruit.”

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Woah! This is very bold! I think I oversteeped it or something. Maybe a second steep is in order. Tastes very astringent!

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It is a good night to be a scorpio. I brewed this tea with boiling water, and accidently let it steep for 10mins. The tea still brewed up without a bitter edge, with the mango and chocolate notes predominating. Delicious.

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Awesome tea. I love the aroma from it along with the taste.

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drank Rhubarb Green by Adagio Teas
18 tasting notes

The taste is divine! Not at all overpowering or bitter. One of my favorite green teas.

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drank Rooibos Caramel by Adagio Teas
18 tasting notes

I love the caramel undertones in this. They really complement the flavor of the rooibos.

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