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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
2 tasting notes

I really expected to hate this tea. It smelled delicious in the tin, but I could not reconcile chocolate and black tea together in my head.

I’m learning that I like my tea a bit stronger than normal, so I cut the suggested heat down from 212 to 180 and brewed 8 minutes instead of 5. I also used a bit more tea.

Not really the best tea I have had when plain. Sipping it tastes like black tea, with a slight watery chocolate aftertaste. However a small amount of cream and sugar (which I really, really usually despise in any tea) made it delicious for me. For my tastebuds, the cream and sugar definitely perked up the chocolate taste for me.

Today was cold and rainy, and I didn’t get home til midnight – this was a great tea to warm up and relax with while surfing the net tonight!

180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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drank Genmai Cha by Adagio Teas
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I followed the suggested directions on the tin and found the flavor too light. Steeping it a bit longer made all the difference in the world to me.

First steep was still good, but very light. The deeper steep was a vast improvement. The green tea was very very mellow which I liked in combination with the toasted rice and popcorn flavor. I was hoping that I’d like this one and I wasn’t disappointed. I can understand completely why others may not like it.

In the tin it smells delicious and popcorny. While it was steeping, my kitchen smelled like air popped popcorn.

In the cup it smells like stale wet popcorn which is about the only bad thing I can say about the tea.

And even though I like most of my tea without sugar or cream, I had to at least try a bit of sugar and it wasn’t very good, but someone may like it. It just made me grimace and go back to the pure tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

I have this on my counter back home and I am so excited to try it!


If the flavor is too light you could also try adding more tea. I usually steep it at almost double strength.

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