drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
73 tasting notes

Since I discovered Adagio a year ago, I’ve tried several of their teas and have found them inconsistent. Some I find tasteless, no matter how I steep them, and others – such as this one – are wonderful. I first received this as a sample from the Old Orchard store in Skokie when I was purchasing something else. Considering that some of their flavored teas have fallen short for me in the past, I was in no hurry to try this one. I’m glad I finally did! In the past few weeks, I’ve finished my entire sample bag (quick tangent: THANK YOU Adagio for giving customers sample packages that contain enough tea to make several cups – you can’t always form a complete opinion on tea from your first cup or two!) and have returned to the store to purchase a 3oz bag of the stuff.

I like this tea best when I add a little sugar (which enhances the sweet caramel flavor) and no cream. I find that adding even a little bit of cream drowns out the caramel flavors that make this tea so wonderful. I can see myself adding this to my regular rotation!

Flavors: Caramel

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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If you count the bagged stuff, I’ve been a tea drinker for a long time. I first discovered the joys of loose leaf on a trip to London in 2014, and it’s all been downhill from there. I’m still in the phase where I want to try everything, and I’m still developing my tea personality.

Types of tea / tisanes I gravitate toward: black, green oolong, Japanese green, flavored teas (sweet, floral, fruity, minty, complex, you name it), rooibos, roasted mate, and many herbal and fruit combos.

Teas I need to try, try again, or keep trying: white, pu erh, dark oolong, pure Chinese green, mate

I’ll update soon with my rating system!


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