804 Tasting Notes

drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
804 tasting notes

I gave a friend some of this the other day and they compared it to Captain Crunch. I’ve just made a cup, and I can’t shake that impression. It is almost exactly like it! I think if I added milk and sugar, it’d be exactly the same!

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Trying to finish off this tin… and it’s a great time of year to do it… very seasonably appropriate cuppa!

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finally gave up on this one. put it in the staff lounge in case someone else might like it.

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Finished this one off, too! Glad to have a decaf for the 7:45 cup of tea. Added some sweetener since I was skeptical of decaf and it turned out about as you’d expect. Probably won’t order again since I don’t normally particularly like either decaf or vanilla, but was glad to have this option when I was pregnant and nursing!


Good to see you back—-are you able to climb back on the caffeine wagon yet?


Good to “see” you, too! I am indeed… though it’s slower than I would have guessed to build tea drinking back in a habitual all-day thing. I tend to get in a cup or two a day and that’s ti. I thought re-engaging with Steepster might help. :)

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drank Almond by Adagio Teas
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I’m not drinking tea as much lately as I used to. My Steepster use has shifted from documenting every drink to documenting unusual ones. And documenting when the tea has left my cupboard. And that’s what happened with this one.

I really love the Adagio Hazelnut tea, and enjoyed the Almond as well. It’s not quite as good to me as the Hazelnut one, but that’s probably because I prefer hazelnut to almond in general. It’s a good cup and one I’d like to replace one day… once I’ve gotten my tea stash to a reasonable level.

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I am excited about the Insider Tea Club, and I am excited about this tea! I am using a small, 4oz, teapot for this, to allow for multiple resteeps and forces attention to each sip. I am doing this note from memory, so I look forward to documenting the next one a bit more clearly. What I remember most about this first pass was the smooth mouthfeel and the pale color. It was also slightly sweet. In fact, I wondered if the instructions were spot on due to the pale color, but really, the instructions were perfect. Here are the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/6772671397/


Great pic of the tea leaves!


Wow. I agree with Scott. Great photos!

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This is FAR better than I expected! I didn’t have high hopes (I love Den’s Extra Green, and nothing I’ve had in the genre has lived up to that one), but it was a great cup!

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drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
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Based on reviews, I was expecting awful. So it was a pleasant surprise when I could easily drink the entire cup!

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I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup


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