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Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this with me. I am not actually part of the Hannibal fandom so this is a tea I might have overlooked but I am glad I didn’t because this tastes good. Base? present, but mild. Caramel? Sweet, but not in your face. And hazelnut? Just a touch to round out the cup with a hint of nuttiness. With that said, I don’t know how quickly I would pick up 3 oz given this isn’t anything too unique but it certainly is one of the better Adagio blends I have had and am very excited to have more in my cupboard.


Is 3oz. the Adagio minimum?

Roswell Strange

For fandom blends it is.

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drank Lemon Lime Kampai by Teavana
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Thank you Roswell Strange but this is a tea I am not sad to see go. It was alright but really nothing special and certainly not something that could persuade me to deal with Teavana. I am grateful for the chance to try something that I never would have had otherwise though so thank you :)

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Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this with me. Weirdly enough, I think this may have actually grown on me. That doesn’t mean I am going out to buy this anytime soon but it is a little sad to see this go. It is coconut flavor combined with a hint of hibiscusy tartness to round things out.

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This is a subtle cappuccino flavor atop a cup of sweet rooibos tea that ends with a little caramel deliciousness. Tasty and delicious.

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
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Thank you for sharing Dustin. I am definitely getting the toffee flavor but I am also getting a lot of base and I am just not loving it. I really can’t put my finger on why but the two flavors are just not blending the way I hoped they would.

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So I have switched from 1% milk to skim milk and that has actually altered my matcha milk experience. For one, skim milk fluffs up a lot more than 1% which means you can’t get as much milk in the glass which throws off the matcha:milk ratio. Consequently, there was a stronger matcha flavor than usual which muted the caramel popcorn goodness. This lacked the tasty buttery richness that I love so much in this blend and the caramel was not as present as usual. It was still good but not the cup I have come to know and love :(

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Thank you jump62359 for sending some of this my way. This is a great mint tea. Smooth, roasty, minty, and refreshing with just a hint of floral jasmin to round everything out. Really quite good though at the end of the day it is a mint tea and I just don’t reach for mint often enough to justify buying 3 oz. I will certainly enjoy my sample though.

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drank Asia Cocktail by Tea Desire
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Thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try something new. Having had it both hot and cold, I can say this is definitely better cold. The mango and lychee flavor come out much more whereas the base takes a back seat to the flavors. Good, not great but the rating will get bumped a bit because the cold brew is certainly an improvement.

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drank White Peony by Lupicia
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I thought I wrote a review for this already but I guess not. So I will start by thanking the awesome jump62359 for sending this my way. The white base is very present in this cup in a leafy/buttery way while the peony comes through as a bit too floral and maybe a bit drying? It really is not as bad as that may sound but for my personal tastes, I am just not loving the cup. However, it is always fun to try something new so I am happy I got the chance to taste it :)


I smelled this and thought it seemed too pungently floral – seems like I made a good call. =)

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After the vegetal overload of the matcha au lait – caramel, I decided to cut the amount of “leaf” in half which meant I used 1 tsp (which is still double what I would have used without guidance from the company. Unfortunately this was still too grassy and the strawberry flavor too sweet (and artificial) for my tastes. This too will be passed along and I think I will stick to Lupicia teas and Red Leaf Tea’s matcha in the future. Nonetheless I am super appreciative of Dustin giving me the opportunity to try something new so thank you Dustin!!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.


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