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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

This oolong seem quite ‘woody’ to me. A significant portion of what’s in my sample canister would probably qualify as twigs rather than tea leaves. I wonder if Adagio decided to run the whole tea bush through the woodchipper!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Eric Walter

Promising name though. ;-)

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

I dialed down the steeping time and this tea doesn’t taste as woody – I’m found out what the taste reminds me off. You know the temperate rainforest on the cost of BC (and Washington, Oregon)? The tea makes me think of wet cedar bark, slowly decomposing in the moist climate and covered with a thick layer of green moss. Or that might just be my inner Ecologist showing. ;)

I’m also picking up the spicy note a bit more clearly, it tastes like a mix of cloves and pepper. The grapefruit is just a subtle flavour in the background.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

Their white grapefruit rocks @ 3mins so I can imagine this one does at approx that time as well=P

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

I resteeped the leaves from last night and it’s more grapefruit-y than the first steeping although there’s still a hint of woodiness and sweetness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

I’m still getting the wood-spice smell and flavour but it’s not as pungent at this steeping time. On the whole the tea is sweeter tasting too and the tang of the grapefruit isn’t as sharp.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

Second steep and the grapefruit flavour has really come to the fore while the other flavours have retired politely into the background.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
1843 tasting notes

This is the first of the new teas from my Adagio order.

Hmm, how to I describe this tea? Well when I was steeping it the tea smelled of grapefruit but also of something vaguely spicy. The taste is harder to describe; I get the citrus taste of grapefruit, though thankfully without the sourness. But there’s also an odd taste that makes me think of wood (it’s not as bad at it sounds – promise!) and spice. But oddly enough the flavour combination feels very smooth on the tongue with a touch of sweet. It’s quite different from anything else I’ve drank – that’s not really saying much though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Mintastic by Adagio Teas
50 tasting notes

I add this blend to alot of my teas. Gives it a nice fresh bite. Works wonders when I’m feeling under the weather.

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61

Ok it smelled icky. Which was weird. I like honeybush and I like chocolate so that was not a good sign. But you can see by my rating that the initial weird herbally aroma was misleading. It has a pleasant chocolaty taste, it’s not the rich chocolate liquor of my favorite Valentines tea but it’s a nice caffeine free way to meet my sweet tooth.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
127 tasting notes

2009-11-23 2pm
Preparation Details:
Zarafina Tea Maker: Black, Loose, Medium, 2 cups water, 3 scoops
sweetened with rock sugar

I was feeling awful (migraine and stomach upset) so came home early from work to find my samples from Adagio had arrived. Hooray! I sniffed them all to find one that I felt like drinking and would go well with crackers, and selected this one.

I’m not tasting any apple (sad!), even though I did smell it in the dry leaves. In fact, the tea does smell a bit like apple cider… just doesn’t taste like apples at all.

It tastes like spice, but I"m not sure what. Perhaps when I’m feeling better I’ll have another cup and I’ll be able to identify them.

Cofftea

I steep this one in fresh squeezed apple juice. This is one of the rare ones I also sweeten- w/ just a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping… YUMMY!

Meghann M

That sounds amazing cofftea, I may have to pick up some apple juice!

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50
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

At first I didn’t like this. Too woodsey, grassey. I resteeped it 3 times and enjoyed each infusion a little more. Not sure this will become part of my cupboard.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

The effect that resteeping has on oolongs is, in my opinion, their best quality. Of course, it has to end somewhere good. And I guess that starting somewhere good is helpful, too, hee.

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49
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging and giving the rest to a friend…eeeehhh…

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49
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

This isn’t as awful as I thought it would be based on everyone elses comments. It’s still not wonderful but I was worried I was going to give it a “1” for a rating…I will go a bit higher tho…I was really wanting to like this one then was a tad influenced by other reviews…but am still trying it for myself, of course. I think I was thinking it was going to taste like Pumpkin Pie. Oh well. Then when I came to the conclusion it wasn’t…I was thinking the spices that were in Pumpkin Pie. Still kind of wrong. To me, it’s very much like a Chai.

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90
drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
5 tasting notes

In general I prefer green teas, but I make an exception for this one. It’s delicious and perfect in the winter.

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45
drank Green Chai by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

I had this straight up with no milk & sugar. It’s not bad for a green or a chai, but in comparison to the greens & chais I like, it’s not the greatest. I’m going to try again with milk & sugar. Right now I’m on the fence.

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67

Tasty middle of the road Oolong. It’s good to prep the leaves and open them up by pouring some hot water and discarding before steeping.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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55

So, I’ve finally finished this sample. I didn’t have enough for the two cup pot that I wanted to make, so I added enough decaf ceylon to make up the difference. It’s good, but as I’ve been having really good tea lately, it’s not as good as I remembered. The other tea takes an edge off the earl grey that I didn’t notice before. So, I still am happy with this as a decaf option, but don’t think as highly of it as I did before.

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55

So, I just couldn’t shake that berry-flavored medicine feeling for the last cup, so I didn’t even finish it before brewing up a cup of this. Yay for something more like tea. I spent a while looking in my cupboard for something decaf, and I realized I’m down to just a little bit of the decaf adagio sampler at home. I’m wondering how long I can draw it out (or if I really can make myself drink the herbals/rooibos samplers in lieu of the decafs).

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55

I made a whole pot of this and drank all of it while catching up with things online. After a cup or so, I wasn’t even bothered that it was decaf!

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55

I wanted something tea-like, but with low caffeine, so this is what I ended up with. It ended up being a fitting choice as we just watched the first episode of MI5. However, I didn’t just have this plain as I typically do. I had read someone’s tasting note (I’m sorry, I forget who!) about adding some sugar and just a touch of milk to their Earl Grey, so I gave that a go with agave nectar and soymilk. Yum! And, I might actually prefer that for this decaf cup. Decaf never tastes like Real Tea to me, so it’s nice to mask that a bit.

Carolyn

I am in constant search of good decaf teas. I’ve found that Upton Tea Imports has some nice ones. Even their plain decaf Assam is pretty good. Though I prefer their flavored decafs and especially their Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Thanks for the tip!! I’ll have to check that out!

Jillian

I think it also depends on the decaffination method used – I think the CO2 method of extratcion is suppose to the be the best one for preserving flavour and nutrients.

laurenpressley

Good point, Jillian! This is a CO2 one, but still doesn’t taste the way I expect tea to drink when I have it plain. :/

takgoti

Oooh, yes, I second the Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Okay, thanks to @Caroyn & @takgoti, Chai Agni is now on my shopping list! :)

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55

I don’t think I steeped this very well. Due to meetings, people calling, etc, I ended up with water that wasn’t quite hot enough and brewed just a bit too long. Still, though, it’s a good cuppa. Next time I’ll do the tea justice with a proper steep.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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70
drank White Tangerine by Adagio Teas
45 tasting notes

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