It really amazes me how much my opinion of this tea has changed and I have to question Adagio’s quality control a little. I was in the mood for something blueberry today so I dug through my pile of samples because I had just seen an unopened package of the white blueberry in there while I was organizing the other day. It had completely slipped my mind that I had already rated this a little over two weeks ago and already had an open package. The taste between my two packages of tea were so different it’s hard to believe that it is the same tea. What really bugs me is that both packages of this tea were purchased within two weeks of each other, I double checked.

I was really disappointed this time around because there was absolutely no blueberry taste to it at all, just a hint of sweetness, and the smell wasn’t nearly as strong in the package. I had to figure out where I had put the other one so I could compare. If the packages hadn’t been labeled I would have thought these were two totally different teas. Adding sugar helped bring out the blueberry flavor that was lacking, but I really hate sweetening my tea.

This wasn’t undrinkable by any means, but I didn’t find it nearly as good this time so I’m going to lower my rating from an 81 to a 69.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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