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drank Blackberry by Adagio Teas
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I’m a little disappointed with Adagio’s Blackberry Tea.

For starters, the blackberry flavor is really light. I could hardly taste it when the tea was hot; as it cooled the flavor became more noticeable but it never became the focal point of the beverage. It remained a subtle hint of blackberry in the background of a standard black tea. On the plus side, it was definitely blackberry – not raspberry or strawberry.

The tea was also pretty sensitive. I over-steeped it by a minute, a minute and a half max but that was too long. It was quite bitter.

I am glad I bought the tea, because I think it’ll be good for experimenting. It may yet make a decent iced tea, since the flavor seems to come out more at a cooler temperature.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I find it interesting that you say a black tea that is over steeped by 1.5min and ends up being quite bitter is “pretty sensitive”… I do realize that there is a lot of variation in personal preference when it comes to tea, but a 1-1.5 min overage seems like it’s a lot and I’d expect the chances of bitterness to go up. Do you normally like your blacks in the 6-6.5 min range? Maybe what they used to flavor it got bitter on you?

Suzi

Haha, I’m a careless chronic oversteeper so I’m used to steeping a 5-minute tea for 8+ minutes all the time. Usually they’re still OK; maybe a little bit more bitter but not to the point where it’s undrinkable or completely blocking the flavor. So yeah, something that stops working at the 6 minute mark seems pretty sensitive to me, but I suppose for most people that seems like a weird comment!

Cofftea

I’m very type A with my steeping times so yeah it was a little hard for me to understand. Thanks for explaining where you’re coming from:)

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Cofftea

I find it interesting that you say a black tea that is over steeped by 1.5min and ends up being quite bitter is “pretty sensitive”… I do realize that there is a lot of variation in personal preference when it comes to tea, but a 1-1.5 min overage seems like it’s a lot and I’d expect the chances of bitterness to go up. Do you normally like your blacks in the 6-6.5 min range? Maybe what they used to flavor it got bitter on you?

Suzi

Haha, I’m a careless chronic oversteeper so I’m used to steeping a 5-minute tea for 8+ minutes all the time. Usually they’re still OK; maybe a little bit more bitter but not to the point where it’s undrinkable or completely blocking the flavor. So yeah, something that stops working at the 6 minute mark seems pretty sensitive to me, but I suppose for most people that seems like a weird comment!

Cofftea

I’m very type A with my steeping times so yeah it was a little hard for me to understand. Thanks for explaining where you’re coming from:)

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