73 Tasting Notes

95
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
73 tasting notes

I really love this tea. It has a smooth and creamy flavor that works well with the bitterness of black tea. It’s one of the rare black teas that I truly enjoy. This makes a truly excellent base for chai, and is great for blending as well.

Flavors: Astringent, Cream, Milk

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95
drank Honeybush by Adagio Teas
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This is the only brand of honeybush I’ve tried so far, but I really loved it. It’s woody and faintly sweet, with a very mild flavor and a beautiful red-brown color. I much prefer the honeybush I’ve had to the rooibos, as it completely lacks the smokey or medicinal taste that rooibos often has. I tend to use 2 tsp/cup to make the flavor the strength I like.

Flavors: Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

I’ve been looking for an herbal blueberry tea that didn’t have Hibiscus as the first ingredient, and this is the first one I’ve found. I really liked it. It’s a mild tea, but fruity and refreshing. A bit of sweetener (I used 1/8-1/4 tsp Xylitol), really brought out the flavor. It does have some Hibiscus, but it’s an amount that adds to the spectrum of flavors rather than making the tea overwhelmingly sour.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

This was a pleasant, mild, and floral tea, with a faint hint of grassiness. It’s not entirely dissimilar to Chamomile tea. I’ve only had Chrysanthemum tea once before and it was several years ago, so I can’t really compare the flavors, but I enjoyed this. I’m wondering if the grassiness is part of the flavor of the flowers or if it’s because they are whole flowers, including part of the stem. I might experiment with that.

Flavors: Floral, Grass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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This is a very unique herbal tea. It tastes strongly of hibiscus and sour apple candy. The apple flavor is rather artificial, but I still enjoyed it. It’s also a good tea for blending, which makes the artificial flavor less prominent.

Flavors: Green Apple, Hibiscus, Sour

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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30

I bought this because I’ve heard it’s the lemon flavored herb with the strongest taste of lemon. I hoped this meant that it wouldn’t be as grassy tasting as lemongrass, but no such luck. It’s grassy and somewhat minty, with a slight lemon flavor. I felt like the flavors clashed, and didn’t enjoy it much, but give it a whirl if you like lemongrass

Flavors: Grass, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I ordered this because the Honeybush tea was out of stock. It’s not terrible, but it has more of the smokey, medicinal taste of Rooibos than I prefer. I probably won’t order it again.

Flavors: Medicinal, Smoke, Smooth, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

I ordered this because I am currently pregnant, and its THE herb that is recommended to pregnant women. It has a mild, grassy taste somewhat like a milder green tea. It tastes like it would work well in blends, but I’ve yet to try that. I like getting herbs from Rose Mountain since they are cheap, good quality, and organic.

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
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95

I have always loved the smell of Hazelnut coffee, but I can’t stand the taste of coffee. For a long time I hoped someone would make a Hazelnut cocoa, just so I could have something that smelled that good. Eventually I stumbled upon Adagio’s hazelnut honeybush tea, and it’s a dream come true. The flavors blend beautifully and it’s a delicious, although mild tea. I especially like it with some chai spices added in.

Flavors: Hazelnut, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

I tried this a couple months ago, and haven’t been able to get a hold of it since. It seems to be quite popular, and for good reason. It has a strong and well-balanced lemon-ginger flavor, and is pleasantly sweet. The lemon does taste somewhat artificial, like lemon candy, but I found the taste quite pleasant.

Flavors: Candy, Ginger, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I drink a lot of herbal tea, and the occasional cup of traditional tea here and there. I really enjoy experimenting with my own blends. I like to keep a wide variety of teas on hand and I love trying new teas.

Flavors I like: mint, chamomile, fruit, nuts, flowers, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, honey, chai/spice, honeybush, green rooibos, flavored blacks, dark oolongs

Flavors I Dislike: cardamon, lemongrass, coffee, chicory, bitter or astringent teas, red rooibos, licorice(but I do think I like either fennel or anise, I’m not sure which), many (but not all) artificial flavors

I have yet to try any white or puerh teas

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