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82
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

This is an interesting plant. The dry product in the container smells of pipe tobacco…although a bit more earthy and not nearly as strong. Brewing it brings out the flavor a bit but remains a bit shallow compared to the complexity of variants of the actual tea plant. However, due to the insane amount of supposed health benefits (via antioxidants, nutrients and more) that this plant has to offer, and the lack of tannins oxalates and caffeine that tea does have, I’d recommend frequent consumption of Rooibos simply to promote better health, and then have your favorite teas to please your senses and taste buds. :)

For those not fond of the taste, I’d recommend trying Honeybush, as it tastes worlds better, and since it is from the same family of plants, it shares the health benefits. I’d highly recommend it over Rooibos in terms of taste.

A few more things…neither this nor Honeybush can be oversteeped, (the flavors only enhance with steep time) and both are 100% great for insomnia, relaxation and reducing anxiety, especially when combined with Lemongrass.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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95
drank Golden Spring by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

This is a very great and very unique black tea. It’s one of the smoothest and least astringent black teas I’ve ever had. There is truly an umami meaty thing going on in this tea, but not in the MSG powered traditional sense. Upon tasting, I think it could best be described as an extension of and/or a twist on the typical malty sensation and heavy mouth feel of a malty black tea but with a more savory taste/aftertaste attributed to the heavy maltyness. Great stuff!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Life's A Peach by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

The initial smell is peachy and the taste is peachy but not as sweet as the smell. Pretty smooth. A little smoky from the oolong, I think. I think the white peach only comes out in the aftertaste – it seems sweeter/fruitier than the peach oolong on its own has when I’ve had it before. The sweeter white seems to balance the smokier, dark flavor and it’s all wrapped up in a peachy bow. All in all, a pretty good peach tea.

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

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56
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

Better this time. Longer steep, turbinado sugar, soy milk, thick mug instead of thin tea cup. Soothing, like hot chocolate. But ultimately boring

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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56
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

Meh. Maybe I didn’t steep this long enough? It just tastes like hot cigars. And if I want that I drink Tea Spot’s Red Rocks. I’m really disappointed in Adagio’s Rooibos Sampler. I’ll give this another shot with a longer, stronger steep and add some milk & sweetener.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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91
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
7 tasting notes

I absolutely adore this tea. I read a review that described it as incredibly smooth, and I think that’s the best way to describe it. It’s soft and almost silky and the contrast between the hot tea and fairly subtle peppermint is very nice. I don’t think it tastes medicinal as I’ve heard others do. Great evening tea or for when you’re sick.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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11
drank Lapsang Souchong by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

Oh my lord…….it’s BBQ water. If I wanted this flavor in a liquid, I would grill a few porterhouses, scrape the grill with the traditional wire brush, and then collect and brew the particulate matter left over after all the scrapeage. DEFINITELY not what a tea should be in my opinion haha.

Kudos to all of you whose taste buds can handle (let alone enjoy) this!!! lol

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
gmathis

I’ve always said lapsang souchong tasted like sucking bacon rinds!

Pat

Honestly, I can’t believe how awful it was…haha…..I usually find some redeeming quality in every tea I try, even if I don’t prefer it….but this one? I can’t imagine how this tea made a name for itself…I know some teas have a nice umami/meaty flavor like Adagio’s black tea Golden Spring (excellent, by the way,) but this takes meaty n smokey in the totally wrong direction lol

Oolonga

Now I want to try it… just out of curiosity… lol
I doubt I will like it, I’m not into BBQ flavored teas either.

Pat

Haha, def try it…I always encourage trying new things, even things that may make you cringe, just for the experience lol…but buy as small of a quanitity as you possibly can! :) and if you end up liking it….well then, rock on with the Souchong :P

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91
drank Mintastic by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea of the moment. It’s so refreshing to drink, yet relaxing. I drink it almost every morning.

I find it’s best with two packets of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.

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100
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

infusions 4, 5, 6 steeped at 10, 11, and 12 mins respectively. AMAZING! These leaves are finally as exhausted as I am. I can go to bed now.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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74
drank Berry Blues by Adagio Teas
55 tasting notes

Fantastic, deep color and fruity scent. Perfect nighttime tea – a little sweet with a full, fruity flavor. 1st Steep water:180 degrees, and steeped for just over 8 min.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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56

Really, really caffeinated today. For some reason this reminded me of pine and cleaning solvent. I didn’t really focus on the tea as much as I would have liked to, but still didn’t really get the apple.

Cofftea

Steep it in apple juice.

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
26 tasting notes

This is possibly the best masala chai I’ve ever had. The coconut and lemongrass blend perfectly with the other spices. Great both plain and mixed with coconut milk.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
26 tasting notes

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100
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
26 tasting notes

This is great for multiple steeps and has a subtle grapefruit flavor that’s just right. As far as flavored teas go, this one is near perfect.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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23
drank A Green Chiller by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

One more sample gone now – yay!

But that’s pretty much the only good thing about this tea. It tastes flat and like it’s the water used to boil some edamame or something. Maybe it is because this was stored in a plastic bag (yes, I know, shame on me) or because it is pretty old (I’ve ignored it for a couple of months and I don’t think it was all that fresh when I got it). But whatever it is, this isn’t enjoyable to me.

I’ll probably finish this cup because it isn’t awful or anything, but I don’t think I’ll try a second steep. Ever.

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

From the description it almost sounds like it might be better iced, what say you?

Auggy

One would hope but if a tea isn’t good hot, I don’t keep it around. Plus, I don’t think the taste of edamame water would be much better cold.

Jillian

You’ve got a point, eww.

Auggy

I let the second half of the cup cool to around room temp. I could actually taste a little bit of sweet at the very beginning of the sip then but then it went back to full on edamame water.

I poured it out. Ah well!

TeaEqualsBliss

how do you get the samplers of the Blends? I have only seen the 4oz $10 ones

Auggy

I participated in the Signature Blend box pass that was going on on the Adagio boards. So I got lots of samples of lots of blends!

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100
drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
26 tasting notes

Coconut + Tea = Perfection

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

You should try their Thai Chai!

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100
drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
26 tasting notes

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71
drank Earl Grey Green by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

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99
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

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71
drank Pu Erh Dante by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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82

This hit me just right today. The natural sweetness, the hint of tannin… just right!

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

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