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drank Vanilla by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

This is one of the few flavored black teas by Adagio that I just do not like at all. This tea has a strong, strong, strong vanilla flavor. It’s so strong that it tastes fake and sweet to me- all I can taste is vanilla, no tea. I have to classify this tea as undrinkable, because I simply cannot stand the fake vanilla flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’ll take it off your hands:) Try the vanilla oolong, I like that one better.

lahochstetler

I’d give it you, if I had any left- it was just the little sample size, alas. I will try the oolong though.

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64
drank Artichoke Green by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

What in interesting tea. I smelled the leaves and was turned off by the strong artichoke scent, even though I like artichokes. After steeping, the artichoke scent was much less pronounced, but I couldn’t really smell the green tea. After cooling down a bit, the tea mellowed out, but I’m still not tasting much green here. Too much artichoke.

Not a bad tea, but to me the artichoke was a bit overwhelming.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I know what you’re talking about. My favorite is their white cucumber (which they make sound like it’s a new release, but it’s not), and the smell of the raw leaf is pretty horrible lol. If you want to rehome your artichoke, I’ll take it:)

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55

I didn’t use anything in this tea.
The taste up front is a dark-astringent oolong which fades into a sweet finish that also fades quickly. Very weak mouth and no lasting impressions what so ever.
Meh.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

If you don’t like it, I’ll take whatever you have left.

Madison Bartholemew

Works for me… want to trade?

Cofftea

Sure, wanna try a rootbeer rooibos? I have almost a full ounce. I only had one cup. My email on my profile info.

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70
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

First off, I’m sorry for blowing up everyone’s dashboard page. Ya’ll drank a lot of tea this weekend!!! Just trying not to miss anything.

The latest order from Adagio is in…lots of new teas to try and post about. My Monday morning is starting off with a cup of Assam Melody. I’m very happy with the cup despite being unable to identify one of the smells/notes. The closest I can guess is an ever so slight pine taste? It hits my tongue right before the aftertaste kicks in. I like it. It’s probably not pine. Maybe it smells like clean tea. Like a fresh out of the shower tea? Anyone else have a guess?

I’m not blown away by this tea, but it is quite nice. A couple of seconds after swallowing (after the cup cooled down), my mouth is devoid of moisture. Is Assam known for giving a dry-mouth effect? I did not notice this when the cup was still very hot.

Saving the savory teas until I’ve tried all of my other tins…..

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

I’ve definitely gotten some pine-y tastes from black teas before. Sometimes I actually get it on Jackee Muntz, but to me that means that I didn’t brew it right. Blacks can be deceptively tough to peg down for me in terms of the brew temperature/steep time for unknown reasons. I can get a great degree of variance from cup to cup, which isn’t necessarily a good thing [because when I nail it, they can be SO DAMN GOOD].

takgoti

Oh, and also, I haven’t tried a ton of assam, but I don’t think I’ve had a lot of that dry-mouth from them in the past. The drying effect is something that I’ve had vary on the same kind of tea from different companies before, though, if that helps?

Jillian

I’ve always thought that the astringent, dry-mouth feel was more a feature of Darjeeling teas. shrugs

Auggy

I’m with both Jillian and takgoti – Darjeelings are pretty consistent for me with the dry-mouth thing and I’ve had mixed results on some Assams or Assam blends doing it. It’s probably just personal preference but I tend to think the Darjeelings that give me that dry-mouth feeling are better than the ones that don’t but on Assams I prefer the ones that don’t give it to me over ones that do. If that makes any sort of sense.

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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

I’ve been a life-long Earl Grey fan, and this is probably the best Earl Grey I’ve ever had. Lots of bergamot, and the pieces of orange peel and the tiny blue-purple flowers make it a pretty steep, too.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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55

I didn’t use anything with this tea.
This is a dark fermented oolong with a lot of toastiness but a very weak mouth. Paired with it being a fussy brew and the very hot taste being slightly astringent no matter what you do makes it not high up on my list.
The astringency goes away as the tea cools but none of the other negatives are mitigated by cooling.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
62 tasting notes

I meant to drink this hot. I brewed it up, walked away and forgot. By the time I remembered, I was leaving the house, so I stuck it in the fridge to drink for later.

While I can’t comment how it was hot, this tea iced is really good! The smell of the dried leaves had a faint peach smell, but once brewed and then iced, the peach really comes out to have a very good peach taste, with some light floral-perfume sort of after taste. The actual oolong part of the tea tasted more like a black tea than what I considered to be oolong. The overall tea is excellent, and I’m tempted to just keep drinking it iced. It was most refreshing in the morning, and I can see this being a joy to drink during the summer. A really great flavored tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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91
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
62 tasting notes

The leaves smelled great. After brewing, I like how the tea had a light flavor. I bet more leaves would have made a stronger tea, but this was just very good. I’m now interested in it as an iced tea. Don’t usually go for flavored teas, but willing to add this to a shopping list when I can stop buying every tea known to man.

Update this morning: Had a little bit leftover that I could ice. Quite tasty, though it needed to warm up just a tad to really experience the tea notes. Found that drinking it fast also exploded peach flavor. Really good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65

Picked this up when I was at the grocery store today. I was expecting something light and thin tasting but I was surprised at how much flavor there was. There was a little sweetness to it but not a lot. It wasn’t what I expected from a white tea, but then I haven’t had much luck with whites in the past (I still associate them with water used to boil soybeans).

Different and surprising and not at all what I was expecting to get, but I liked it and would totally have it again.

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83

simply a delicious tea. I love the way the pearls open up as it steeps

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
80 tasting notes

Yummm. This is the perfect dessert tea. The sweet/tartness of the strawberry with the richness of the chocolate is amazing. I can get two good steepings out of it. It’s a new favorite I’ve had 4 cups in the last 24 hours.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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6

It smelled like dynatap or some other crappy cold medicine when I opened the tin. It was overwhelming. I couldn’t get the awful smell out of my nose the whole time I was steeping. It was just overall bad. Once brewed the cough medicine taste was subdued a bit. This was a really bad tea. I’m going to give the rest of the tin to someone else because I am certainly not brewing the rest of it. The really bad berry flavoring ruins this tea.

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67
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
8 tasting notes

This tea is really good. It’s kind of sweet on it’s own. For a non-caffinated herbal tea Rooiboos is great.

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91
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
10 tasting notes

I love the smell of this mix. You can taste and smell the lemongrass and coconut mixed in with the chai spices. One of my favourites so far.

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91
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
10 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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51
drank Red Bloom by Adagio Teas
123 tasting notes

I like blooming teas, and Adagio’s were my first introduction to them. So I do have a special sort of nostalgia for them, even though I don’t like the packaging. (It seems like such a waste of material to have each bloom individually bagged and in a box. It’d be much more environmentally friendly to chuck them all in a tin or single bag, yes?)

That said, I’m not terribly enthusiastic about the Red Bloom. It’s a very generic sort of black tea (or maybe I just don’t have enough experience with unflavored black teas to differentiate between the many varieties) and although the amber liquid looked very pretty in my glass teapot (usually busted out only for pearls and blooming teas) and the unfurling of the flower is always fun to watch, it was unspectacular in flavor.

I usually can get two-three pots (I think my glass pot holds between 23-28 oz) from each flower before the flavor’s too weak to go on. It’s a great tea for showing off to tea newbies, but for the experienced connoisseur who prefers flavor over pretty tricks, skip the show and give ’em something yummier.

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65

Decently taste mostly like cloves.

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76

Green tea with mint and chocolate yum.

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69

Thas has black tea and apricot pieces. I’t smells like black tea with abit of apricot. I steeped the tea for a couple of minutes or so. The taste a nice black tea with some apricot.

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61
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
424 tasting notes

Too much on the green side to me

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drank Yunnan Noir by Adagio Teas
424 tasting notes

This was a pretty strong black tea and well the peppery notes were just too strong to me and I did not steep this very long either.

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