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drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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This is probably the first of Adagio’s teas that I can see myself re-ordering. After reading what other people have written, I was hesitant to try it because it sounded like it was going to be cloying and blech.

When I popped the lid off the smell punched me in the face. Not enough to draw blood, but enough to make me jerk my head back. Not to be deterred, I measured some out and poured the water over it. It’s at times like these that I am so, so glad that http://steep.it exists because it greatly reduces the chances of me oversteeping anything anymore.

One, I think that the color of this tea is gorgeous. It’s like a very, very pale shade of chartreuse. This may have been improved by the fact that I just got a new mug from Crate & Barrel and I LOVE IT [http://twitpic.com/k481j]. It really does work, too! Keeps the tea hot a good deal longer than my other ones do and I can pick it up without fear of burning myself. AND it’s so very pretty. Feed the birds, Bodum.

The tea itself was surprisingly lovely. I put in about a teaspoon for 8 oz. of water and steeped it for 2 minutes 45. This could probably go to 3 minutes, but I was very afraid of oversteeping it. The flavor was light, and the citrus taste subtle. I get a lemon scent from it, but the taste is more reminiscent of lime.

A lot of people have compared this to froot loops, but I never really ate a lot of froot loops so I can’t confirm or deny on that account. All in all, I found it extremely refreshing. I should also mention that I’m a huge fan of citrus, so if you don’t like it…PBBBBBTHHHT. I’m kidding, but you should obviously avoid this one.

Auggy

I always thought it tasted like Fruity Pebbles myself which, since I can eat a box of that in a day if I don’t control myself, you’d think I’d be all in favor off. But nope, apparently I can only do that taste with unnaturally colored breakfast foods. Though I do believe I’m in the minority on that one.

I have a couple of the 8oz Bodums. LOVE THEM. I did have to get used to drinking black tea in them, though. The outside would stay so cool that I’d think the tea had cooled and yeah, not so much. But that’s more my own personal stupidity instead of any fault of the glasses so I luf them.

Carolyn

I also love my Bodum. Best part for me is being able to stare deep into my tea and enjoy the color. The yellow teas cause the rim to shimmer like gold. It is calming.

takgoti

@augzimm Unnatural coloring is a criteria that I use for a number of excuses…of which I will not get into. All kidding aside, if the taste on this tea were any stronger I would probably not enjoy it; it’s the fact that it’s only a light overtone that makes it good for me. I also can’t see me drinking this often, but sometimes I crave a light, bright flavor from my tea and this is definitely going to be my right hand man.

@bothofy’all I haven’t been impressed with Bodum’s products in the past, but their drinkware is the shizz. I prefer drinking out of clear mugs mugs or mugs with a bright white interior so that I can enjoy the color of my tea. Bodum allows me to do that, PLUS it looks cool, PLUS it insulates! I want to buy sets and use them for EVERYTHING. [Though I do see myself needing to be careful about not burning my tongue, @aug3zimm. I already do that enough as is.]

Cofftea

I LOVE ADAGIO! steep.it is ok, but thishttp://www.amazon.com/Component-Design-TT1-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEA8U/ref=wl_itt_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IKPH6HHANPYC4&colid=2VCAYFX9M6EJW is MUCH more exact. And multifunctional- it not only is a timer, but it’s a thermometer.

takgoti

I was looking at that the other day, and if I’m being honest will likely end up snatching one up. The thing I love about steep.it is the convenience of it, though. I can use it anywhere since I’m almost always near a computer.

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Auggy

I always thought it tasted like Fruity Pebbles myself which, since I can eat a box of that in a day if I don’t control myself, you’d think I’d be all in favor off. But nope, apparently I can only do that taste with unnaturally colored breakfast foods. Though I do believe I’m in the minority on that one.

I have a couple of the 8oz Bodums. LOVE THEM. I did have to get used to drinking black tea in them, though. The outside would stay so cool that I’d think the tea had cooled and yeah, not so much. But that’s more my own personal stupidity instead of any fault of the glasses so I luf them.

Carolyn

I also love my Bodum. Best part for me is being able to stare deep into my tea and enjoy the color. The yellow teas cause the rim to shimmer like gold. It is calming.

takgoti

@augzimm Unnatural coloring is a criteria that I use for a number of excuses…of which I will not get into. All kidding aside, if the taste on this tea were any stronger I would probably not enjoy it; it’s the fact that it’s only a light overtone that makes it good for me. I also can’t see me drinking this often, but sometimes I crave a light, bright flavor from my tea and this is definitely going to be my right hand man.

@bothofy’all I haven’t been impressed with Bodum’s products in the past, but their drinkware is the shizz. I prefer drinking out of clear mugs mugs or mugs with a bright white interior so that I can enjoy the color of my tea. Bodum allows me to do that, PLUS it looks cool, PLUS it insulates! I want to buy sets and use them for EVERYTHING. [Though I do see myself needing to be careful about not burning my tongue, @aug3zimm. I already do that enough as is.]

Cofftea

I LOVE ADAGIO! steep.it is ok, but thishttp://www.amazon.com/Component-Design-TT1-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B0021AEA8U/ref=wl_itt_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IKPH6HHANPYC4&colid=2VCAYFX9M6EJW is MUCH more exact. And multifunctional- it not only is a timer, but it’s a thermometer.

takgoti

I was looking at that the other day, and if I’m being honest will likely end up snatching one up. The thing I love about steep.it is the convenience of it, though. I can use it anywhere since I’m almost always near a computer.

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