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75
drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

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75
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

Tastes as good as it smells! Light and citrusy and delicious. I bet it’d be even more glorious iced. :D

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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
784 tasting notes

Iced (with a little sugar) is the way to go with this. I was getting sick of it hot.

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80
drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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45
drank Pineapple by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

My tea tastes have changed a lot. Two years ago, I liked this tea. Now, I’m glad it’s all used up. Smells musky and unpleasant so that’s not cool. The taste isn’t horrible – a bit more dried, candied pineapple instead of fresh pineapple – but there is a very perfume-y aftertaste that required gum immediately after I finished my cup.

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

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45
drank Pineapple by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

I think my tea tastes are only slightly more stable than my musical tastes.

I used to really like this tea. But it’s been a while since I had it – I fell a bit out of love with it months ago. But since I am determined to get my tea pantry under control, I thought I’d bust this one out again because 1) I may like it now and 2) even if I don’t, I’m still that much closer to getting rid of a tin, right?

Musically, I tend to switch around musical genres. I’ll be in a pop mood for a bit, then a classic rock mood, then alternative, then angry music (it’s a genre for me, what can I say?)… It cycles and each mood stays around for one or more months. I’m getting the feeling that my tea tastes do the same. Or else I’m outgrowing flavored teas. Either or.

This is a bit more of a candied pineapple taste than fresh pineapple. With a bit of muskiness in it like appears if you’ve ever dried watermelon with a food dehydrator. Which can be a little odd (though at the same time, it’s oddly nifty… but odd). Additionally, I’m becoming pickier about the aftertaste I get from flavored teas. Because I’m learning that teas, even flavored ones, don’t have to give an aftertaste that requires immediate gum chewing. This one, though, does. So that makes me sad.

So not only have I found other good flavored teas, making this one seem less happy-making than it had been previously, but I’m pretty sure I’m migrating away from flavored teas and towards unflavored. I’ve probably got one more morning cup of this tea left but after that I won’t be getting this again.

In musical tastes though, this one is always fun no matter what mood I’m in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWSQ9YQa_6w

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Flavored tea can be good! I just think that BAD flavored tea makes you never want to try that particular flavor at all. I think I have to be in the mood for either flavor/unflavored. Because tea itself that’s high-quality has so many nuances by itself.

Everything I’ve had flavored/scented by Golden Moon has been a-mazing though!

Auggy

Dude, I know! I swear I’m still catching whiffs of the coconut pouchong today. 4 lovely steeps last night. SO good. And no post-tea gum needed!

denisend

Adagio is really scaring me off of flavored tea. Gah, I haven’t been able to bring myself to keep trying the samples I bought!

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75

Double cup iced, 2 Truvia. The more I drink this, the less I like it. The dry leaves have a revolting smell, but at least it’s no so bad brewed. It’s not really bad, just not great.

Cofftea

I think your mistake is that you’re sweetening it. Try 2.25g of tea per 6oz of purified water steeped at 180 degrees F for 7 min. If you want it iced, do NOT use regular ice cubes. Make extra tea and use them.

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75

Double cup iced, 3 Splenda

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75

Drank it hot. Single cup, 3 raw sugar.

Not bad, but I don’t know how I really feel about it yet. I think I need to try it iced.

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75

Made iced tea with this last night. Very light and refreshing with the slightest of floral hints, as you’d expect.

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75
drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
1311 tasting notes

With a twist today. I substituted one quarter of the leaves with Adagio’s cinnamon black. It turned out to be a very nice combination. I’m glad I didn’t add more cinnamon than I did because I think that would have overpowered the chocolate.

Well. I say chococlate, but really it’s more cocoa than it’s chocolate, I think.

As mentioned, though, a nice combination, which seems pretty nicely balanced between the two flavours if I do say so myself. I think a little bit of milk would have suited it too, smoothing it out a bit, but I didn’t have any so someone else will have to test that for me.

Weirdly, it’s also a combination that works tolerably well with this I-need-to-use-these-leeks-for-something-soon-improvisation-surprise-soup that I’m having for dinner.

Cofftea

Yeah you definitely have to be careful about the ratio, but I LOVE mayan chocolate!

Kitch3ntools

ive done this b4!! :D its really good ive added milk too. the milk does smooth it out so its a nice mellow flavor.

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75
drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
1311 tasting notes

but with a twist!

I’m f-f-f-f-f-freezing! So I wanted a tea with a warming sort of flavour. You know chocolate with chili in it, right?

So I had this chocolate tea and I had this here chili powder and I thought, “hmmmmm…. Self, it’s worth a try.”

I made a small strong pot of chocolate tea and added half a teaspoon of chili, stirred and steeped.

The result was… this very red sort of tea, seriously it’s almost as red as a pu-ehr. It smells like a spicy spaghetti sauce and the flavour has gone really sweet in an unpleasant sort of way, with the hotness of the chili scratching my esophagus all the way down.

It’s not very pleasant and it’s not even warming. It’s not impossible that I used too much chili, but I don’t really feel inclined to experiment further with this.

I’m not going to drink the rest of the pot, but at least I’ve learned something. That in itself is a good thing, right?

Jillian

Well the Aztecs drank it that way, but then again a people who loved bloody human sacrifices might not be the best thing to compare yourself against. ;)

Maybe something a bit milder like cinnamon would work instead.

Angrboda

I don’t much care for cinnamon in tea, but I’ve had good experiences with adding other things to this, like for example a smidge of mint tisane.
Elsewhere I was also suggested to try it with cayenne instead of chili since a lot of commercial chili powder is actually a spice mix, and sure enough mine was! So I’m guessing there were several factors that made it a bad experience.

I have soooo many ideas for variations on this tea though!

Jillian

Now you’ve got me eyeing my Chocolate Chip tea from Adagio in a speculative manner. I afraid of wasting it though since it’s only a sample tin and it’s almost gone.

I think if you started off by adding less chilli (say 1/4 tsp) and slowly work your way up in amount it might turn out better tasting. Ginger might be another warming spice you could add instead. If you’ve ever eaten chocolate-covered ginger you’ll know how good they taste together.

Tabby

Yeah, I think that might be a tad too much. I suggest using cayenne pepper instead. (AND ONLY A TINY SPRINKLE.)

Angrboda

Jillian: I don’t much care for ginger at all, so that’s not really something I’d ever consider.
I’m not sure it would work with Chocolate Chip…? How is it different from just the chocolate variation? I’m sort of thinking of cookies. :p

Tabby: I’ve had lots of people suggest cayenne, so I’ve filed that away for future experiments. If eventually I decide I dare. ;)
I’ve also had suggestions of ground pepper, so I’m currently looking into what sort of teas they use that with. I suspect not every tea would be able to carry pepper very well.

Jillian

I’ve never tried the plain chocolate one, but from the description the only difference is the absence of tiny, dark-chocolate chips in the tea. The chips melt in the hot water and it makes the tea extra cocao-y, mmmmmm. Actually I think I’ll make myself of a cup right now. :D

As for the ginger, I’m just sugesting what I remember of the ‘warming’ herbs and spices that are used in eastern medicine.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I think the Cayenne chili (pepper) powder (or any hot chili pepper powder) will work. I’ve used it in hot cocoa to make spiced cocoa. I’ve also used ginger powder (and mint extract and vanilla extract). Use very little and work your way up. Since I do not think steeping will make any difference, you should be able to stir it in before drinking and add more as needed. I do not think black pepper would taste good.

Also, dried herbs and seasonings are about three times stronger than fresh. Chili powder, in America at least, tends to always be the stuff you’d season chili with (as your was) and not hot pepper (chili) powder.

I look forward to hearing about your future experiments and I love your avatar.

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75
drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
1311 tasting notes

Forgot about it and seriously oversteeped it. It doesn’t seem to have had a negative impact on the tea though, since it’s neither bitter nor overly strong. It’s got a very smooth and very nice flavour of chocolate without being dominated by sweetness, and I can recommend drinking it plain or add a little milk to the cup and give it a sort of chocolate milk quality. (pretty thin chocolate milk, but hey, you can’t have everything)
Also, try brewing it with a pinch of mint, for an After Eight sort of variation.

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75
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
67 tasting notes

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75
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
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75
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
67 tasting notes

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