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94
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
2 tasting notes

This is an absolutely exquisite, wonderfully beautiful tea. I fell in love with it as soon as I opened the box and the scent wafted out, distinguishing itself from it’s box-mates, intoxicating my olfactory senses. It’s a breezy tea with a refreshing breath of mint,a whirlwind of delightful chamomile, and a flutter of the rooibos flavors.

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180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Jillian

Muscat is a type of grape usually used for making wine. I believe it’s the slightly astringent, wine-like flavour they’re referring to when they call it muscatel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscat_(grape_and_wine)

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90
drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
36 tasting notes

OMG! I did not expect to like this as much as I do! YUMMMMM! This is my first time with an herbal and man is this a winner!!! It smells so delicious and honey-like and really gives me a nice sense of calm. Great stress buster tea for sure! What can I say? I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea!!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

My fiance loves the honey vanilla chamomile bags. I’m thinking of getting him some vanilla bean chamomile and Republic of Tea’s vanilla bean honey.

teaplz

How good is herbal loose leaf like chamomile? It tastes pretty much a million times better than anything bagged. It almost has an apple-like taste.

kat

Yeah, I may have gone a teeny weenie bit overboard about this tea cuz its the ONLY herbal I like, BUT I need to find some different ways to flavor it besides honey cuz I’m a little bored with that after having it every night for 2 weeks! And of course my gf talked me into buying the biggest amount they have at Adagio so I have a friggin shitload of this stuff in our cupboard now!!! YIKES!

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27
drank Cinnamon by Adagio Teas
36 tasting notes

WOW! Holy Cinnamon smell! This tea smells just like those red disc candies that I used to like. I got this as a sample thank God, cuz Im not too impressed with it. I mixed it with some of my Cream tea sample from Adagio as well to try and tone it down a bit. I topped it off with reddi whip cuz it just seemed appropriate on these flavor teas. Verdict is out whether I will have this again mixed with perhaps a few other flavors. Its not so much like the spice of cinnamon rather it has that candied flavor pretty well matched. It tastes a bit artificial to me but maybe all of my new lil samples of flavors will..I don’t know yet but I’m thinking so. Just glad theyre small samples!! Definitely would not order this tea again. :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Ah, yes. Samples have saved me from many a bad tea purchase. They are a wonderful, wonderful invention.

kat

aren’t they? I’d be soooooo broke right now if it weren’t for samples cuz I’m so damn curious about all the different teas…I’m staying far far away from pu erh tea though cuz I just can’t do the dirt thang. YUCK!

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84
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Taking this down a bit – I really don’t taste any orchid and the peachiness is tougher to find this time, but the honey is definitely there.

Cofftea

I don’t get any orchid either, but the peach always slaps me in the face.

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84
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Tummy is bothering me, so I wanted something soothing and light. Does the trick.

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84
drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Can definitely taste the peachy-tropical flavor in this, and the mellow sweetness. Waiting for it to cool down a bit so the flavors come out more.

Cofftea

I’m gonna use this instead of water next time I make peach jello.:)

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68
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
158 tasting notes

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!

(No, not for this tea…though it’s pretty good! This excitement is due to my Adagio order arriving today. It’s my first go-around with them (re: teanewbie), and so I decided to order a whole slew of samplers to start familiarizing myself with tea types I’ve never had before…and I’m going to work through them all. This is the first one. Whee!)

I like this. What I like most about it is that it lacks any bitterness whatsoever, which surprises me, because it seems as though it should have some. I can vouch for the mouth-dryness mentioned in some other tasting notes, though it’s not parching or intolerable.

The smell of the tea as it was brewing was wonderful, but maybe some of the wonderfulness is due in small part to memories out of my childhood. I spent a lot of time with horses (as a lot of little girls seem to) and the smell reminds me a little bit of the scent of hot bales of alfalfa hay in the sunshine…a sort of earthy hay sweetness and warmth that I have no analogue for. If I had to make another comparison, I might say raisins, but not sharply sweet raisins…more like the aftertaste of raisins.

I got a little bit distracted during the second steeping and I’m not sure how long the leaves were in the hot water, but I know the temp was down to 208 instead of 215 when I poured it in. The flavor is more black-tea this time, weaker but still tasty. I’m looking forward to steep #3, but I suspect I’ll be done with it after that.

I’m still fussing with my ratings…I’ve rated so few teas that it’s hard to know where to place this little marker. Stuff is subject to change for a while…

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Have fun with your new shipment! Looking forward to seeing which ones you chose and what you think of them!

Cofftea

Ditto! Adagio was my 1st online tea order and my 2nd experience w/ a loose leaf tea company over all. Have fun wracking up cup points! Creating tea blends are another great way to do that.:)

teaplz

Whoooo you sound like me. :D Have fun with your new teas!

takgoti

Hah, my ratings are constantly getting adjusted. Funny how sometimes a single tea can make you realize, “Oh, man. I need to go change everything.”

Hope you enjoyed your Adagio new things! I’m sure I’ll be reading about them shortly!

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78
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
124 tasting notes

This is from my Adagio Fall Tea Sampler which I’m happy to revisit now that tea weather has officially hit Texas. Not my favorite chai, but a nice change of pace. I do love the spicy apple potpourri scent, but the actual taste is more watered down.

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5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

That’s what I got from it too: lovely scent, watery taste. Glad you’re getting tea weather! [If you like that kind of weather, that is.]

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62
drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

I must be losing my mind, because I can’t taste much chocolate in this. I’m thinking the water I used might have been too hot. It just tastes like black.

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90
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Last of my sample. I think today will be the first day I can actually drink tea again!

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90
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

One cup left in my sample. Good roasty, toasty way to start my day.

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90
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Oh noes, my sample is almost gone! I’m just plowing through ’em lately.

Roasty, toasty, and the hazelnut taste manages to overpower that not-so-great Adagio black base. A favorite morning tea.

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90
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

So comforting and warm. This is far and away one of the best Adagio flavored blacks.

Angrboda

I agree, I’ve enjoyed my sample of this too. My experience with Adagio doesn’t stretch far enough as to whether I think it’s one of their best, but it’s definitely a flavour that suits the tea.

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90
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

Perfect for a Monday morning and the first big snowfall here in Chicago.

Cofftea

We got just enough to cover the ground in WI.

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100
drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

By far one of my favorite teas. Somehow this combination of peppermint, rooibos and chamomile makes for a chocolatey-smelling, intensely creamy elixir that is wonderfully calming.

takgoti

Hrm. Some not quite favorable reviews had me on the fence on about Foxtrot, but you have made it sound delightful.

neonblackjack

I highly recommend it. It’s one of my favorite late-night teas. But if you find a better similar tea, let me know!

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I must say, I love silver needle tea, but adagio’s silver needle was somewhat of a disappointment. First it was almost old looking (the leaves), the color was ok in the tea the taste was very bland, your artichoke notes, toasted grain. there was not very much after steeping once. One steeping was all I got. score 85

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

Maybe it needs the suggested 7 min.

GREEN TEA TV

I did that later and it was strong, but there was some sort of muted flavour to it.

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67
drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
243 tasting notes

From the aroma of the leaves I did not think I would like this much, but I decided to try it anyway. (Hot, no milk, no sugar). The smell of the tea is strange, it smells very strongly of coconuts, but the flavor is mild. It tastes like coconuts, but it is not overpowering flavor like you think it would be based on the smell.

There is an aftertaste, it is sweet. I cannot identify what it is, but I like it. I’ll update more after I finish the pot.

Update:

So this tea, like all teas, got cold after a little while, and the taste of coconut became stronger and the aftertaste was more prevalent. I did not like this, but I did enjoy it hot. Worth a try.

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5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
36 tasting notes

Mmmmmm…niiiiice. This tea is hitting the spot! Its very visually appealing when u first put it in cup- it is like lil friggin monkey claws! Too cute! The taste is very smooth, with a nice malty touch and a hint of chocolate notes for sure. Its very satisfying and filling while I snuggle here in my sweats on a cold day . Yes I did actually get to the gym earlier but that was hours ago and now I’m satisfying my craving for warmth. When I was working out I was trying to distract myself from the pain by thinking of the blueberry white tea I would have iced when we got home..well, that never happened and I’m now chilled enough that iced anything makes me shiver. I suppose I could turn the heat up but I kinda like the briskness in the house- keeps me going. That and keeps me wanting more and more tea and thats never a bad thing!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
takgoti

Tea: reducing heating bills since before heating bills existed.

kat

u said it girl! :)

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79
drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

This one my daughter and I loved. It is like having a granny apple on a warm summers day. When opening the container to pouring in the cup. The aroma filled the kitchen of apples. I was blown away on the size of apple pieces that was in the tea. Yes, my first time having loose tea.

The liquors sent and color was pleasing to me. I tossed it around a little as if to taste wine. Seeing its hue clasp within its self and relieving more of its bountiful notes. It taste like a warm cup of apple juice, but with out the sweetness. It held the a bit bitterness that green apple hold within its savoring juices.

It makes me picture the orchards of yesterday. Making homemade applesauce with Mom. Just slipping away into memories of before.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

You actually taste the apple?

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70
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes
I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I’m seconding the oolong love.

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70
drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
248 tasting notes

A nice cup of hot tea to end the day.

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65
drank White Monkey by Adagio Teas
5 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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