Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Cream, Custard, Milk, Tea, Vanilla, Smooth, Astringent, Creamy, Sweet, Cake, Malt, Sugar
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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
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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “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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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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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.

89 Tasting Notes

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6 tasting notes

(PART 2/4 of Adagio’s Sweet tooth Sampler)
Cream
Out of the bag, it smells divine, exactly like vanilla pudding, hmmm… When brewed, it still does, but the vanilla is becomes less pronounced and smells more like an actual tea with hot cream soda, but also a bit… weird which is my only complaint about this tea. As for the taste, I was kinda disappointed that it didn’t taste more like the way it smells in the bag. however it does taste exactly like a black tea with a dash of cream ! A pleasant and a subtle everyday morning blend especially with a little sugar and/or milk/cream. Probably one of my favorites from Adagio.

Now, it is good, sure, but people expecting it to taste more like hot ice cream/pudding instead of a good old regular Ceylon base with a tiny hint of flavor will be disappointed if not a bit bored with Cream. But if you don’t, you’ll love it. It is also wonderful when blended with other teas, so I sometimes use it to soften some teas I find otherwise too strong and it goes well with almost anything.

Flavors: Cream, Custard, Milk, Tea, Vanilla

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67 tasting notes

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

Flavors: Cream

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85
39 tasting notes

Ever since I tried a black tea that had creme notes in it, I fell in love with how much it rounds out the traditional black tea bitterness. This is wonderfully smooth, smells like marshmellows but with a crisp edge to it, and it’s just… it’s literally a hug in the mouth. It’s amazing stuff. I’ve been having a blast mixing it into other teas, too! (Strawberry cream? Raspberry cream? Oh yeah. :D ) I’ve had it both cold and hot, and it does taste fuller warm- but that’s to be expected.

Flavors: Cream, Smooth

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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56 tasting notes

Got this one on my first adagios order ever. Its good to mix with others makes then creamier i usually end up mixing it with earl gray tea’s. On its own its a little astringent, so i dint think i liked this one so much, but now that i’m on my last cup I’m going to miss it. when i finish some of my older teas in my cabinet ill consider getting a bit more of this one.

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75
4 tasting notes

The smell of the tea reminded me of twisting open an oreo, but it tasted exactly as advertised: somewhat astringent black tea with a sweet cream flavor. Not going to be a favorite but I can see why people put it in blends.

Flavors: Astringent, Cream

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85
36 tasting notes

After reading reviews of this tea on steepster, and a few on Adagio’s own site, I decided to drink this tea paired with other teas, instead of alone. That seems to be the best way to do it, and my first experience was a great one. First thing this morning I had a big mug of Irish Breakfast (a favorite), then a few hours later, steeped the Irish Breakfast leaves a second time, this time adding 2 tsp of Cream to the pot. And it was wonderful! A very “creamy,” soft and silky tea, with notes of caramel and vanilla. I think it’s absolutely delicious, and I’m going to love trying this again with other black teas like my favorite (Chestnut).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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77
572 tasting notes

Cream is quite a name for a tea. Simple but so easy to mess up. I can definitely taste it, the cream flavor, but I’m also picking up maple syrup (the pure kind not that nasty fake crap). The base is quite woodsy. Kinda twiggy. Twiggy being branches, twigs.

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72
28 tasting notes

One of my favorite blends is this with Adagio’s Caramel.The result is an obviously more creamy flavor and for me, less maple. As I drink it by itself, I like it more with each sip. I think it would pair nicely with a rich dessert, but it would never be a dessert replacement like Adagio’s Caramel and Almond Oolong.

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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55 tasting notes

Thanks Nichole for sending this to me!
I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting from this, but it isn’t what I got. Not that it’s bad tea, but I just didn’t really get any sense of “cream” from it. I tried brewing it at a cooler temperature as some people suggested, but it was still kind of astringent and just tasted like a plain black tea with something added to it. I tried it with a little cream and sugar and I could finish the cup that way, but it wasn’t great. I ordered from adagio a week ago so maybe I’ll try blending it with other teas as this is in most of the blends I’ve found so far. Not bad, but not great – thanks for the chance to try it Nichole!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Nichole/CuppaGeek

You are welcome! I usually just add this one to other flavored teas like the Adagio Signature Blends, etc. Don’t think I’ve ever tried it straight before.

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44 tasting notes

I have really come around to Adagio recently. I really appreciate being about to buy very decent teas for a low price which are solid blends and flavors. I used to find their teas a bit astringent, but I’ve really come around to drinking Ceylon teas these days, so I suspect I am finding the flavored tea base much better.

Anyway, this tea is fine. It is very drinkable, but it is also a bit shallow in flavor. The cream flavor is very sweet, which makes a good drinkable tea, but also deadens the complexity of the actual black tea. I am very comfortable serving this tea to non-tea drinkers, though, because it is hard not to tolerate.

However, it makes a cracker jack milk tea, which is how I’m drinking it now. I would say it makes the best tasting milk tea that I can make at home that fits all the perimeters of a good milk tea. (It may be a little better, even than what I can buy outside of my house, but it lacks the ambiance of actually purchasing a milk tea out.)

I make my milk tea by brewing tea with water and then adding milk and steeping a bit longer, which is how it’s made when I order it in Flushing, at least. I feel like I should include that here. It’s also heavily sweetened, because it’s milk tea. I try to use low fat milk, too, which also might account for why I can’t get it just right to my liking. (But I don’t need to be drinking whole fat milk with my tea on a regular basis.) I frothed a bit of milk to pour on top of my tea, too, because I can.

I bought a large bowl shaped mug with Mickey Mouse on it so I could make tea lattes. I like tea lattes, but after drinking them for about a week, I think I like milk tea better. I guess I’m not classy. Anyway, the mug is shockingly lovely. I only paid like 4$ for it at Marshals, and it was the only one they had. But it’s sturdy without being heavy and has really good heat retention. My tea is still hot, even though I used cold milk in it like at least ten minutes ago. I really want another mug like this one, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for something of a similar size and style. I haven’t tried brewing directly in this mug, though, as I’ve been brewing tea in my Nordic mug and transferring. I think this mug is too shallow for any of my non-ball shaped infusers.

But yes, this is a solid showing from Adagio. When my 3oz are out, I won’t rush to buy more, but it’s been really nice to have around, especially since it mixes so well with milk. It’s not half the tea Adagio’s Candy Cane tea is (my new favorite flavored tea at the moment, actually), but it’s not a bad cup by any means.

Flavors: Cake, Cream, Malt, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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