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Adagio sent me a tea mail with 4 samples and suggesting a place an order. I will say their little sample sizes do travel well. This wuyi was pretty tasty, but the third steep has lost its punch. Floral, sweet, and a tad smoky, certainly not a bad example of an oolong, but I’m not inspired to place an order until I sip down some of the rest of my tea. Though I am in Texas, and I did buy a box of cinnamon chamomile from HEB yesterday, so I guess I’m not on a buying hiatus?!?
The lavender is soothing and subtle, you can taste it without the tea reminding you of soap. The creme flavor adds a touch of creaminess while letting the Earl Gray flavor shine. Smooth and flavorful, a great tea to calm the nerves while keeping you alert.
Flavors: Cream, Earl Grey, Lavender
Another tea I’ve been hanging onto for almost a year without trying. Loved it! Was unsure if I would like it at all because of the heavy chamomile ratio to other ingredients, but it was a delightful drink during a zoom meeting. The green tea was one of the drier ones, but overall I loved the levels of flavor. Chamomile hid in the background as rose and some sort of delicate fruit flavoring took over (maybe pear?)… I wish I knew all the ingredients to look for something similar, as this was a limited edition tea and I find myself enjoying it immensely.
Flavors: Brisk, Chamomile, Drying, Fruity, Grass, Green, Pear, Rose
It’s fun that one of the tinsel teas is decaf! I didn’t include any marshmallows in the cup. The flavor is desserty, though I don’t really get chocolate. It’s closer to coconut? It tastes better as it cools, but it’s nothing super remarkable. The flavoring is too mild, but with milk, it’s an okay cup. Surprisingly, I’m pretty into the resteep. I made it with almond milk and sugar free vanilla syrup, and that really pepped it up.
With a name like this, you might expect something super spicy or bold. The black tea is decently dominant, and it is slightly spicy. Otherwise, though, there’s not much that stands out about it. It’s mostly just a masala chai. The balance of spices is pretty good, but I don’t taste any of the apple or pumpkin flavors that are supposed to be there.
Smelled amazing but was just an ok beverage. I was expecting something like liquid red hots (H&S Hot Cinnamon Spice is like that, and what I prefer) but it was mostly black tea with cinnamon aftertaste. These was also a great amount of cinnamon dust in the bottom of the cup that somehow made it through my filter… I accidentally drank it, and let me tell you, it was super bitter and disgusting. lol, don’t do that! Overall, Adagio has much better cinnamon teas than this (there’s an excellent cinnamon rooibos or honeybush I believe).
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Tea
Adagio is great at green rooibos teas! I only have this partially used sample from the tea box, but I’ll have to order a larger amount. The green rooibos is marshmallowy and delicious cold. The first time I had this, I tasted a lovely banana. This time I’m getting some nice strawberry. Everything combines really well and makes such a light, tasty treat to drink cold.
The flavoring here is way milder than I had hoped. It barely tastes like anything at all. If I’m really paying attention, I get some light ginger and maybe something cookie-ish. I wish they’d gone way bolder though. The second time I had this, it tasted like even less. I added some powdered ginger, but it still was very weak and sad.
Cinnamon chai would be more accurate. Cinnamon is the dominate flavor once brewed with all the other spices and vanilla providing back up to it. Still very good and warm. The spices cover up the medical flavor roobios can have. Overall a good blend to add for a cinnamon spice.
Brewed two steepings combined into one mug from a single serve sample pack.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy, Sweet
This is a very potent tea. The orange is more or a vitamin C orange with lots of tang and floral from the hibiscus. It actually reminds me a lot of Teavanas old orange blossom blend. I’ve had it in blends and added more water after the brew and it tasted less harsh. Overall good, but I can see why someone wouldn’t like it.
Flavors: Chalk, Floral, Hibiscus, Orange, Tangy
This was from the Adagio CommuniTEA December box. I fell behind on sipping the teas daily due to a schedule change to midnights for two weeks. My motivation was lacking and I numbly sipped on everything else. I decided to stop going through the list until I had enough time to take proper notes with each cup.
I made one 8oz cup with the sample. I threw 205F water in the cup and let it steep for 6 minutes. I typically increase the steep time for Rooibos blends because I think it helps extract the flavors more. I wouldn’t put this on my list of teas to restock. It was slightly boring and the flavor profile weaker than I expected. I assumed that since this was heavy with ingredients, there’d be a lot of depth to the flavor profile. I found that the main flavor was the rooibos and maybe a hint of cinnamon. Heck, I’d give it a better rating if the honeybush was more present, but it wasn’t. It was a pretty basic and boring tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos
I read another note here that it’s reminiscent of cleaning products and I GET it. The dry leaf reminds of Goo Gone + Windex. Shrug
The flavor isn’t as harsh though. It’s mildly sweet and has a spice that I can’t quite place. The brew is kind of weak, so I’ll make sure to add more to the next cup. The color of the liquor is pretty, so there’s that.
Flavors: Fruity, Spices, Sweet
These Tinsel Teas aren’t ending up very flavorful for me. I don’t even taste mint. I just taste generic, light flavoring on black tea with no real character. It tastes like almost nothing. These samples are from a tea box, and they were stored in regular Ziploc bags for an unknown amount of time, so perhaps they were once more strongly flavored.