Oriental Spice

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Black Chai Blend
Assam Melody, Black Tea, Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon Bark, Cloves, Ginger Root, Lapsang Souchong, Natural Spice Flavor, Orange Peels
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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From Adagio Teas

To most Westerners, it is a little known fact that the word ‘Chai’ simply means ‘tea’ in Hindi. Therefore, all teas are technically chais. However, instead of the ‘chai’ that most Americans are used to (which usually contains really bad tea), we offer an Oriental Spice tea – premium Ceylon black tea with a unique blend of spices; cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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558 tasting notes

Made this latte style with some steamed (aka warmed in microwave) milk, equal parts milk and water. It isn’t as tasty as the stovetop chai method, but it does pretty well when I don’t want the hassle of the stovetop method. Sweet and spicey and warming this evening. Need an assam to add to the mix of this tea.

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8181 tasting notes

thanks to terriharplady for another adagio blend. this one is SMEEEELLLLY! I actually don’t mind this one too much, though the tea doesn’t seem to do a really great job blending together. It’s sweet! it’s spicy! it’s cinnamon! it’s tea! However, as this one gets a little cooler, the spices really go heavy and it becomes so much less drinkable :( Good to have tried, but just another to cross off my list so far.


Yuckers. I have such an aversion to cinnamony teas right now…. I’d probably hate it!

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243 tasting notes

This tea is extremely variable, it jumps from one end of the spectrum of taste clear across to the other side.

It starts out a rich black tea with an undertone of spices: cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. The flavor is mild and well blended, not spicy, but spiced as in hints of the spices. This is while it is hot. As it cools, however, the tea flavor itself is lost and the cooled drink quickly becomes overrun with cardamom and ginger, and so spicy that it has become bitter.

I am disappointed in teas that start out decently flavored and then get undrinkable as they cool, and unfortunately this is one of them.

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I don’t really understand why Adagio has masala chai and oriental spice or green chai (formerly bengal green chai) and spiced green…


i like their masala chai but i dont like their orental spice for the same reason as Cinoi. i havent had their green chai but i own their spiced green in 4oz :)


@cofftea, i figured it was for people who want to go into the kiddie pool of chai teas. @kitch3ntools how is the spiced green?

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682 tasting notes

Oh hello.
This tea.
It was free with my most recent Adagio order. I knew I didn’t want to necessarily buy this tea, but I did want to try it since it was in some of my favourite blends.
Dry it smells like a subtle spicy tea, drinking it it just tastes like cheap chai. I tried adding milk and sugar to play around with the flavour, but naww. It’s not working for me. Happy that it was free because if I actually did spend money on it then.. yeah no.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100 tasting notes

I’m still not a huge fan among the second cup but it’s better. I found the trick was to steep a lot of it for a short time rather than how it normally goes (5 minutes with 1 tsp). This tea is so strong it’s better kept to under two minutes. This alone makes the tea very dark. It also still needs to be drank hot and not cooling at all. The clove again mildly numbs the tongue after awhile but not as badly as the first time. A tempermental tea. I sense cloves but I’m more of a heavy on the cinnamon type gal

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355 tasting notes

Meh. Maybe my tastebuds are able to withstand more spice since the spring, when I last drank this. I have a rooibos chai coming from Mighty Leaf today that’s supposed to be spicier; I’ll be curious to see how they compare. As is, this is too weak for me.

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7 tasting notes

Blathugama… If I had to describe this tea in one word, that would be it.

This tea doesn’t have much of a kick. It needs more spice. Some people may enjoy this. The taste wasn’t bad, it just didn’t have any spice.

I could taste subtle hints of cinnamon, and the tea, but it was bland.

205 °F / 96 °C

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336 tasting notes

Drank this tea this morning to wake up before my Chemistry class. I have to agree with many of the other reviews on this one. The tea flavor is good, but there just isn’t enough spice to it.

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20 tasting notes

I had this tea this morning on my way to work. I love sweets and sweet things and this wasn’t as sweet as I thought the cinnamon would make it. The next time I make it I will add more heaping teaspoons to see if I like it better.

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36 tasting notes

Holy smokes. I’m in love!

This tea came in a sample set from Adagio, and it was probably the one I was the least excited about, mainly because the description sounded a bit vague. So, it’s kind of a like a chai, but not really? I couldn’t tell for sure.

This tea knocks my socks off. I completely adore it. I’ve been nursing a giant 20-oz mug of it all morning and all I can think about, as I’m nearing the end, is how soon I can make more. I had decided to put off ordering more tea for at least a month, but there’s just no way I can hold out that long. I need this tea in my life!

I’ve been on the search for the last few weeks to find “my” go-to chai, the favorite I could keep around as a pantry staple. I think this is it. I can’t imagine an improvement to it. It’s delightfully sweet, spicy but not too spicy, comforting, lovely. I want to start and end every day with it. I want to fill a bunker with it in case of the nuclear collapse of civilization. It’s just that good.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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