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The cream flavor is really coming through in this cup…pretty neat considering all I used was a little splenda.

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Still can’t decide how I feel about this one.

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drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
3 tasting notes

First impressions, very good light and surprisingly fresh flavour, with a floral fragrence

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I knew there was hazelnut as soon as I opened the tin! I like this combo – I am glad the company accidentally sent me two tins!

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drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

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drank Jasmine #5 by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

A nice light tea after a very rich dinner.

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drank Jasmine #5 by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

I love this jasmine! I drink it anytime — day or night. Also excellent for cooking jasmine rice in your home rice cooker; simply steep your tea and add to your cooker as you would water with your rice. Don’t over-steep this tea, however. It gets bitter very easily.

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drank Darjeeling #22 by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

I don’t drink black teas at all, but I wanted to at least give a darjeeling a shot. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a very lovely black that doesn’t prove to be very overpowering for my green-and-white-preferred tongue. It’s over-caffeinated for someone of my tolerance — I was shaking after a couple cups! Great with milk and honey.

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

I absolutely love this tea. I first sampled a white blueberry at Seattle’s Queen Mary Tea Room and fell instantly in love. Unfortunately, they no longer carry it as they claimed their supplier went down in quality. Adagio’s has continued to be consistent, at least so far as I can tell. An excellent tea where the blueberries are well-balanced with the white tea. Could stand to have a few more blueberries in there, though.

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drank Genmai Cha by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

Genmaicha is my favorite green tea. I love the strength of this tea, and the smoothness. The fragrance has always reminded me of the ocean for some inexplicable reason. It’s a very clean tea that I drink when I want to feel cleansed.

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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

I’m nervous about trying this tea. I don’t like coconut, but came in a sampler set that I got so it’s not like I intentionally bought it per se. I knew I’d like the other ones in the sampler so I hoped for the best with this one.

When I open the tin I’m even more worried. The only thing I can smell is the coconut. No spices. No lemon grass. No ceylon black tea.

Since this has large pieces of flavoring, I decided to measure it by the teaspoon instead of the industry standard of 2.25g/serving. I steep it in 6oz boiling purified water for 5 min.

The tea has a medium amber color, kind of surprising for a ceylon.

The sent when steeped is definitely of coconut… I hope I don’t regret wasting this teaspoon of tea.

While I’m not a fan of coconut, assuming a person drinking it would like it does, I’m very glad I measured the tea by the teaspoon (it’s more dense than 2.25g/teaspoon). Served unsweetened.

It’s a very weak tea, but I’m not sure if I’d prefer it stronger or not. The first thing that hits me is the coconut of course. Second, I taste the lemongrass… well kinda… I really only taste the grass part of the lemongrass. Finally the spices, but it’s not really the flavor the spices. It just burns my throat. There is absolutely no flavor of the black tea, infact because of the “grass” part of the lemongrass this could be mistaken as a green tea chia.

My conclusions: Do I like it? No. Would someone that likes coconut like it? Probably. Would I like it better stronger? I’m not sure. Would someone else? Probably. Would I drink it again? Probably, if that was my only option. Would I buy it again? No. Serving suggestions: unsweetened, steeped partially or entirely in coconut milk if milk is desired, a touch of pineapple juice or a few (dried, candied, or fresh) pieces added during steeping? More leaf used during steeping? Maybe. I voted it thumbs down because I personally don’t like it and I’m not sure someone else would think it’s strong enough when steeped by industry standards, which would be even weaker than the way I steeped it. I also rate a tea based on number of infusions I can get and I’m leary I’ll be able to get the average of 3 good infusions..

Cofftea

the 2nd infusion surprised me. First, there was virtually no aroma to it. Second, there was almost no coconut in this infusion at all. The lemon that was hiding in the 1st infusion came back as the dominant. Then the sweetness, but not the flavor, of the coconut. And last the warmth of the spice. There was a faint taste of tea, but it was more of a sencha then a ceylon

Jillian

I find it actually tastes quite good just with regular skim milk. You’re right in that it doesn’t have the harsh spices of a Masala chai but I personally felt the tea was plenty strong for what it was supposed to be and that the flavours mixed nicely. Maybe try fiddling around with the amounts and the steeping time?

Cofftea

The 3rd infusion was a lot like the 2nd. 1 min extra steeping time as always (up to 7 now). No aroma. When I take my 1st sip it tastes like a light lemon herbal tea. Then about halfway I get to the spices that are oddly stronger than the 2nd steeping, yet lighter than the 1st. Still no black tea taste to speak of. These leaves are dead. 3 infusions max here, if that.

Cofftea

Thanks Jillian, but I don’t like this tea enough weak to want to fiddle around and possibly waste more tea due to me liking it even less. And I tend to drink teas that taste good when prepared to industry standards.

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drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Second steep. Mellower than the first.

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drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
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I’m finishing up my sample tin and I’m sad to see it go. I’m going to try and steep this as many times as it allows

LENA

Dude, I hated it! Do you want to swap a sample for a sample? My tin is only minus 2 or 3 cups. Just let me know. I have a post on Adagio’s Tea Chat about wanting to swap it, but I can take it down if you want to swap.

takgoti

Hah, I often am able to realize how much I like a tea by how many times I try to steep it before the end of its life. If I end up drinking hot water, it’s a really good indication.

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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
20 tasting notes

Drinking this right now waiting on my German teacher to arrive so I can take my test I missed when I went home to be with my family. Still not sure on it. I need to spend an afternoon making multiple cups of this stuff and making it differently each time to see if i can find a way I like it….

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drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

Another Wuyi morning. I’m really enjoying this tea…it might be my favorite Oolong so far.

Jenny

That’s one of my fave oolongs too. It has a slight nutty taste I love.

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Earthy and dark. Full bodied and almost chocolaty. I was surprised to like this since I don’t always go for teas this dark. Neat to watch the pearls unfurl.

Cofftea

The 2nd and 3rd infusions just aren’t as fun since they’re unfurled. Just as good though.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

This smelled stronger than it tasted. While we liked it, we wanted more pumpkin flavor…

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drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Hubby and I loved this! It tasted as good as it smelled!

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drank Jasmine #5 by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

Not my favorite named tea, but definitely one of my favorite jasmine teas.

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I love this one. Just a hint of grapefruit in a nice oolong.

Cofftea

Another one I think might burn going down if you drink it hot. But I love flavored oolongs:)

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