Libra (The Zodiac Series)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Chocolate Flavor, Cocoa Nibs, Cream Flavoring, Rose Petals, Strawberry
Flavors
Berries, Chocolate
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “The key to this tea, Libra from the Adagio Zodiac series, is to brew it double strength! I used 2 tsp in 10 ounces, and it tastes much richer and fuller than last time. I love the fruity-chocolate...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Adagio Teas included this as a free sample and I've tried hard to like it. It seems almost disloyal to Libras everywhere to dislike it this much. But it is truly not for me. It tastes artificial...” Read full tasting note
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    Carolyn 223 tasting notes
  • “(First off, I'm just going to say I'm not sure if the version I have is exactly the same as the one other people are reviewing since all of those reviews are from several years ago. But the picture...” Read full tasting note
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    Renleigh 26 tasting notes
  • “This has black tea strawberry and cream. I see the ingredients clearly. This mainly smells like strawberry with abit of chocolate. I steeped this up a short time. This tastes like a slight...” Read full tasting note
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    silvermage2000 419 tasting notes

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Bring people together, whether it’s for marriage, business or a dinner party by serving your own Signature blend. A luxurious flavor of fresh-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries and cream.

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10 Tasting Notes

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898 tasting notes

The key to this tea, Libra from the Adagio Zodiac series, is to brew it double strength! I used 2 tsp in 10 ounces, and it tastes much richer and fuller than last time. I love the fruity-chocolate flavor, which melds perfectly with the black tea base when doused with light cream. A solid flavored-black wintertime comfort tea.

It’s probably time for me to accept the fact that I like all of my flavored black teas brewed double strength!

Flavors: Berries, Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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223 tasting notes

Adagio Teas included this as a free sample and I’ve tried hard to like it. It seems almost disloyal to Libras everywhere to dislike it this much. But it is truly not for me. It tastes artificial and cloying to me. It reminds me of when I was 13 and ate my lip gloss because it smelled like strawberries. The lip gloss also had this strange, artificial, somewhat bitter taste.

takgoti

I had a friend who used to like to chew on Lip Smackers. Never understood that.

Carolyn

Eating my lip gloss was not top of the chart of Carolyn’s Most Intelligent Moments.

Jillian

I’d say ‘eww’ but I think I might have tried to do the same once when I was much younger. Stones and glass houses and all that. ;)

I am a big fan of chocolate; does that come through at all in the tea?

Carolyn

Not to me, but my preferred chocolate is dark chocolate. I think this may have a note of that artificial-tasting waxy milk chocolate.

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26 tasting notes

(First off, I’m just going to say I’m not sure if the version I have is exactly the same as the one other people are reviewing since all of those reviews are from several years ago. But the picture and the description are right, so I’m going with it.)

I want to like this tea, and I don’t dislike it. It’s fine. It smells good and it looks nice, but the taste just isn’t all the way there for me. I’m getting the strawberries but there’s something else there that I just don’t like. It’s bitter and doesn’t compliment the other flavors. I have a suspicion I could make this tea more palatable with sugar and/or milk so I might try that, but it’ll probably be a while since I drink the vast majority of my tea straight.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Gary V

There’s something on this I don’t like!

Karen M

THAT WAS MY EXACT THOUGHT

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419 tasting notes

This has black tea strawberry and cream. I see the ingredients clearly. This mainly smells like strawberry with abit of chocolate. I steeped this up a short time. This tastes like a slight chocolate taste with abit of slightly tart strawberry and a little bit of cream really as smoothness. And a basic black tea base. This is a decent tea but needs a more chocolate taste and a better tea base to make this really good.

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5 tasting notes

Apparently, everyone has bad memories of this flavor, but I enjoyed it — at least, to the point where I’ve kind of been craving it lately. But perhaps absence makes the heart grow fonder, given that it’s been a steady year since I’ve consumed any of it? Too bad the blend isn’t still around or else I’d be able to tell you if my feelings are disingenuous or otherwise.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
inguna

The adagio people have mentioned that they have had a hard time finding rose petals which go into Valentines tea (the main ingredient in this blend). I’m pretty sure that eventually they will find a solution.

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911 tasting notes

Valentines alone is too tart or something for me – I’m not a big fan. But I always like it with cream to mellow it out, so I like this. However, I brewed this a bit too strong so it is not as calming as I had hoped, since I’m freaking out about my kitty possibly having a UTI and also a little caffeine-jittery… I’ll know at 3:30 about kitty-girl and hopefully I won’t feel so over-caffeinated by then.

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3 tasting notes

So I got this as a free sample from Adagio Teas quite a while ago — I don’t remember exactly how long. A year or two, maybe? I had already drunk most of it; I had just enough left for one last cup of tea.

I remember this as being much more flavorful than it tasted today. Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that I woke up with a cold this morning (which I caught from my friend’s husband, who caught it from their five-year-old daughter, who I believe caught it from one of her kindergarten classmates. Thank you public school system, incubator of germs). Or it could have to do with the age of the tea. I’m not sure.

Anyway, I could barely taste the berry flavor today. In the past, the berries have been much more noticeable. This was an okay cup of tea, but not the best I’ve ever tasted.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
atuinsails

My hubby would be so proud to know his abilities as a plague monkey have been spread to another city.

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30 tasting notes

This tea is great on its own, but I usually mix it with Adagio’s black coconut. I did that today and it is gooo-ooo-ooood!

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