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75
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

I have the mint leaves from my morning matcha I wanted to use up so I added 3g of gunpowder to them and drank it w/ my tortilla crusted fish lean cuisine which is actually really good for microwaved fish. Yum!

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

2nd infusion, 4 min. W/ dinner- ham, pepper jack, roasted red pepper, green olive pannini w/ miracle whip and italian dressing and seasoned french fries w/ a buffalo ranch dipping sauce.

Cofftea

3rd infusion, 5 min after chocolate fat free frozen yogurt.

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75
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
865 tasting notes

Made tea and mom wanted some so I had to make something I knew she’d like.

The rolled leaves in the Adagio brand seems smaller than in the Moroccan Mints that I’ve had… or maybe it’s because it’s been so long since I’ve had it.

This is the 1st time I’ve had gunpowder straight, not in Moroccan Mint. In the tin, the leaves smell kinda like cow dung from a cow that recently ate a LOT of grass thrown into a camp fire. It does have a very slight aroma of a pu erh, but yet grassy like a green tea and smokey like lapsang souchong.

I steeped 2.25 grams of leaves for 3 min in purified water heated to 175 degrees F. The liquor is a medium yellow which is more yellowish than I expected. The aroma is exactly what it smelled like in the tin.

When I taste it, I’m not suprised. It tasted exactly like it smelled both in the tin and after steeping. There is a lapsang souchong-esk taste to it, but that is soon enveloped by a grassy taste and finally a smokey flavor. But the smokey flavor isn’t the same in a lapsang souchong, it tasts more like cigar ashes had dropped into it.

Jillian

I remember hearing somewhere that the smaller the gunpowder leaves are rolled the better quality the tea, although I have no idea if this is true.

teaplz

Did you do multiple steeps of this one? Because I’m thinking of giving it a try sometime this week!

Cofftea

Yeah I stopped at 3 I think, but I’ve been getting at least 6 from my greens, especially when I start my steeping time at 30 sec instead of 3 min.

Cofftea

Good mixed w/ chai spice mix too!:)

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98
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

Every time I find the bottom of a mug of this, I feel disappointed. Must buy larger mugs. Or maybe, just add milk and honey and drink it straight from the pot?

LENA

Have you found a better chai? I haven’t…yet. This one is still my absolute favorite!

Cofftea

Lena, I have a few REALLY good (and a couple really interesting!) chais on my Adagio custom blend list.

LENA

ooh, i will check them out.

Cynthia Carter

So far this is my favoritest chai. I like the Masala Chai, but this is even better.

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98
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

I love the coconut and lemongrass flavors in this tea! Lighter and less spicy than the masala chai.

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95
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

Desperately needed something for chapped lips and cold hands. My choices are limited these days. I accidentally spilt all my Earl Grey. The Yunnan Noir is past it’s due date. I’m not in the mood for Jasmine tea. Blood Orange tea is too sour for right now. The others were all samples and have been summarily drank. That’s really okay, because Gunpowder shines in moments like these.

I’m going to break a precedent and try and analyze Gunpowder’s character. The liquor is Orange-Red. Smells like good tobacco, smoked herbs and orange peels. It has a thirsty smoke taste. The slight vegetable notes that you can catch are very dry. It feels fantastic on chapped lips, I can tell you that. Has almost a scotchy taste. Yep, yep, that’s it, I’m done. I’m comparing it to scotch… And you have to understand that this cup of tea is so perfect right now, that I really don’t care. Regards.

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

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95
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

Never did a tea have a more apropos description and name than this tea. It looks like gunpowder, smells like it and has an ashen smokey flavor.

It’s my favorite tea. That is likely to be my final verdict, too. It’s just a favorite and a hard-nosed one. This isn’t necessarily a popular type of green tea. It’s not one that immediately shouts out to be liked. It doesn’t sing to the tastebuds… It’s not a profound medeley with hints of cocoa and notes of lemon… It’s simply a strong smokey green tea.

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75
drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
190 tasting notes

very surprised with this tea; it was excellent. Very flavorful with a lost lasting after taste and a medium body; very enjoyable!

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62
drank Almond by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

I think I would like this tea more if I hadn’t just burned my tongue on it.

Boo Boo Rocks Out

They have the water temp really high for blacks, don’t you think? I usually boil water then wait 30 seconds before adding it to my black tea.

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75
drank Kukicha by Adagio Teas
13 tasting notes

This is a good tea, but nothing outstanding. 3 minutes puts it on the cusp of bitter. I only taste the hint of chestnuts as an aftertaste.

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75
drank Jasmine Pearls by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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75
drank Jasmine Pearls by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

Gusto leggero e profumatissimo.

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75
drank Jasmine Pearls by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

One word: rich. Rich rooibos and rich vanilla make me feel the same. Easy, too: the only way to mess up this cup is to understeep, which (for people like me who forget that their tea is steeping) is a definite plus.

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

The thing I love most about this tea is the vanilla flavor—it tastes so fresh and natural. A good “cold day” tea.

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75
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
72 tasting notes

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70

I’ve found, recently, that I like the tea steeped just shy of five minutes. Previously, it’s astringency was too overpowering. The smokey notes in this Keemun have a very classic feel. As it cools I taste roasted chestnuts and pecans. Perfect for a walk in the snow.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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70

Tasty, smokey, and rich. This tea has a body that certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

Lovely. Rich and aromatic. It’s raining in Seattle today and nothing could suit me better than a huge cup of tea before today’s adventures.

TeaCast

Encore is an absolute gem on a rainy day, no question about it.

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51
drank Blood Orange by Adagio Teas
22 tasting notes

I ordered a 8 oz for my sister who is an avid fan of Orange flavors. The tea is a dark pink with a strong perfume of deep Orange. I admit that I liked the aroma of the tea better than the taste. If I could devise a way to turn the tea into a potpourri, I could make a fortune.

The tea itself is sour and lacking in what I would call complete character. Spiced with sugar, it’s perfect for kids. I liked it too, but it needed something to carry it to the finish line… A dark spice like Cinnamon would work, I think… Bottom line is, if you’re crazy about sugaring up your tea and love Orange, the tea is ideal.

Mike

Completely agree. I like how natural the sweetness of this tastes. Great for when you’re looking for something sweet but not overpoweringly so.

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90
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

Profumatissimo e dal gusto che ricorda la liquirizia. Si beve tranquillamente senza zucchero, ma con l’aggiunta di quello di canna diventa ancora più speziato.

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90
drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
33 tasting notes

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79

I really enjoyed this. Reminds me of a smooth, clean, earl grey, without any substantial after taste or scent. I used two pearls, but I think one would be plenty for my taste in weak tea. I also assumed I could steep this without a filter, but the pearls unfurled completely and I got a mouth full of leaves.

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85
drank Decaf Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
247 tasting notes

Enjoyed a cup with my wife this evening…. It’s now her “ask for” cup of tea.

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