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75
drank Green Anji by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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75
drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
55 tasting notes

Trying this from my white tea sampler – so light, especially after the foomosa oolong from this morning. Light – take a while to steep properly. I don’t like this as much as the Silver Needle, White Peony or White Symphony. But nice to try.

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60
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
104 tasting notes

Today I’m getting hints of peach in the aroma (both of the leaves, and from the tea) as well as in the flavor. This is a very interesting tea, as it has a sweetness to it, but also a mossy/earthy flavor that balances that sweetness. The result is a complex flavor that unfolds with each sip, as well as while the tea cools. Good stuff!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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60
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
104 tasting notes

This tea has a flowery sweetness upfront and a honey finish that is accented by just a touch of bitterness that lingers on your tongue. It’s not an especially aromatic tea, though the leaves do have a kind of woodsy, cinnamony smell to them that is pleasant but subtle.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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60
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
104 tasting notes

The tea I got had been steeping for a while, so it has a bitter taste that doesn’t compliment the flavor. Will give this one another try.

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87
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Yet another sample that is now gone. This one is a perfect example of how I end up with tons of little bits of teas left… when they go away, they make me sad. Flavorful and smooth, it’s not got a heavy mouth feel or much thick feeling to it. I will miss it greatly. Must order.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
LENA

Glad you liked it. I’m working on a new Adagio order today.

Auggy

I really do – thanks so much for sharing it with me!

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87
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Thanks to Lena for sharing some of this! I’ve had this before, but it was right when I first started drinking tea and I didn’t appreciated it so I’m glad to have a chance to try this again now that I like Yunnan.

Teance’s Yunnan Gold is the only Yunnan I’ve had recently but I think this one is a little better. It’s still smooth and tastes (what I think of as) peppery. But I think the overall taste of this one is richer than Teance’s version by a hair. I might break out some of the other stuff later today to test for sure.

Jillian

le gaspeth Is that the elusive pepper taste?! ;)

LENA

“le gaspeth” made me laugh!

I’m glad you like it! Maybe in a few months we can swap again with new teas. :)

Auggy

@Jillian: I think it’s the pepper taste – but it is different – kind of like the difference between sea salt and normal salt. So sea pepper?

@Lena: I like that idea! Seeing that you liked the darjeeling I sent made me wish I had included another one I have, Milrik Valley, I think it is? Anyway, I think you’d like it!

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75
drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

Very tasty! This tea has a fantastic coconut flavor, and it’s the flavor of real coconut, not a super-sweet fake flavor. I agree with the other reviewer that it makes a delightful dessert tea.

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75
drank Pineapple by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

This is one of my Adagio favorites- a nice tropical fruity note on a black tea base. It had enough flavor to keep me happy, not so much that I was overwhelmed.

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75
drank Cherry by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

I like this tea. It’s a little bit tart, with the just the right amount of fruit to balance the black tea. Refreshing in the afternoons, for sure.

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75
drank Vanilla by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

kind of boring. its nice for an anytime tea. my fiancée LOVES this i just bought him a large tin today

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

had a gigantic cup of this while doing my photography project. taking 36 pictures of the same thing is killing me lolz

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Soooo…. where are the pictures?

Kitch3ntools

lol well we didnt develop them thats next class. i ave an extra roll of film (it was a 2 pack) so i may take more pictures just so i can develop 2 rolls at a time :) im a photo n00b all i know is that my 2 digitals take decent pix (my older one takes better ones but is really big)

Ricky

Ohhhh black and white film?

Kitch3ntools

we will be using B&W for the rest of the class but he wanted us to fill up a roll of color with 1 subject. i tried to think of 1 thing that had enough depth that i could take 36 pictures of…i settled on my fish tank lol my next roll i may go outside and do the trees with snow on um :)

Ricky

Ohhhh, I’ve never done color film. Black and white was fun, but digital is so much easier =P

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

i had to have a cup of this this afternoon. as always it did not disappoint! :) i dont have much to say other than i love this tea :p

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

i will be editing this post with my re-steep i plan on doing so stay tuned :) (i know i said i wouldn’t but check my gingerbread review and you will see why)
everything about this tea is amazing! b4 i head over to my parents tomarrow for our family christmas party i may try this shaken with ice! the smell of this tea alone is enough to get my mouth watering like crazy, only to realize it tastes almost the same as it smells!!
so im sitting here nursing some stitches and a bruised knuckle (darn snow shovel) and thought that strawberry would be perfect right now for the situation. i was right :) this tea never fails me if steeped right.
the color is a medium amber.

EDIT
re-steeped this and surprisingly enough it isnt bad, i re-steeped for 10 mins and theres no bitterness but i can tell its not the same, it lost some of its strawberry flavor and gained an extra sweetness. i enjoy this. :) maybe ill get brave enough to do a 3rd sometime soon.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

i love this tea! its just so relaxing and makes me feel like im drinking candy :) almost like a guilty pleasure. i tried it re-steeped…well it isnt bad, just not strong enough for me, it reminds me of watered down strawberry bath water, i drank it…i just dont plan on doing it again.
i over steeped this about 2 days ago and wow did i regret that! this is a very touchy tea 5 min steeping not a second longer or it will taste like your drinking bitter apple spray (its a training aid for pets you spray things you dont want them chewing on…unfortunately ive sprayed it in my face and know what it tastes like) but if you get it right WOW. this is a tea i keep coming back to over and over again!
time to get the travel mug set up and get ready for work!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

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100
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

another one of my favourites this one is amazing iced.

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

backlogging :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
fcmonroe

Love betta fish!! I relaly want another one. We haven’t had one around the house for about a year.

Jillian

A male betta (or Siamese Fighting Fish as the species was oh so dramatically called) was my first pet when I was small. Are you getting a male aswell or just females?

Kitch3ntools

i already have 2 males (in separate tanks) and now 4 females :) there was 1 other male that i liked alot at petco but we were on a mission for ladys :p ive already introduced them to the tank and 2 are trying to assert dominance but the larger one backs off last minute. they are very fun fish! my 2 males have completely different personalities and already 1 female when i look in to check on them will swim over to my face and get in my line of sight :)

Jillian

So are you trying to breed them?

Kitch3ntools

no, ive tried b4 years ago. i had a successful spawn but went to school 1 day came home and all the fry had gotten a fungus because the father was not taking care of them. i tried to salvage them but sadly they all ended up dieing. i think breeding will be eventually in the future, far in the future (my fiance is interested in doing it, we start school this week and cannot afford to be away for too long in case spawning happen) i wanted a comunity tank and i wanted more bettas lol. i didnt know how many i needed to keep the peace which was y i did so much reading.

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

:D another cup today! it is very late but luckly for me i have a very high tolerance for caffeine and will more than likely doze off to sleep without a problem. oddly enough my consumption of tea has increased and i seem to be sleeping more soundly at night (im weird lol) i really like how much the blueberry flavor comes through with this tea and the fact that i LOVE blueberries helps too :D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

so i have a head cold thats so weird and is messing with my mind (i seriously thought today was Wednesday) anyway. to comfort myself i decided on one of my favs!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

i LOVE this, maybe too much :p i got distracted and this cooled down ALOT as in its now cold. its still delicious! the color is such a nice pale golden brown and smells like dried blueberries…more please!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I just made me a pot of this. You’re inspiring.

Kitch3ntools

:D thnx it is hard to resist, it is my always every day any time tea :)

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100
drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

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