Another cuppa for tonight. Delish. 2nd infusion isn’t as strong (DUH) but the flavor reminiscent of summer is still there. I enjoy drinking this hot in the winter time to remind myself of summer days…
556 Tasting Notes
Thanks to the lovely Meghann M, my SweeTEA, for this Adagio creation by Tanya Laird. I am a nut for anything gunpowder, so naturally this blend of gunpowder, decaf spiced green and blood orange would appeal to me.
This is a fun, unique blend I plan on purchasing for myself when I run out.
The first sip is bold, orange-y and spicy, deliciously smooth. The aftertaste is a little bit smoky (thanks to the gunpowder), and still orange&spice.
I enjoy this at work in the afternoons. It’s calming and soothing, but not sleep-inducing!
Meghann, thank you for opening my eyes to this awesome blend! :)
This is an OK alternative to black tea chai (although I don’t know why anyone would want to stray from the bold black tea version). The spice is there but it’s more subtle than black tea versions. The flavor is smooth and light. However I recommend adding sweetener (my choice is Splenda) to enhance the spice.
Drinking this one again. I needed some extra caffeine to get through the afternoon. I love how the medley of flavors shines through – all three taste great together and yet I can still ID each: cherry, chocolate and cream. :)
Thanks to twing for sharing this tea! This is a decent black tea, flavored but not flavorful. There are some teas that offer up a true medley of flavors and spice but this isn’t an example of that. I do enjoy the playful citrus and muted spice, but want something a bit more spicy… I did follow this with a Chai (from Teavana) cuppa.
However, a side note, I gave one bad to a friend who is just testing the waters of flavored tea. She loved it and wanted more. So I guess this is good for tea rookies.
Drinking this one again… love it. Second infusion is just as nice as the first. Plus you don’t need to use more than a teaspoon of tea, unlike other brands in which you have to load up the filter in order to really taste the tea.
Yup. It’s Monday. I’ve got a migraine so I am enjoying a cuppa.
Oooh, cool. I’m the first to review this awesome tea, courtesy of Naomi at Joy’s Teaspoon. (Thank you!) I am a new fan to Joy’s Teaspoon, although I wonder how I survived without some of these teas, specifically this one!
South Sea Magic has the perfect blend of subtle tart and smoothness to create a tropical escape. I enjoyed this tea, which brews up slightly pink (awesome) at the end of a long day. It is also tropically aromatic; so pleasing.
As a personal note, this tea reminds me of San Diego, my hometown, which I miss dearly, especially in the wintertime. So I am renaming this, in my mind, as “Slice of San Diego.” :)
Thanks to the awesome Naomi at Joy’s Teaspoon for this sample. I am in love with Joy’s Teaspoon!
The teas at Joy’s Teaspoon have a knack for being aromatic and tasteful – a tough job. But someone’s gotta do it, and Joy’s Teaspoon does!
I am a nut for anything almond so this almond tea, naturally, will be a cupboard staple. I taste the black forest notes, but it’s not black forest overkill. The almond comes through naturally and the aftertaste resembles toasted almonds. This truly is enchanting – a very appropriate name for an utterly blissful tea!
P.S. I accidentally over-steeped this one the second time around, but the tea handled itself well. The almond taste was even stronger so I was OK with my tea taboo.
Thanks to the lovely Naomi at Joy’s Teaspoon for my free sample. I never thought I would find a tea that could claim a 100 rating spot next to my beloved Awakening and Shanghai Orchid, but Riesling stole my heart from the very first sip!
First off the aroma is so pleasant and calming – just like a glass of chilled wine. I’m more of a beer girl myself, but Riesling is a wine I enjoy. And this tea matches the taste of Riesling to a TEA! (couldn’t resist the pun)
The flavor profile is fruity, flirty and utterly smooth. I imagine this would taste delish chilled too, but I never even got to enjoy it warm, let alone cool. I gulped this hot and went back for more. The second steeping was just as delicious.
I love the aftertaste too – the light sugary grape flavor stays with you.
This is a new cupboard essential. I have a friend who loves wine and is skeptical about tea; I’m getting her this so she can enjoy the best of both worlds.
This is a new favorite, a Friday tea. Absolutely divine and utterly luxe! I’m in LOVE!
I wouldn’t say this one is my favorite from Adagio, but it’s not my least favorite either. I enjoy the playful chocolate-covered strawberries taste, but agree that there is a bitterness to it. I can’t figure out if it’s bitter because of the rose petals or because of the ceylon base, although I didn’t steep any longer than 3 mins. For me this is a fun tea to enjoy in February to get in the V-day spirit. (My wedding anniversary is Feb. 13; I didn’t get to pick the date, I won a wedding in Vegas, but that’s a story for another time.) I recommend as a fun tea, but don’t take it too seriously, or think it represents chocolate tea everywhere.
I created this blend of cherry, chocolate and cream black teas, so I am completely biased. :) I love it! Each flavor can be identified in each sip and the medley of all three is deliciously sweet. I added one Splenda to enhance the flavor profile, but honestly this tea is sweet enough on its own.
I really like how this one turned out! I’m completely biased here, folks, as I am the creator. But I blended this for the first time at home with samples, and then decided to try it here.
I’m not a huge lapsang souchong fan, but the smoky tone works well with the vanilla and cream flavors. The original percentage was 30 percent lapsang souchong to 20 black and 50 vanilla oolong, but I think even 20 percent lapsang souchong would work.
The lapsang souchong is smoky just like a campfire. And the vanilla cream combo tastes like a marshmallow. I’m pretty pleased. :)
P.S. Careful with brewing. I’m not normally too picky about brewing times, but this one can’t go any longer than five mins without tasting bitter and horrid.
A coworker attempted to stress me out so I brewed a cup of this. Mellow Moments is one of my favorite bagged teas; minty and refreshing, yet calming as well. Nice to enjoy with my office door closed…
This is just OK. It’s your standard tea fare – bold, strong and outspoken. But not a lot of flavor or lasting power. It’s got a hefty dose of caffeine (hence me drinking it today) but that’s about it. I usually add a flavored syrup or honey to it, or pawn the leftovers off on my office.
Yup. Drinking this one again. Infused just once, though, as I like a strong tea and this delivers.
If you like coconut, you’ll LOVE this tea. The coconut flavor is strong and sweet – like a tropical vacation. The strong oolong base doesn’t mask or hinder the coconut flavor. On the flip side, the coconut is overpowering but the oolong base holds its own. Overall this is a great tea, naturally sweet and abundantly fragrant. Delish!
I’m drinking this again – it’s one of my cupboard staples.
2nd infusion, still wonderful. I love the fruit & floral marriage; it’s total bliss.
This is a pleasant tea – if steeped correctly, that is! Don’t let it brew for longer than 3 mins, unless you like a tart tea. (I prefer spice over tart.)
One of my favorite combos is plum and/or berries with cinnamon. I created my own blend last year using the old Plum Harvest from Teavana and adding my own medley of spices. I’ve since run out and am on the hunt for a comparable replacement.
I enjoy this tea in the afternoon as it is caffeine free. Although today, at 11 a.m. I needed a pick-me-up and tried it… now I feel a bit sleepy, so my bad!
Back to the tea – I have not been let down at Harney & Sons, but I feel this needs a bit more cinnamon to match the tartness of the plum. Overall this is a nice tisane. My mom, who can’t drink caffeine in large quantities, loves brewing this up throughout the day.
I drink this everyday. I start my workday off with at least one infusion, sometimes two. This is the one tea bag I leave for the entire length of the cuppa, and I love every spicy drop. This is a staple in my tea cupboard at home and at work. I’ve never found a comparable one, but am always willing to try if you have any suggestions! :)
First off, I haven’t tried any other of these types of pearls from other companies. So I can’t make an honest comparison between Adagio’s pearls and others. That being said, this is one tea I cannot and will not live without! I love the smoky, strong flavor with the hint of cocoa. So yummy – perfect when I’m not motivated to make an executive decision on what tea to drink next, and even better as an AM wake up call. I also like to use it as a base and add peppermint or spearmint or cinnamon or other teas. The possibilities are endless!
This is one of the first teas I tried from Adagio, and I was in love at first sip. Disclaimer: Gunpowder green tea is one of my fave teas of all time, so I am completely biased in any and all reviews re: Gunpowder green.
The gunpowder flavor, mixed with a subtle hint of Darjeeling, offers up a smoky flavor in the aftertaste. I actually added a bit more peppermint, but I enjoy stronger, spicier teas. (And my peppermint may have been fresher…no offense, just sayin’.)
Overall, this is a great blend for beginners to loose tea and for gunpowder fans. If you prefer stronger, blacker teas with lots of fruity flavors, I’d bypass this one. :P
This works pretty well although lately I’ve opted for the infuser bags Adagio sells for $3 each.
The design is the same as others (like Teavana) but with a budget-friendly price. My favorite feature of this infuser is that it is microwave and dishwasher safe. I hate picking the little leaves teas like rooibos leave behind in the mesh strainer component. So while I wash the infuser thoroughly, I love that I can pop it in the dishwasher and get it really clean. Ricky pointed out that the scent of your last brewed tea is left behind, but after using the dishwasher I find the scent is gone.
While I wouldn’t try to brew teas in the microwave, it’s a nice touch that this is safe for microwave use. If I need to reheat, it’s easy. Me likey.
I rarely drink a cuppa the same tea twice in a row so I would have to constantly strain and dump out leaves…it gets to be a hassle to use. Instead I opt for the biodegradable infuser bags. Much easier for a tea chameleon like me! :P
What a refreshing tea! I love this hot or iced; although lately I opt for hot teas since it’s winter and freezing outside. I love the medley of flavors – fruity pear and apple, flowery hibiscus and rose petals, plus a light touch of the oolong base tea. However, don’t let it steep too long or you’ll be looking at one bitter tea. (I learned this the hard way and hope to save others from that bitterness!) I have to admit this is the first pear tea I’ve ever tried, and while I don’t like the high price of Teavana, I’ll come back for more of this truly tasty pear-adise! :)