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Over infused…semi-bitter…bummer! But I know I do like this…when done right. Side note…I only have 1 cupsworth left…eeek

JonTea

Go habs go! lol

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Backlogging…I’m almost out of this one too! BUMMER

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YUM. Too bad my Sabres lost tonight tho…

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2 Cups this evening. First one was awesome…2nd one not so much…totally my fault because I oversteeped…ek!!!! I’m so upset! This season Direct TV and VERSUS are in a right battle and Direct TV Customers no longer get VS access so my Sabres are playing tonight and I can’t get the game!!!!! BLAH! This tea will do in the meantime…

JonTea

Looks like a hardcore tea!!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m all out at the moment…need to get some more!!! :P

JonTea

How do you make your own blends? So cool :P

JonTea

MINDBOGGLING!
Thanks so much :)

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Backlogging from the weekend

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http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=9324&sid=1e57bc4ab3bb1b9f1b8e314a70e1b8a4&scrollTop=0

This is one of the blends I created over at Adagio. This is the first time I am tasting it, however. As some of you know I am a HUGE Hockey Fan! My team is the Buffalo Sabres but I enjoy several other teams on a secondary level.

All I can say about the aroma is that it is very pleasant. A nice blend of scents. The strawberry pops out a little more than the rest of the contents, tho.

This steeps very fast. It’s quite dark in color. It has a bold taste. The taste is that of a black tea – almost one that a coffee drinker might enjoy as an alternative. It’s pretty good but none of the flavors stand out too much…they all seem to blend together nicely.

I’m thinking this would be a great MORNING tea to really wake you up OR if you are trying to stay up late to watch those overtimes or shootouts!

GO SABRES!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I only have 1 more cupsworth left after this one. It’s tasting pretty good today…must have been the correct amount of loose leaf, water temp, infusion length, and all the stars must have been align or something…it’s better than my other attempts…woot.

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Backlogging from earlier today…drank this as my 2nd cup. I’m lowering my rating on this a little bit because I have found other Candy Cane ones I like better than this one…sorry Adagio! I still like this ok – it’s just not my fave…

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Steeped a lesser amount of the loose leaf…lighter in color but nice!

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Better each time I try it…I’m finding less is more…if you know what I mean…also nice iced…

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Needed some Minty Freshness. Wanted to see if I could steep this better than my first attempt yesterday…success!!!

Cofftea

Is it sweeter than just a peppermint flavored black tea? Seems like it would be slightly sugary? How does the candy desolving affect additional infusions?

TeaEqualsBliss

The candy melts. It’s sweeter. The extra infusions aren’t as – as the candy melts the first attempt. I am going to try and do multiple infusions tomorrow…and compare.

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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This smells AWESOME prior to the steep. While steeping it’s equally Candy Cane but a hint of “woods” smell underneath. After steeping it’s still minty but the black tea blends with it more noticeably. First and Second sips make me raise an eyebrow and I try and guess what I am tasting in the middle of each sip. First you taste the black tea…then something…not sure what…then the Candy Cane at the end. The Minty Fresh Aftertaste is nice but not overwhelming. It’s weird but the first thought that popped into my head for that middle flavor was almost a cigarette or cigar…not sure why…maybe the way it blends with the black tea!? Regardless this is far different from other minty teas I have had. It’s fairly good. It’s intriguing. I think the highlight of this tea for me is the prior to steeping aroma and the aftertaste. I will certainly review again.

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drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
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Needed a quick cup of something good. This didn’t disappoint.

I’m really liking Ceylon teas. Does anyone have a favorite vendor? I know this is a pretty basic black tea, but sometimes that’s exactly what I need.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bethany

I’m a big fan of SpecialTeas’ Ceylon Dimbulla OP. It’s extremely smooth and has a very faint chocolate taste. I’ve also seen good reviews of Mighty Leaf’s Ceylon Kenilworth.

Cofftea

Lena, has your opinion of their black flavored teas changed since tasting this sans flavor?

LENA

@ Bethany – Thanks! I’ll be sure to check them out.

@ Cofftea – I’m not a huge fan of their flavored tea or blends (for black tea). Some I like, but most have disappointed. I really like this tea and I agree that it is a great base tea for their flavors…if you generally like flavored teas.

Cofftea

@Lena, I love flavored teas, but am not big on blacks in general so I’m very selective. I only get flavored blacks when I can’t find a flavor match in another type of tea. Like their sesame- I think that’d be REALLY good as a green tea.

Marie

Metropolitan Tea Company sells a nice estate ceylon through www.jollygoodtea.com I’ve been ordering through this web vendor several times over the last 2 years and she’s on the ball and consistent. :)

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drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
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I’m in a no-frills mood today. My husband had knee surgery on Monday, so I’m pretty much running dead on my feet. I need the warmth, the simplicity, the CAFFEINE to make it through the work day today. Then, family starts to come in…

Then I swap from teas to Bloody Marys.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

positive vibes for a speedy recovery!

Cofftea

Praying for him!

LENA

Thanks you guys! The Steepster community is the absolute best!

gmathis

I just noticed you’re from Murfreesboro! Spent part of a week there in late October for a writers’ conference. (My editor, a dear friend and fellow tea lover, brings her tea chest to keep us all focused and docile!)

LENA

@ gmathis – very cool! hope it was a pleasant visit. let me know if you are in town again and i can tell you about a couple local tea shops.

gmathis

I’m in Nashville 2-3 times a year and have enjoyed a couple of neat excursions — one to a Miss Mabel’s in Dickson, which I understand is now closed, but it was great fun and frou-frou-y. I get occasional care packages from a tea place in Franklin from the same buddy. Hope you have an opportunity to make yourself a cuppa, family notwithstanding, and count your blessings.

Carolyn

Hope the holidays are a blessing for you and that your husband recovers well from knee surgery!

takgoti

Beaming you and your husband all the good brainwaves I’ve got left!

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drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

Oh Ceylon Sonata, I like you. I’m 4 for 4 in regards to liking all of my new teas from my last Adagio order. Of course, I haven’t opened my savory sampler yet.

Anyway, this tea is basic and simple in the best of ways. Strong and mellow with a nice aftertaste. Almost any flavor would blend well with this tea…which is why Adagio uses this tea as the base of all of their flavored teas. It’s a perfect no-frills everyday tea. It can meld with anyone’s drinking habits. Milk and sugar, straight up, with honey, etc. Ceylon Sonata can hold its own. In the summer I would love this iced with some of my peppermint blended in. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

I think I have a tin of this lying around that I STILL haven’t tried yet. Tomorrow is going to be busy.

Jillian

Tsk, you’re slacking, woman – get on it! ;P

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drank Candy Apple by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Better than my first attempt but still a little weird. Not sure how to describe.

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drank Candy Apple by Adagio Teas
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I JUST got my Adagio Shipment MINUTES ago! Is it sad that I get THIS jazzed about tea, seriously!? Do I have a problem? :) Anyhow…Candy Apple. It’s Black Tea with Caramel and Apple scents. After steeping it’s scent morphs to something that seems a little bark-like but just a little, not overbearing. The longer it steeps the longer the bark smell…loose leaf-wise NOT actual liquid…thankfully. The After Steep Scent of the liquid is a medium black tea smell. I can taste a caramelly-type taste but it seems like it’s interrupted but something else and I cannot figure out what…but it’s not apple. Just like “Gotta Have More Cowbell” it’s “Gotta Have More Apple”. It’s okay but I was hoping for more apple or a different type taste. It’s not bad, just not really what I was thinking it would taste like, I guess.

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3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I have a caramel flavored oolong that I love. I steep it in apple juice either plain or w/ chai spices… it’s SO much better!

teaplz

It would be interesting if they’d make a jelly apple flavoring! That’s what I think of when I hear candy apple, at least. Does this tea have actual apple pieces in it, or is it just flavoring? Saddened that that flavor didn’t come through!

TeaEqualsBliss

@ teaplz – It DOES have actual pieces in there, yes! I think it just needs more!

LENA

MORE COWBELL!

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL @ LENA! Glad SOMEONE picked up on that! LOL

LENA

you’ve got that apple fever…or rather “feeva” done in my best Christopher Walken impression

TeaEqualsBliss

LMAO! feeva!!! LOL

gmathis

Yes, it is possible to get that jazzed over tea - for our seven"tea"nth anniversary some years back, my husband surprised me with a big-honkin’ Rubbermaid tub full to bursting with teas and accessories he’d been squirreling away for months. My cuppa ranneth over and I spent days just fingering all the boxes and tins like Gollum and his preciouss…..

teaplz

Awww gmathis! That’s super-sweet!

My mom gets exasperated over my recent tea interests, but my boyfriend is all for fostering them. He keeps badgering me to order some loose leaf tea online, and brings me packets of tea that his mom and grandmother have picked up in Chinatown. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

You know…I don’t use the word EXASPERATED nearly enough. I might have to start! :) gmathis – that’s an awesome gift!

Cofftea

I COMPLETELY agree w/ you teaplz. I still live w/ my mom so she constantly comments on how much I spend.

LENA

@ gmathis – OMG, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself! I would probably cry! What a great gift.

gmathis

Cofftea, sorry … I chuckled at your mom’s “Constant Comment.” Appropriate for a tiff over tea, wouldn’t you say?

silvermage2000

I liked your post. I do agree with you on the tea I hardly got much carmel and was like wheres’s the apple?

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drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
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Very delicate green that reminds me of both Adagio’s White Symphony and Green Anji. As with many greens, more of the flavors come out as the tea cools. It also tastes sweeter as I go.

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

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