drank Birthday Tea by Adagio Teas
1195 tasting notes

Adagio sent me this in my most recent order because my birthday is right around the corner. I previously bought this and had the worst time with it. So I’m hoping now things might be better.

So far I can confirm NOPE. Let the water cool, steeped it for 2 min, 45 seconds, and added milk and it’s still a tasteless, slightly bitter black tea.

However, this tea is saved by Nonna’s Biscotti…they have salted caramel and chocolate biscotti! SO GOOD. I dipped it into the tea so it added a decent flavor to the biscotti. And so in turn I’m hoping it makes the tea tasty.

It did not help. I really do not like this tea.

Claire

I’ve had really bad luck with Adagio’s teas for some reason. I keep wondering if I’m doing something wrong with them.

Kittenna

Nope. They’re just not great teas. :P

Cavocorax

Hmm. That’s too bad! I was curious because they had all those fandom names ones: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/fandoms.html?SID=1a57716d82354d50b740518e7ef69a9a They’re basically asking me to throw all my money at them with that sorta thing, except… there are too many fandoms for me to choose…

Cavocorax

Hmmm… looks like the fandom ones are marked up quite a bit. Guess that makes it easier to avoid too!

KeenTeaThyme

It’s not you, it’s Adagio. Their black teas, and flavored black teas, can be really nasty. I’ve mixed this with my own vanilla extract and sprinkles…and some sugar. Anything to combat that bitter black tea aftertaste.

Auggy

For me, I’ve found that I enjoy their flavored black teas only with a generous scoop of sugar and dollop of cream. Without additives, yeah not so much.

Clockwork Faerie

Really? I’ve mainly had good luck with Adagio. Teavana and David’s Teas however, which I notice most of the populus of this site creams themselves over, have been consistently mediocre-to-bad as well as overpriced. Guess the Steepster community thinks a higher price means better tea.

momo

/r/tea is leaking onto a year old tasting note of mine, awesome

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Claire

I’ve had really bad luck with Adagio’s teas for some reason. I keep wondering if I’m doing something wrong with them.

Kittenna

Nope. They’re just not great teas. :P

Cavocorax

Hmm. That’s too bad! I was curious because they had all those fandom names ones: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/fandoms.html?SID=1a57716d82354d50b740518e7ef69a9a They’re basically asking me to throw all my money at them with that sorta thing, except… there are too many fandoms for me to choose…

Cavocorax

Hmmm… looks like the fandom ones are marked up quite a bit. Guess that makes it easier to avoid too!

KeenTeaThyme

It’s not you, it’s Adagio. Their black teas, and flavored black teas, can be really nasty. I’ve mixed this with my own vanilla extract and sprinkles…and some sugar. Anything to combat that bitter black tea aftertaste.

Auggy

For me, I’ve found that I enjoy their flavored black teas only with a generous scoop of sugar and dollop of cream. Without additives, yeah not so much.

Clockwork Faerie

Really? I’ve mainly had good luck with Adagio. Teavana and David’s Teas however, which I notice most of the populus of this site creams themselves over, have been consistently mediocre-to-bad as well as overpriced. Guess the Steepster community thinks a higher price means better tea.

momo

/r/tea is leaking onto a year old tasting note of mine, awesome

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