Adagio Teas

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drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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When I opened the tin I could definitely smell the sour apple. It took all I had not to eat it:) I steeped one heaping teaspoons in 6oz boiled purified water for 5 min. It had a bright red liquor from the cranberries. For a minute I even thought that I had mistakenly steeped this tisane in boiling cranberry juice and I was even more convinced of it when I took my 1st sip. This tisane tastes nothing like green apple, cran apple at best. It tastes like the hot cranberry juice I thought I steeped it in. False advertising alert! Don’t get me wrong, if you’re looking for a cranberry herbal tisane it is VERY good, but you will be very disappointed if you expect it to taste like it the title

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drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
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I’m not a big green tea fan but I like this as it reminds me of a black tea. One reviewer likened this to pu eth but it doesn’t remind me of that at all!

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Delicious! Benefits from re-steeping. One of my favs.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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Excellent staple tea. Great any time of the day. Not as sharp as many black teas, a very smooth but robust taste; you know you’re drinking black tea. Best drank with a spot of milk and honey.

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drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
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Great soothing tea. Smoky, earthy, nutty flavors. Has the effect on the missus and I of inducing a coma-like sleep. Best drank with a spot of honey.

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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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drank Oriental Spice by Adagio Teas
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Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.

For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. You can also add hot cocoa mix added after steeping.

There’s good chai, and there’s bad chai. This is bad chai. Something is really strong in it, and it’s something I obviously don’t like a lot of. Almost bitter. There isn’t “chai” in the name, but this is definitely a chai tea. But if that’s what you want, do yourself a favor and buy one of their actual chai teas. This is a redundant waste of product space in my opinon- I’d rather they take this out and put something more interesting and unique in it’s place.

Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.

For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. This is also VERY good w/ hot cocoa mix added after steeping.

To make it chilled, make a large batch using as little water as possible to make a concentrate, chilling, then using milk to fill the liquid discrepency. If desired, add proper amount of coffee concentrate for the amount you’re making and reduce water/milk that amount according to compensate for the coffee. If serving it over ice, make ice cubes from more tea or tea steeped in milk. I prefer it blended when iced.

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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.

For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. This is also VERY good w/ hot cocoa mix added after steeping.

Good basic chai. Nothing overly special. I buy this mainly cuz of the frequent cup points program they have.

To make it chilled I love making a large batch using as little water as possible to make a concentrate, chilling, then using milk to fill the liquid discrepency. If desired, add proper amount of coffee concentrate for the amount you’re making and reduce water/milk that amount according to compensate for the coffee. If serving it over ice, make ice cubes from more tea or tea steeped in milk. I prefer it blended when iced.

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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk. Serve unsweetened. Good chai… but wait a minute… I just looked at the tin… this is supposed to be a chocolate chai??? The chocolate flavor is completely non existant and bordering on false advertising. If you add milk, make sure it’s chocolate milk. A great disappointment from a company w/ otherwise wonderful products.

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When I was at the Field Museum of Natural History, I saw a diorama of a tea plantation in Sri Lanka.

Carolyn

That sounds really intereating. Are you referring to the Field Museum in Chicago?

DId you happen to know of any good tea places there? We’re heading to Chicago in two weeks and I’m trying to figure out where the best places to go for tea are.

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drank Ceylon Waltz by Adagio Teas
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drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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Delicious tea! The nutty taste of the rooibos and the vanilla compliment each other perfectly! I like to add honey to mine to give it that little something extra.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
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drank Pu Erh Dante by Adagio Teas
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drank Passionfruit by Adagio Teas
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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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Brewed for 3 mins. Nice. Very sweet from the chamomile. Is smooth and bright. Very flavorful.

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drank Red Light by Adagio Teas
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The strawberry is the strongest flavor and overwhelms the other flavors with tartness. Adding a bit of sugar tamed the tart but I still don’t really taste any of the other flavors. It just seems like a weak brew of strawberry. (I brewed for just under 3mins as the description stated). That being said, for anyone that actually enjoys herbals, this might not be too bad.

ETA: As it cools, I’m getting more of what might be the raspberry green after the initial strawberry taste.

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drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
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This tea has a non descript aroma when in the tin. I steeped 2.25g of tea leaves in 6oz purified water heated to 175 degrees F for 3 min. and I’m glad I didn’t steep it any longer. It does have a pale yellowish green liquor as the description states, but that’s where the accuracy ends. There is nothing fruity about this tea at all. I did not sweeten this. I became leary about this tea even before tasting it. It smelled of dirt. Sure enough, it tastes like a very weak pu erh, kind of like I dropped a good tasting green tea on the ground. I’m not sure this tea would appeal to anyone. If you don’t like pu erh, you won’t like this tea. But then again if you like pu erh this may be too weak for you. If you like pu erh maybe steep it for 5 mins like a black tea. I normally like to try all teas both hot and chilled and see how many infusions I can get before the flavor dies, but I’m not brave enough to try this a 2nd time no matter how it’s prepared.

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