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81
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

A very aromatic oolong—I assume it’s because this is also from Darjeeling. Smells a bit like cloves. Very smooth tea, like an oolong with a bit of spice to it. Anxious to see what happens when I resteep ig.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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81
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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79

I’m officially out of this now…I think I will reorder at some point but am going to adjust the orange flavoring a tad before doing so.

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79

Backlogging…I’m now out of this…

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79

I’m running low on this one…bummer…understeeped still nice! Backlogging

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79

Okay…now…I am finally done with my backlogging (Sorry if I flooded your dashboards). This is today’s first cuppa. I know I like this one…but today it’s seems a little bit on the not-so-dark-side…I think I understeeped. Still tasty, just not as bold.

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79

Backlogging…by understeeping you can taste the orange and cream more. By oversteeping…more the dark chocolate taste.

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Over the weekend my sister and I shared an Orange Chocolate “Orange” and it was splendid. They did have a Dark Chocolate Orange Chocolate “Orange” as well and I was tempted to buy it but I could smell it and it smelled just like this tea! Just as I imagined…YAY!

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79

This was MUCH better than my first attempt or two. Steeped 3 minutes this time. A little less of the loose leaf while steeping as well…

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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79

https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=9320&sid=a7bca844d83fa579996769445f8861eb&scrollTop=0

This is one of my signature blends at Adagio. I created it because I LOVE Orange Chocolate. I’m originally from Buffalo, NY, and until I moved – I didn’t realize most people have never heard of or tried Orange Chocolate before. Anyhow…Since this blend is made up of 3 black flavored teas I knew it wouldn’t be a true Orange Chocolate so I added “dark” to the name. It’s smells a lot like Orange Chocolate but I was correct in my assumption…it tastes more like a DARK Chocolate with a small hints of Orange. The cream is barely there – if at all – but that is by design. The after-steep scent you lose a little of the orange scent, too. I have noticed it’s a very bold blend and I am certainly going to enjoy it more in the morning! Or when I need a pick-me-up! And I am glad that I ended up putting “Dark” because the more and more I sip it as I review it – it certainly reminiscent of DARK Chocolate…with a hint of orange. I’m liking it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Stacers1973

That sounds heavenly….

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100
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
25 tasting notes

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50
drank Sencha Overture by Adagio Teas
260 tasting notes

This isn’t a bad tea by any means. It definitely tastes like sencha. Buuut, it’s not as full flavored as other senchas I’ve had.

Those distinctly grassy, vegetal notes are present. They’re just…not quite as opaque. Almost like they’re slightly translucent? Someone needs to adjust this tea’s alpha channel. [Apologies, horrid photoshop reference there.]

To be fair, and maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking a lot more black tea, most green tea has a sense of translucence to it. The flavor in greens is always absolutely present, but most have a kind of watery quality to them. Which makes sense in a way, I guess. That characteristic is just more present in this tea.

All of this leads me to conclude that this might be a very good starter tea for someone who is looking to get into greens. However, as someone who has grown to acquire the taste of sencha it just isn’t cutting it. It’d do in a pinch, though.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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22
drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

This tin is so hard to open. I’ve already had to vacuum up little leaves off the floor. :(

DH says the dry leaf smells like Christmas. Well, I’ll see him his Christmas and raise him a pickle, combining to make a sort of pickle potpourri. If they, you know, made pickle potpourri…

But hey, I’m not judging. Yet.

The liquor smells more potpourri and less pickle. I smell something like cinnamon. No, more like Red Hots (or Hot Damn). I am insane. (Or not because I made DH try some and his first question was “Is this a cinnamon tea?”) But underneath the Red Hot, I smell cucumber. Ooookay. As it cools, I smell more cucumber, less Red Hot.

The taste is… kind of nifty. The main flavor is very cucumber. Juicy, musky, good cucumber. The Red Hot flavor is hanging out a little underneath the cucumber – pretty much a reverse of the smell – but it moves to the front as I hold it in my mouth.

Mentally, these tastes don’t seem to go but in actuality it works. It’s flavorful but not as overpowering as the smell would indicate so that’s good. Not sure if I want a Red Hot cucumber tea though so rating subject to change.

ETA: 2nd steep @ 7mins. The flavor isn’t as strong but pretty much all I can taste is diluted Red Hot. DH says this tea should be called Big Red. I concur.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Red hot??? Try it iced, it’s yummy:)

Auggy

Yep, the little candy Red Hots. Or Hot Damn but without the alcohol.

takgoti

Red hot flavor in a cucumber tea? Like you said, this sounds very contradictory. When I think cucumber, I think cucumber water, which makes me think cool and soothing. But if you say it works…hrm.

Auggy

Don’t get me wrong – it’s weird (and DH was not a fan) – but the tastes seem to mesh vs. trying to fight it out in my mouth. And even though it seems odd, I don’t make faces when I drink it so that’s a good sign, yeah?

Cofftea

I haven’t known anyone else that got that flavor.

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75
drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

I opened this tin and was greeted by a surprising vinegar/pickle scent. The tea retains some of the scent after steeping. The taste is definitely that of cucumber, which pairs nicely with the delicate white. I like cucumbers, but not necessarily in my tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Give it a try iced.

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71

I clearly see all of the ingredients and they are colorful. And look like dried fruit. This kind of smells like orange. I steeped for a couple of minutes or so. I’t brewed up to a light orange color. I will be experimenting with times. But this tastes like orange with a bite. And I think It’s good.

TeaEqualsBliss

I have pondered ordering this. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be too tart or too fruity. If one usually don’t like tart/fruity herbals…is this the better of the bunch or more mellow or the sourpuss type that one would or should or tend to stay away from? Just Curious

silvermage2000

Well I hear that raspberry patch and the summer strawberry in the adagio herbal section are not too sour. On this blood orange I used a short steeping time so I’t was not extremely tart. Thanks for replying to my post.

TeaEqualsBliss

Thanks for the suggestions/feedback – they help!!!! :)

LENA

it was pretty tart when I steeped it…but then again, I did it for the full amount of time.

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70
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

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70
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I remember when I was younger visiting a friend that had Chestnut Trees on their street. We LOVED it when the Chestnuts fell from the trees…we would crack them open and take a sniff…they smelled just like these dry leaves! Sure does bring back memories!

After this tea steeps there is a bit of woodiness scent with the dried leaves and the taste is a mixture of Black Tea, Chestnut, and Vanilla. It’s quite interesting. I am enjoying it…I must admit it wouldn’t be something I would buy just to buy – I received it in the Holiday Flavors – I was looking for variety and really wanted the Candy Cane one so I figured why not try them all in the sampler! Regardless I am pleasantly surprised by this one. It’s strong and bold. I would guess flavored coffee drinkers might enjoy this one as well.

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89

Well, it looks like I can type 1,678,556 words a minute today…so…I guess that means it’s time to switch to greens, whites, oolongs, and rooibos teas and tisanes for the rest of the day! LOL

I haven’t had much Adagio Tea lately – only because my stash is filled with all sorts of companies at the moment…so…I am going to start randomly choosing (except for the 1 Oolong I have yet to try from Auggy!)

For this specific go-around with Adagio’s Artichoke Green I thought I would under infuse for a change – just to see if there was a difference…

The post-infusion liquid is still murky but the aroma is more like what I think an artichoke is to smell like. Buttery Artichokes…yup! Pretty much. Altho I like this tea basically anyway you infuse it…it does certainly taste different depending on steep times and amounts.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

I agree- I use premium sencha parameters from Den’s tea to give it an extra savory flavor:)

TeaEqualsBliss

Interesting! Thanks for sharing that info! I hope to be trying some Den’s Teas soon!!!! I HOPE!

malomorgen

I sent Adagio an email yesterday asking if they plan to increase the number of teas in the European webshop (they got just the basic few now) – and today they answered that they are planning to offer 90% of their teas that are sold in the States. Very soon ;D So yay for Adagio…

TeaEqualsBliss

YAY for you! That’s AWESOME!!!!!

malomorgen

Yep it is :D I love them. Shopping and communication is very smooth and teas are very good (judging by silver needle i’m waiting for 3 new ones these days).

LiberTEAS

I like Adagio ok. I have been less impressed with their black teas than I have with their greens (like this one, the Artichoke green, is quite good). But they do have some really unique flavors and I have enjoyed some of the blends.

Cofftea

I’m a chai LOVER and even their chocolate chai is “meh” in my book… their green chai is really good though. I’m not a huge flavored blacks (and even less of unflavored blacks), but the ones I’ve tried (mostly dessert flavors) have been pretty good for the price.

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89

sweet and yummy. Didn’t overdue it in any way for a change! LOL
I’m thinking about trying this iced soon…bet it would be good…

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89

After finding I wasn’t really in the mood for Black or Black Flavored Tea today I sipped on this. I think I will be more into the Greens and Whites today!

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The resteep was a little grassier and less sweet IMO. Because I liked the way the 1st and 2nd Infusions tasted I think I might stop at two tho…don’t want to ruin my tea karma this afternoon…

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I am not fond of the dry leaf scent. The aroma morphs as it steeps, however. This I appreciate. It’s a typical Green Tea Coloring. The taste is sweet and green but without the harsh green aftertaste you can sometimes get. It’s hard to believe that this tea is an artichoke tea. Thumbs up for the creative-ness. It’s a pretty tasty tea. I am going to do resteeps/infusions and report back, too.

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