Love this blend! Please see previous note. This is quickly becoming a daily fave!
556 Tasting Notes
Forgive the pic. I’ll update with the “real” one later today. Since this is one of my blends from Adagio, there’s no rating.
I love the medley of Irish Breakfast with Earl Grey Moonlight. The Irish Breakfast tea cuts the bergamot flavor beautifully. This tea is also brisk and bold – a perfect AM Wakeup Tea!
A side note – my maiden name is Fitzpatrick and I grew up in a very Irish-American household, so I have a soft spot for this character. :) I will be drinking this on March 17, which was actually the day I was due. My mom says she refused to have a Fitzpatrick baby born on March 17th, so she was prepared to “hold me in.” Luckily (?) I was late anyway and born much later in March. But it’s a fun story to remember! This is the same woman who almost named me Clarissa, prior to the TV show…but I dodged that bullet too!
I’m waiting (im)patiently for the new DT teas to post, to decide what to order. I definitely want to pick up more of this one and to try some of their other oolongs. I love this no-cal dessert option!
No rating as this is one of my custom blends.
I really enjoy this spicy and fragrant cup. I wish I was watching Lost Girl right now, but since I’m not, I’ll have to settle for this.
My only complaint with Adagio teas is that bitter Ceylon/black tea flavor, but if you let this one steep over five minutes, the spiciness wins out. So instead of a bitter cuppa, I’m enjoying a spicy cuppa. Epic!
I found this in a box of teas from work. I thought I had either lost it or finished up the pouch, so I was glad to find it.
Over two years old, and still working on the same pouch – but it still tastes as yummy as it did the first cuppa I had. (Even more proof that you don’t necessarily need to use tins.)
The apricot taste is so delish! That’s a flavor you wouldn’t think would be all that strong/bold, yet this blend really packs a punch.
Tastes like happy! :)
This is quickly becoming my tea choice of the morning. It’s bold, brisk and spicy – everything you’d want in an AM cuppa. Yum! Please see other notes; this is a fave.
I really enjoy this cuppa. It’s one I may have to stock up on, as it appears to be leaving David’s Tea (?) to make room for the Spring Collection.
Even though it’s oolong, it’s not picky – I can brew it with the ubiquitous “hot” water at work and it’s fine. Delish!
It’s the first day in a very long time that I haven’t had a migraine. Whoo-hoo! That means I can go to work and feel productive, like a human.
I celebrated with this tea. This is easily one of the best cinnamon teas I’ve ever had, and one of my all-time overall fave teas. It’s a cupboard staple. I wish more cinnamon teas could be like this one! :)
And it’s only partly because of the Pop Rocks… ;)
No rating as I’m not too keen on white teas, so I don’t have a basis to judge this one.
This is a light, playful blend of peppermint and botanicals. It’s soothing and spa-like. I bet it would be delicious iced! I was able to get two infusions from one round, always appreciate leaves that last longer than one infusion.
The peppermint plays off the floral taste nicely. I’m not normally a fan of roses (not in my tea nor otherwise) but I don’t mind the light floral taste when it’s paired with refreshing peppermint.
Full review is on my blog: http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com/2013/02/rose-mojito-white-tea-from-persimmon.html
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I love anything plum – especially anything spiced plum. And I’m learning that I love this flavor any time of year, so I’m enjoying a cuppa well after the holidays and it’s not (too) weird!
This is a lightweight plum tea – smooth and comforting. There’s just a hint of spice, but I prefer that over what could be a deadly dose of hibiscus. (eep, the worst) I’d rather taste the plum, which this tea delivers!
I bet this is amazing deep in the heart of the holidays!
I’m not sure how or why this happened but I’m in a kind of tea funk, a tea burnt out phase. So I’m not trying anything new, and just enjoying mint varieties.
Maybe it’s all the migraines I’ve had lately?
Anyway, this is a good one, for a bagged tea. It’s light and tasty, great for the afternoon.
I got this as a sample from the awesome Stacy. This is one I wish I had grabbed! The flavors of orange, marshmallow and chocolate are a perfect medley, without being too sweet. I can taste each flavor individually and in harmony in each sip. Yum!
Got this as a sample in one of my orders. When? Beats me!
I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or something, but it could be allergies, so I just need something mellow and fennel-y. That always helps me.
I dug around my tea bins at work and found this one; gave it a try. The dry leaves smell totally different than the brewed tea, which is random. Dry, the leaves remind me of mint and fennel. Brewed? I’m thinking of…pizza. I told you it was random!
The tea itself reminds me of a tea I used to drink when I was little, an herbal concoction my late grandmother would drink to cure hangovers. (She was Irish…) I’m also enjoying more of a vegetable-y aroma, like grass or summertime outdoors.
Not sure how to rate this one. I’ll hold off on the rating until I brew up another cuppa.
That’s all I have to say.
(Please read other notes – this is a fave!)
New Cupboard Staple.
This instantly wakes you up, the aroma is so lemon-y fresh and fabulous (both the dry leaves and while its brewing)!
I’m feeling really out of it today and very disconnected with reality. I’ve been so sick lately (the migraines) and out of work that I just hate being me sometimes. This is helping to fight that feeling.
The lemon-y pow kicks it up a notch once it’s brewed. This really is a new cupboard staple. If you try only one guayusa from Butiki Teas, try this one! :)
I’m trying to branch out to more guayusas so I had to splurge on Butiki Tea’s guayusa pack. This was one I would have tried regardless.
Love the packed-vanilla-punch! But even if there’s a loaded vanilla punch I still taste other flavors, namely mint. It’s almost calming too. I didn’t check out the flavors before reviewing because I didn’t want any suggestions or hints, but maybe there’s lavender in there or something like lavender?
This is really good…although I’m not sure calming is what I need at 9:30 am! Time to try the Good Morning Sunshine variety! :)
Well hello new fave tea!
I love the blend of this one, the spicy and the mint blend together romantically and perfectly. The oolong is the perfect backdrop for this romance. Love it!
This is a sweet treat of a tea! The black tea base is bold but not bitter (always appreciated). The vanilla flavor shines through heavenly. Also great iced! :)
Full review is on my blog:
Old Standby. I’m trying to finish this up so I can buy the Maharaja Chai Oolong blend. I really do enjoy it more than this one, but since this blend has been so good to me over the years I can’t bear to drop the rating. Maybe I will get some of the Maharaja anyway and make a super blend of this with it!
No, that’s crazy town.
Ugh it’s been one of those weeks. Last week was the flu from hell (along with the six-day migraine). This week? Food poisoning. And migraine, of course. It’s been rough. I’m finally back at work. Folders and projects on my desk seem so foreign. What was that about?! <—me all AM Need a little kick, so I reach for my guayusa. Must try other incarnations of this wonderful tea!
My tastebuds have been so off lately, thanks to a six-day migraine and the longest, weirdest flu bout. I brewed up some Eight Candles but couldn’t finish it – it was too sweet for me today. I know, I know, I said that. Me, little miss addicted to sugar and candy. I couldn’t take it. So I opted for something minty and more plain. This is my tried and true, my go-to flavor. Love me some minty and gunpowder happiness.
This tastes kinda sugary too, which is odd. There is no sugar in it, and I don’t add any sugar to my teas. I rinsed out the mug after the Eight Candles. I guess things are tasting sugary as part of my tastebuds on hiatus? Weird, like I said, weirdo flu bout.
Backlog: I have just a couple bags left from the 2012 Christmas season. It’s always sad when I run out. I enjoyed one of these while watching my latest guilty pleasure, Amish Mafia. I find it hilarious – especially as someone who studies the “real” mafia. Anyway, this is a delightful cuppa, tastes like Christmas. Perfect for cold nights – and snowy afternoons. I may allow myself another one today when I get home from work, if there is snow again!
Tea of the afternoon. Plenty of folks are worried about the potential snow…I just want it to be the weekend so I can sleep!
I love a good gunpowder green and mint. Refreshing and happy. :)
Still working on my sample-sized bag of this. It really does remind me of these amazing candy cane cookies one of my coworkers from my JCPenney retail days used to make. (Another coworker called them…“orgasmic” LOL) Not sure that I would use that term to describe this tea, but it’s pretty delish anyways!