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drank Candy Apple by Adagio Teas
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Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
Light roasted aroma is matched by the light roasted flavor.

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
There is a distinct astringency to this tea now that over powers the roasted flavor and any natural flavors budding from the leaves.

Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
The astringent and the roasted flavors have mellowed out at this point and merged together to create a really mediocre tea.

COLD BREW
No notice of roasted flavors, the astringency takes over. Nothing gained, everything loss. A serious disappointment.

Flavors: Astringent, Dry Grass, Roasted

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I’ve tried quite a few chais lately and this one is my favorite of all the ones that I’ve tried so far. This one is quite balanced in flavors and spices. It packs one heck of a punch without being overwhelming.

Preparation
1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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50
drank Silver Sprout by Adagio Teas
53 tasting notes

Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
There is an astringent aroma, which is always concerning when it comes to tea. The flavor is very mild, I want to call it musty but its musty before it gets musty. Maybe dusty?

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
Now I know its the smell of chestnuts that make me weary of this tea. I’m so glad chestnuts aren’t part of my holiday ritual because I think everything about it is gross.

Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
There is a very mild sweetness to the aroma, and the flavor is still astringent but the weird chestnut thing is gone. Overall the tea is pretty mediocre and I find that I have very little love for it.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Chestnut, Dust, Hay, Sweet

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This tea is very smooth, not too spicy. There’s definite vanilla and caramel tones mixed in with just a touch of brown sugar squash flavors. Cinnamon and a touch of some kind of allspice, not quite cloves. This tea has the spices of pumpkin bread, not necessarily chai flavors like ginger. A nice seasonal mix, gently sweet and starchy, a good match for fall!

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butternut Squash, Caramel, Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Vanilla

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85
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
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This is my first tasting note!
I have been browsing Steepster for a few months off and on, but hadn’t brought myself to join. I received a sample of this tea with my monthly Better Tea Club delivery (along with Earl Grey Bravo and Jasmine Chun Hao). While my kettle was heating up I realized that anything pumpkin spice would need to be at least somewhat creamy and as such used around a tablespoon-and-a-half of whole milk and then a little brown sugar. Once my tea was brewed I poured it over the milk and sugar that I had mixed in my tea mug. The flavour was was absolutely amazing. It was creamy and delicate with hints of pumpkin and spice (and an odd hint of banana that really worked).
If you have tried this tea already and were disappointed, I strongly recommend trying it again with brown sugar instead of regular granulated sugar.

Flavors: banana, Pumpkin, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Genmai Cha by Adagio Teas
17 tasting notes

This is my first Genmai Cha, and I really enjoy it. I like that it tastes so different than what I expect teas to taste like. It tastes like plain, air popped popcorn in liquid form. I think this may be a great way to keep myself from over snacking.

I would recommend this tea to someone who is not looking for a sweet tea. I am excited to try this offering from other tea vendors!

Flavors: Popcorn

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I was recently given one of these to use for a time, while a friend was out of the country. I love it. While I enjoy making tea traditionally, this is a great tool for when I am running low on time and want tea to take with me.
More to come!

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I can smell the chocolate in the steam. Overall I find this tea’s taste insipid compared to its scent.

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

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drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
49 tasting notes

So I’ve been stocking up nutty and spicy teas for the fall and winter like some sort of caffeine-hungry squirrel. I haven’t ordered from Adagio in a dog’s age, having grown to prefer other companies more, but I do like their hazelnut tea. Figured I’d pick up a couple samples too, and this was one of them.

…it’s not as bad as I thought, from the reviews. It’s nowhere near as good as other gingerbread teas I’ve have, but it’s alright. The thing I learned early on about Adagio’s teas is that you shouldn’t ever steep them over four minutes, or they’re disgustingly bitter. A four minute steep and a teaspoon of sugar got me a mild, cookielike cup of tea. It tastes a little bit like a graham cracker; maybe I’ll add honey next time.

It’s an okay tea, but if I really want a gingerbread tea there’s better options. S&V’s comes to mind most immediately.

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SIPDOWN! I have had 4 cups of this today in order to finish it off & it’s perfect for the beginning of the autumn season. Cozy, almost woody, and decaf :P

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This is the only rooibos I like from Adagio, but it’s very good. So close to a sipdown on this one!

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
201 tasting notes

I wanted to like this one so bad, I had a tin of it from the adagio Christmas gift box from last year that I’ve tried a few times. I finally just gave up and had the beau try it and he loved it so I just gave it to him instead :( It’s probably good but just not for me.

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77
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
2 tasting notes

It’s a pretty tasting tea that holds up well to complements such as a bit of cinnamon, vanilla, or cocoa if you have it. It’s not all that potent on its own. My favorite way to have it is with a cinnamon skim milk froth and a bit of brown sugar. Great tea, though definitely be careful about adding to sugar if you decide to, and it seems to be susceptible to tasting burnt if left to brew close to the 5 minute mark.

Flavors: Chestnut, Roasted

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 26 OZ / 768 ML

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85
drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
40 tasting notes

An excellent chai! With 2 tsp, it’s very bold and spicy. Add a splash of almond milk and 1 tsp sugar to make it a delicious treat.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
17 tasting notes

Maybe it was just me, but I could not for the life of me get this tea to brew well. Maybe I was brewing too hot, but I went as low as 160 and a steep of only a minute. I couldn’t taste the peach at all. Even with a cold brew this tea tasted bitter to me, and oddly toasted. Not a fan, although I may give it a try when I am more experienced with brewing loose leaf tea. Admitting it could easily be human error.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Normally I really dislike Earl Grey teas, but I got this one as a free sample. And I have to say… I am surprised to find it growing on me. I’m not sure I’d order a whole bag of it but I’d definitely drink it as part of a blend. The flavor is very smooth to me.

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank White Pear by Adagio Teas
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drank White Pear by Adagio Teas
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Not terrible, but probably not a tea I will purchase again. I got this as part of the Adagio White Orchard sampler, and was eager to try the tea. I didn’t seem to find any hints of pear in this tea. This tea does not have any fruity flavors that I could taste, although the bits of pear fruit are readily visible in the mix. Disappointed in this tea. Drinkable, but not a favorite, or a sample that will become a cupboard staple.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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While not a terrible tea, I do not think I am a huge fan of the flavored Adagio white teas. This was my favorite of the bunch, but more than likely not something I would make again. The coconut in this tea is easy for me to taste, but not in an over powering way. It is not artificially sweet, which I appreciate. I did not pick up on any of the pineapple notes. I have enough of the sample for one more large cup (about 3 teaspoons left), and will probably try that sweetened to see if it makes this tea sing.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
17 tasting notes

I found this tea to have much more of a coconut taste than any pineapple taste. It doesn’t taste sweet to me, but much more of a hint of unsweetened coconut pieces. Adding a tad of sweetener on a resteep brought out more of the coconut hints. I liked this tea overall, the flavoring in my opinion were not overwhelming and were not overly sweet. I enjoyed this tea, and would probably order again.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Ceylon Sonata by Adagio Teas
139 tasting notes

From the EU TTB.

This one I actually really enjoyed! I was in the mood for a good old cuppa with milk and sugar, so this seemed like a good choice. I’m used to adagio’s blacks being pretty strong and turning astringent quickly, so the additions would probably help the tea rather than hurt it. My aunty came round with my cousins to drop off a book unexpectedly, so I ended up oversteeping it for a good 10 minutes. As it turns out, though, it wasn’t too bad. Only slightly astringent plain, and perfectly fine after I added the milk and sugar. It was a really nice cup of strong, malty black tea with just a slight hint of a citrus note. Very pleasant as an afternoon drink, but I probably won’t keep it as I already have some similar teas in my collection.

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

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Drinking this one room temperature with a little honey. It is the perfect drink to have while helping students. It is relaxing, but still interesting. I find the black tea is nearly non-existent for me. I drink this as if it is caffeine-free and find I have no ill effects (sleeplessness, etc). This was one of my favorites, but after drinking two tins worth over a year, I’m kind of getting a little tired of it. I think I need a break. Perhaps I’ll switch to plain chamomile or chamomile with lavender and vanilla instead.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Lemon, Rooibos

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

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