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68
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Took a heaping teaspoon w/ me to have @ Bible study today and found a surprise at the refreshment table… Caramel apple creamer! I’ve never seen that before so I added about a TB to my tea. Sooo good!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
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Oh wow, that sounds so good, Caramel apple creamer! Where the heck did that come from!! :D Must add a BAM! to Masala.

Cofftea

It was coffee mate brand I believe. (liquid)

Cinoi

Definitely have to find that creamer… :)

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68
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Backlogging from last nite. Mom made brownies and served them w/ rum flavored coffee. I steeped a very heaping teaspoon in my coffee for 5 min. Yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.

For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. This is also VERY good w/ hot cocoa mix added after steeping.

Good basic chai. Nothing overly special. I buy this mainly cuz of the frequent cup points program they have.

To make it chilled I love making a large batch using as little water as possible to make a concentrate, chilling, then using milk to fill the liquid discrepency. If desired, add proper amount of coffee concentrate for the amount you’re making and reduce water/milk that amount according to compensate for the coffee. If serving it over ice, make ice cubes from more tea or tea steeped in milk. I prefer it blended when iced.

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68
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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For those that aren’t big on matcha, here’s another drinking chocolate I just made:
1/3 c. milk (chocolate or plain)
3TB drinking chocolate mix
1 heaping teaspoon of your favorite chai
1 packet (individual serving) instant coffee
1TB spiced rum creamer (pumpkin spice would also be killer)

Heat milk til bubbles start forming on the surface and add chai. Steep for 5 min and strain. Add chocolate mix, instant coffee, and creamer. Mix completely, pour into your favorite bowl, and drink up!

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67
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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2.25g steeped in only 2oz purified water. (just enough to cover the leaves). Add 4oz milk and 1 TBS Spiced Rum creamer. Makes a great winter drink for those who don’t drink alcohol. And much healthier for children than hot cocoa! For extra chocolate flavor shave 1oz 100% dark chocolate, add to the milk, and melt. Add chai concentrate.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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3rd infusion: 7min

Hmmm… lighter than normal for a 3rd infusion of this tea in all 3 points of the tirfecta (aroma, liquor, and taste). I had this w/ pancakes this morning and didn’t want a heavier tea so I just steeped it in water and, even though I RARELY sweeten my tea, added a tiny drizzle of maple syrup to echo the pancakes. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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I wanted to see what chocolate and rose taste like so I steeped the only chocolate tea I had, this, as directed (it’s a 2nd infusion so 6 min in boiling water) except I used 2.25 g of tea and 6 oz of water instead of 8 then used that to steep a tea bag (2nd infusion also) of The Republic of Teas Get Relaxed! for 8 min. The 1st infusion of the chai was used in a dirty chai so the little coffee that remained gave it a little depth and the rose from the Get Relaxed gave a flirty undertone that was slightly floral but no where near perfumey- I LOVE IT!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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I was craving a dirty chai misto, so I grabbed my chocolate chai.

3oz double strength premade coffee, boiled used to steep 2.25 g of tea for 5 min. Instead of placing my ingenuiTEA right on top of the cup I was going to drink out of, I placed the tea concentrate in a pan, added 3oz cold fat free milk and heated it up again and then poured the dirty chai misto in my cup and enjoyed!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk. Serve unsweetened. Good chai… but wait a minute… I just looked at the tin… this is supposed to be a chocolate chai??? The chocolate flavor is completely non existant and bordering on false advertising. If you add milk, make sure it’s chocolate milk. A great disappointment from a company w/ otherwise wonderful products.

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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Delicious tea! The nutty taste of the rooibos and the vanilla compliment each other perfectly! I like to add honey to mine to give it that little something extra.

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Brewed for 3 mins. Nice. Very sweet from the chamomile. Is smooth and bright. Very flavorful.

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drank Xue Ya Ballad by Adagio Teas
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This tea has a non descript aroma when in the tin. I steeped 2.25g of tea leaves in 6oz purified water heated to 175 degrees F for 3 min. and I’m glad I didn’t steep it any longer. It does have a pale yellowish green liquor as the description states, but that’s where the accuracy ends. There is nothing fruity about this tea at all. I did not sweeten this. I became leary about this tea even before tasting it. It smelled of dirt. Sure enough, it tastes like a very weak pu erh, kind of like I dropped a good tasting green tea on the ground. I’m not sure this tea would appeal to anyone. If you don’t like pu erh, you won’t like this tea. But then again if you like pu erh this may be too weak for you. If you like pu erh maybe steep it for 5 mins like a black tea. I normally like to try all teas both hot and chilled and see how many infusions I can get before the flavor dies, but I’m not brave enough to try this a 2nd time no matter how it’s prepared.

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I was REALLY excited about this because I can’t stand most sweetened tea. I was just as disappointed. I got a bottle as a free sample from Adagio w/ one of my purchases and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it. There was an odd taste I couldn’t place. Maybe peaches? But I like peach white or green peach tea. This wasn’t good. It says they added vitamin C to it and I think that was the mistake. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Sometimes I don’t want my palate challenged, or a finicky steeping ritual, or a lot of nuance. Sometimes, I just want a really good, satisfying cup of tea. Now, please.

This one has a deep tea perfume, a dark color that promises and delivers a strong tannic flavor. Tannic meaning it tastes like tea – good, honest, no fussiness about it tea. I wrap my hands around my mug and inhale deeply before each sip. Ahhh – tea.

Wait, the pot is empty already?!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
Jillian

“Why is the tea always gone?” ;) Just out of question do you get the supposed ‘peppery’ taste with this tea?

Cynthia Carter

There is a puckery feeling in my mouth after drinking a cup of this tea, probably from the tannins, and I think that sensation plus the strong dark flavor may be what folks are detecting as “peppery.” As in black pepper, not chili pepper.

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Drank this as an after dinner treat with almond wafers – the smooth earthiness was just right.

Curse Adagio and their samplers! I like all of the teas in their black sampler, and am beginning to panic now that I am getting low on a number of them. How to choose what to order next?

takgoti

I run into the same problem with samplers. Damn the sample sets! DAMN ALL THE SAMPLE SETS!

Jillian

MOAR samplers? ;)

Cynthia Carter

Yes, I could buy more samples, but . . . it makes me feel like such a tea tramp.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I heart samplers.

Jillian

Bah, think of it as free (tea) love. ;)

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85
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Delicious, intensely earthy tea, with a strong vegetal flavor and a hint of smokiness.

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75
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
1810 tasting notes

…at least I THINK that’s what I’m drinking. My work tea storage leaves a lot to be desired, and these unidentified bags were squooshed down in the bottom of the tin in a zip-lock baggie. Hey, it’s warm, and a little sweet—-any port in a storm; literally. Raining kittens and cold and damp and just above freezing.

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75
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
1810 tasting notes

Nice; not too cloyingly sweet.

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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75
drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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drank Gyokuro by Adagio Teas
37 tasting notes

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75

Despite it’s graphic name, this tea is delicious! The benefits of tea have never tasted so good! Enjoy and be healthy!

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