Custom-Adagio Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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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Smelled like black licorice (not my fave) to me, but tastes like NOM! So good, and I’ve never cracked a Harry Potter book :) Thank you LiberTeas!

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drank ButterBeer by Custom-Adagio Teas
1611 tasting notes

I steeped it longer and tried adding milk but I still got nuttin’ in terms of flavour. It isn’t really what I’d call caramel OR creamy, nor is it sweet like I sort of expected this tea to be. In fact there really isn’t much to distinguish this tea from a say, a normal, malty Assam.

Oh well, can’t win every time. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Whenever I see this one I think of a butter + beer flavored tea… although maybe I shouldn’t say that or Frank may actually do that as a Tea of the Week lol!

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drank ButterBeer by Custom-Adagio Teas
1611 tasting notes

Yay for Harry Potter-inspired tea. :D

I was expecting this to have some rum flavouring in the mix but instead this is a mix of caramel, cream, and vanilla. These seem to be fairly standard components of many Adagio custom blends – no offense intended to the blend’s creator.

I think I needed to steep this longer as it’s pretty light-tasting. I can pick up the caramel faintly and possibly a bit of the vanilla if I concentrate, but the black tea base dominates right now. I’m going to give this another try before I rate this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Ingredients sound much better than the title for my preference:)

LiberTEAS

Ahh… the title is the reason I purchased this tea! :) I think it might be better with a little ginger though.

Cofftea

Wonderful addition suggestion LiberTEAS- would have never thought of that.

Cinoi

If I had looked, I would have also purchased this tea based on title alone :)

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Thank you LiberTeas for this tea sample I was very excited to try it against my Sweet Velvet Fog Signature Blend. It is rather close in flavor but I felt SVF is a little smoother, more caramel in flavor, and a bit richer but don’t get me wrong it is still very good. Just goes to show that it isn’t just about what teas are used in the blending but the percentage too.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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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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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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Another gift from LiberTEAs! YAY!

You know…it’s so fun…last night I was getting ready for bed and said to myself…self I said…I can’t wait to wake up so I can try more of the teas I got today!!!! Now THAT’s a TEA FREAK considering I am a night owl and not a morning person.

At first sniff after steeping I was thinking this had a buttery type aroma to it but then quickly changed my mind to those Werthers Original Candies…it’s a perfect scent double!

I, too, am a Harry Potter FAN and was excited to try this tea. It’s bold and flavorful and heavy…but in a good way. Robert had a good idea mixing these teas together. They seem to swirl around and work well together.

In the aftertaste the caramel lingers a bit more than the other flavors do but that’s ok with me…and I’m not usually a caramel freak. Well done!

Rabs

LOL! I’m a night owl as well, but I can’t recall thinking about tea as I go to bed (that’ll probably change). But in the morning, after I’ve hit the snooze button at least once, I motivate myself to actually get up by thinking about the tea I’m gonna have. :)

Caitlin

Harry Potter :-)

BigFatFaTEA

I’m totally with you TeaEqualsBliss, LiberTEAS sent me so many teas that I will be obsessing over them for awhile!

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