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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
1 tasting notes

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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62

Brewed for 3 mins. Nice. Very sweet from the chamomile. Is smooth and bright. Very flavorful.

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25
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

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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25

I was REALLY excited about this because I can’t stand most sweetened tea. I was just as disappointed. I got a bottle as a free sample from Adagio w/ one of my purchases and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it. There was an odd taste I couldn’t place. Maybe peaches? But I like peach white or green peach tea. This wasn’t good. It says they added vitamin C to it and I think that was the mistake. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Sometimes I don’t want my palate challenged, or a finicky steeping ritual, or a lot of nuance. Sometimes, I just want a really good, satisfying cup of tea. Now, please.

This one has a deep tea perfume, a dark color that promises and delivers a strong tannic flavor. Tannic meaning it tastes like tea – good, honest, no fussiness about it tea. I wrap my hands around my mug and inhale deeply before each sip. Ahhh – tea.

Wait, the pot is empty already?!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
Jillian

“Why is the tea always gone?” ;) Just out of question do you get the supposed ‘peppery’ taste with this tea?

Cynthia Carter

There is a puckery feeling in my mouth after drinking a cup of this tea, probably from the tannins, and I think that sensation plus the strong dark flavor may be what folks are detecting as “peppery.” As in black pepper, not chili pepper.

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Drank this as an after dinner treat with almond wafers – the smooth earthiness was just right.

Curse Adagio and their samplers! I like all of the teas in their black sampler, and am beginning to panic now that I am getting low on a number of them. How to choose what to order next?

takgoti

I run into the same problem with samplers. Damn the sample sets! DAMN ALL THE SAMPLE SETS!

Jillian

MOAR samplers? ;)

Cynthia Carter

Yes, I could buy more samples, but . . . it makes me feel like such a tea tramp.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I heart samplers.

Jillian

Bah, think of it as free (tea) love. ;)

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Delicious, intensely earthy tea, with a strong vegetal flavor and a hint of smokiness.

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75
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
1766 tasting notes

…at least I THINK that’s what I’m drinking. My work tea storage leaves a lot to be desired, and these unidentified bags were squooshed down in the bottom of the tin in a zip-lock baggie. Hey, it’s warm, and a little sweet—-any port in a storm; literally. Raining kittens and cold and damp and just above freezing.

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75
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
1766 tasting notes

Nice; not too cloyingly sweet.

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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75

Despite it’s graphic name, this tea is delicious! The benefits of tea have never tasted so good! Enjoy and be healthy!

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75
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
10 tasting notes

This is one of my all time favorites! It is unfortunate that it is only available during the holidays!!! I want it all year long!

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75
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

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75
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

Drinking this tea and listening to classical music while doing some homework… I feel fancy.

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75
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

Was feeling this today. Good solid cups of tea.

Had this with some egg whites and some tasty, but very messy, “9 grain” toast.

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75
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

Had this one yesterday.

This was one of the first loose leaf teas I ever tried. It was my favorite of the ones I tried back then and I still really like it today.

There is a grassy flavor, but it isn’t very strong. There’s something else about this tea that I can’t quite describe very well. When I was drinking it, I remember thinking that it was almost sweet, but not in the sugar kind of way.

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82
drank Apricot Green by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

Enjoyed this more the second time around. I definitely steeped it shorter than before, which I think took some of the bitterness out of it that I was getting. Totally missed the apricot, but it’s well balanced so that might be partially responsible.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Oolonga

So you liked Apricot Green without finding any apricot flavor in it?..
Interesting :D

Mike

Yeah, I think I would have liked more apricot to come through (given the name/expectation…), but overall I was OK with the balance.

Cofftea

Me too, could kinda smell it, but not taste it. It was definitely a sweeter green, maybe even fruity- but I couldn’t have told you it was apricot w/o knowing it in advance.

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82
drank Apricot Green by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

I like it…not spectacular though. Have to try it iced, as others have suggested.

Jack

Mmmm…. I actually had a white wine that tasted of apricot and green tea the other day.

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76
drank A Cylon Ceylon Blend by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Really good! I was a bit worried because I usually find anything with hibiscus too tart, but this wasn’t. A tiny bit of cinnamon/ginger (from the Oriental Spice), not overwhelmingly fruity. Has a good balance of flavor.

Sir Drinks-A-Lot

LOL is this tea for real? Where can I find it?

Auggy

It is! I got a sample of it when the TeaChat Signature Blend box pass was going around. If it is still available (the blend, not the box pass) it should be in Adagio’s custom blend section…. Yes, in fact it is! http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=5938&sid=537eeac55c99177bc2f9ae4dc4d8aa67&scrollTop=0

filmbay

Cylon tea is among my top choices.

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50
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

It took a couple of trys, but now I’m a big fan of this tea. It’s delicate and chlorophyll-y.

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50
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

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80
drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

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