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Served w/ a TB of white chocolate creamer in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day- yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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White chocolate Irish Creme CappuTEAno. 2.25g steeped in 4oz water steeped in water just below boiling for 5 min. Add 3TB Irish Creme instant cappuccino mix and 1TB white chocolate coffee creamer.

This is kind of a bittersweet cuppa (circumstance wise, not the tea itself). I’m celebrating National Hot Tea Month, but I’m mourning the fact that my left arm still hurts after my flu shot 48hrs ago, I have a sore throat (wasn’t I just sick?!), I’m dealing w/ some really difficult people, and… Adagio has DISCONTINUED their Rum flavored black tea!!! :,(

For instant, it isn’t bad. Adding the tea and the creame make it so much better. The white chocolate gets rid of the artificial after taste and the cream and rum flavored teas give the flavors in the instant mix some depth.

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

I’m still trying to find out about National Hot Tea Month. I assume it is a US thing. I read a statistic somewhere that in the US less than 5% of tea is drunk hot. Here is Australia, less than quarter of a percent is drunk as iced, so perhaps we don’t need it! However, I’m keen on any excuse.

Cofftea

Yeah, just a US thing. If it was world wide, (and it should be) it’d be International Hot Tea Month. And most of the iced tea here is filled w/ sweeteners.

Robert Godden

What passes for iced tea here – and it’s exploded in the last few years, is kind of a sugar cordial with pretend fruit flavours, usually something like .08% tea, and sold as being a healthy alternative to soft drinks. It’s fantastic if you have the plate of a three year old and no family history of diabetes.

Cofftea

That’s the way it is a lot here too. The only place I’ll even dare order an iced tea when I go out to eat is Subway because it’s specifically labeled unsweetend and I can’t stand mine sweetened.

Robert Godden

When we owned a tea shop with 160+ tea, the greatest joy on a 40deg. (Celsius) day was deciding which teas I would be making in two three litre jugs. And drinking some! Honeyed Moroccan Mint still my favourite.

Cofftea

White tea lowers body temperature. My favorite is cucumber white.

Cofftea

2nd infusion. 6min. Very boring brown liquor, but it’s a very dark brown. Hmmm… interesting… I’m just getting a strong black tea- no cream and no rum. Strong isn’t to be confused w/ bitter, astringent, or harsh. It’s just not weak. It could easily be taken for a 1st infusion. While there’s no creamy flavor to this infusion, it’s definitely a smooth cuppa. I’m not a fan of black teas, but I like it.

Cofftea

3rd infusion. 7min. Not a necessarily darker liquor, but definitely a more attractive reddish brown. Flavor is pretty much the same as last time.

Cofftea

4th infusion. 8min. W/ dinner. A lil lighter, but still very good.

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3rd infusion. The cup was clean but there was still cappuccino mix residue on the leaves that left the liquid lightly cloudy. I can’t imagine how light it would be had it not been. VERY light for only a 3rd infusion. Thank God it tasted stronger than it looks. Not bad, especially coming from a person who doesn’t really care for black teas and especially black reinfusions. Time for the leaves to go.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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2nd infusion. I used the same mug I did for my cappuccino experiment so it’s a bit milky, but just barely. This is the reason I didn’t use boiling water. I used very slightly cooler water because I didn’t want to scortch the cappuccino residue. It has a texture more like watery milk then a chai preparation. I don’t care for milk in my tea unless it’s chai, but for those that do it’s VERY delicious. Note to self, mix this w/ Adagio’s chocolate chai.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Steeped a cup (2.25g/6oz) and used that for my (Hills Bros. brand) Irish Cream Cappuccino. (A mix) It didn’t have foam on the top so it was more like a flat latte, but still good for a mix. Couldn’t really taste the tea- possibly a little more creamy (tasting, not texture) and a touch more of a bite because of the rum tea, but that’s actually ok for this. I mainly used it to make my cappuccino at least partially healthy.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Infusions 2 and 3.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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1st infusion w/ 1 TB Irish Cream creamer

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I bought this because I love dessert teas where I can actually taste the tea, but I do admit I’m a little nervous about this as black non-chai teas tend to upset my stomach.

As soon as I pop the lid on the canister some of my reservations are gone. This smells AMAZING! The sweetness of the cream hits me 1st, but it’s definitely followed by the typical Irish Breakfast aroma and then punctuated by the rum.

1st Infusion:
Steeping method: As directed.

The liquor is not surprising. Typical of a black tea. The aroma on the other hand is anything but typical. The cream hits my nose like powdered sugar frosting, followed by the solid aroma of the Irish Breakfast, then finally the scent of the rum. Nothing harsh about this.

As I take my 1st sip, the cream rolls around my tongue. I was right. Liquid frosting. But will this be a dessert tea where all you taste is the dessert? Nope. The Irish Breakfast gives it the true tea taste and prevents the cream from taking control and making it too sweet. Most dessert teas would end here, but soon the bite of the rum sneaks in as if to say “SURPRISE!”

2nd Infusion:
Steep time: 6 min

A slightly weaker version of the 1st in liquor, aroma, and flavor.

Pairs surpisingly well with the ham and pepper jack pannini w/ roasted red peppers that I had it with. The Irish Breakfast was strong enough to stand up to the food and the Rum cut thru the Cream enough where it wasn’t overly sweet for the sandwhich.

3rd Infusion:
Steep time: 7 min

Lightest and weakest infusion. More red/orange in the liquor. The Irish Breakfast and the Rum are strong enough to stand up to the beef stew I had with it, but the Cream wasn’t enough to clash with the stew. In some ways this is my favorite infusion. It depends on what you have it with.

Conclusions: A wonderful black dessert tea where the true tea taste is very much evident but it does not upset my stomach. Secondary infusions still pair well with foods that aren’t sweet making it a tea you could drink all day. I’ll buy this one again.

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

After this cup…I’m officially out of this tea, too…parting is such sweet sorrow…

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Believe it or not…I’m getting low on black flavored teas…kind of. So I am having this! I only have enough for one more cup after this tho…

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Thought I would throw an Adagio into the mix…was looking for a flavored black…this did the trick.

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

This is a little lighter in color that my previous attempts eventho I steeped just as long and roughly the same amount – but NOT to worry – the taste is still great – actually, it might be even better! Whatever I did this morning…I must have done it right!

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

This was nice this morning.

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I seem to be enjoying this one with each attempt. Very nice scent and taste! A good flavored black.

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Following my craving for Black teas today…I decided to try this one again. I really like it. I will say – the black tea doesn’t seem to be as strong as the black tea flavor in the Strawberry Adagio Flavored Black. I also noticed that the Raspberry is harder to oversteep than the Strawberry…just a few comparison notes there…hope you don’t mind…now back to our regularly schedule tea programming…

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drank Raspberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

My New Tea Shipment is HERE! YAY! I randomly chose – out of the ones I ordered – to sip first – and here it is! It’s the Raspberry Flavored Black. At first sniff this tea reminds me of Raspberry chocolate almost. It seems to steep quickly and the aroma lingers. The coloring is that of a regular black tea. The taste is a medium flavored black tea with slight raspberry flavors throughout. I know I will enjoy this tea most mornings! First sample – a success!

takgoti

EXCITEMENT! Tea shipment days are the best days!

My mom loves raspberry truffles; I might have to get a tin of this for her for her birthday. Which reminds me that it’s rapidly approaching. How is October already half over?

Jillian

Yum, I’ll have to put it on my (very extensive) list of teas to try.

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drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Made this for myself while visiting w/ my friend Helen. Decide to steep it a lil shorter this time to see what’d happen. Pleasantly surprised at the flavor punch! Yummy. I think I’ll keep steeping it at 3min from now on.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Infusion 2, steeped for 4 min w/ dinner- chicken pesto flat bread sandwhich w/ red peppers and sun dried tomatoes (which is actually pretty good). What the heck? Did someone pull a prank on me? This is not the same tea. It can’t be. Even though I’ve understeeped the 1st 2 infusions, this infusion is much ligher than the 1st. Infact, it looks like a light white tea! The flavor is a light jasminey w/ the taste of the tea itself as the base. It’s also sweet, crisp, and clean. Between the liquor and the flavor I could very easily confuse this w/ their jasmine silver needle. Now that’s very far from a bad thing, just shocking.

Cofftea

Infusion 3, steeped 5 min. Definitely darker liquor than infusion 2, but it’s kinda hard to tell if it’s darker than 1 or not, but it is more orangy. The flavor is in proportion to the liquor- more oolongy than white.

Cofftea

Infusion 4, 6 min. A lil lighter in color than infusion 3, but not nearly as light as infusion 2. More sweet and less jasminey, but I still really love it. I love teas that morph.

Cofftea

Infusion 5, 7 min. Only gonna steep it in 3oz of water though and will make thick matcha w/ it. Keep an eye out for my tasting note:)

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drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

This is my 1st oolong since my shocking cup of Ooooh Darjeeling as well as my very 1st Jasmine.

Raw leaf observations: I love teas that are as much of a delight to watch steep as drink when they are finished. The tightly rolled leaves have a smooth and slightly sweet aroma, nothing similiar to a pu erh as some oolongs have.

Steeping method: 2.25g of pearls in 6oz of purified water heated at 195 degrees F for 5 min in Adagio’s IngenuiTEA.

I’m surprised at the light yellowish-amber liquor of the 1st infusion. By far not as light as a green or white tea, but definitely lighter than most of the oolongs I’ve tried.

It smells just like it did in the tin, although a bit more pronounced. A smooth and sweet scent, yet not flowery or perfumey like rose might be.

This is much more positive than my last oolong experience. It tastes just like it smells. It’s not weak for my tastes although a bit weaker than I expect from an oolong. It does not have a strong punch of flavor that you’d get from a black tea. It’s lighter and smoother. It doesn’t upset my stomach like most black and flowery teas do.

2nd infusion: 6 min. Hmmm… Interesting. This infusion is darker than the 1st. The smell is a bit stronger as well which makes me wonder if there’s more caffeine in this infusion than the 1st. While this infusion is stronger, it’s not too strong. It’s a personal preference as to which one a person might prefer but both are not just drinkable, but good.

3rd infusion: 7 min. Lighter in liquor, aroma, and taste than the 2nd but yet still stronger than the 1st. Still very good. I think I’m going to switch to something else now, but I’d think one could get a 4th good infusion out of this and I will try next time I desire an oolong. I can see myself buying this one again.

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
27 tasting notes

So far so good. The first steep is an interesting blend of an early picked oolong with all of the aromatic of a quality darjeeling black. A 30 second steep yielded a lot of flavor and a light golden color. Not my favorite oolong ever, but I will definitely drink it again. Well done for the first oolong from Darjeeling.

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drank Dongshan Dolce by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

I got this in the new arrivals sampler free w/ $19 purchase. It came w/ 2 oolong teas and a jasmine oolong. The raw tea leaves have a very faint non descript green tea aroma.

I steeped 2.25g of tea leaves in 6oz of purified water heated to 175 degrees F. This tea is a very light tea not only in aroma, but in weight. 2.25g is approx. 3.25 teaspoons so unlike a lot of loose leaf green teas I’m expecting this to be a darker green.

Well… I was wrong. 3 min later and this is by far the lightest tea I’ve ever seen. If I didn’t know it was tea, I would probably mistake it for funky water. Surprisingly though, it does have an, albeit very light, aroma. Absolutely no scent of pu erh like some greens, just a light grassy smell w/ a sweet finish.

Surprisingly this does have a taste, although I have to strain to taste it. The flavor is very weak, but the flavor that is there is a very basic but good, smooth green tea. Nothing special.

Infusion 2, 4 min: Ok… Interesting… This infusion is actually darker than the 1st. I’m thinking that’s because there was not enough leaf to require the full min of extra steeping time that additional infusions usually require. Both the aroma and liquor are stronger versions of the 1st, nothing different. The taste is also stronger… I’m wondering if the caffeine is stronger in this infusion even though everything I’ve read says most of the caffeine is released in the 1st infusion.

3rd infusion, 5 min: When I originally steeped this I would have never imagined that I’d get 3 infusions out of this. The 3rd infusion is a weaker version of the 2nd in sight, liquor, and taste, yet stronger than the 1st.

Conclusions: While the 3rd infusion is still of a VERY good quality, I think my favorite is the 2nd. The 1st is pretty much a waste for me. This tea requires quite a bit of leaf for a solid 2nd infusion and good 3rd, but even that much results in a useless 1st infusion. I’m glad I tried this, but I’m also glad that I got it free. I would have been very disappointed I even wasted $2 for a sample of this. This tea requires a lot of leaf and a wasted infusion to get only 2 good infusions (I didn’t try a fourth, maybe that would be drinkable as well) so it’s more expensive per cup than you would think. Just not worth it for me when there are so many other wonderful green teas out there.

TeaEqualsBliss

hummm…I’m afraid now…this was one I just got…will be drinking soon tho…so I will be doing a write up too! sigh…not sure about this one now…

Cofftea

Don’t get me wrong. It’s good (at least the 2nd infusion) and I’m glad I tried it, but IMO 3.25 teaspoons for 2, maybe 3 infusions when the 1st one is too weak to drink is a waste. To each his or her own though. I can’t wait to see what you think of it:)

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drank Spring Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
92 tasting notes

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