Custom-Adagio Teas

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Thank you awesome Meghann M for sending me this sample. I am in LOVE! This combo of blueberry and lemongrass with a green rooibos base is delightful and refreshing. I love the medley of citrus and blueberry – kind of like blueberry lemonade. :) OOH, gotta try this one iced! This is a definite must for blueberry fans of any age. And it’s a great way to enjoy green rooibos. I must acquire a full bag from Adagio asap. Thanks again for sharing, Meghann! And awesome blending job! :)

KeenTeaThyme

P.S. Best of all, you can drink this one plain and still enjoy sweetness thanks to the natural sweet tones of blueberry. :)

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91
drank Riot Proof by Custom-Adagio Teas
140 tasting notes

Thanks KeenTeaThyme for some of this yummy blend! Very Good. Unique flavors in it, every sip you get a different taste. Sometimes smoky, sometimes spicy, sometimes orange-y. . . But all good!!

KeenTeaThyme

I can’t get enough of it. :)

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91

I was a bit leery of this blend as it contained lapsang tea, which always throws me with its smoky scent and flavor, but in this blend,it really makes a difference.

The tea smells incredibly smoky and sweetly creamy upon brewing. I was a little hesitant to take a sip as the smoke was in the lead for the aroma. There is a bit of smoky flavor in the taste, but the vanilla and cream really tone it down and make it very enjoyable. I can almost taste that golden brown marshmallow (I learned how to be patient with my marsmallows so they wouldn’t end up charred around the time I graduated college). This is a delicous tea and I would recommend to anyone who is a bit hesitant to try smoky teas. This would be a great introductory tea to enjoy.

Thanks KeenTeaTime for the sample!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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Thanks Meghann M for the delish sample!

Wow, this is awesome!! Blueberries galore! Very Sweet and would be a nice tea to have on hand when you are trying to take care of your sweet tooth. Yum!

Great Job Blending!! ;0)

Meghann M

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love blueberry teas.

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88

I opened my mailbox today and found a package from MeghannM! Yay!! As soon as I opened the package, my husband and I set down to smell each tea. As soon as he took a whiff of this one, he just had to have it. The aroma is very blueberry with a little citrus hint from the lemongrass. I brewed up a nice large pot for us to share and we are enjoying it now. Until now, I’ve only had red rooibos and I definitely prefer this green rooibos. There is no woody/weirdly minty aftertaste to be found! This is a great herbal!

The blueberry is noticeable but not overly sweet. The lemongrass is nice in this blend and not overpowering. It is almost like eating blueberries with a little squeeze of fresh lemon. I am really enjoying this while trying to wind down from the day. I think this may have to go on my shopping list!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Meghann M

Yay! I am happy to hear it was enjoyable.

mpierce87

Very much so! In fact, my husband went to bed early and I’m drinking the rest of his cup now!

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96

The Best Chocolate Tea I’ve ever had. HANDS DOWN.

KeenTeaThyme- you can blend a mean tea my friend! (Thanks for the sample as well!)

Its perfect. All flavors really blend well together and there isn’t an overpowering or overwhelming chocolate flav to it. Just a nice hint.

Gonna need a bag of this one too!

KeenTeaThyme

So glad you like this one too. :) I can’t get enough of it; I have to order a second bag soon…

Kristen

ooohhh this sounds yummy!

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98

3rd infusion. . .and smoky flavor is still going strong! Yum! I’m having trouble switching to anything else today. I am in love with this one.

KeenTeaThyme

I’m surprised (and pleased) that the third infusion worked. Sweet! :) (And you are sweet for your kind words too.)

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98

Oh my gosh. I feel like I’m 10 again sitting by the fire listening to my dad tell ghost stories. . .sorry for the flashback there.

This one is such a fantastic blend! Its smoky and creamy all at the same time. It seriously smells like a campfire. That alone is fantastic, then the more you drink it (or devour it like I am right now) all of the flavors mingle perfectly. Very savory! Love it!

Thanks KeenTeaThyme for the sample of it. I’m loving it!!

KeenTeaThyme

So glad you like it! :) I thought of the whole ghost-stories-around-the-campfire anecdote too. Of course. :)

Nichole

Of course you did!! :) (hahaha)

Steeping up another cup- Wow, still soo good and sooo smoky/creamy. Love it! I think I need a bag of my own ;)

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With this fixed version I am in love! I am on my second cup of it; surprisingly it can be resteeped, just once, but hey, that’s better than nothing. I love the subtle smoky aftertaste. The original version was still decent but this one is off the charts, said the creator, modestly. :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Any chance you could spare a bit of this one to send me when you send my other package along? Thanks

KeenTeaThyme

Of course! I have plenty. :) Anything else you’d like to try?

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91
drank Penzi by Custom-Adagio Teas
1585 tasting notes

So I made this tea for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. Yes cheesy. I used to hate V-day until he came into my life.

Anyhow, pretty good! I made this so it was mostly blueberry; however, when I took a whiff, I could smell the typical Adagio underneath it all. I guess the Ceylon? And the cream and vanilla was there nicely. It isn’t an overwhelming tea blend, but we enjoyed it a lot during dinner :)

I like how it isn’t tart, and I love how there are big bits of blueberry in there. It is a light and comfy tea. I’m not rating it until I’ve tried it a few times though.

Cofftea

You created the blend or you served it? Either way, very cool idea:)

oOTeaOo

I created it on adagio then served it :)

Nichole

This one sounds great. Might have to pick it up!

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92

This made a great choice for an afternoon treat this Valentines day. Paired it with a Raspberry Cheesecake cookie and it was sinful. I get almost a tingle on my tongue from sipping this tea. I’m not sure what makes that come across. I really like how the cherry and cream blend together, and the chocolate makes it even more delectable. Great blend! I will have to pick some of this up next adagio order!

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

YUMMMM. . .Sounds Amazing!

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you liked it! :)

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96

This is a nice medley of chocolate mint and green tea. The chocolate mint flavor is light, subtle, a kiss.

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I fixed this tea on Adagio by using just 10 percent of the smoky Lapsang Souchong and the remaining 90 percent split between vanilla oolong and cream black tea. I LOVE how this one turned out! It’s bold, strong, and in-your-face vanilla/cream with a smoky aftertaste, just like a toasted marshmallow.
The original blend was good, but I’m not a big fan of Lapsang Souchong apparently. A subtle smoky flavor – like a marshmallow fresh from the fire – works perfectly. YUM!
One thing – don’t drink before bed or you’ll be wired. :)

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Yes, I realize it’s been less than 20 mins since I logged a tea. No, sadly, I am not backlogging. My tea consumption is why I am known as the Tea Lady at work.

This tea says, “Valentine’s Day,” as well: creamy chocolate and cherry. Yum!

Uniquity

It sounds amazing…

TeaEqualsBliss

Story of my life! LOL >20 mins logging! Welcome to the club! LOL

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90

My first Adagio custom blend arrived today! I was so excited to make this tea, especially after noting that adagio didn’t really make a berry blended green rooibos when they created the green rooibos collection.

Even with just 30% berry blues, I can really taste the blueberry in this blend. It isn’t over the top or too tart that I need to add sugar. I think it is just right! There is a light citrus herbal tone from the lemongrass, and the flavor from the rooibos still shines through. I’m really happy I made this tea and can’t wait to try it iced. I’m hoping this will be a perfect evening blend for those nights I want something fruity and decaf!

Oh, I might be a bit biased on the rating as I created this myself, but if you would care to try a little and give me some feedback on this tea, shoot me a pm or comment and I can send some off to you!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
mpierce87

Ooh, this sounds pretty good. I definitely wouldn’t mind trying it out sometime.

KeenTeaThyme

I’m ordering this during my next Adagio run. Love the pic. :)

Nichole

Sounds like Blueberry Heaven to me!!!

Uniquity

I only have one green rooibos and it’s got lotsa strong weird flavours…This, on the other hand, sounds lovely. But I’m a nut for lemongrass and I love blueberry.

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96

2nd infusion, still yum!!!
Love the movies (i’m a huge horror nut) and now I have the perfect horror tea to watch with my movies!

JacquelineM

I was always a huge horror scardey cat until I saw the Nightmare on Elm Street movies from the 1980s – Freddy is so campy and hysterically funny!

TeaEqualsBliss

OMG! You bought MY blend! :) Cool!!!!! I haven’t even bought this one! LOL

Nichole

It was a Valentine’s Gift. And its awesome! I still have your addy, I’ll send you some! And I didn’t even know it was your blend until I looked it up on Adagio. Crazy!!

TeaEqualsBliss

teehee! That’s CRAZY! :) Thanks!!!! I need to reorder some stuff – I have like $60 to use! LOL

Nichole

Ohh I’m checking it out now!!

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96

This is sooo good. Yum. A nice blend of honeybush & rooibos flavors. Love it.

Bought for me as a Valentine’s Day pressie. Its awesome!

TeaEqualsBliss

OMG! This is CRAZY! This is my blend!!! LOL!

Nichole

Haha right?!?!

need to get on there and see what other blends you have. Cause this one is yummers!
TeaEqualsBliss

I have tried 4 so far…I am in the process of creating two more! I will let you know! HEY! Are you on gchat?

Nichole

Awesome! I’ll have to keep an eye out for those.

Yep, I’m on gchat :)

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88

Thanks to the lovely Meghann M, my SweeTEA, for this Adagio creation by Tanya Laird. I am a nut for anything gunpowder, so naturally this blend of gunpowder, decaf spiced green and blood orange would appeal to me.
This is a fun, unique blend I plan on purchasing for myself when I run out.
The first sip is bold, orange-y and spicy, deliciously smooth. The aftertaste is a little bit smoky (thanks to the gunpowder), and still orange&spice.
I enjoy this at work in the afternoons. It’s calming and soothing, but not sleep-inducing!
Meghann, thank you for opening my eyes to this awesome blend! :)

Batrachoid

Any tea based on Ms Amos’s lyrics is bound to be good. Do they have this up on their site?

Meghann M

Yay, I’m glad you liked it. I saw a tasting note of yours that mentioned Gunpowder was a fav tea of yours and thought this would be right up your alley:)

atuinsails

Sounds interesting. I’ve been crawling over the adagio website looking for a spicy blood orange, sounds this might be worth a try.

Meghann M

Batrachoid, the creator has several teas created based off Tori’s lyrics. That’s what drew me to them at first. Here is a link to the Riot Proof blend:

http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=11860&sid=f09576a9bd01cc96887792e88f241739&scrollTop=247

KeenTeaThyme

@Meghann M: You guessed right! I love the blend – so unique. I will be buying it once I run out, which is bound to be soon. :)
@atuinsails: YES this is awesome spicy orange. The gunpowder adds a hint of smokiness too. If you’d like me to send over a sample, I will gladly share. Just PM me your addy and I can send out tomorrow. :)

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Drinking this one again. I needed some extra caffeine to get through the afternoon. I love how the medley of flavors shines through – all three taste great together and yet I can still ID each: cherry, chocolate and cream. :)

Meghann M

sort of a random question for you, but how do you create a label for the adage signature blends? I keep trying to upload a .jpg and it never works.

KeenTeaThyme

Oh, I find a free image online and then edit it using the Paint program. Nothing high-tech. Then I save it as jpg and uploads OK. Try that and if you still have trouble uploading I could attempt to do an image for you – just tell me what you’d want on it. :)

Meghann M

thanks for the advice, I’ll give that a shot!

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I created this blend of cherry, chocolate and cream black teas, so I am completely biased. :) I love it! Each flavor can be identified in each sip and the medley of all three is deliciously sweet. I added one Splenda to enhance the flavor profile, but honestly this tea is sweet enough on its own.

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I really like how this one turned out! I’m completely biased here, folks, as I am the creator. But I blended this for the first time at home with samples, and then decided to try it here.

I’m not a huge lapsang souchong fan, but the smoky tone works well with the vanilla and cream flavors. The original percentage was 30 percent lapsang souchong to 20 black and 50 vanilla oolong, but I think even 20 percent lapsang souchong would work.

The lapsang souchong is smoky just like a campfire. And the vanilla cream combo tastes like a marshmallow. I’m pretty pleased. :)

P.S. Careful with brewing. I’m not normally too picky about brewing times, but this one can’t go any longer than five mins without tasting bitter and horrid.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec
KeenTeaThyme

I updated the blend today to 10 percent lapsang souchong and the remaining a split between the cream black tea and vanilla oolong. While I like the original version, the updated blend should be truer to its name.

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84

SIPDOWN #2 for today!

I STILL haven’t seen Harry Potter yet and I MUST because I have seen the first 6 all in theatres! Oye! Maybe the Sunday after Christmas…

Anyhow…
Upping the rating on this one because it’s very soothing and smooth today. It’s “buttery” and caramelly and good! YUM!

Beckara

SEE HARRY POTTER!

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84

Yup! I’m smelling a buttery or a creamy type smell and tasting it too…I did a lengthier review the last time I logged this one and I think the other reviews on this here on steepster are great too! Check ’em out!

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