Adagio Teas

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75
drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
162 tasting notes

Love this stuff. Made a pot and relaxed after a long week.

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25
drank Lemon by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

Urk. I’m not sure what this is, but it ain’t lemons—grapefruit, maybe. Regardless, it is incredibly chemical-y; I actually poured the pot out.

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75

This goddess is very nice to me. The aroma is light, while the flavor in the tea richer and fuller than that whiff off the leaves. At first sip, this tea is light, but the flavor is strongest in the back of the mouth as it has a distinct bitter nutty-like taste. The savor of this tea lingers in the mouth, which perfectly compliments its smooth finish.

N.B.: very light yellow liqueur.
Preparation: 1.5 tsp. at 4 min. at 205 F

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87
drank Keemun Rhapsody by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

I have run out of almost everything … Then I found a little bit of Keemun Rhapsody in the back of my tea shelf. I have always enjoyed Keemun – it’s moderately smokey, rich and dark and smooth. Perfect for the afternoon.
Made some tea related design work. I’m not done with it yet. I hope to finalize it next week. It will be available for people to download to be printed on a t-shirt, tote bag or a hoodie.
Here’s the preview:
http://www.antemeridiemdesign.com/fun/teaS.jpg

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

LOVE the graphic!

inguna

Thanks. I will make also a version on a white background and fine tune some smaller things and then it will be available (free).

Cofftea

I like free even more:)

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87
drank Keemun Rhapsody by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

A little bit smokey but not too much.

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87
drank Keemun Rhapsody by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

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87
drank Keemun Rhapsody by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

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87
drank Keemun Rhapsody by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

Rich, complex with a chocolate-like flavor.

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75

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75

Love this tea, full bodied, a bit of lemony tang. The nose and lingering taste evoke salted lime tortilla chips. Definitely an essential part of my tea stash.

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32
drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Yay for finishing off another tin! I didn’t have quite enough of this for my morning tea so I put a little blackberry in it. Why blackberry? Well, I thought of Irish Breakfast but realized that I probably wasn’t going to greatly enjoy this cup and why waste my yummy Irish Breakfast on it? And the blackberry was right next to the Irish Breakfast, so I just grabbed it knowing that blackberry isn’t my favorite either.

Mixed results on this one today. The instant this touched my tongue and as it was in my mouth I got a smooth, almost chocolaty taste from it with a hint of kumquat. It was nice and pleasant and made me smile just a bit.

But then I swallowed. And as the tea moved out of my mouth, I tasted this… taste that made me think of the time I had a kumquat that was overripe to the point of almost-but-not-quite rotten. And then after I swallowed, I’d get this… astringent but perfumed taste that physically poked at my tongue and cheeks. So as I drank each swallow, I had to wince a bit. I ended up drinking it pretty quickly, though, mostly because I didn’t want to taste (or feel) that aftertaste for long so I’d quickly take another sip to get me back to the happy taste. And once I was finally done, I needed a gum chaser, STAT.

Okay, so maybe not so mixed. Because really, how much does that initial flash of happy taste really count for? There was a time (before this tin) that I liked this tea. So making my way through my second tin of this tea, I kept hoping that I’d get back to that previously happy experience I had with it. I kept giving it the benefit of the doubt, even when the first few cups from it tasted like bubblegum.

But no. So I’m finally finally adjusting my rating. Down. A lot. But not as far as I would if this was my first or only experience with this tea. Because I can’t discount the fact that used to really like this tea.

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

So I’m not crazy! I’m totally not a fan of EGB. It tastes like liquid perfume. I thought I was pretty much the only one that didn’t like it, seeing that a lot of the reviews are favorable and it’s one of Adagio’s most popular blends!

Auggy

I really liked my first tin of it. But my second tin? First, it smelled (AND TASTED!) like bubblegum. Old school pink bubblegum. Then after some aging the bubblegum taste went away. But yeah, it never got back to the yumminess of the first tin. Maybe they changed how they flavored it or something? No clue. But I won’t be getting a third tin. :(

Bethany

I hate this tea. Hate it hate it hate it.

teaplz

How long ago did you have that first tin, Auggy? Maybe your tastes have changed, or they changed, or SOMETHING changed.. I doubt I’m going to be able to finish my sample of this, and I’m not quite sure what to do with it.

Auggy

It’s been a long while when I first had it. But the first tin so did not smell like bubblegum so that was my first hint that this one was… not right. Whether it is them or me, it just wasn’t right. But changing taste could totally be it because I know that’s happened with a lot of Adagio’s flavored teas in general. But I don’t discount the bubblegum.

takgoti

Blerg. Changes in tea so often make me happier, it bums me out when it goes in the other way.

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75

Better than I remember, nice solid coco base flavor, like a smooth dark chocolate with a smooth minty highlight. Not unlike Girl Scout Thin Mints :)

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75
drank White Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

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75
drank White Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

I prefer to steep it for 7 min.

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75
drank White Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

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75
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

This was the tea that began my love of Yunnans. I love the earthy, peppery flavor of this, though that’s not a flavor profile I typically care for. I really want to try their Yunnan Jig to see the differences between them.

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75
drank Darjeeling #22 by Adagio Teas
7 tasting notes

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25
drank Yunnan Noir by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

I found this to be immensely, overwhelmingly cocoa-y, to the point where it was more reminiscent of burnt hot chocolate than tea. Definitely prefer the Jig.

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78
drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

And another tea is gone (though I’ll do multiple steeps so it’s still around for a little bit longer). Earthy but sweet and fruity, this is lighter than a lot of the Chinese blacks I tend to favor but the smooth sweetness and lighter body make it a nice, relaxing tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
teaplz

Auggy = tea machine today! I loves it.

Auggy

Hehe! I am! I feel like I’m been very productive – but I’ve had to keep to smaller cups so I don’t get super-buzzed like yesterday!

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78
drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

I’m attempting simultaneously to be productive and relax today. The relaxation part is where this tea comes in. A smooth, comforting tea that is dark and strongly flavored, but not stout – perfect for relaxing. But not too sure about how it’ll mesh with the productivity portion of today’s program.

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

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75
drank Green Chai by Adagio Teas
16 tasting notes

A nice smooth cup, the green smooths over the chai spices, while the spice add new depth to the green. A solid cup :)

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75

Yet again drinking the bagged version of an Adagio tea, although I have taken the leaves out and put them in my glass pot. I used 1 bags worth of leaves, 160ml water, 80 degrees C, 1.5 mins. I’m starting to like this tea the more times I brew it, it’s certainly not the highest grade of Long Jing, and perhaps a tiny bit over-fired, but still some very plesant roasty, citursy notes.

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