90
drank Almond Oolong by Adagio Teas
185 tasting notes

There’s a great story about this tea. My boss is absolutely in love with it, and since her bushel of this came in recently, she gave Missy and I a sample (in a cute little hand painted tin as well). Thanks Sandy!

After she had ordered it the first time, she brought it over to my desk and we were chatting about it. My olfactory sense is not what one would consider superhuman. Considering it subhuman would be graceful, and probably more than it deserves. One of the places that this becomes really, really apparent is with cherry or almond flavoring. As far as I can tell, they are the exact same. So a lot of things that are supposed to be almond taste really fruity and weird to me.

While we were discussing this, another coworker (who we shall call Bob for as to protect his anonymity) walks by. Never one to allow a guinea pig to walk by untested, I stop Bob, and ask him if he has ever had an issue differentiating these two should-be-less-similar-than-they-are scents.

Bob’s answer? Of course not! So we hand him the tea, and he confidently responds that it smells like cherries… and I burst into laughter. Totally made my day.

Anyway, this is a nice, dark oolong with a light fruity/nutty flavor from the almond/cherry flavoring. It really has a good compliment of flavors, without either being overpowering. A nice, flavorful tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sandy Stith

This is best by the bushel. I totally dig this tea.

CHAroma

Bob’s answer = Awesome! Hahaha!

CupofTree

Wish I had a work environment with such nice tea sharing going on!

Dylan Oxford

LOL, well, there are strangely like four or five positions open at the moment… most I’ve seen at once in probably two years.

Sandy Stith

We work with very nice people. =)

CupofTree

That is lot of open positions. Is your job actually tea related?

Dylan Oxford

Haha, no, not at all. I’m just a number cruncher, basically

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Sandy Stith

This is best by the bushel. I totally dig this tea.

CHAroma

Bob’s answer = Awesome! Hahaha!

CupofTree

Wish I had a work environment with such nice tea sharing going on!

Dylan Oxford

LOL, well, there are strangely like four or five positions open at the moment… most I’ve seen at once in probably two years.

Sandy Stith

We work with very nice people. =)

CupofTree

That is lot of open positions. Is your job actually tea related?

Dylan Oxford

Haha, no, not at all. I’m just a number cruncher, basically

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States

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