I tried this Oolong in a ‘I need X $ to get free shipping kind of setting’. I’m glad I bought it. I carefully split/separated the the mini cake into two pieces. It has the taste of honey and a slightly fruity-to-floral note. I’m a sucker for naturally sweet teas and well this one surprised me and delivered.
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I like this tea. It is naturally sweet all and just as the description is really soothing hot but it makes a great iced tea. I have to admit that for some reason as an iced tea it may seem a bit more perfumy than when hot. Still a pretty good choice and inexpensive.
This is a ‘nostalgia’ tea for me. Its smell takes me back to my childhood, just like freshly steamed rice. At first I was amazed at the smell of it had and then I questioned if I was just biased while tasting it. Then, a friend walked in and asked if I was cooking rice; tea true to its name. If you like nutty flavor and a tea that give a ‘filling’ sensation while you drink this is a tea to try.
I ordered this tea two times from adagio… Two completely different teas. First time was amazing, smoky, vegetal, savory tea with just a slight hint of sweetness. It reminded me of vegetable stock with roasted vegetables. The second time, around 2-3 months later. The tea was faded as if it had been exposed to sun and air for a long time. The only thing remaining was a slightly smoky taste and the oxidized taste of badly stored green tea.
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I tried this Puerh out of curiosity. I have to admit is a NOT an every day tea for me, in fact I rarely drink it. But I love it, It has a pungent taste and very floral/perfume like smell. It has a smoky taste and the bamboo fragrance lingers in you mouth. I’m looking forward to try a ripe bamboo fragrance. (Multiple Steeps Gong Fu style… I could not handle a powerful 2 min steep).
I really enjoy this tea. I prefer white and green teas over black but this tea allows me to enjoy all the aspects of a black tea while keeping smoothness. Similar to a Keemung in being smooth and fruity but with pronounced smoky chocolate notes. I drink this tea every morning before work.
A tea that is not for everyone. It can appear to be tasteless/bland at first but it has hints of sweetness and vegetable taste. However, it’s true identity lays in its after taste. If you only like strong tasting tea I would stay away. If you like subtle notes and teas with multiple notes this is a good for you.
I added this tea after I tried it based on a recommendation. I was very surprised at the sweetness and how much bold it was compared to others I’ve had previously (other companies). I found it a very affordable pleasure, a ‘go-to’ tea every day for me.
I really like this tea, I feel like this should be their White Peony. I have white peony from other vendors and the silver buds ratio is about the same. Good welcoming tea for people who are just starting to try white tea and good for those who love the subtle notes.
I like the subtle sweetness mixed with the fragrance of Jasmine. Not the best tea of its kind but pretty good. I’ve been stalking their site waiting for a come back.
Flavorless, tea. I had my hopes up due to the great reviews. It was a let down for me.
Bitter sweet moment for me. The sample was heavenly, a mixture of honey sweet notes and plum. The second time around it was bland and tasteless. I gave it a third try in case the second was a fluke… prepackaging the tea kills it adagio.
I love this tea. Is not an everyday tea for me, but when I need to feel the warmth of the spices I brew up a cup. Honestly at work everyone loves when I prepare it, just for the smell.
Extremely fragrant tea. This can be either really good or really bad depending on the person. I like it every once in a white to ‘change waves’, but I have to admit I bought the smallest size after the sample and its been lasting for a little over a year now.
Incredibly expensive tea, not worth the money. You can find better same/better quality for a LOT less if you look in the right places.
I bought this tea to make tisane at home for my girlfriend. It is pretty good for a flavored tea. I would recommend it by itself only if you know how to make your own blends at home. (Chamomile, Mint, Cinnamon, etc. are some of the flavors you can play with.)
Amazingly fragrant Oolong, true to its name. The Plum fragrance is overpowering and rich. A great tea, a bit ‘perfume’ like to me. I prefer more subtle tastes but the quality of the tea itself can’t be denied.
Editing: Compared to all other Mei Lan Xiang I’ve tried this one has the strongest scent in the forefront but really lacks power in the aftertaste which is why Oolongs are renown. I’m downgrading a bit because of this.
An OK mini tuocha, it can be steeped multiple times and it doesn’t go bitter. You can get better puerh for just a bit more. Compared to the ‘Original’ Camel’s Breath form Phoenix Collection is nothing but the shadow of the original.
Really good tea that crosses the boundaries between a white and green tea. Its a very subtle green vegetable flavor with hints of sweetness. Its a very clean taste and with a smooth vegetable after taste.
I like Jasmine Silver Needle, it has the amazing taste of jasmine with the subtlety of the Silver Needle. It is a really good tea I would give it a higher rating but I prefer Silver Needle when is more sweet and this is a more savory version.
Good black tea that will not let you down. If you are starting to drink tea this a great place to start with black teas. Fruity taste with a hint of smoke almost wine like but in a subtle way. Easy to drink with food or by itself.
Very fragrant Bi Lo Chun, I was surprised at the scent of the leaf by itself and while steeping the scent is enhanced. This is not a very floral tea, it is more on the fruity side and I can only compare it to the taste of the skin of a plum. It can be pricey but the leaf can be re-steeped if not over-steeped the first time.
Its an OK quality Been. You can taste the sweetness of a white tea with the complexity of a Sheng puerh (a bit bitter, very aromatic and flowery notes). I recommend using Gong Fu method so you can enjoy different phases of the tea… Rinse for a few seconds and do :15 infusions adding another :15 per infusion or to your taste.