drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
1474 tasting notes

I’m already well aware that I like the custom Adagio blends more than the basic teas, however anything chestnut calls to me. I literally can eat a bag of the cooked ones I find in a local Asian grocery store in two minutes flat. So, this tea appeals to me on several levels, even if I had lower-than-normal expectations.

I steeped it less than recommended as I find Adagio’s bases sometimes get bitter, fast. This definitely worked for me. Interestingly, this reminds me strongly of one of the TARDIS blends; this must be the base in it. I’m getting little chestnut however and more of a… hm. Creamy EG, with more cream than EG? Odd. Still tasty, just wondering if somehow the wrong tea was put in the wrong bag – or maybe I’m feeling more off than I thought. Holding off on rating, for now.

EDIT: Looked at the tea again; this is definitely not chestnut. Emailing Adagio now.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Dexter

LOL I like it, it reads as Chestnut to me. :))

MissB

Heh. This may well be my tastebuds… there’s just no chestnut pieces in it, as per the pics? That’s what threw me.

Fjellrev

Confession. I haven’t had chestnuts before. At least not since I was too young to remember. But I hear they’re fabulous.

Nattie

You need to try Nine!! Apologies for comment on super old tasting note…

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Dexter

LOL I like it, it reads as Chestnut to me. :))

MissB

Heh. This may well be my tastebuds… there’s just no chestnut pieces in it, as per the pics? That’s what threw me.

Fjellrev

Confession. I haven’t had chestnuts before. At least not since I was too young to remember. But I hear they’re fabulous.

Nattie

You need to try Nine!! Apologies for comment on super old tasting note…

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

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YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

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