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75

I love this tea. Just the right balance between wonderful tea taste with a hint of blueberry aroma.

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
14 tasting notes

Great afternoon tea. Very vanilla!

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75

Not bad. The peach taste is pretty subtle, and it mostly comes through at the end. I prefer Lupicia’s Momo (Peach) Oolong, which has a stronger peach flavour and I think balances the tea and fruit flavour a bit better, but this one is quite drinkable. Pretty tin!

Auggy

I really enjoy how Lupicia flavors their tea. Seems to me to be more natural of a taste compared to others. I almost grabbed some of their Momo black this morning!

takgoti

Yet another reminder that I need to check out Lupicia. And win the lottery.

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90

I prepared this with frothed milk and sweetener. The cocoa flavor is very mild, but definitely present. Drinking a second cup without milk made the flavor less noticeable. It reminds me a bit of Mexican chocolate, except, of course, for the calories.

Jillian

One of the many benefits of drinking chocolate tea. ;) I love their Chocolate Chip tea.

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47
drank Butterfly Kisses by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Very fruity. And that’s pretty much all I can say about it. Very fruity. Maybe a little too fruity to be something I truly love, but still good. Oddly though, I taste blueberries, but there are no blueberries. So either blackberry + mango + peach = blueberries or I’m nuts. Either is possible.

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75
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

My friend’s favourite tea, so this was another one on the list to try. The chocolate taste works a lot better in this than in other so-called chocolate teas I’ve tried and I love the strawberry aspect! Definitely a winner.

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75
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

I’m leaving the rest of this with my friend when I move on to the next part of my holiday tomorrow, so I thought I’d better have some more while I could. I’ve belatedly remembered that I used to really like Twinings’ chamomile and spearmint, and Foxtrot is very reminiscent of that. Just, you know, better. I hate to say it, but I think that’s because of the rooibos.

Jillian

Something to remember for the next order from Adagio? ;)

Luthien

Alas, I can’t usually order from Adagio because I live in Australia and they won’t ship there because of customs issues with importing tea. My current trip to the States is a tea tour on top of everything else. g

Jillian

I’ve found that a lot of otherwise good tea places (thankfully not Adagio) charge an insane amout of money to ship to Canada. If I ever go south of the border the first thing I’ll do is go nuts buying all the tea I couldn’t get at home. ;D

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75
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
265 tasting notes

I’ve been seeing TeaEqualsBliss rave about this tea for a while now, so I added it to my list of teas to try while I’m over here. Just coming to the end of the first cup now, and I can see what all the fuss is about. I generally don’t go for rooibos or even rooibos blends very much, but this is a great mix. The fresh taste of the mint is present from the first sip right through to the aftertaste, but I can really feel the hit of chamomile as well. And yeah, the rooibos needs to be there, too, because it sort of brings everything together. So sad that I can’t get this at home, because I’d really like to give it a permanent place in my tea cupboard.

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75
drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

Love the little “balls” of tea, especially when they unfold. Something about that just makes it taste better… ESPECIALLY when steeped in a traditional teapot (something I definitely don’t do enough of). There’s a few different types of Oolong Jasmine, they all taste almost the same, with some subtle differences. This is a lighter Jasmine, not as much flavor of the flower, but more of a mix between Jasmine and Oolong. Still very good though.

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75
drank Autumn Magic by Adagio Teas
14 tasting notes

… drinking a mix of Adagio’s pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and caramel teas. This one is very sweet!

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90
drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

Nice and sweet. The vanilla tea being one of my favorites, this blend is great when I want something sweeter. It smells great and the flavors aren’t overpowering.

75
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

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75
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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90

As delightful as ever.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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90

Still one of my faves. The chamomile adds such a great depth, and it is very forgiving of boiling water and oversteeping. As Cynthia says, it almost requires a strong preparation, but that’s okay with me.

Prepared in Adagio IngenuiTEA teapot.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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90

Delicious blend of chamomile and some light fruit notes. Complex without being overwhelming.

Steeped 7 minutes at 180°F. Prepared in Adagio IngenuiTEA teapot.

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85
drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

I simply love Oolong and as this tea taught me, I love the smell of Jasmine. I’m sitting down, writing this review with a big hot cup of this.

The liquor is dark tangerine. The scent is pure hot humid Jasmine and Oolong, which together are wonderfully sweet. The taste itself is sweet as well, kind of like a liquid birthday cake…Or really like liquid Honeysuckle. I’ve NEVER needed sugar or honey drinking this. There are the usual copper notes of a well-treated Oolong, but ultimately, this tea is all about the Jasmine.

Carolyn

I might have to try this. I love Jasmine in tea.

takgoti

I don’t have a Jasmine Oolong from Adagio, but I do have one from Teavana that scared me a little bit the last time I tried it. It’s been a while, so I think I might need to give it another go.

If you like jasmine tea, I’ve had a fair amount of it and Samovar’s Jasmine Pearl is a consistent favorite of mine.

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75

minty and delicious, the first “gourmet” tea i ever tried and certainly not the last.

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75
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

Not full on sweet or caramelly (I know it isn’t a word) but is still tasty. If you go into it not expecting to drink a cup of syrup I think it is okay. However I have yet to try it with milk, which I’m sure would dull the taste.

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75
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
10 tasting notes

One of my favorites. Light but wonderful taste.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
260 tasting notes

Dear Pumpkin Spice,

I wanted to like you. Really, I truly did. I know that you might not want to hear that right now, but please hear me out.

When I was mildly disappointed with the first cup, I did not shun you. I tried you again the next day. When that cup, too, left me crestfallen, I was not deterred.

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t you DARE pretend that I didn’t put effort into trying to fix this. I experimented. I changed your steep time. I changed your water temperature. I changed the amount of you that I put in…you. I sat by your bed and read you Harry Potter, and I even held your hair back on that one night we decided to take shots every time those girls on The Hills did something that made us want to lose our faith in humanity. And still, after everything that we’ve been through, things just never felt right.

You were just so bitter. I could never understand it. You looked so good on paper, and I’d be lying if I said your scent wasn’t slightly intoxicating, but being in your company simply wasn’t enjoyable.

I think that the night I knew it was over was when I broke down and tried you with cream and sugar, and I got no pumpkin flavor and could only taste the sugar. With all due respect to your parents, why would they name you Pumpkin when there is no pumpkin to be had? Are you related to the Scented-Bitter-Waters who live up north?

And now, we must part ways. I’m sorry, Spice. Please believe me when I say that I wanted this to work.

Sincerely,
Heather

P.S. You wouldn’t happen to have any friends who taste a lot better than you do, would you?

Jillian

chuckles You always make your reviews so entertaining! _

takgoti

Thanks so much! I figure I can at least try to make up for my lack of tea knowledge with mild amusement. I’m glad people are enjoying them.

TeaCast

Hah, excellent! I inadvertently reviewed this today before I saw this post. I wish it had more pumpkin flavor to it :(

takgoti

It’s always nice when my thoughts converge with someone else’s. Makes me feel like I’m not just talking out of my ass. [Though I often am.]

Angrboda

Late to the party it would seem. But this review is made of timeless win.

takgoti

Oh my goodness. So much retro love. Thanks everyone!

@Angrboda That I have created anything that could remotely be considered timeless makes me giggle like a little schoolgirl.

S

A+++++ would LOL again!

Nik

What Shanti said. What a great read! =)

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Yuck! Rooibos = nastiness. And based on this tea, flavored Rooibos = even more nastiness. No way am I finishing this.

takgoti

Aww, I like Rooibos. Also, I would think that this log would deter me from wanting to try the Zodiac tea I got from Adagio, but…I’m going in.

Carolyn

I haven’t liked any rooibos I’ve tried either. It tastes dusty to me.

Jillian

The only Zodiac tea I’ve tried is the Cancer one so I could be talking out of my ass, but the flavour combination sounds a little strange. I sorta get camomille + orange flavour, but vanilla oolong??

Auggy

I try to like Rooibos, but I can’t. It’s got a funny taste that makes me feel like it was in too close of contact with a nasty, post-shipping box. The type that you take from the UPS guy and put down only to realize that the box has covered your hands and clothes with dirt from it’s surface.

In the series’ defense, I’ve tried a fair number of the teas in it and this is the only one that I couldn’t at least enjoy a bit.

@Jillian: I don’t really get the combo either… I can see orange + vanilla, but why vanilla oolong? It makes me especially sad since I’m a Leo. I should at least like my own Zodiac tea. :(

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I like rooiboses normally but this one just sounds odd. The orange and vanilla parts sound okay but the oolong and chamomile parts do not at all.

Now I have to go look up my Zodiac tea. I’m a Virgo.

Angrboda

I definitely agree. I don’t like rooibos much. I can drink it if a have to, but I never make it at home. I’ve got a whole tin of it just wasting away because I have the hardest time making myself throw away tea even if it’s not actually real tea. I just can’t. The only times I drink it is when I’m ill and proper tea tastes weird. I was told once that rooibos with quince was absolutely miraculously fantastic on ice. Fantastically disgusting yes, but I guess that’s not what they meant.
Don’t feel bad about not liking your zodiac tea. I dislike peach in tea and mine was severely peach-y. I gave it to a colleague.

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75
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

I like it but I like the custom “Peachy” brew a lot better.

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75
drank Green Pekoe by Adagio Teas
8 tasting notes

Accidentally oversteeped it, still turned out quite good.

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