Meh—this tea is just fine. It’s my roommate’s tea, and we’re celebrating the return of her cat! Now I can do my homework again instead of posting fliers and running around, worried. Things are getting much better around here.
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Using this tea to distract myself. My roommates’ cat is missing—and we’re not allowed to have a cat in our apartment complex. We’re all very nauseous and worried—so I made tea. The vanilla is helping me calm down. We all need the ‘calm down effect’ right about now.
So, I really like this tea.
It’s my dessert tea. Or rather my “I’m a poor college student, I don’t have money for anything except the basics boo-hoo no dessert” tea. It’s been cheering me up as I read and draw and do everything I love to do, except on a much more accelerated schedule. I’m making another cup of this so that I have enough ‘oomph’ to get down and build a canvas from scratch today. (I usually do this, but I know it’ll take an hour or more to get it just right…)
Mmmm. Coconut. I placed this in my cupboard next to a bag of shredded coconut (a friend’s birthday is coming up and I’m making vegan coconut macaroons for her birthday) and the entire kitchen smells really tasty. I love this tea.
I just picked up a tin of this on my last Whole Foods run. While I’m sitting on the decision to purchase the Adagio Tea chai sampler in the next week (as a treat for starting classes in Bmore) I had to have something to tide me over.
The coconut in this tea is the top note that I can detect and kind of overpowers the chai, even though I can taste the chai spices. This is perfectly fine with me because I love cooking with coconut milk, but however due to the high calorie count and its amazing ability to go rancid in a matter of hours, I don’t cook with it often. This tea solves my coconut conundrum. It has a very smooth mouthfeel.
With mine, I sweetened it up a bit, and in an attempt to pull the chai notes out a bit more, I used a touch of almond milk to bury the coconut, as well as a little sweetening from liquid stevia. Incredibly tasty! I’ll be drinking this all week until I can supplement it with the Adagio Tea chai sampler.
A favorite of mine. Yeah, I finally figured I should announce it—my tea-ball is broken with a space between the two hinges as they meet. While I’m waiting to get a new tea-ball, I’ve been drinking all the teas that come in handy little sachets—all my tea bags! This was soothed me last night as I was finishing up a painting and feeling a tad bit overwhelmed. The vanilla is very calming, to me.
I had some of this last night, partially because it was the only tea bag in my collection that I could stomach after a day of crazy running around. I managed to sneak it into the theater with a mug of hot water to go see Scott Pilgrim. Pomegranate Tea in the theater? What a treat!
Not my favorite, but still a nice treat.
I’m sure I’m going to try and give this away—I didn’t even drink 1/3 of the cup I made last night. What a shame!
I’ve been drinking only Harney & Sons tea for the past week—because I’ve been so lazy. I have 3 and a half weeks left of summer, and I have made it my personal goal to finish five major canvas (bigger than 36 inches on any side) and six very small ones. So far, I finished the canvas that is somewhere around 60 inches by 48 inches—in three days time. I also finished a very small canvas. All I did was go on walks and paint. I’m tired!
This tea tastes MUCH better when it is steeped the second time than the first—the first is overpowering with the cinnamon. Wish me luck that I get the guts to work on my next canvas and also the guts to move on from my tea bags back to my loose leaf.
Yesterday I travelled to the Milwaukee Art Museum, because I’d never been there. Of course, it’s the middle of summer, so they cranked up the air conditioning as high as they possibly could. I had left my sweater in my locker and I was freezing. We were having lunch, and this was on the menu, so I figured I would try it. I never had Pu-erh tea before.
The problem with museum food is that once you’re in there, you’re stuck in there to eat whatever they have to offer. As a vegan, I’m often delegated to salads—which are fine, they just don’t warm you up. So, thus the tea. I really liked it! It reminded me of a lentil soup I make with ginger, one that I had been craving. This tea warmed up up right away, and I had the energy to keep going and check out the modern wing upstairs. (Can I just say: Helen Frankenthaler and Richard Dierbenkorn? I’m surprised that I fell in love with their work so thoroughly yesterday, when I had paid them no heed before.)
This Pu-erh might not be the best, but it certainly is tied to a lot of memories of yesterday. I might have to try this for myself at home. And while Pu-erh is warming, does anyone know about a tea that is ‘energizing’? I have canvases to begin and I’m dragging. Canvas+dragging=Tea.
Finals week for me—seeing as how I’m the type to plan ahead and freak out, I made a cup of tea, studied, and planned out the rest of my weeks after classes before I get back to school. I have so much stuff to do! I think I might have one serving of this left—I’m looking forward to reordering, and possibly trying the chai sampler that Adagio offers. (As soon as it’s back in stock, of course…) Maybe when the new store opens in Naperville, I’ll take the train over and buy tons of tea—if I have time.
My brother is a senior in high school and he has no idea what he’s doing, but he has big plans. So, I sat with him today, and gave him the bad news—that he’s going to have to spend a ton of time doing stuff he doesn’t want to to do to get into a decent college. We worked on paperwork all day. I cheered him up later on by baking him banana bread, and watching “Ratatouille” with him. Sometimes, he’s easy to please. That movie always makes me reach for a cup of tea, and I needed something french—something to go with the theme for the evening. Hence, this French Vanilla tea, which brewed something a bit more pleasurable than usual.
Oh, I wish I had planted that zucchini plant so I would have the one ingredient I’m missing to make ratatouille. Until then, I have a nice cup of french vanilla to cheer me up, and help me forget that I have finished nothing for myself all day.
:( This didn’t work. Go figure! Not only that but I was a bit put off by the peppermint taste. (I know peppermint is supposed to help with stomach issues, but it didn’t.) I will not be repurchasing this tea.
Oh dear me, it appears I only have a little more than one serving left of this tea! :( Time to reorder.
Tasted especially delicious tonight. I’m going to have to bump my rating up a bit. Gotta love a gift, especially when it’s tea! :)
So, I’ve taken a break writing my paper on food and feminism in order to have a taste of this Darjeeling. When smelling it dry, you can smell the muscatel notes in it—once brewed, notes that are hidden behind the other flavors. I’m enjoying this cup with a little stevia to sweetened it up. This is much better than the other darjeeling I have had in the past, with exception to the darjeeling from Adagio.
This is an average cup of tea, to sum it up. Maybe someday I’ll purchase it again, but I feel like if I’m looking for a darjeeling, I’ll have to find a truly knock-out version elsewhere for the time being. I was hoping for much better, but alas, the muscatel is buried among other notes. BUT—it makes for a lovely companion to write a paper that I wanted finished the first time I wrote it. And maybe i’ll bring it to my evening class tonight. We’ll see.
Picked up a bag of this stuff when I was passing by The Argo Tea in Chicago. (I’d always wanted to go in there, but to no avail. This time, my mother was with me and she wanted to try the teas too.)
This is a FABULOUS savory tea. I have never loved green tea much, and although I’m new to the green teas, I really enjoy this. This tea does not shy away from a nice full bodied flavor. Very, very tasty. :)
Today I was in need of some pain relief so I brewed a cup of this. I then promptly forgot about it and let it steep for probably around 25 minutes. Interestingly enough ,it didn’t taste like I had over-brewed it, and it didn’t taste as bland as usual. Not a bad cup, and certainly helps the cramps, wether it’s a placebo or not. :)
This is so strange—I could have sworn I knew where this tea bag was (I bought a sample off a friend) and today I couldn’t find it to try it. Hmmm…did I drink it?
It couldn’t have been that memorable, if I did. :/
My typical tea- drinking behaviors stipulate that I rip open all tea bags that I purchase and brew the tea loose leaf. This was brewed, tasted, and then enhanced with a drop or two of liquid stevia.
At the suggestion of Erin, I added milk (in my case, vanilla almond milk) to this tea, and it really helped tone the cloves down. I tasted it without the almond milk and it seemed ‘dusty’ tasting, probably from so many spices.
In any case, I’ve never purchased a tea where the main spices of note were cinnamon and cloves, so this was quite a shot in the dark. (And I LOVE cinnamon and cloves, so it takes a lot for me to say it was overwhelming.) It wasn’t bad at all, but it still needs a little something, and I’m not sure what it is.
But, in any case, it’s still VERY cuppable. Certainly not a bad tea!
So, I’m brewing a cup of this tea right now. I ripped open the tea-bag and steeped it in a mesh insert—I’m a bit touchy with tea bags because I’ve been very upset with them before.
This tea smells INCREDIBLE. Not a two-dimensional vanilla and ceylon, but something that is full and mellow and great. And now for the taste…
oh, WOW. This tea is listed on the tin as “Ceylon tea carefully blended with vanilla flavor”. With only two ingredients listed, it’s simple and yet so complicated in the sense that it tastes like there can’t only be two ingredients. (I’m sure there’s small bits of whatever else in there beyond ceylon tea and vanilla, but whatever it is, I like it!)
No aftertaste. And it comes is a gorgeous tin. m in love.
So, I’ve owned this tea for a couple months now, and I’ve been too enamored of my caffeine-free teas to have tried it. (I’ve also been kind of chicken when it comes to Darjeeling, because I’ve had such bitter Darjeelings before that were not good at all.) Not too harsh, this cup is mellow and has a nice body to it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed taking this Darjeeling to class with me in my Teas Etc. mug with the chinese characters—brews a nice, full flavor, (not over-developed!) keeps me alert, and the sight of real tea leaves always starts an interesting conversation with the students around me.
Adagio has done a good job with this tea!
I think this tea was decent—not the best white tea I’ve had, but it was still decent. I’m hoping to try a better white tea with citrus notes later on…but until then I have a tin of this stuff to finish….
(which really isn’t so bad—life could be worse).
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This tea—while presented beautifully with a gorgeous box and had a nice teabag—had a dusty flavor that I was just not interested in. Don’t get me wrong—it’s so much better than lipton—but I expected better from a tea that appeared to have it all going for it.