111 Tasting Notes

96

What a beautifully warm tea! Nice cinnamon aroma and flavor, enhanced by adding milk/half-and-half and sugar. Well-rounded, smooth, relaxing tea with a good moderately strong flavor – not overpowering, but not weak and therefore lost if adding said milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94

Lovely light tea; the ginger dominates the aroma in both the loose leaf and brewed form, but the lime can definitely be smelled and tasted. The ginger is sharp, but the lime adds a really nice balance that builds up the more you drink it. Would consider adding a teaspoon of honey to my cup but it’s not necessary.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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34

Loose leaf blend smelled strongly of turmeric – sharp and pungent – with elements of ginger; the brewed version was very sharp (it’s possible I added too much tea before to my pot). Tasted in equal parts turmeric and ginger, good for clearing out the sinuses. While it was a good quality tea (one I’d drink if I had a cold), it wasn’t quite to my liking because if the strength of its sharpness.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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57

Nice slightly tart and slight sweet tea. Very bright and flavorful, first tasting of plum with the strength of cinnamon building with each sip. Lovely plummy aroma.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88

Pleasantly surprised by this very interesting tea blend. Works well with or without honey; smells pepperminty in loose leaf form, but more subtle and nuanced when brewed with hints of lemon, and equal parts peppermint and sage, when brewed.

These flavors don’t clash as I had been expecting: The initial flavor was peppermint, but secondary flavor of sage that slowly builds up. Very pleasing light sage aroma, too, almost like an herb garden.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
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At first I was wary of this tea: It smelled like wet chocolate, which is not exactly an appealing aroma, and previous chocolate teas I had tried made me cautious that this, too, would taste dusty. However, it turned out to be wonderful! Lovely milk chocolate flavor which was accentuated by milk (I used half-and-half) and sugar. Very smooth and well-rounded.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Cherry by Adagio Teas
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Good solid tea with slightly tart cherry hints. I steeped mine for five minutes (two minutes longer than Adagio’s suggestion) and added milk and sugar and was pleased with the outcome. Gentle but definitely present cherry aroma that was both a bit sweet and tart, which was a nice surprise.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88

Good solid tea with berry hints. I steeped mine for five minutes (two minutes longer than Adagio’s suggestion) and added milk and sugar and was pleased with the outcome. Gentle but definitely present blackberry aroma and taste was simply very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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Surprisingly excellent tea, with nutty (and almost chocolate) overtones, lovely rounded flavor that’s slightly sweet and therefore doesn’t require much (if any) additional sugar. Holds up beautifully with milk, which brings out more subtle chestnut notes. I steeped mine for five minutes (two minutes longer than Adagio’s suggestion).

An excellent holiday tea, and a new favorite.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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51

Fair to middling supermarket-acquired tea; good tea bag, but the tea itself looked a bit broken (not whole tea leaves). Held up with milk and sugar, but didn’t have an especially pronounced, strong tea flavor or aroma. Would brew with a longer steep time in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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