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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 351 ml

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  • “Not sure why this one gets so many low reviews. I am admittedly – too much probably – not a fan of Adagio however this one is rather nice! It smells JUST like cream soda, I even smell the...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m going to have a dinner of tea, popcorn, and maybe some Cheetos Puffs. Do I need to even say it? I’ve had one Hell of a day. Rather than go into the sordid details, I’ll just try to move on...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sadly, this is a sipdown. When I first got into loose leaf teas I order a lot of the sample packs from Adagio since there were so many different flavors to try. This was one of my most favorites,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown!! (153) Thank you Josie Jade for the chance to try this tea. I have always been curious as to what it tastes like given it is included in A LOT of the fandom blends. It is a touch...” Read full tasting note

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Which comes first, the cream or the tea? If you’re not sure, don’t worry… neither are the English. However, its unanimously agreed that, whether you prefer your tea first, cream first – or just ‘black’ tea – , this dairy-free cream flavored Ceylon black tea is a treat for your teacup!

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558 tasting notes

Used 2 tsp in 16 oz of water, boiled for five minutes while infusing. My husband commented that the kitchen “smelled like IHOP” while this was steeping. The aroma certainly has something in common to Maple Syrup.

Tasting this tea right out of the pot it is a sweet black tea. After it cooled a bit I get a maple-y taste with a slight edge to it. I think this tea may have to be added to something for me to really appreciate it. It is certainly sweet all on it’s own, just wasn’t expecting the maple syrup taste.

Hoping for better things to come with blends of this tea!

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Maple? Weird…

Meghann M

Yeah, straight from the tin, the leaves have a maple aroma. Very different from what I expected, but it may go well with an orange spice, or other flavors. We’ll have to see.


Hmm curious to taste this as I really don’t mind tasting or smelling maple in tea.

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52 tasting notes

There’s nothing inherently wrong or bad about this tea, it just doesn’t taste much like cream to me. The tea in the packet smells like cream, but not as strongly as I had expected, and by the time the tea had steeped it didn’t smell like anything other than black tea. When I tasted it, it didn’t have any cream flavor. I fervently hoped that when I added my spoon of sugar it would help the cream pop out, but the hope was in vain. I was really hoping to find a nice cream I could like, and am glad I only got a sample of this…Sad.

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1778 tasting notes

This is the last of the Adagio flavoured black samples I bought a while back. I quite liked the strawberry, but wasn’t all that sold on the coconut. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about this one.

The dry leaves smell sweet, which is fine, and I can catch a hint of creaminess. It smells more like warm UHT cream than the real thing, though. There’s also a sharper, rather unpleasant scent that I can’t quite place. I noticed the same thing with the coconut, and that was one of the things that put me off it so thoroughly. Still, for the sake of fairness, I’ll give this a try.

I brewed it for three minutes in boiling water. It smells much as it does dry. Definetly creamy, with perhaps a vanilla-ish undertone. A little sickly. I have to say that, as it cools, it smells increasingly sweet. It tastes a lot sweeter than I was expecting — too sweet for me, really. This has come as a bit of a surprise, as I was expecting the bitter aftertaste of Adagio’s other flavoured blacks, but this one doesn’t seem to have it. In this respect it’s actually quite nice, but it’s too sickly and cloying for me to really be able to enjoy. It’s the kind of sweetness that seems to coat your mouth and hang about for a good long time. I’m not going to be able to finish the cup, but, hey, I tried!

This isn’t bad tea by any estimation. It actually tastes okay, and would probably delight someone with a seriously sweet tooth. I’m not one of those people, and this is just too much for me. Another one chalked up to experience!

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9 tasting notes

Oh I love this so much. You know how the best desserts have just a touch of saltiness in them? Yeah. This has that. It’s somehow sweet without any added sugar and it has such a great creamy mouthfeel. Can’t confidently comment on the quality of the black tea itself because I have an inexperienced palate, but I can say I like how it tastes!

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2004 tasting notes

…at least I THINK that’s what I’m drinking. My work tea storage leaves a lot to be desired, and these unidentified bags were squooshed down in the bottom of the tin in a zip-lock baggie. Hey, it’s warm, and a little sweet—-any port in a storm; literally. Raining kittens and cold and damp and just above freezing.

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603 tasting notes

This tea smells just like lucky charm’s marshmallows. I definitely detect that familiar Adagio black tea taste and the entire cup actually tastes very similar to other signature blends I’ve tried that have cream as one of their components. I have found that I like Adagio’s black tea when it’s cooled slightly. Today I used cooler water and steeped the tea for about 3 minutes. It’s very sweet and somewhat comforting. I don’t taste CREAM specifically, but more of a heavy sugary flavor. Not a bad tea, but you certainly have to be in the mood for it! Thank you, brandy3392 for a sample!

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71 tasting notes

Wow, the reviews for this tea have a range!
I’m going to rate it higher…I think it needed a little bit of sugar to help the creaminess come through. I think Adagio could have put a little more effort in this one…maybe instead of just a Ceylon (AGAIN), they could have maybe blended it with an Assam for maltiness and a touch of vanilla?
I kinda like it. I probably will not drink it on it’s own again. I’m going to hunt down some marshmallow root and add that with some vanilla and experiment. Maybe I’ll add some licorice root?
Ok, my high grade comes from the fact that it’s a good base to add some herbs to it. It’s nice, though. little boring & slightly disappointing, but I’ll still drink tea. It’s Vegan, that’s a bonus

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54 tasting notes

I figured I would give this tea a shot despite all of the low ratings because I generally prefer cream teas, and I’m quite glad I did! It is a very mellow tea, but pairs well with most food (which I find uncommon). I would still place it slightly below the David’s Cream of Earl Grey (favourite tea of all time), but this is still an excellent tea. I will take it either with one sugar and one milk, or just one milk. Not sure if I would enjoy it black, though.

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151 tasting notes

mmm, I just got this little sample in the mail… thanks jessiwrites I was looking for something light, but desserty after supper…. this was perfect! it has a nice whipped cream taste, with undertones of a good earl grey…. delicious! not a bad first tea from adagio teas! :)

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34 tasting notes

I can’t really keep cream at work, as our fridge gets emptied weekly, so I thought this might be a nice tea to have that suggests creaminess without having to actually add it.

I wouldn’t say this does it. It’s a sweet, mild black. The cream flavoring doesn’t taste overly artificial, but doesn’t taste very natural either. I’ll drink the rest of the package, but probably won’t buy it again.

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