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75
drank Spring Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Spring Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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25
drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

Works in theory, just not in execution. I’ll be drinking it for awhile though since I have a 4oz tin sigh It isn’t undrinkable, just not very good.

LENA

Oh no…I had that in my “to buy a sample of” list. You went bold with the 4oz tin, huh? I did the same with Adagio’s cin-apple rooibos and I hate it. Now I just get samples of everything and then order big.

Auggy

@Lena: you never know, you might like it. My mom is totally in love with the cocomint green. I’m with Xanthia though. Can’t really get behind it.

Cofftea

Xanthia, try again with 2.25g in 6oz of purified water steeped at 175-180 degrees for 3 min. This is my FAVORITE dessert tea. If after that you really don’t like it, I’d be THRILLED to take it:)

LENA F., even if someone says a tea is horrible, don’t let that sway you from at least ordering a sample. I love some teas that other people hate and hate some teas that other people love. If you like chocolate, mint, and green tea, you should at least give it a shot. I did a full detailed tasting of it. Check it out.

Cofftea

@Xanthia, I’ll take whatever you have left off your hands. My email address is in my profile.

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55

When I was little and would get really sick with anything that left me pale and without an appetite, Jello and ramen noodles were staples in our house. Occasionally, these illnesses would arrive during the colder months, like they do. When they did my mom would occasionally make Jello, but instead of refrigerating all of it to make it wiggly, she’d leave it part of it warm and serve it to me in a little cup.

This tea isn’t as brightly hued as Jello is, nor is it as sweet. The Rooibos is definitely the main flavor I get out of this, but when I swish it around in my month, I get a little bit of that orange Jello flavor on the tip of my tongue. It also lingers in the aftertaste in a pleasant way.

The chamomile is extremely subtle. Subtle enough that it won’t be a deciding factor as to whether I want to drink this tea or not on a given day, which is how I like it.

I’m actually surprised that I enjoy this tea as much as I do because when I opened the tin and smelled it my first thought was, “Oh, Paul Rudd. Why are you so cute?” because I have I Love You, Man running in the background [Sleappin’ da byaaayss, mon!]. But my second thought was, “AHHHH, VICKS VAPOR RUB!”

However, in a surprising turn of events, I quite like it. And I’m a Pisces, so it all seems very fitting. I’ve got a running list on a post-it that I have stuck to my monitor for the next order I’m going to put through for Adagio, and this one just got added to it riiiiight…now.

TeaEqualsBliss

I just have to say I LOVE your reviews! They are wonderful!

takgoti

Thank you! Man, this is one of the nicest online communities I have ever participated in.

Jillian

I’m glad it didn’t turn out to be Vick’s Vapour Rub-flavoured as well as that sounds spectacularly nasty. XD

LENA

Any post with a Paul Rudd reference is a good one. Of course I said the quote outloud in my cube…

takgoti

@Jillian I was truly frightened to take that first sip.

@LENA F. Totes magotes.

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75
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
79 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this. I tried it in a local tea room before buying, and found that I liked the chocolate note being very subtle as opposed to IN YOUR FACE sweet. The spices seem gentler than other chai blends I have in my cupboard. It is light, spicy, and sweet. Very enjoyable.

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Adagio Teas included this as a free sample and I’ve tried hard to like it. It seems almost disloyal to Libras everywhere to dislike it this much. But it is truly not for me. It tastes artificial and cloying to me. It reminds me of when I was 13 and ate my lip gloss because it smelled like strawberries. The lip gloss also had this strange, artificial, somewhat bitter taste.

takgoti

I had a friend who used to like to chew on Lip Smackers. Never understood that.

Carolyn

Eating my lip gloss was not top of the chart of Carolyn’s Most Intelligent Moments.

Jillian

I’d say ‘eww’ but I think I might have tried to do the same once when I was much younger. Stones and glass houses and all that. ;)

I am a big fan of chocolate; does that come through at all in the tea?

Carolyn

Not to me, but my preferred chocolate is dark chocolate. I think this may have a note of that artificial-tasting waxy milk chocolate.

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77
drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
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77
drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
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77
drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
784 tasting notes

A green (veggie) green. Not sweet, but not astringent either.

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

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77
drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
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77
drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Spiced Green by Adagio Teas
10 tasting notes

You can really smell the spices in this wonderful tea. Light flavor yet delicious.

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45
drank Decaf Tropics by Adagio Teas
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My box of tea samples from Adagio came today. The samples are all in tiny tins! It is very cute, but I’m not sure what I will do with so many little tins once I’ve finished the tea.

This Decaf Tropics has an excellent flavor and fragrance that makes me think of sunny days on a beach sipping a drink with an umbrella in it. The fragrance is true to the flavor.

The black tea base is ok. It isn’t Lipton, but it isn’t up to the grade of my favorite black teas either. It has more tannins than I like and a slight bitterness. Also it doesn’t have much complexity. (On the other hand, it’s better than most grocery store tea. However, I’ve been getting spoiled with the great black teas I’ve been trying.) I steeped it for 4 minutes. Next time I’ll try 3 minutes and see if that improves it.

Despite my slight disappointment with the black tea, the adept hand Adagio has with the flavoring makes up for the dull tea. It is pleasant to drink and a good bedtime tea. I look forward to trying the rest of the samples.

takgoti

I like to keep a couple of small tins around so I can dump small quantities for transport. Beyond that, I haven’t a clue. I could probably build a fort, at the rate that I am accruing them.

Jillian

I always thought that the ‘duller’, less distinct black teas were always used deliberatly in flavoured blends so that it wouldn’t interfere with the flavour.

Carolyn

takgoti: Build a fort! That’s what I need to do then. ;)

Jillian: That makes sense. However my favorite flavored teas feature interesting black teas as well. For example, Golden Moon’s Honey Pear combines the flavor with a very good black tea so that the flavors integrate and are distinctive in their own right as one sips. Also the complexity and lovely notes of the black tea in Upton Tea’s Mélange de Chamonix are an important part of the blend and would be missed if they’d used an uninteresting Ceylon black.

Auggy

I love Adagio’s little tins! I keep all of them and sometimes there is a little fort of them in my pantry. But they slowly go away because I use them to give people tea samples. Also, when I get bulk tea from the store, I don’t get a ton and they fit in those little tins so nicely (much better than the clear plastic bags I buy them in).

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75
drank Dragonwell by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

I haven’t had this particular dragonwell before but there’s no mistaking those distinctive flat, jade-green leaves, and also no mistaking that distinctive slightly malty, slightly roasted sort of flavour. I don’t have my tea thermometer with me, so I let the water cool for five minutes before steeping for three minutes, and it turned out very well.

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88
drank Honeybush Apricot by Adagio Teas
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88
drank Honeybush Apricot by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

Love this tea. Nice mild honeybush with a vibrant apricot taste. Perfectly balanced, and you can’t oversteep it.

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88
drank Honeybush Apricot by Adagio Teas
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88
drank Honeybush Apricot by Adagio Teas
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84
drank Mambo by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

It’s mellow, smoky, and perfect for fall.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank White Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

Today I got the opportunity to discover that this eases a certain degree of migraine pain nearly as well as pai mu tan. whimper

Auggy

So sorry about the migraine. I hope it goes away soon and with no migraine hangover!

Luthien

Thanks. It’s still hanging around at the edges, but at least I have tea!

takgoti

Eep. Migraines may just be the bane of my existence. Usually turn off all the lights and I hide under blankets in the fetal position when they decide to plague me [I wish I were kidding], but IF there’s a next time I’ll have to try tea.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I hope you’re feeling better Luthien. I had a rather bad headache myself this afternoon. It went from annoying headache to too-hot-nauseous-must-lie-curled-up-in-cool-room-with-no-lights while I was driving home. Thankfully, I wasn’t far but I was sitting in traffic. I’m currently in the period of thank-god-this-headache-is-gone happiness. Two ibuprofens and an hours nap on the couch then chicken soup worked today.

Luthien

Takgoti, you should totally try a double strength brew of one of the stronger white teas like pai mu tan if you get another migraine. It won’t cure it, but it should ease the pain. I was amazed the first time it had that effect on me because I’m so used to nothing really helping, but it happens every time so it’s not a fluke. Several friends of mine have had the same reaction and apparently there are also some medical studies that support this – it’s not just wishful thinking.

Luthien

Glad you’re feeling better, chrine. There’s nothing quite like the relief when you come out the other side of a headache like that!

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75
drank White Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

This is a really good white tea. I wondered if it would be similar to the Green Darjeeling I have at home, but it’s turned out to be very much a white tea in taste without any of the malty edge of the Green Darjeeling. It has good flavour and is significantly less delicate than Silver Needle, but not quite as robust as Pai Mu Tan. This is a sweet, smooth and lovely white tea, definitely one that I’d buy more of.

Jillian

Interesting, I’ve often wondered how these relatively new Indian versions of traditional Chinese teas compare.

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75
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
55 tasting notes

This is a lovely tea – delicate flavor, slightly sweet and less grassy than Silver Needle (my all-time favorite). Perfect for a morning that I’m feeling out of sorts…

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75
drank White Peony by Adagio Teas
55 tasting notes

Really lovely, with a slight (very) sweetness and great flavor – not heavy at all. Perfect.

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25
drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
161 tasting notes

I’m not feeling this one and it’s my second time trying it. Any tea that has a description of “smelling of crab” should have thrown up the good ole warning flag. And I get it…there is a faint crab…err, krab smell.

There is a natural sweetness to this tea, but the sharp veggie dryness kills it. I’m glad this tea was part of a free sample pack…I would never re-order it. As a matter of fact, this tin will probably go into the drawer of misfit teas and wait until it can be swapped.

Any takers for the krab tea?

takgoti

Not to deter people from taking the sample off your hands, but that sounds disgusting.

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh No!!!! I just order this! I’m nervous now…

Auggy

Seriously, this sounds so odd. If you are really looking for someone to relieve you of it, I’d love to try it. Seafood and tea, all rolled into one. Hehe.

LENA

it just wan’t my cup of tea…you guys might love it.

aug3zimm, I think I can send a sample to TX. :) Just email me your home address and I’ll send it out. No stalking I promise. Although I did look at your kitty pics. My 2 cats love a good box to play in too! Do you have any teas that you might swap with me?

TeaEqualsBliss

maybe it was a bad batch!? Mine wasn’t too bad

LENA

and….SOLD…to aug3zimm!

Auggy

Yay!!! It’s so interesting to read the different reviews about it on here. I can’t wait! I’m such a nerd!

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