Custom-Adagio Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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!

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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It’s gonna be a long afternoon so I am starting it with this to wake up. :)

teawing

Some very good tea, if I do say so, myself!

KeenTeaThyme

I would have to agree, har har. ;) (Thanks, twing!)

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I’m hoping this will help wake me up and stay focused. Please see other tasting notes – I drink this very often!

Nichole

Me too!!!

KeenTeaThyme

Of course you do! :)

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Ending my work day with this gem so I can do one more power kick through my work and then toddle off to non-work-related activities. :)

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Had to begin with a little extra caffeine today…

I love, love, love this tea – but am slightly biased as its creator. :) The smoky flavor is subtle, just like the taste from a campfire after roasting a marshmallow. I always liked to burn my marshmallows to a crisp so that the inside was extra gooey; this tea captures that childhood memory perfectly.

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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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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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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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