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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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Ohh, another tin from my Adagio sampler that I am very happy with. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but when I opened the tin and smelled that wave of coconut and spiciness, I started to get excited. I only used about a scoop and a half of tea instead of the recommended two. When I poured the water over the tea, the coconut aroma intensified, but I was a little disappointed when I first tasted it, because there wasn’t much of a coconut taste. Then I added a little milk and sugar, and… alchemy! There’s the coconut, surrounded by the spices, with that little hint of lemongrass. This tea is absolutely perfect for this morning, a just-about-cold morning that’s going to lead into a beautiful early spring day. I’m very pleased with this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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82
drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
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I tried this one for the first time this morning. From the reviews I’d read, I’d expected something a little bit different, but I was quite pleased with what I ended up getting. The main thing that surprised me about this tea was how much of a honey smell it had. While it was steeping, the fragrance was really sweet. It didn’t have as much of a honey taste, just smooth and easy to drink. I will definitely have this one again soon!

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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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drank Keemun Concerto by Adagio Teas
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This tea really had a bit of a medicine-y taste to it. I see some comments about astringency and smokiness, which I guess is what I was tasting. I wasn’t particularly fond of that. I’m not sure if different amounts of tea and different steeping times will affect that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
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This is my second tea from my Adagio order, and the first black tea I’ve made that wasn’t my usual Lowes-Foods-brand-orange-and-black-pekoe bags. This tea is amazing. I don’t know how it compares to other “real” teas, but compared to what I usually drink in the mornings, this is rich, full, smooth… There’s an actual flavor to it, which is fantastic. And for the first time, I’m trying this “second steep” I keep reading about. I just poured the water over the leaves, so I’ll be trying that any minute. Yay for this!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
laurenpressley

Yay! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying getting into tea!! Isn’t it amazing the difference in quality?!? I hope the second steep went well!

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94
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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I just made a cup of this… it’s my first tea from my first Adagio order ever. I’m so excited, I can barely sit still. I have twelve little boxes of tea that all smell amazing. Making a decision about what to drink first was hard, but I made a good choice with this one.
It’s not super-strong. I think I might use a little more tea next time. This is pretty mild, but the apple and spice flavors are solid. I added milk and sugar, and I literally cannot put my cup down. I’m trying to sip it, but the tea is disappearing from my cup a little more quickly than I’d like. Guess I’ll just have to make another cup! :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
laurenpressley

Yayayay! I’m so glad that the order came and that it’s living up to (past?) expectations!! I love teas that are impossible to put down. :)

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My first non-bagged tea, and I am quite delighted. I added some milk and sugar, and was so very, very pleased. I love the chocolate-y richness. Mmm.

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Not my favorite. The maple was really strong, a little overwhelming. I think I let it steep too long… maybe I’ll go shorter next time and see if that helps. It smells AMAZING, but the taste isn’t quite what I was hoping for.

Cofftea

I have a loose leaf maple sugar black tea I love- it’s great steeped in coffee.

laurenpressley

I have some teas that do that… smell amazing, but be off in taste. I hope a different steeping time or temperature matches the taste to the smell for you!

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Had this at Panera this afternoon with a little bit of honey. It was quite good.

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drank Indian Spiced Chai by Twinings
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Very nice with hot milk and a little sugar. Mmm.

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