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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
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Fairly yummy this morning…I really need to buy some more BLACK and BLACK FLAVORED TEA…running low…

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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Had a cuppa this morning…running low on Black and Black Flavored Teas but still have over an ounce of this one…hum…

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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

This was better than I remember it. Maybe it’s one of those teas I have to infuse less loose leaf for less time…not sure…but it was fairly tasty today…

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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

This one was better today than my first experience so I will up the rating a tad. I’m so cold today so I will be doing many warm ups and different cups!!!!

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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I’m thinking I like this one better cold/iced…maybe some resteeps will prove me wrong tho

Cofftea

I’ve found a strong hot cranberry flavor can burn my throat. Try steeping it in cranberry juice or w/ cranberry juice ice cubes? Or iced w/ vodka for a great cosmo!

Charisma

For some reason I’m fond of making fruity teas iced or cold! :)

Cofftea

While I don’t prefer them, I will drink fruity teas (as long as they aren’t “fruit teas” which are actually tealess) hot or cold. I also prefer they don’t have a black tea base.

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drank Cranberry by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I’m the first one to try this, eh!? Well, here goes! The aroma is perfect (if you like flavored black tea). It’s the great black tea scent with hints of cranberry goodness! It looks like a typical black tea when infused. The taste is a little bitter – but then again – many cranberry things are bitter, right!? It’s pretty good for a cranberry tea, I suppose. PLUS I was in need of more flavored black teas in my stash so it serves a purpose or two.

LENA

sounds worth a sample tin to me. i’m a big cranberry fan. maybe a cranberry spice blend???

Cofftea

I tried hydrating craisins in green tea before, maybe I should try it w/ this.

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Infusion 3

Sweetness is gone. Just a basic black tea now. I could get another infusion of this, but I’m tired of it.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Madison Bartholemew

You lasted longer that I did. I tried the multiple infusions after you brought them up and I ended up dumping the first pot due to starchiness and got tired of the second pot before I finished it… sad sad tea

Cofftea

Really? Almost all of the starchyness was gone in the 1st cup for me.

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

2nd infusion.

I’m a little surprised at how fast the aroma and liquor lighten w/ only the 2nd infusion. The liquor is more of a dirty leather color now and the aroma is a very light make up of mostly ceylon w/a a hint of sweetness.

Starchyness is gone. This is now a black tea w/ a hint of sweetness. Even though I don’t personally care for blacks, I like to at least get 3-4 infusions I try no matter if I like them or not because to me it’s a sign of a quality tea. We’ll see what happens w/ this one…

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
kat

Hmmm, I don’t ever resteep blacks cuz I figure they’re waking me up in the morning or mid afternoon jag and they lose all their caffeine after the first infusion..is this true? I would save soooo much leaf if I could double steep my blacks!!

Cofftea

Kat, you CAN resteep your blacks but yes, most of the caffeine is in the 1st cup. That’s why they say 2nd and later infusions of true tea are perfectly safe for kids.

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

2.25 grams of leaf steeped in 6 ounces purified boiling water for 5 min.

This is a hard tea for me to log because I typically do not prefer black teas unless there’s a flavor that I can’t find in a green, white, yellow, or oolong. So please take that into consideration when reading this although I will do my very best to be biased.

This tea (both raw leaves and steeped) definitely smells sweet, but the ceylon tea is also very present as it does not smell like a cream or even vanilla flavored tea. When I taste it, the 1st thing that hits my tongue is the ceylon. I hate when I drink a flavored tea and all I get is the flavor. Then the hint of sweetness. The potato doesn’t come thru in the flavor as much as it does the mouth feel and texture. It may seem weird that I say this because tea is a liquid, but this tea definitely has a dry, starchy texture and mouth feel. But then again wine, which is also a liquid, can be dry so I’ve decided tea can be as well. I’m going to resteep this, but I probably won’t get as many infusions I consider satisfactory as a person who really enjoys black teas as I find that for me they get watery tasting very quickly.

Conclusions: While I didn’t give this a very high score, I think a person who really enjoys black tea and/or dry wine would give this a very high score. I also think this is a great “safe” place to start if you want to get someone a savory or weird tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Oh heck why not, I think I may be tempted to add 2.25 grams of tea per potato (not per serving of water I use to boil them) next time I boil some for mashed potatoes (just for steeping purposes, I’ll remove the leaves after 5 min).

Cofftea

I know I gave the impression I didn’t rate it higher based on the fact that I don’t like non dessert/chai flavored blacks, but upon tasting Lupicia’s version I think my score states how accurate the flavor is. This tea is a good potatoe flavored tea while Lupicia’s more accurately captures the “sweet” and “pie” aspects.

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Over infused…semi-bitter…bummer! But I know I do like this…when done right. Side note…I only have 1 cupsworth left…eeek

JonTea

Go habs go! lol

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Backlogging…I’m almost out of this one too! BUMMER

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YUM. Too bad my Sabres lost tonight tho…

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2 Cups this evening. First one was awesome…2nd one not so much…totally my fault because I oversteeped…ek!!!! I’m so upset! This season Direct TV and VERSUS are in a right battle and Direct TV Customers no longer get VS access so my Sabres are playing tonight and I can’t get the game!!!!! BLAH! This tea will do in the meantime…

JonTea

Looks like a hardcore tea!!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m all out at the moment…need to get some more!!! :P

JonTea

How do you make your own blends? So cool :P

TeaEqualsBliss

Check this out…tells you all about it!
http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/index.html?SID=0ec04ed03942052438e520da4a759232

JonTea

MINDBOGGLING!
Thanks so much :)

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Backlogging from the weekend

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http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=9324&sid=1e57bc4ab3bb1b9f1b8e314a70e1b8a4&scrollTop=0

This is one of the blends I created over at Adagio. This is the first time I am tasting it, however. As some of you know I am a HUGE Hockey Fan! My team is the Buffalo Sabres but I enjoy several other teams on a secondary level.

All I can say about the aroma is that it is very pleasant. A nice blend of scents. The strawberry pops out a little more than the rest of the contents, tho.

This steeps very fast. It’s quite dark in color. It has a bold taste. The taste is that of a black tea – almost one that a coffee drinker might enjoy as an alternative. It’s pretty good but none of the flavors stand out too much…they all seem to blend together nicely.

I’m thinking this would be a great MORNING tea to really wake you up OR if you are trying to stay up late to watch those overtimes or shootouts!

GO SABRES!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

I only have 1 more cupsworth left after this one. It’s tasting pretty good today…must have been the correct amount of loose leaf, water temp, infusion length, and all the stars must have been align or something…it’s better than my other attempts…woot.

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging from earlier today…drank this as my 2nd cup. I’m lowering my rating on this a little bit because I have found other Candy Cane ones I like better than this one…sorry Adagio! I still like this ok – it’s just not my fave…

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
6770 tasting notes

Steeped a lesser amount of the loose leaf…lighter in color but nice!

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