104 Tasting Notes

85

I’m a big fan of this tea. It steeps to a nice golden brown color, has a great aroma, and a smooth taste that doesn’t overpower with bitterness, but still packs plenty of punch.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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70

Steeped for about 6 minutes this time, and the flavor was much stronger. Just a hint of bitterness and a fantastic, earthy flavor that makes this a great black tea for a morning wake-up.

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60
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
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The tea I got had been steeping for a while, so it has a bitter taste that doesn’t compliment the flavor. Will give this one another try.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
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Good, but not great. Wanted something special out of the Pumpkin Spice tea, but the pumpkin smell is much stronger than the taste, and it ends up being a pretty normal cup of black tea with a slight hint of pumpkin and spice. Maybe bump up the steep time and add milk? As suggested though, this was not a winner.

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69

Half the fun of this tea is just watching the pearls unfurl as the tea steeps. The unsteeped pearls have a very strong earthy/smoky/gun powder smell, but sadly that doesn’t all transfer into the final cup, as the tea itself is on the bland side. It does make a nice, dark tea, but I could go for a stronger, earthier taste. That said, it’s not a bad tea, I just wish it had a stronger flavor to match the appearance.

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82
drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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When I first smelled this tea, I was worried that it would taste like a Jolly Rancher, but it was a surprisingly pleasant tea with a nice sour taste that makes it fun to drink.

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80

I’m not sure why they call the scent of this tea ‘delicate’, because it’s a big and bold aroma that is only slightly diminished by a 7 minute steeping. There’s a bit of a medicinal taste to it, but in a good way. It also has a great color, and a strong jasmine flavor that’s not too sweet, but pleasantly soothing.

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92
drank Berry Blues by Adagio Teas
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I LOVE this tea, but I’m a fan of big, bold, sweet teas, so that’s no surprise. Great fruity flavor and a fantastic aroma, so if you like sweet teas, then this one’s for you!

Jane Quigley

Just bought this on your note. I’ve been looking for caffeine-free tea for nighttime.

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48

Surprisingly mellow flavor for how dark the color is and how strong the aroma is.

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82
drank Wuyi Ensemble by Adagio Teas
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Aroma reminds me of toasted rice. Nice, golden color and a smooth taste. This one’s a winner.

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