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75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Two oversteeps so far, but still two good cups. Anxious to see how it affects my usual-favorite third and fourth steeps.

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75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Second steep. Mellower than the first.

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75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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90
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

Loves it!!!

I really took the time on Saturday evening to brew this correctly. The whole process took about 30 or so minutes. I had about 1 cup of cream that I added to the mix that made it superb! Diets aside, adding the rich cream was sooo good. The whole house smelled spicy and fall-y. After my husband’s initial, “you’re going to make me drink that, aren’t you?” he decided that he loved it. (I didn’t tell him it had coconut in it.)

On Sunday morning I awoke to the Thai Chai smell in the house again. I thought it might still be from the night before, but my husband crept into the bedroom with a breakfast tray of eggs in a pita pocket, a piece of homemade baklava, and the last rose from our garden. Oh yeah, and a huge steaming cup of Thai Chai for the both of us! He had snuck out of bed to start making the tea! He admitted that it was better with the cream added (he just used skim milk), but it tasted great to me because of all the thought he put into it.

As we lounged in bed eating breakfast and drinking our tea, he said to me, “Hey babe, I won’t give you a hard time if you order a much bigger bag of this stuff.” Yea!!! No more eye-rolling when he sees my tea orders!

takgoti

That is just awesome in so many ways, not to mention jealousy inducing. When you got to the part about the baklava I may or may not have actually started salivating.

The fact that I think that chai tea is SO much better with milk that’s got fat content [I usually make it with whole, MAYBE 2% – never tried it with cream which sounds absolutely sinful] is exactly why I don’t drink it every day. But in that way it’s also a real treat when I do get a cup.

I don’t have a husband who makes me melt, but I do think I’ll be rewarding myself with a mug of chai at the end of the week. I’ll take what I can get.

Auggy

Anything that gets the hubby on the tea-wagon is a definite win!

Cynthia Carter

What aug3zimm said. Clearly you have superb husband training skills, not to mention great taste in tea.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Awww! Please help me train mine. He won’t even make my coffee, which is much simpler than tea. That is, he won’t sweeten and half & half it.

Please tell me about your Chai tea making process. I’ve only recently began trying to make it with milk on stove top and I don’t have a good process down yet.

Jillian

Aww, that’s so cute. Sounds like you’ve got quite a good catch. ;)

I’ve been wanting to do a traditional-style chai with this tea aswell, but I always forget or don’t have the time.

LENA

Thanks everyone…he is a good catch!

Here’s my traditional method: bring 2 cups water to a low boil. Add two table spoons of sugar. I like to use brown sugar with my chai teas. Stir in until sugar is totally dissolved. Add two heaping spoons of your chai…a little more or less depending on your tastes. Let everything boil for about 10 minutes…this cracks open all of the pods and spices. Add 2 cups of milk. Whole milk is ideal. I used a cup of skim milk and a cup of cream in my review above. Delish! But DO try to use a milk with fat in it. Adding the milk with halt the boiling process for a few minutes. Let the mix all start to boil again. Watch your milk and stir stir stir! I let mine all boil together for about 5 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it sit for about 10 minutes and you are good to go enjoy a fab cup. This makes about 2-3 average mugs.

Enjoy!

CHAroma

This is the sweetest thing ever!!!

VeryPisces

Oh, boy- I’m very late to the party, but can I borrow your husband?

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75
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
12 tasting notes

Got a sample and was sold on oolongs immediately. On the light side, green, and a bit sweet.

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75
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
12 tasting notes

Nice, smooth tea to wake up with. Also makes a tasty iced tea.

East Side Rob

Assams do make kick-ass iced teas.

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75
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
12 tasting notes

Delicious when cold-brewed, which is how I usually take it. Often with a little mint.

Jillian

Funny you should say that because that’s basically what Morrocan Mint tea is. :D

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
12 tasting notes

This was my first rooibos, and it sold me on the whole plant. Wonderful on its own, or blended with another tea.

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75
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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100
drank Jade Oolong #18 by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Jade Oolong #18 by Adagio Teas
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I can get 4-5 good steeps out of this before it starts getting noticeably weak, and the flavor is great. I actually like this a little bit more than the Iron Goddess. Wonderful blend at a wonderful price.

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25

There’s just something weird going on with this. I tried to like it, but it just wasn’t happening. I can’t even articulate why I dislike it.

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75

Light tea that I drink at night to relax me before bed. It doesn’t have a strong tangerine taste, but the hint of flavor is the best!

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75

This may be one of the best teas I have ever had!! I am going to order it for sure as a gift for Christmas for my friends! Wow!

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88
drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
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I enjoy watching the leaves unfurl as much as I do drinking this oolong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Welcome back to steepster! Haven’t seen you in a while!

Chrisipedia

I know I forgot about it for a bit. I like the new changes.

TeaEqualsBliss

LOTS to see and do now!!!! Hope to see you around more often!

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88
drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
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I love watching the leaves unfurl.

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88
drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
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88
drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
16 tasting notes

Got this as a gift for my birthday. Hadn’t ever tried it before, and was very pleasantly surprised at the experience. I am having a hard time thinking about going back to mundane teas that I have had in the past. Great cup of tea.

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95

Enjoyed with my sister at the Radiance tea house in New Tork

Jason

Do they serve Adagio teas at Radiance? I love that tea house, so classy.

TeaEqualsBliss

Congrats on winning! That’s awesome and I am soooooo jealous! LOL

slygirl

I love Radiance too. Wished I lived in NY so I can go all the time :)

cultureflip

Never been to New Tork. Is it nice?

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75
drank Decaf Raspberry by Adagio Teas
162 tasting notes

Did a 3 minute steep time and added just a little agave. Got a very nice cup. Agave helped to bring out the sweetness of the raspberry and cut down on the cardboard decaf taste that can sometimes come through. Very nice nighttime treat.

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81
drank Golden Yunnan by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. Our ‘Yunnan Gold’ as the name implies is an exceptional quality tea with beautiful gold-colored leaves and an abundance of rich peppery flavor. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, ‘Yunnan Gold’ would be our clear choice.

BillNV

This is a new tea from Adagio. I really like it. The description above is from their Yunnan Gold and works for now.

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90
drank Jasmine Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

This tea smells genuine. It tastes genuine. Even the aftertaste is pure. Very light in color and ever so delicate. My cubicle smells like I have a little greenhouse of Jasmine growing and blooming. I think I must have accomplished the perfect steep because everything seems just so. I feel all girly drinking this cup…and I’m not a big girly girl. (except that I’m not really into bugs touching me…or being anywhere around me.)

This tea will have to be an “in a certain mood” tea. I couldn’t drink it everday.

Oh yeah, for all you visual folks out there, I added the pic of the tea leaves to the site. Thank you…thank you!

TeaEqualsBliss

I agree! Good review!

(I’m not a girlie girl either LOL) Thanks for adding the pic!
Auggy

I’m a bit girlie girl (which I’m sure surprises everyone since my avatar is a pink monkey, right?) and especially uncool with the bug thing. But I haven’t been able to fall in love with a jasmine tea. I haven’t tried too many and Adagio’s #12 is the only one I’ve really enjoyed.

Any chance you’ve had that one and can compare the two at all? Because this sounds really good. I’m just a little gun shy. But tempted enough to be curious.

LENA

Hey aug3zimm…I would have never guessed by the pink monkey! :) I haven’t tried #12 but I’ll slip you some of this one in the tea swap.

Auggy

Awesome – thanks! I’ll be getting your goodies together tomorrow. Tea swapping is so fun – like Christmas but no pesky wrapping paper! :)

Hyrulehippie

I’m another non-girlie girl, but I do love jasmine. It was kind of amusing to find myself drinking some jasmine green this morning from a pink hello kitty cup. >__

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65
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

Well, the peer pressure worked. I bought a bag.

I’m not a fan of chamomile, but this blend is pretty good. I love me some rooibos and I think this is the 1st “anything” that I like it blended with. I still haven’t found a flavored rooibos that I like. :(

I drank two cups hot and it kind of felt medicinal in a way. This isn’t a bad thing, but I might reserve this tea for sore throat, feeling funky days. I’ll try it iced next, since that seems to be getting rave reviews.

Perk: after drinking, my breath is feeling quite minty clean.

takgoti

Argh, I need to get this. Curious to hear about the iced experiment.

TeaEqualsBliss

Did you oversteep by chance? I did that once and it takes medicine-E too…just curious.

LENA

There is a very good chance that I oversteeped. Between customer’s phone calls, trying to look busy, thinking about what to eat for lunch, etc. I’ll try it again and really watch the clock. Thanks for the advice!

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