Adagio Teas

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75

Just what I needed after a long day trekking around Chicago.

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75

A nice black tea with subtle smokiness I really enjoyed.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

I decided to finish off my last little bit of Thai Chai in style – by making it traditional-style like I’ve been saying I will for months.

I used this recipe on the website www.chai-wallah.com

In a pot bring to the boil 1 cup milk and one cup water.
Add 2 tsp of the chai/tea mix to the boiling liquid.
Add 2 1/2 to 3 tsp of sugar or sweetener of choice.
Simmer for two minutes and strain through a fine tea strainer.

I used skim milk so technically it isn’t old-school chai – but then lemongrass and coconut aren’t your standard chai ingredients anyway. I used wildflower honey as a sweetener.

It’s a little bit messy and more time-consuming than just brewing it in a cup with hot water but the results were worth it. It tasted like I’d added pure coconut milk to the tea – it was just sweet enough and the coconut flavour in particular was really prominent. It was smooth and creamy-tasting without the slightest hint of astringency. I’m so going to have to try other chais this way.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

LOVE that website!

Auggy

Mmm, sounds tasty, especially with the coconut milk!

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Oh bleh, I think the milk’s gone sour! DX

…Is it bad that I’m still tempted to drink it because I love this tea so much and even bad milk can’t spoil the taste completely? ;)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
SoccerMom

put down the cup!

AmazonV

step away from the cup, your tummy will not love you

LENA

that’s a negative, good buddy.

Jillian

Yeah, I dumped it out in the end, no worries. What a waste of good tea. :(

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

My internet was borked and I only got it back now, so this is from early this morning.

I hadn’t had this tea in awhile and decided to remedy that tragic oversight. This is still the best chai I have ever drank. I’m definitely ordering a refill for this puppy when it runs out. :)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
LENA

oh yeah!

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Resteeping the leaves from earlier. The tea is too thin for milk, but it’s fine without it in my opinion. I think more of the lemongrass flavour comes out now as opposed to the first steep.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

My scoop is starting to scrape the bottom of the container. whimpers I oversteeped this a little but it’s still soooo deliciously good.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

It’s actually been awhile since I last drank this tea – too long. It was a big hit with my friends when I had them over for supper night before last, but I wanted to be all: “Nooo stopping consuming all of my favorite tea, I don’t have much left!” DX

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Carolyn

That is so me! My hostess self is always arguing with my greedy self.

Of course you can’t say those things. Instead you have to say things like, “Oh please do have more, I am so glad you like it” and things like that when you really want to say, “Take your hands off the tea and no one gets hurt.” ;)

LENA

make your friends drink the masala chai. the thai chai is sooo my favorite!

Jillian

But I don’t have any masala chai whimpers

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Eyes the level in the tin Damn we’re drinking this tea at an alarming rate, I guess it’s the tea’s own fault for being so incredibly delicious. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
LENA

Tell me about it. Our tin was gone in a flash! It’s on my list to re-order.

Jillian

Yes this one is definitely on the ‘buy more’ list. :D

teafiend

I read this, and checked my tin and I’m much closer to running out than I realized. This tea maybe the weak in link in my chained up wallet.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Mmm, made a pot of this tea this morning. Yummy wakeup-call.

Preparation
Boiling
LENA

Yea, thai chai! This is becomming one of my favorite Adagio teas.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

I sweetened this with a teaspoon of honey and added lots of milk. It’s not a traditional chai but it tasted delicious all the same.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Made a pot of this for my boyfriend and I this morning and it’s as good as ever. This is rapidly becoming my favorite tea and the non-tea-drinking boyfriend-creature likes it too. :D

jennlea

“non-tea-drinking boyfriend-creature” nearly made me spit out my tea! Thanks for the laugh :)

LENA

great post! my sample comes in tomorrow…I’m so excited to try this!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I too have a non-tea-drinking-husband-creature. I keep trying to convert.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Hmm, I can really taste the lemon grass today for some reason, maybe because I added less milk than usual.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

Mmmm, tastes awesome with milk too!

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
1621 tasting notes

ZOMG this stuff is awesome! The spices were less intense or bitter than with the traditional chai and the coconut flavour was well developped, the hint of citrus from the lemongrass making it stand out even more. This is on its way to becoming my new favorite tea.

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75
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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75
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

Mmmmm. One of my favourites.

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75
drank Almond Oolong by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Very flavorful! I barely put any sugar in it… Love this one!

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75
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Loved it! Had it and then re-steeped!

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75
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
31 tasting notes

This tea smells great. As soon as the hot water hit the tea, I could immediately smell it from a few feet away.

I had two cups of this (I tend to make at least two cups at a time whenever I make tea).

With the first, I was actually eating some indian food (Chicken Tika Masala and Whole Wheat Naan). The spices seem to overpower the actual black tea. Very distinctive cinnamon taste. Can’t say I know what cardamon tastes like, so I don’t know how much of a presence it made.

I also tried it with milk (fat free though, since that is all I have at the moment). Seemed to smooth the flavor a bit, although regular milk may work better. I don’t usually put milk in my tea though, so I don’t know if that is the case.

One thing I noticed, is that the flavor seemed to dull as the tea cooled off.

Pretty good for when I want some black tea, but don’t quite want it to taste like a black tea.

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79
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Really good classic grassy green tea.

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

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79
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Very grassy, naturally sweet. Would probably make a good morning or afternoon tea

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

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79
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Pretty good tea. not very strong, has a pretty decent natural sweetness to it.

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75
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Made this one again with less tea and it turned out pretty good

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