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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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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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No rating as this is my own. I think I’ll create this one for my shop as well, because that Adagio black tea flavor is so annoying. I love the medley of cream, chocolate and cherry – although now I crave black forest cake! Or any cake! Diets suck.

CHAroma

I agree. Diets really suck. The only thing that gets me through a diet is that I can drink as much tea as I want!

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No rating as this is my own custom blend. I really do enjoy the bold flavors in this cuppa, although I can’t really taste anything thanks to this rotten cold/flu thing. (My voice sounds very throaty. Not so great at work, but my singing voice has improved.)

CHAroma

Feel better soon!

Ninavampi

Get better soon! I’m still sick and all tea tastes like hot water… :(

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No rating as this is one of my own custom blends from Adagio. I really do love how you can taste each flavor in each sip: cherry, chocolate and cream. Yums. Much needed today!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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No rating as this is one of mine. I needed a little caffeine and sweet treat fix, and this fit the bill. My only complaint is I can only have a limited amount of caffeine a day! How to cope?!

gmathis

Is your dr. OK with herbals/tisanes/decaf?

CHAroma

Wow, you chose a FANTASTIC photo and name for your custom tea blend! If it tastes half as good as it looks, I’m sure it’s a real winner!

SimpliciTEA

Agreed on the picture.

That is a bummer about your caffeine situation, KeenTeaThyme.

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No rating as this is my own blend from Adagio.

I really do enjoy this cup of cherries, chocolate and cream – with no fat! I do add sweetener as I find some of Adagio’s teas are too astringent. If anyone wants a sample, PM me. :) I like to keep my stock rotating so I can buy more!

No rating as this is one of my own blends.

I just love the mix of chocolate, vanilla (cream) and cherry. Often I can’t have chocolate – I’m allergic to an enzyme that is in milk chocolate and many dairy products (including ice cream). So drinking my chocolate is truly bliss.

The folks at Adagio do a great job blending. I run through this one often, and it tastes the same each batch – the perfect harmony of cherry, chocolate and cream.

Just don’t seep longer than four minutes, unless you enjoy bitter-ish tea…

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I may have oversteeped my first bit. There’s enough in my little packet for a rerun. I’ll lighten it up.

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As today is my 6-year wedding anniversary, I decided to start the day with cake – liquidified, calorie-free cake, that is.

No rating as this is one of my own blends from Adagio.

I love how you can taste the chocolate, the cherry and the cream all at once, and yet individually in each sip (or gulp, in my case). The folks at Adagio really blended this one up nice for me.

Want to sample any of my signature blends? Head over to my online tea shop: http://keenteathyme.teatra.de/ and purchase the Pick-Your-Own Adagio signature blend collection. You pick the six teas you’d like to try, and can also pick some sample teas of my own.

ashmanra

Best wishes on your anniversary! May there be many happy years! Hubby and I are coming up on the 26th anniversary of the day we met. We married just 7 months after, but it took! :)

KeenTeaThyme

Thank you! My husband and I are college sweethearts, been together for over 10 years. We had a four-year long engagement, because we were saving up for a destination wedding. (I’m not big on frou-frou things.)

Congrats belong to you as well – 26 years! YAY! :) Here’s to 26 more… :)

Indigobloom

Happy Anniversary!! let there be cake! mmmm

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I really do enjoy this blend. No rating as it’s my own, but I loved how well Adagio blends it. Cherry, chocolate and creamy vanilla are a perfect treat as I get cracking on my “super exciting” job. ;)

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Bliss. Caffeine. Both needed this morning. Got a late start, running late, then traffic. Now I am finally calming down…only to have to gear up for work. Grr! At least it’s Friday and I’ve got a happy hour party tonight. :)

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I hate when I can’t find a document I just saved to my computer…

Finishing up the last of this. No rating as it’s my blend.

See previous notes – I love this one! Bold, flavorful. Chocolate-y. Hits the spot!

Tea

Mmm… chocolate. That sounds terrific right about now. :)

On my PC I have a “my recent documents” area – my mis-saves tend to end up in temp folders. Not sure where to look if you’re on a mac though. Or on basically anything that is not my actual computer! ;)

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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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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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YUMS. Although I am totally biased. :) (Please see other notes.)

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I know it’s probably too late in the day for caffeine, and I’ll kick myself for it later when I’m trying to go to sleep, but darnit, I wanted this one! It’s such a treat!

I’ll have to try it first thing tomorrow morning too…finish up the bag so I can buy more…

Batrachoid

That’s inevitable with a s’more like tea. =)

teawing

It is never the wrong time for this in my book!

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This is so comforting to me, on a rainy and gray day like today. No rating as this is my blend. Please see other notes. And lemme know if you wanna try it!

GalInTheGreyHat (aka The Purrfect Cup)

I wouldn’t mind trying this. Always looking for something new and different and I’d never heard of the tea used here.

QueenOfTarts

I’d love to try this, too! It sounds interesting!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

She has some on sale here… http://teatra.de/marketplace/ it really is worth a try. Just page thru the list and you will find it.

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks Rachel! :)

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks Jackie! :) There’s a note on the Adagio page; I was blending at home and originally tried it at 30% lapsang, but decided it was too much. 10% is just the right amount. Can’t wait to see what you pair with it! :)

Jenn

This tea sounds utterly fantastic!

t-e-ardis

I would love to try this! :)

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I let this steep longer than I should have, out of curiosity, and I think the marshmallow flavor was even more pronounced. I do just love this blend – even if it wasn’t “mine.” :) I needed the extra kick in the pants this afternoon and this worked perfectly!

teawing

mmmm smoky….

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