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I had big plans to drink super awesome tea all day on my birthday. At the beginning of the week, much to my concern, I started feeling the telling feeling of sickness coming on. Tried to fight it off all week and failed, so today has been mostly large mugs of fragrant tisanes and decided to do this instead of any of my higher end teas. Was just able to taste the fruity, chocolatey notes in this. So I’ll have to make do with it until I’m all cleared up!
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Fruity
This honestly tastes to me like a more traditional pumpkin spice than the pumpkin spice tea adagio offers. O.o The flavor is smooth, gentle, light without being bland, and the spice is comfortingly warm and a hint peppery. It’s a very pleasant and well-behaved chai which isn’t in your face- great for warming up while winding down your evening. I love it!
Flavors: Cardamon, Creamy, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pepper, Peppercorn, Pumpkin, Smooth, Spicy
I love orange-chocolate things, but this… this does not work. Super pungent aroma. The aftertaste is wonderful – a few moments after swallowing the chocolate comes through and really mellows everything out – but the beginning is SUCH a punch to the palate, just full-on CITRUS and also EARTH and they do not mix together well. I’ll steep it less next time to see if I can improve it.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Earth, Orange
Woody, sweet, with the smoothness of vanilla right towards the end of one’s mouth where one would expect the usual rooibos nibble (not a bite) to happen. It’s not as sweet as the regular rooibos or the honeybush tea. It’s not a tongue-curler; it’s still somewhat of a dry drink. The vanilla flavor doesn’t seem like the same vanilla in the vanilla green, but if it is, it’s behaving differently due to the different tea base.
I do want to like this, and I probably do like this more than a regular rooibos. Thing is- I’m worrying if my taste is changing away from rooibos, and that worries me. This tea just doesn’t strike me as fantastic; it hits my “meh” button- but because it’s vanilla I may well like it more if I did a blind taste test with other rooibos teas.
Flavors: Bark, Drying, Rooibos, Vanilla, Wood
The nose on this tea is just incredible, and it really delivers. I have to admit- I’m finding with the fruit chunks herbal teas vs the black teas that I like the flavor of the fruity chunks herbal teas better, but both the strawberry black and blueberry black have the zing, and that’s where they really shine. The blueberry is no exception; it’s tangy, flavorful, and very delicious. It’s our second sample and it’s already almost gone- that says something. :) So definitely pick up this great flavor if you like flavored black teas.
Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity
Good enough to warrant deciding that my initial love-hate affair is over with it. I have to admit I like this stuff every so often. I hate bergamot, but it plays nicely in this creamy, moody tea. It’s not a grab-and-chug tea (not for lack of trying). It’s sort of like having an audience with the Queen- you don’t just go up, say hey how’s it going, I like you (or not) and then walk away. This one commands respect and packs the rich flavor to go with it. So go have this audience with this softly-commanding, slightly romantic, delicious strange creature. It’s worth it!
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Creamy, Earl Grey, Floral, Smooth
As with the Vanilla Green, the Genmai Cha tea has been a very welcome companion! No longer do we have to go to the nearby ($$$) restaurant to get this tea. We found it here on Adagio and fell in love. The tea is warm, nostalgic, with the great green tea flavor we love and appreciate- sometimes smooth, sometimes a little rough. The rice flavor is a wonderful complement and we are on our next big bag of it. <3 A very loved tea- definitely try it!
Flavors: Drying, Green, Rice, Roasted, Smooth
Very sweet, tangy and citrusy- just what it promises! The nose smells wonderful and rich, and very fresh. The tea turns out a beautiful shade of ruby and is very impressive- I’d recommend a glass teacup to show it off garnished with an orange wedge or something for decoration. It’s not my flavor but my fiance loves it!
Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrus Zest, Citrusy, Drying, Tangy, Tart
Tastes like the Earl Grey Moonlight but with the heady floral notes that only lavender can provide so strongly. It’s hard to get my senses around since I’m really not that much a lavender person (though I do love lavender cookies when they’re available). It’s uplifting, creamy, sweet, moody but flavorful and the bergamot (which I usually detest) behaves.
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Earl Grey, Flowers, Lavender, Smooth
It took a while to get this one to wear on me since I’d been coming from a place where my only exposure to pumpkin spice tea was another brand’s very-artificial-tasting tea, and I also had a couple run-ins with getting my water temperatures down pat. Once that was done, this tea quickly became a favorite. It’s got just enough spice that it shares that warmth throughout the notes of the cup, and it’s very authentic to the pumpkin flavor. Overall, it’s a really good tea and my pumpkin-spice craving fixer.
Flavors: Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Pumpkin, Smooth, Spicy
“By far- and coming from someone who once eagerly poked around Asian grocery stores- this is the best jasmine tea I’ve had yet! It’s very smooth and fragrant. As soon as I opened the package, I knew it was going to be good- if I could properly brew it. The previous teas I’ve tried that were jasmine in flavor, I just couldn’t do it- they’d be burned or not hot enough or too rough at the edges.
I’ve since gotten unused to jasmine tea, but I’m going to fall right back in love with it now. I also have a tin of the master’s jasmine tea, so I’m looking forward to this as well.”
By far- and coming from someone who once eagerly poked around Asian grocery stores- this is the best jasmine tea I’ve had yet! It’s very smooth and fragrant. As soon as I opened the package, I knew it was going to be good- if I could properly brew it. The previous teas I’ve tried that were jasmine in flavor, I just couldn’t do it- they’d be burned or not hot enough or too rough at the edges.
I’ve since gotten unused to jasmine tea, but I’m going to fall right back in love with it now. I also have a tin of the master’s jasmine tea, so I’m looking forward to this as well.
Flavors: Floral, Green, Jasmine, Smooth
The aroma of this tea is so inviting – it smells like a comforting combination of roasted chestnuts and maple syrup. These flavors shine in the taste as well, as long as I reduce the steeping time to about two minutes (the packaging recommends four, but I find that it makes the tea way too bitter). This is a great flavored black tea for the colder months.
Flavors: Chestnut, Maple Syrup
I’ve had this once before, and hadn’t been sure what to make of it. I figured, whatever, I’ll try it again later. Now is this later.
It’s very subtle, but has a very fascinating, soft floral flavor to it. It’s refreshing and smooth, and at one point I just got a very faint fruity note. At first I thought it was silver needle but a lower quality, but no- same region, yes, but not the same exact flavor by a long shot. Floral, soft, subtle, light- it’s something, but very much appreciated for what it is.
Pegging it in momentarily as “wouldn’t recommend” as most folks I know like nonwhite teas, and that for a white tea, the flavor is nonetheless pretty quiet rather than other white teas I’ve had. It’s certainly not “meh”- from a 50, up to 60 for the unique complex flavors (however soft) and up to 70 for the fact that it stands out on its own from other white teas.
Flavors: Drying, Floral, Smooth
Currant smells like the wonderfully unique berry flavor that it is. It’s in between sweet and tart in this black tea, and isn’t cloying nor artificially flavored, nor is it rough and tangy enough to curl the tongue. It’s slightly dry after drinking. We brewed this iced first overnight, and it tastes great! This would be the tea to turn to if you’re tired of the usual big berry flavors (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry) but still want something berry-ful. I couldn’t remember what currant tastes like since it doesn’t seem to be commonly available where I live, and didn’t have much hopes for it since I picked it up on a whim. I’m really glad I did! I love it. Trying it warm will also be a treat.
I’m rating it as an 80 since it’s not an over the top outstanding tea, but it’s a humble and simple one. I’m also rating it lower than 100 since it’s not a favorite, but extremely good for what it is. :)
Flavors: Berry, Black Currant, Smooth, Sweet, Tart
So this is my second fill of the Fujian Silver Needle tea; my first had been a sample that blew us away (us= my fiance and I). We had gotten the sale on the 3-oz tin not too long ago. It has a very light floral, subtle, complex flavor of very refreshing feel. Before we had been using 1 tablespoon per 20-oz cast-iron tetsubin; this is much better with 1.5 tablespoons for a slightly richer taste. Want to say almost cucumbery accent, though I know that’s not right. It’s a very unique taste, but by far, a most excellent, top-notch tea and our favoritest so far of the master teas (we’ll be trying other master teas shortly).
Flavors: Camphor, Cucumber, Floral, Honeydew, Smooth
This is strong black tea, better brewed a little cooler because it tends toward bitterness. I get a caramel flavor with, unsurprisingly, a faint bit of apple. It’s not very strongly flavored, which is probably good because I suspect the flavor could easily taste artificial and sweet. However, since there’s just a hint of it, it’s actually pretty enjoyable.
Flavors: Candied Apple, Caramel
I probably should just purchase a 3-oz bag, since I very much like the flavor and am on my third sample size. >_> It’s sumptuously raspberry despite the apple bits and hibiscus inclusions, and is a very full-bodied flavor. I wasn’t expecting much when I first got it as a newbie to Adagio- but I’m so glad I did! I had been thinking Celestial Seasonings’ “raspberry zinger”… this blows that right out of the water!
Very, very much a favorite and especially tastes divine both iced or hot- it doesn’t matter.
Flavors: Fruity, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy
I really like how bright this is. I’m very new to Ceylon tea vs regular black teas and other tea types, so the brightness of the ceylon really lended itself to the strawberry flavor, making it upbeat with a perk, and only a slight bit of sugar. The nose it gives off in the bag is great, and the flavor is definitely strawberry-y enough for me. Great stuff. :) I really like mixing it half and half with cream tea also. I do agree that it could be even more juicy and in-your-face strawberry, but it’s enough to be cheerful and satisfying in the morning! Love it.