Adagio Teas

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93
drank Pina Colada by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Yummy, candy-fruit flavor- a bit acidic, but a pleasant tartness. Definitely can taste the pineapple, coconut, maybe some cranberry and/or raspberry, but difficult to make out the Pina Colada taste. Still a really great fruity herbal tea!

—loose leaf w/ infuser
—1 tsp of rock sugar

I used 1 tsp of rock sugar- not sure how much I’m supposed to use, but seeing as it doesn’t hide the tea’s taste, it probably doesn’t matter..?

(I was a little disappointed in that it tasted very, very similar to Teavana’s “Wild Orange Blossoms” but seeing as that tea is so freaking good, it isn’t really a criticism I guess. I just kind of expected this one to have a separating, distinct taste but that’s okay.)

Flavors: Candy, Coconut, Cranberry, Fruity, Pineapple, Raspberry, Rosehips

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
103 tasting notes

Herbal TTB – Sadly this one is not for me. I was looking forward to the vanilla as an evening treat. It didn’t seem to be there for me.

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75
drank Decaf Apricot by Adagio Teas
302 tasting notes

Samples Only TTB
It’s nice to have another decaf that I like but I am not overwhelmed. Sometimes I think that I don’t do a good job shaking/mixing the package of tea. It doesn’t seem to have as much apricot flavor as others are tasting. I like it well enough but I am not excited.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
A2ShedsJackson

I’ve heard the decaf flavors on Adagio are a bit milder than the caffeine originals. Adagio flavors can be pretty subtle and natural, which is both good and bad. Not totally surprised by your review. Hope the next thing you try is more to your liking.

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35
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
107 tasting notes

I’ve been on a tight budget lately, so I haven’t been buying tea, but as I noticed I was almost out of back teas I found that I had a ton of loyalty points built at Adagio. I’d had their Yunnan Noir before, which was pretty nice, but I decided to go for the more expensive Dragon Pearls and Yunnan Gold. The gold was great, really above my expectations, but these Dragon Pearls are just really bad

I’ve brewed them a few different way now, but even when I brew it strong there’s hardly any flavor. Just hot brown water with a touch of bitterness, and a slight fruity aroma which tastes to me like something it might have picked up from a flavored tea. I’m not sure what to do with the rest of this tea, it’s really not worth drinking.

Preparation
Boiling
looseTman

A nominee for the hall of shame! Request a refund!

tperez

Yeah I really hate do do that, and they charge a 35% restock fee, but I guess it’s what I’ll have to do

looseTman

“…even when I brew it strong there’s hardly any flavor. Just hot brown water with a touch of bitterness …”

There was nothing wrong with your money. There shouldn’t be anything wrong with their premium-priced Dragon Pearls.

Wow, that’s a very stiff customer-unfriendly restocking fee!

Perhaps if you make Adagio aware of your experience they will promptly remedy this situation to your satisfaction. Most reputable suppliers know that customer satisfaction is the key to their long-term success especially when there’s so much competition from many other tea suppliers.

Cwyn

A ball tea should be hanging onto a lot of flavor. Sounds like this one might have been poorly stored. Like maybe glass jars?

tperez

Yes I would guess that it was stored badly. I’m going to try emailing them to see what they’ll do

looseTman

All of us, your Steepster friends, will be watching (:-) to see if Adagio remedies this situation to your complete satisfaction.

Most reputable tea suppliers want their customers to completely happy with their products and service.

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75
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
296 tasting notes

As usual, cold steeped is the way to go with this one. Super not a fan of the Adagio black base hot unless I am drinking it hot. To me, it gets weird as it cools down. This is tasty – definitely tastes like mango, but I adore mango and this lacks a bit of the tropical awesomeness.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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35
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
32 tasting notes

What happened? This used to be really good! I remember buying it a couple years ago and it was delicious, with lots of apple flavor. It was like apple pie in a cup! Now though, it’s a bland excuse for chai that smells more like apples than it tastes. Very disappointing.

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94
drank Watermelon Cooler by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Here’s my first time trying to brew iced tea as well as drink it =) I’d really, really appreciate any tips since I’m even more of a confused n00b when it comes to iced tea lol- do I steep the tea longer when making iced tea? After I pour the hot tea into the cup of ice, do I leave the ice in or do I take it out after a while? I don’t want to water down the tea…

Anyway, initial reaction: OMGLOB THIS IS SO GOOD!! So refreshing, I love it!! “Watermelon Cooler” tastes sooooo good as an iced tea! There’s definitely a different taste between this one hot and this one iced but it’s so yummy either way (again, it’s like drinking a jolly-rancher) So glad that the world of tea keeps getting bigger and bigger =D

- loose tea w/ infuser
-
3 or 4 sugar cubes (I’m out of rock sugar)

(Poured hot water into infuser full of tea, steeped, then poured tea into a glass full of ice cubes, then added 3 or 4 more sugar cubes.)

Flavors: Candy, Fruity, Raspberry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
NayLynn

That’s how I normally make it. I put enough tea to make 16oz in 8oz of water and brew the same amount of time as I would hot, pour over a 16oz glass filled with ice and drink it with the ice in it.

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94
drank Watermelon Cooler by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Yum- tastes refreshing but like the tea version of a Jolly Rancher! Tones of cranberries, rose, watermelon of course, and a hint of orange. Very lovely, sweet and tart at the same time! I’d probably use more tsp next time, though. Can’t wait to try this as an iced tea!

—loose leaf w/ infuser
—1 tsp approx rock sugar

Flavors: Candy, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Rose, Rosehips, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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77
drank Honeybush Chocolate by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Light and choclate-y! Very nice, but I will probably use more than 1 tsp next time because this was a little too light. Recommend using sugar cubes rather than rock sugar.

—loose leaf w/ infuser
—approx 1 tsp rock sugar

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Herbaceous

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Yerba Mate by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

I like it- very earthy, but a little too bitter. It has a wonderful taste though- like you stuck your head right in the garden! The kind of earthy taste I miss from black tea. (Maybe only use 1 tsp next time though, it has a very strong taste. Recommend using sugar cubes next time.)

—loose leaf w/ infuser
—approx.1 tsp of rock sugar

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Herbaceous

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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96
drank Rooibos Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
34 tasting notes

Got this as a sample from Adagio! I like it a lot- I gave up black and green teas for religious reasons, and I’ve missed Earl Grey soooo much- but this is a very good herbal version of it! Very earthy, refreshing, almost a hint of mint- I really love this!

Next time though, I’ll use more tea seeing as 1 tsp was a little too weak for me- and maybe sugar cubes for this one rather than rock sugar.

—loose leaf w/ infuser
—approx. 1 tsp rock sugar

Flavors: Earl Grey, Earth, Herbaceous, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Fruit Sangria by Adagio Teas
213 tasting notes

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drank Red Riding Hood by Adagio Teas
1933 tasting notes

Thank you Scheherazade for sharing but I wasted this tea. I have a cold and since I could taste my food I thought I’d be able to taste the tea but no such luck. So, this is just warm water to me and I am sad because I was really looking forward to this one. Oh well, c’est la vie.

Cheri

That’s disappointing. My allergies are really kicking my butt today so things taste really muted.

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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
171 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday…I think it was yesterday… hmm..

Another from the TTB I currently have. I’m a sucker for chocolate and also like it in my tea if it’s done well. This one hit the spot. It’s a nice black tea with a milk chocolate flavor to add to it. Neither flavor competes with the other… a little sugar and it’s a nice treat.

On another note, Hubby is stuck working on a rental property of ours today. Apparently the water line is leaking somewhere between the house and the water meter… Ugh! & the water prices in town are craziness anyway! Hopefully it’s an easy fix and the city doesn’t make him re-do the whole line. .!!! They can be pretty picky sometimes. We had plans to clean out the garage today and to go look at tv antennas and such as we are seriously considering ditching cable for now. We’re not sports nuts and we find ourselves watching Netflix much of the time so why pay for what we aren’t really using? Well, we’ll get to it sometime.

Flavors: Chocolate

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78

I picked this one up during the cooler months when Green Rooibos Key West was out of stock, and it’s distinctive enough to have worked its way into some of my own blends. The nose is definitely lightly citrus, but without the edge of a strong lemon herbal. Likewise, the vanilla undertones mellow the blend without being too cloying, and tend to be what carry through even when other flavors are added. A very pleasant evening herbal or light dessert tea.

Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Vanilla

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55

HHTTB Round 3

Eh. Not a jasmine tea I would look forward to drinking again. It has not quite bitter, but just off putting aftertaste. the jasmine isn’t very strong, but it’s also not very interesting. I didn’t feel like this one has the depth of flavor that so many other jasmine teas have. This one is a dud for me.

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Sipdown!

(as predicted)

Got through the .4oz pouch fairly quickly. It’s good but I’m not sure it’s on my “to buy” list as some coconut oolongs are just so creamy and almost syrupy. This one is nice but it doesn’t have quite the same luxurious mouth-feel. So I dunno. Good, but not the best.

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I actually really like this one. For an Adagio tea, it’s really quite nice. It’s a greener oolong so I almost automatically like it. Does well in the office. I have to add sweetener and it doesn’t quite have the syrupy texture of some ofthe other coconut oolongs, but it’s not bad by any means. If I needed to pick up some cconut oolong on “the cheap”, I certainly would consider this one. I only bought a sample so a sipdown should be coming shortly.

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90
drank Summer Rose by Adagio Teas
296 tasting notes

I adore rose, and cold steeped, this stuff is magic. I like it with a little sweetener so it tastes a bit like candied roses.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

Overpowering citrus flavor, actually made my throat feel more sore. Not for me, and not exactly “tea”

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80

Delicious, makes for the perfect unsweetened iced tea!

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74

Definitely not a bad tea, but has a very particular taste that not all would enjoy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Yunnan Golden Curls by Adagio Teas
1604 tasting notes

Guys guess what? – Adagio has lowered its international shipping charges – which means that after several years, I can buy from them again!

This is quite a neat looking tea – the leaves really do look like tight curls. I’ve often heard Yunnan teas described as ‘peppery’ but I think that this is the first time I’ve actually been able to taste what they’re taking about; it doesn’t bite the tongue like pepper does but there’s a spiciness in the back of the mouth at the end of each sip. There’s also a tannin flavour that I’m more familiar with in this tea type, though in this case it’s quite smooth unlike some teas where there’s almost a cigarette-like tone to them (bleh). This tea on the other hand is more like leather with a faint hint of cocoa-like bitterness in there.

I look forward to trying more teas in Adagio’s Master collection especially – they’ve added quite a few new ones since I last purchased from them.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
NofarS

Oh no. Lower shipping charges. MUST. NOT. VISIT. THEIR. SITE.
TEA. HIATUS. STILL. IN. EFFECT.
:)

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drank Snow White by Adagio Teas
1933 tasting notes

I had this iced and of all the ingredients in the blend, all I got was a lot of apple (which certainly makes sense for Snow White) and a hint of hibby tartness (which I like to think of as the poison :P). It was actually quite nice. I don’t know if this is one I would buy in quantity but I wouldn’t turn down a cup. Thank you for sharing Scheherazade. 147.

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