Tag: Adagio Teas

Episode 080: Peppermint

Peppermint. Does herbal tea get any simpler than this? I usually associate that whistle-cool feeling of peppermint with Christmas, candy canes, toothpaste, and breath mints, but it also makes for a pretty calming tea with loads of health benefits.

I picked this up from Adagio, but any number of tea vendors sell peppermint. It’s also a great staple tea for those of you into making your own tea blends!


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Episode 102: Cream

Adagio Teas’ Cream came as part of a sample pack that I purchased recently. As you can see from the leaves, it’s a pretty good quality black tea with no inclusions. So where’s the cream? Good question.

It’s not a terrible tea — you certainly get those warm, toasty vanilla and marshmallow notes that you’d associate with cream, but it’s just not all the way there. It’s lacking a certain oomph. Maybe using vanilla sugar to sweeten it would punch up the flavor, but your mileage may vary. It was just kinda boring for me.


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Episode 123: White Tangerine

I think white tea is perfectly fine on its own, but when you add flavors to it, things can go awry. Light, floral favors work well, but how about tangerine? I drank Adagio Teas’ White Tangerine blend to find out.

I really like this! The tangerine flavor is very subtle — it’s almost like drinking orange blossom water, but not as fragrant. The flavor definitely intensifies as it cools down, so I can imagine this would make a great iced tea. Give it a try!


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Episode 126: Almond Oolong

I knew this one would be a winner before I even opened the bag to brew it up. Remember the almond milk iced tea I reviewed before? This is like its high class counterpart!

Mellow Taiwanese oolong is paired up with almond flavoring to create a marzipan-scented cup of tea that’s great for breakfast or dessert. Adagio Teas recommends brewing this at boiling, but I’d recommend brewing it at around 195 degrees so you don’t end up with a bitter cup.


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Episode 141: Pu’erh Tahiti

Earlier this week, I was on a pu’erh high. And now…it’s a pu’erh low. (A poor low?) Today, it’s Adagio Teas’ Pu’erh Tahiti — a blend of pu’erh with apple, coconut, mango, marigold petals, and papaya.

Yeah…I don’t like this. Pu’erh really goes with earthy flavors, and the sweet inclusions here make for a slightly musty smelling and tasting cup of tea. Even the dry blend smells a little bit like a sweaty sock. Blech!


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