Adagio Teas

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70
drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Love it! The flavor is amazing. Very vivid and sweet. It’s almost perfect without sweeteners, and the little dried berry bits are pretty tasty by themselves. It has absolutely no bitterness and a hint of apple flavor. It’s like brewing tea out of trail mix!

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90
drank Passionfruit by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Another favorite of mine from Adagio. It’s great hot, and has a sweet taste and scent. Almost floral, but in a good way. Whenever I place an order at the site, I always get a sample tin to keep around.

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67
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Didn’t like this as much as I thought I did. Not as smooth and creamy as I had remembered.

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67
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

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67
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Yummy creamy minty bedtime goodness. Almost out.

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89
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Mango! An old favorite. It was my first loose leaf black tea. I always get a little of this when I make an order with Adagio. However, it’s been since 2009 since I’ve had it, and that was before the big tin/pouch switchover. I just recently made my first order with the pouches, and though they’re not as aesthetically pleasing, I feel like all the teas I’ve received are a lot more fresh. Plus, they seem to smell much stronger.

I disagree with the recommended steep time, and would go with 4 minutes instead of 3. Then again, I like my black tea to have a bitter kick sometimes. Plus, the fruit flavor brightens up a bit, too.

Now, when I say fruit, I mean indistinguishable citrus. This doesn’t taste much like real mango, but it’s close. It tastes “orange” for lack of a better word. But then again, this seems to taste much better than it used to back in 2006 in my grandparents’ kitchen. Either my preparation has gotten much better, or Adagio has improved this blend.

I wonder if they’ve improved their vanilla… Maybe used the vanilla from Earl Grey Moonlight… Nah, that’s probably wishful thinking. Also, this tea reminds me a lot of flavored hookah smoke.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

One of my favorite Adagio teas! It was one of the first I’ve ever tried, too. The mango taste isn’t overwhelming along with the ceylon. I’ve noticed a lot of mango teas have a strong orange flavor added, but this one doesn’t. It’s just so good.

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75

This is very good. The peach isn’t overwhelming, and the oolong and white peony blend is wonderful.

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25
drank Forest Berries by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Wow… I thought this tea sounded like a good idea. I usually love berry flavored anything, but I couldn’t stand this stuff. It has a strange scent that turned me off before I brewed it. Couldn’t even finish my first cup. I ended up dumping it out.

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92
drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Still on vacation, but taking a moment with Steepster. A moment away from reading and savoring the fact that my cell phone is turned off. Yes, I’m one of those people that Christmas makes miserable.

Anyway, I went through the entirety of my sample pouch in one night. We stayed up talking and getting drunk, sipping tea in between. As usual, when I serve this tea to groups, it’s always a big hit. And it was. I had three cups, myself, at least. Though by the end, I’m not sure how much it was. It’s all a bit hazy. But now my boyfriend’s mom, who we’re visiting, has ordered the pound bag.

If you haven’t given guanabana a chance, and you like fruit teas, this is something one should have at least once.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Guanabana! ♥ Again, I haven’t ordered this tea in 2 years, and it looks like another blend Adagio has stepped up a bit. Last I saw it, the Ceylon leaf was lower quality, and there were much fewer sunflower petals. Plus, I don’t remember there being actual chunks of dried guanabana in it at all. But I could be remembering that wrong.

This was one of my absolute favorite teas for a long time. I used to make it for friends all the time in the summer of 2009. Tasting it again now, I still feel very strongly about it. It’s fruity in a serious way, but it also has a sort of toasted sugar taste and scent, like someone caramelizing it in a pan. But mostly, since I’ve still never tasted real guanabana, I compare it to starfruit. It has that sort of tart floral/citrusness that really appeals to me.

Happy to have this in the cupboard again. Might go for a 4oz again once I get low.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Dinosara

Wow, guanabana tea, I never would have expected to see that flavor! Awesome!

Ninavampi

Guanabana is an “everyday” fruit here in Ecuador. I am going to be ordering this in my next Adagio order for sure! I can’t wait to see how they pulled off Guanabana tea!

Tabby

I’ll be looking out for your review, Nina! I’m really curious about that. Also, did my tea make it to you?

Ninavampi

Not yet. But no worries, things take forever to get here! : ) Have you received mine?

Tabby

I haven’t, but I came home to a notice on the door saying that they tried to deliver a few days ago. Since, I haven’t heard anything, so it was probably delivered to my complex’s office. I’ll check in the morning.

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92
drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

Nothing but love, love, love for guanabana! I need to get myself a big tin of this. It does taste very exotic in a way that’s hard to describe. There is a sort of strawberry-ish flavor, and definitely some citrus, but otherwise… this is just a tea you have to try to understand. It’s a favorite for me, and my friends really like it, too. Last time I made tea at a friend’s house, everyone ended up drinking two cups. It’s especially yummy with a glob of honey.

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75

Of the few Zodiac Series teas I’ve tried, this is the one I’ve liked the most. It tastes of peach, but it’s a light flavor as compared to the taste of the tea itself. I think it’s a great tea for summer, and it’s good iced, too! I served it to a few of my friends and they enjoyed it as well. But maybe I favor it because I’m a Gemini, myself…

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75

Yum again. Creamy and orangy but in a non-obtrusive way, well-rounded by the vanilla oolong. The chamomile is sort of buried by that taste, along with the faint hint of rooibos. It’s in the finish, like an afterthought. And yet it’s soothing that way. Even with as many different flavors as there are in this, they don’t clash. Really enjoying this after being in the car all day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
inguna

Glad you liked it. Chamomile is just 10% I added it because it adds a little natural sweetness and the flowers look pretty :)

Tabby

It’s a lovely touch, I think! :D

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75

This was a really interesting tea. It’s a blend of oolong, chamomile, and rooibos. I’m not usually a fan of rooibos, but I liked this. Its flavor reminds me of a dreamsicle… vanilla and orange are the strongest tastes. But it’s not an artificial orange. It tastes very natural and creamy. And it’s fun to brew with all the little chamomile flowers floating at the top.

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80
drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

This tea is delicious! It even has little dried blueberries in it. :D I usually go with two and a half teaspoons instead of one because I like my tea to have a stronger flavor. When it comes to Adagio, I’m usually not too impressed with their white teas, but this one is great. It’s the perfect tea to get into whites if you haven’t tried any.

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35
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
474 tasting notes

There’s just something about this tea that I don’t like. It has a great, strong black tea taste, but at the same time, I couldn’t really taste the cream. There was a sort of sour flavor, like cream that maybe sat out a little too long. I know this is a favorite to others, but it just didn’t strike a chord with me.

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75
drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
62 tasting notes

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75
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
11 tasting notes

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80
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Woohoo! Another sample done! My tea stash has gone down pretty dramatically in the last month or so. I still have a lot of small samples from the fine people of Steepster, but I’m running through Adagio sample tins – 9 done in the last month at last count. I might do another swap/giveaway of teas that need a good home in the next week or two.

Anyway, I liked this one overall, but I don’t think I’ll reorder. The caramel taste can be too synthetic and sugary at times.

sophistre

Woooo! I’m impressed with your ability to put this stuff away. I have so many Adagio samples half-finished, and no interest whatsoever in finishing them…or even starting on most of the greens. Your determination is admirable!

takgoti

Agreed! It appears, sophistre, that you and I have similar Adagio attack strategies. Which is that…we don’t.

mattscinto

You’re the official Adagio fangirl lol

Ricky

Haha good job! Keep it up. Adagio is my front line in the cupboard…. but I tend to grab something right behind them each and every day.

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80
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

This tea and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it because it truly does taste like a caramel chew; even makes my teeth hurt sometimes it’s so sweet. I hate it because of that stupid Adagio Ceylon base. But today the love side is winning.

Cofftea

Have you tried Botanical Indulgence’s Creme Caramel Oolong? It is, by far the most caramely tea I’ve ever had.

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80
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

This taste more and more caramelly every time I drink it. Could I be hallucinating caramel where there is no caramel tastes? Seriously, this is now tasting like biting into a pure caramel candy to me. It’s almost making my teeth hurt it’s so sweet. Maybe I’m just going insane.

By the way, once again, I must praise Adagio’s customer service. Best in the tea biz. With a simple e-mail, they let my mom transfer the Frequent Cups points she earned when she bought my utiliTEA to my account. And they replied and did it in under an hour. Awesome.

Now I have $13 to spend at Adagio! Have no clue what I’m going to get.

LENA

Their customer service is pretty kick ass. $13 of free money is sweet!

Cofftea

Wow, they told me I couldn’t do that.

Ricky

Try again!

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80
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

This tastes WAY more caramelly today, and I have no clue why. But it’s an upgrade.

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80
drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

The caramel taste is SO subtle, but I can definitely taste it long after my last sip is gone. Just wish it was stronger.

Cofftea

I’m spoiled w/ my Caramel Creme oolong. Aside from a caramel green, I don’t think I’ll try anything else.

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