Tiger Eye

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Bitter, Caramel, Sweet, Burnt Sugar, Chocolate
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 329 ml

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The gemstone Tiger Eye is described as being chatoyant – having a shimmery light reflecting quality with “undulating, contrasting bands of color and luster.” Our tiger eye blend will do the same for your palate with rich notes of chocolate and caramel. Enjoy it in lieu of or with your favorite indulgence.

Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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650 tasting notes

This tea smells like it is trying to be fudge. Doesn’t really taste like it though. I think other companies have spoiled me for chocolate teas. It is better with almond milk and rock sugar.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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20 tasting notes

I had this tea the other day just delayed writing my note because I was so disappointed by this tea. Anyone who knows me knows I have a major sweet tooth and love chocolate. This tea has chocolate and caramel two sweets I love that I have quit eating with my new diet. I was so excited when I found a tea that described one of my favorite desserts. Well it did not disappoint me in the fact that it tasted like I was drinking chocolate, but I have decided that chocolate is not a good drink. I want it to melt in my mouth not be tea. I will give this tea one more try, but I don’t think my opinion of it will change.

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109 tasting notes

So even at 200 for 3 minutes, the Adagio black base is just too bitter in this one. It makes it reminiscent of coffee, which I can’t stand. There was a nice caramel aroma to the brew, but the bitter just overwhelmed all the other flavors that may have been there. I dumped this one out, on a day where I was trapped in a long meeting and badly needed the caffeine.

Flavors: Bitter

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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

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

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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

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

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73 tasting notes

This is one of my favorites from Adagio so far. With some sugar added, it’s got a nice caramel flavor. When I let it cool down a little, I can also taste some chocolate. This is a great tea for a mid-day caffeine pick-me-up.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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36 tasting notes

The first few sips of this one didn’t excite me. I thought it a fairly weak black, and the flavor profile vague and not at all what I expected. Too fruity? But by the time I had finished my mug, I changed my mind. The flavor seemed to grow on me, gaining strength and definition. I was now picking up a lot of the chocolate and caramel advertised, and enjoying it thoroughly.

I tried a second steeping with some added Chestnut. This is turning into my go-to strategy for all the Adagio blacks, and it hasn’t let me down yet. The combination was fantastic. Is there anything that doesn’t pair well with Chestnut? If so, I haven’t found it yet!

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

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57 tasting notes

Ugh. One day I’ll remember how much I hate caramel/chocolate teas and I’ll stop buying them. I don’t know why I bought this.

It’s not the worst with a little bit of cream and sugar. Kind of like a caramel latte that way. I’m unsure about it. I’ve had way worse “dessert”-flavored teas, though.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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282 tasting notes

I was half awake while making my tea this morning and just randomly was digging through my samples. When I got to work and opened my thermos I was like ‘whoaaa, what’s this? CHOCOLATE!!!’ But it’s not Valentines?

This tea is indeed to my senses very chocolate and malt. It reminds me of Whoppers… without all the sugar. =D. It did Ok grandpa brewing. It is a heavier tea than I usually prefer for an all day steeper, but it didn’t do too bad.

Also, when I say grandpa brewing, for me that also means vacuum thermos and 195*F water and a few ice cubes, just to cool it enough to drinkable temperature in the initial brewing. Then I cap it and keep adding more water through the day when it drops to about 3/4 empty. The first ‘steep’ from when I add water to when I get to taste it is usually 1-2 hrs.

8 min or more 1 tsp 0 OZ / 0 ML

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This has been my mother’s favorite tea for a long time, so after looking through her cupboard today, I decided to finally give it a shot.

In the bag, it smells delicious. The caramel/chocolate-y aroma wafts up and reminds me of Girl Scout cookies or freshly baked chocolate cake. I was really impressed and excited to try it, so I steeped it for 3 minutes at just under boiling temp.

In the cup, the sweet deliciousness from the aroma somewhat disappears. The black tea base comes out pretty strongly, making the cup almost bitter, and adding milk only seemed to water it down rather than cut the bitterness (disappointing). I haven’t tried it with honey or sugar yet, but I hope a half teaspoon of rock sugar or brown sugar would help bring out the caramel and chocolate without ruining the nuances of the tea base itself (which I like tasting…but not in a “in your face!” sort of way).

The chocolate I can taste pretty easily. It’s the first thing that sweeps across my palate when I take a sip. However, the caramel needs a little more coaxing because I can hardly taste it right now. I think sugar would help that.

Overall, this is a tea that tries really hard to be lovely, and I think it has great potential to be a nice dessert tea without the added calories. However, it’s not quite there for me, personally.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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