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This mate is pretty good! Out of all of the mate I’ve tried this is my favorite. There is a bit of smokiness that you can taste while drinking it, and it’s really smooth. I can also taste hints of chocolate. Overall I like it, but I probably wouldn’t drink it everyday.

Flavors: Chocolate, Smoke

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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97

This is my absolute favorite chai! I have occasionally gotten the spiciness that some of the other reviewers have mentioned, but usually it’s perfectly smooth. The rooibos doesn’t manifest itself too much, though I wouldn’t mind if it did. The smell of cloves and cinnamon is usually the main thing I smell while it’s steeping. I usually add a little milk to this one to have before bed.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

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drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
2341 tasting notes

Many thanks to whoever sent this to me (its been such a long time that I do not remember. How sad is that?), it was neat to try. Not coffee-ish, which I was glad about!
But it is now sacrificed to the sipdown fever! Another tea gone.

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drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
2341 tasting notes

I have been nervous to try this. Mocha. That involves coffee, doesn’t it? Eeep, I don’t like coffee. In fact, I hate it. (This is only my opinion, I think nothing less of anyone who does happen to like coffee, its just not for me).
So I’ve been worried that this tea will taste like coffee, so I’ve been putting off trying it.
There is something ever so faintly coffee-ish, but mostly I taste hazelnut. That’s alright, but I’m not overwhelmed by it.
So, no need to fear this blend, but its not quite the blend for me. Enough for one more cup, though, so maybe the next cup will have a different opinion.

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Sipdown. I usually don’t care for white tea of any kind. This wasn’t awful, but I wouldn’t reach for it again once I finish it off.

I cold brewed it, because of the “short” time needed for a white cold brew tea. About 6 teaspoons in 32oz of filtered water, popped in the refrigerator for 6 hours. I’m leaving the leaves in the jug until its empty.

From the scent in the bag, I sort of expected it to be a very watered down “pina colada and tea had a baby” kind of beverage.
While I know cold brewing makes for a smoother, less tea flavored tea, this was barely ok, like very watered down juice. I added a spoonful of honey powder to my glass of it, and that made it slightly more drinkable (I’m at work and there’s not a good way to make or store simple syrup until I get home).

I’ll finish off what I’ve cold brewed and maybe it’ll grow on me by the end of the jug.

EDIT: Ok, leaving the leaves in the cold brew thingie overnight (ok, nearly 24 hours because it was at work and my schedule is bonkers) = GIANT improvement. Still not my favorite tea ever, but way better than yesterday.

Flavors: Pineapple

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 6 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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100

This is one of my favorite teas. It tastes like a nice chocolate covered strawberry without being too sweet.

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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100

This is one of my favorite teas. The chocolate chai makes it sweet on it’s own while the hazelnut and Irish Breakfast make it strong.

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drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Shared with me by the only other tea drinker at work!
Sweet black tea made better by a little sugar and lot of milk to bring out the caramel. Like drinking a caramel sundae.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

Did not inspire me to rise up to the challenge of our rival, but it did thrill me enough to fight my way through getting ready & go to work, instead of flopping into a pile of blankets and cats.

This has caramel and coco nibs in it, but all I could taste (before the additions below) was a light caramel/sweet flavor – no chocolate.

Package said to steep for 3 minutes with 212F. I like a slightly more longer steep, so I’ll go for 4 minutes next time. Would make a good early dessert tea.
I added sugar & milk. Then added about a spoonful of caramel flavored syrup because I am 80% sugar water. Still can’t taste the chocolate.

Flavors: Caramel, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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90

This is one of my favorite teas. It has a weird effect where it can actually help my chronic migraines, which I’m all about. Doesn’t hurt that it tastes fantastic.

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75

This Earl Grey is nice, though not as intense, it seemed, as Adagio’s other Earl Greys. I think the cream is pretty dominant here, as opposed to some of the more traditional Earl Grey-y flavors. Either way, it’s a nice tea to have with a bit of cream and sugar.

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100

One of the best Earl Greys I’ve ever had, hands down. It’s citrusy, mild as far as tannins go, but also bold in that proper Earl Grey flavor.

Flavors: Creamy

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

My word. This tea is a revelation. I never really liked Thai iced tea and was iffy on whether I would like this, but having loved almost everything I’ve gotten from Adagio in the last couple years, I caved. I had this with a bit of cream at work, steeped probably a bit longer than instructed. Didn’t harm things at all; the lemongrass complements this the way bergamot complements Earl Grey.

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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
14 tasting notes

This is an excellent warm-weather tea! I love it in the summertime and with peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwiches (recipe below). The cool mint and tasty chocolate makes it a very enjoyable blend that I keep stocked!

Sandwich Recipe: Toast some potato bread, add creamy peanut butter to both slices, sprinkle some chocolate chips on one slice, then sandwich it together and toss it in the microwave for ten seconds per side. You’ll thank me!

Flavors: Chocolate, Mint

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83

I prepared this brew as per the package instructions; adding a splash of milk. Once steeped, I was pleasantly surprised with Adagio’s take on this classic. The aroma was deliciously inviting. As for the first sip, the tea is a very hearty, and robust tea. I believe that this particular blend was stronger than other English Breakfasts that I have tried; perfect for an early morning wake up call.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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83

Well, it is back to the blogging grind for me today.
So, naturally, I decided to make a cup of English Breakfast to go along with my blogging.
I love that this is a hearty, robust tea that wakes you up from your bleary-eyed slumber. In fact, I find that this particular English Breakfast is stronger than many other English Breakfasts that I have tried. My one little “niggle” is that there doesn’t appear to be enough Tea in the teabagged version. When I reorder, I will definitely opt for the loose-leaf, the extra preparation time is worth it.

Update: The More that I drink this tea, the more that I like it. Anxiety be damned, I want another cup.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

Hmmm … I am certain that I like this tea. However, I don’t think that I enjoy the blueberry flavour in this tea as much as DAVIDsTea’s Blueberry Jam. Nevertheless, I am sipping on this brew right now as I work on my upcoming blog posts.
In an unrelated note, hello Steepster peeps, my name is Melissa and I am brand new to the Steepster world. It goes without saying that I am a tea addict. I look forward to meeting some fellow tea people on here.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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65

Buttery mouthfeel. The characteristic orchid notes are present, though always fleeting, and layered with faint toasty and spice notes. The floral notes popped in the third steep, but disappeared by the fourth. Very planty, minerally fourth steep; the fifth was just sad leaf juice. It’s a good tea, but I’ve had better pouchongs, and I’m not sure it’s worthy of its “Masters Collection” status/price.

Flavors: Orchid

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drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
1259 tasting notes

This is pretty solid black tea from Adagio teas!

It is chocolately and fruity, with a nice amount of mineral. It is smooth, never getting dry or bitter no matter how long you steep it. I found it did better western style to get those chocolate notes out. Gongfu gave some great infusions, but got mineral heavy at the end. It is up to you.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fujian-rain-fujian-baroque-adagio-teas/ (also with Fujian Rain)

Preparation
Boiling 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
23 tasting notes

Smells very sweet, almost an artificial sweet smell. once steeped the black tea smell comes through more. I actually really like this one, a nice caramel flavor. I don’t get a lot of chocolate notes, mostly just a black tea with caramel. I got this as a sample. Made it with a bit of rock sugar and milk and it was really good. Probably would not buy it but glad I tried it.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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