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74
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
509 tasting notes

Finally got around to making a pot. I haven’t had this tea in several years, and I feel like my tastes have matured since then. But naturally, I’m going to like an assam/ceylon blend.

It’s a good tea, don’t get me wrong. It’s strong and a little bitter, but it just doesn’t have a lot going on. I guess I’m starting to lean more toward Chinese black teas? Or maybe I’m just having an off night. I’ll give it another try before I consider my rating final.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
509 tasting notes

Another cup of this first thing in the afternoon after sleeping in. Since it’s gotten so cold out, I’ve really been craving hot tea, and this was perfect. Two teaspoons of sugar in an mug from the 70’s. Like a pot of slightly murky amber. :)

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74
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
509 tasting notes

Another pot of this to wake me up a little on this damp, cool day. Steeped for 5 minutes at a rolling boil. A little sugar added, as usual. There’s something oddly comforting about this tea that I can’t put my finger on.

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74
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
509 tasting notes

I don’t usually go for Irish Breakfast tea, simply because it’s usually boring flavor-wise and I like my tea exotic. But I was really pleasantly surprised by this tea. I like it a lot. The leaves have a very pleasant, sweet smell. I knew I’d like it as soon as I smelled it. I will probably be re-ordering this. It’s also probably good to mix with other teas as a black tea base.

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75
drank Green Pekoe by Adagio Teas
36 tasting notes

My second cup of this today, and TeaEqualsBliss is right: oversteeped is the way to go.

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25
drank Blackberry by Adagio Teas
23 tasting notes

I was not a fan of this tea. Its a little strong and bitter. Doesnt taste like sweet blackberrys like I was hoping.

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75
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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75
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

This one is just fun, with birthday-cake taste and sprinkles mixed right in with the leaves. Makes me feel special.

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75
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

I really enjoy this one. It takes like birthday cake with vanilla, caramel, and real sprinkles in the tea. A good one when you want a black for the caffeine but not for the taste.

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75
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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75
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

This tea is what I was thinking of when I was a child and making imaginary magic potions that could heal your lifeforce or imbue you with magic. The tea itself is a feel good item and can lift spirits. It allows you to shrug off discomfort, like it was some kind of winter coat and just feel good.

It has a cool blonde liquor and a mild smell like tanned leather or some sort of soft herb like tarragon. The taste has notes of butter and hay, like some impossible grain beverage. There are no truly bitter flavors present.

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75
drank Kukicha by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

Very good, but I was surprised to see the leaves and twigs in such small pieces. It was more powdery than I expected.
Liked it lots, but I’ve had better.

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
84 tasting notes

Quite good!
I second Jennlea’s description of grassy and sweet.
Just the way I like it :)

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75
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

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75
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

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79
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
181 tasting notes

It took me a while to get the right time and serving size for this, but I think I got it. I need this strong, especially on a cold, rainy morning like today’s. 3 balls for a single cup, 5 minutes in boiling water. Resteeping once or twice will keep me going until lunch.

takgoti

I’m going to have to give this one another shot soon. Tomorrow sounds like a good day. Done.

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75
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
78 tasting notes

Autumy. Very pleasant. Nice balance of apple and spices.

The spices are more like mulling spices than some chai ‘whoa this is spicy’ chais. Which works for this blend.

Normally I drink chai with milk but for my first cuppa I drank it straight up and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I thought my british background would have ruined me for drinking black teas without milk but I’m reconditioning myself apparently.

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75

Mmm I’m one of the few who really like this one. I get a really full rich brew from this and get the the coco notes towards the ends of the cup when it’s cooling down. It’s very comforting on a windy fall day.

I love to watch the little balls unfurl themselves coming out of their cocoons. It’s the perfect use for my IngenuiTEA pot from adagio.

I used 4 balls at 5 minutes and 30 seconds. It’s best the first two steepings I’m still fiddling a bit with the brewing time on the third.

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84

This is my second cup of this tea. First time, I used 4 balls. This time, I went with 5. The flavor is definitely better, more intense with 5, but it doesn’t seem remarkably complex. Maybe my slightly-congested nose is masking some subtle notes, though.

Steeped 6 minutes at 212°F. Prepared in Adagio IngenuiTEA teapot.

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100
drank Ginseng Green by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Made 24oz of this to have w/ lunch (fresh salsa, chips, and watermelon). The ginseng will keep me energized and productive…. I hope lol.

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100
drank Ginseng Green by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Made a big 16oz cup for mom.

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

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100
drank Ginseng Green by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Mom’s been up all nite working on a paper so I thought I’d make her a cup of this.

Cofftea

2nd infusion, 4 min for me. Seems extra sweet today and light on the ginseng, Odd.

Cofftea

As it cools, the sweetness is gone.

Erin

I too live with my mom (at least for this semester anyway). She drinks tea from tea bags and refuses to try some of mine! Grrrrr…

Cofftea

Mom just doesn’t drink much hot tea period. She drinks bagged tea even more rarely than loose which is good. I actually didn’t ask her if she wanted it this morning. I just did it.

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100
drank Ginseng Green by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

2nd infusion of my leaves from last nite before dumping them. I have a new joint supplement powder I’m trying and I put it in this today. It covers the tea taste for the most part, but at least I get the added health benefits.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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