Adagio Teas

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79

I really enjoyed this. Reminds me of a smooth, clean, earl grey, without any substantial after taste or scent. I used two pearls, but I think one would be plenty for my taste in weak tea. I also assumed I could steep this without a filter, but the pearls unfurled completely and I got a mouth full of leaves.

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85
drank Decaf Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
239 tasting notes

Enjoyed a cup with my wife this evening…. It’s now her “ask for” cup of tea.

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85
drank Decaf Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
239 tasting notes

Backlogging last night.
I love this tea. Not because I like the taste, I do, but because my wife likes the tea. This is the tea that cemented my wife as a loose tea drinker. Its the one that she will go to the trouble of brewing, as opposed to dropping a teabag into a cup of water and putting it in the microwave.
Did I mention its a damn fine tea?

Heyes

Always a good idea to bring the wife over to the loose side – makes the discussion “expense” of loose leaf tea less of a bear.

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85
drank Decaf Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
239 tasting notes

Made this last night in my 4 cup pot (after the decaf ceylon disaster). Two heaping teaspoons with boiling water, steeped 3 minutes. Yummy! This came out perfect. I really like the bergamot peel that Adagio uses in their Earl Grey, and like the “normal” version, this EG comes out with a big bergamot burst that some might find overwhelming. But for the real Earl Grey experience, I think Adagio has the finest…and their decaf keeps up the standard.

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drank Decaf Ceylon by Adagio Teas
239 tasting notes

I fixed a 4 cup pot of this for my wife and I last night. First time I’ve tried Adagio’s Decaf Ceylon. In short, it was a disaster! The tea had an off taste that I can only describe as “fish stock” and I poured the whole pot down the drain (I abhor fish stock and anything made with it).
For the record: 2 heaping teaspoons steeped with boiling water 4 minutes. The off taste was present at 90 seconds when I checked for color and just got worse with time.

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80
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

E’ sicuramente il tè più delicato che ho bevuto. Ha una nota piacevolmente acida e un gusto fresco erbaceo.

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86
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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86
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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86
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Never been a fan of unflavored black teas in general, but this one is not as sharp or “edgy” as most blacks that I’ve had. It’s a solid tea… malty, a little bit of smoke (not too much—I don’t really like smoke) with a malty, almost floral finish.

I drink it plain right when I get in to work or in the afternoons when I need a little somethin’ somethin’ to help me finish the day.

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86
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

A fab herbal blend. I generally drink this in the afternoon but this morning it called to me. The roobios really brings everything together.

takgoti

I keep seeing this tea pop up with consistently good feedback. I love rooibos, so I’d probably like it. Must remember to try it.

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85

I am absolutely stunned by the amount of this tea used that other have logged. It seems to be a pretty forgiving brew. I used 6 balls to brew a one pint pot this morning. I decided to try a longer steep, to see if I could get a stronger brew that way. Sorry, just my cheapskate nature showing. Anyway, the tea tolerates a long brew well, and did not develop any bitter or acid flavors. I drank my first cup with milk and sugar, which is not the usual way I take my tea but I was in the mood for it, and it was absolutely delicious. The second cup I took black, and it, too was delicious. Then I prepared a second steep, again brewed for six minutes. It was a touch weaker, but still good.

It makes sense to me that a longer steep would work well with this tea, as it takes some time to unfold, and thus for all of the leaves to come into contact with the water. A shorter steep might very well require more tea to make a tasty cup.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85

I’ve prepared this the last two mornings – short on sleep and not ready to face the day. This tea has a strong dark color, and a smooth, malty, smoky taste that makes it easier to face the day. I usually want my morning cup to be brighter and more cheery, but this is a good tea to relax with.

And I still think watching the tea balls unfold is great entertainment. Or, at least, as much entertainment as I am up for this morning.

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85

I opened the tin last night, and my first thought was "rabbit droppings! I used 5 balls for a small (about 16 oz) teapot. Mmm – smooth, malty, luxurious dark tea. I had this with a luxurious breakfast this morning – scrambled eggs with fines herbes, fresh figs and grapes with wheat toast. This is the life!

takgoti

Hahaha, the rabbit droppings I’ve seen are smallish and look like little pellets. These must have come from a much larger animal.

Your breakfast sounds delightful. I had an english muffin. Not even close.

LENA

Wow…you made me feel really sad about skipping breakfast. I wasn’t a huge fan of the black dragon pearls (I was using 3 per cup and multi infusions) but your breakfast sounds totally fab!

takgoti

@LENA F. I used three on my first go round but tried it with 5 on the second. [I brew by the cup, too, so 8 oz.] It was much improved that way.

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85

Very smooth, with little perceptible acidity. Strong, mellow black tea flavor. The tea balls add a little entertainment to the brewing experience.

But then, maybe I’m too easily entertained.

Cofftea

No! Steeping tea is supposed to be an art:)

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75
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
4 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this every morning for about 2 weeks. Great flavor, natural sweetness on the back and sides of your tongue.

Not too sure about the cigarette comments. I don’t get that, but maybe a little tobacco from a cigar? Very lightly? Overall, very good tea.

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60
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

I’m shocked! It’s 1pm and I haven’t drank any tea yet! I’ve been too busy working on my resume for my DREAM job! At a tea shop! So the not drinking tea this morning is quite ironic. I’m ashamed. :( I’ll make the 3rd infusion for lunch.

Mike

Good luck with the dream job! Hope you get it ;)

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60
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

OK. It’s official. I think I have too many favorite teas. This is, or at least I though, my favorite unflavored oolong but I haven’t been drinking it because I’ve been drinking white, green, and chai teas which have always been my preference over oolongs (flavored or not).

When I opened the tin, I was also afraid that my daring tea tasting may have gotten me in trouble. The last time I had this I had not yet tried pu erh, but after trying their Pu Erh Dante, I’ve discovered I HATE pu erh. I don’t remember this smelling like pu erh, but it does. Or more accurately a green tea/pu erh blend.

I steeped 2.25g of tea leaves in 6oz of purified water heated to 195 degrees F for 5 min.

As it steeps the liquor turns a golden amber and the leaves floating on top of the water makes it kind of look like insects are trapped in it.

I was right. It does taste like pu erh although not a strong one- possibly a black/pu erh blend which is odd based on how it looked in the tin.

I’m not sure how I feel about this tea. 2nd infusion might tell me more.

Cofftea

I didn’t actually drink the 2nd infusion, I made it for my mom, but I was surprised by the orangy liquor.

Cofftea

Ooooh now that’s what I remember it tasting like. 3rd infusion has no pu erh taste whatsoever.

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

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25
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
4 tasting notes

Had to Check my my strainer to make sure I didn’t just steep a cup of Fruit Loops. =P

Got this from a sampler pack and definitely not a tea for my taste. I just don’t like flavored teas that much unless it’s very subtle and this has a robust orange/lemon zest smell and taste.

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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77

Wonderful aroma, subtle but noticeable flavor, simply delicious.

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

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