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

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From Adagio Teas

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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87 Tasting Notes

304 tasting notes

Smells wonderful in the package, smells great while brewing. Taste is a little weak IMO.


I think the issue is due to water temp. Using boiling water on this makes it pretty strong. You should def try it with hotter water at least once.

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9 tasting notes

It’s probably overkill, but I often drink this with milk and sugar—dessert in a mug.


It’s great mixed w/ their chocolate chai, w/ or w/o milk, no sweetener.

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67 tasting notes

Ugh. No. No no no no no. It’s like someone dumped chemical-laden canned frosting in my tea. Gross beyond measure. I can’t stand it alone, and can barely tolerate it in blends.

Normally I enjoy Adagio’s flavored black teas, but there’s a few I can’t stand. This is one of them.

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31 tasting notes

I like this tea straight up. I’ve found that it’s best brewed @ 200F with a tsp or just over for 3 min. Too hot or too long brings out some unpleasant notes in the base black tea.

When it’s good, this tea is very good. The cream and slight vanilla notes are delightful, it needs no sugar or cream because it tastes like it’s in there already. There’s no artificial or chemical aftertaste like I’ve experienced with other vanilla/cream teas.

All around, an excellent post-breakfast tea.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70 tasting notes

I am always game for a good cream tea. While browsing on Adagio Tea’s website I noticed this and decided to order a sample. Straight out of the bag, it smells almost sickeningly sweet and creamy. It reminded me of the filling inside an eclair. Once brewed, the aroma is very similar to honey.

I added real cream and sugar to my cup, and I can definitely attest to that this lives up to its name. Lovely! Smooth, indulgent, and downright delicious. While I can’t foresee myself drinking this on a regular basis due to the richness, I might treat myself on occasion.

While this tea IS good, it most likely won’t be a regular in my tea drawer.

3 min, 30 sec

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93 tasting notes

This tea makes me very happy. I read somewhere that it was like drinking whipped cream, and I can say that I definitely see that in the taste. Best to drink it while warm, if it cools too much it gets a bit bitter. Haven’t tried it chilled yet.

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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98 tasting notes

Not horrible but not great. Doesn’t really taste much like the cream it is supposed to though. Probably will not buy again, though I will try to mix what I have with other flavors.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100 tasting notes

I didn’t like this tea. My son, my little tea tasting buddy, also disliked it. However, it is what it says it is – a smooth cream tea, so I cannot rate it badly. Just completely not my preference. Very creamy and tastes convincing. Without or with sugar not our style. We ate with some cookies, slices of mango, and Ham & Cheese Croissants. Food was good, tea not so much.

4 min, 30 sec

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94 tasting notes

I’ve mixed this with Earl Grey for as long as I’ve had it, since my first cup of it wasn’t so pleasing. But, I made a pot of just this tea the other day, and it tastes fine. Maybe the sweetness died down over time, or maybe I expected it now, but either way, not bad.

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49 tasting notes

Kind of bland. An ok black tea but nothing to write home about.

Flavors: Cream

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