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Casey Covel  

User's reviews

  • Lemongrass Ginger

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    Perfection! Steep it for 10 minutes and enjoy the perfect blend of lemon zest, sizzling ginger, and sweet licorice. Never bitter, always soothing and calming. Quickly becoming one of my favorite any-time-of-day teas!

  • Golden Flower

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    Smooth like an oolong, but earthy like a matcha tea. It's light in every respect with hints of floral flavor. Not my preferred cup, but very likely be someone else's!

  • White Peony

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    A wonderful introduction to white tea. It's a light tea with a beautiful golden color. A brush of floral gives it a wholesome, holistic taste. Add a little sugar to sweeten it, or sip it hot and undoctored in all its earthiness.

  • Blackberry

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    There's nothing standard about this standalone blackberry tea. This has quickly become my favorite flavor on the market, and enjoying it in its purest form is a delight. It's aromatic, fruity, and filling. The flavorful aroma lingers in the glass long after the final sip. Also high in caffeine, which makes it the perfect cupful to start the day with.

  • Blackberry Sage Oolong

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    Blackberry is quickly becoming my favorite fruit tea. The sage is pronounced (though not overly so) in this one, which may make a difference in whether you like it or not. I love how smoothly his one goes down--the right blend of oolong and herbal. If you're a fan of blackberry teas, give it a try!

  • Honeybush Hazelnut

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    It's like a Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolate in a cup. Very woodsy and nutty with just a hint of sweetness without coming across too strong. The smell is delightful both before and after the steep. A great beverage to enjoy with your favorite cookies or to wind down with in the evening.

  • Daydream

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    Exotic! A blend of strong flavors like orange, peppermint, licorice, and lavender with the peppermint standing out most. It’s a revitalizing blend that puts a punch in your day and pallet. Those who dislike peppermint may find it overbearing. Excellent hot or cold, any time or the day.

  • Fruit Medley

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    Exactly as I hoped: sweet, tangy, fruity, and juicy. It's positively refreshing when enjoyed cold. In fact, I enjoy it chilled so much that I've yet to try it hot! You can't go wrong with this tea. Perfect for a hot summer or for satisfying a sweet tooth. I enjoy it with some brown sugar.

  • Samurai Mate

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    I've never tasted a tea with so many ingredients, nor a tea where so many ingredients blend together so well! Typically, quantity decreases quality, but this is certainly not the case for Samurai Mate. Cinnamon and ginger sizzle on the tip of the tongue, followed by a flood of smooth lemongrass, mingled with green roobios. Fruity mango, papaya, and pineapple round out the feel-good, energizing sip with a sweet tang. So glad I took a chance on this tea! Don't miss it.

  • Vanilla Oolong

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    Smooth, light, and creamy--as all good oolong tea should be--with a gentle surge of vanilla extract lingering in the aftertaste. A calming, comforting tea that will give you that little coax of energy you might be needing in the afternoon. Don't forget your favorite sugar cookies on the side!

  • Blood Orange

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    Sweet, tangy, and rich without being sour, bitter, or pungent. This tea is perfect for a succulent, caffeine-free evening or ideal for icing and sipping during the summer. As a bonus, it also makes a great Halloween tea due to its name and color! If you're a fan of fruit teas, put this one on your list right away.

  • Earl Grey Bravo

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    A straightforward earl grey tea with hints of zesty orange rind. While I prefer Earl Grey Lavender (which is, admittedly, a very strong floral tea), this one is a much tamer alternative that's perfect for lazy afternoons when a you need a bit of a caffeine kick to get through the rest of the day. This one very much strikes me as an "everyday" tea.

  • Raspberry

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    A straightforward, raspberry-flavored tea that's just shy of tart. Tangy and dark without any unnecessary accents. Aficionados of fruity teas will not be disappointed, but those looking for a more complex blend may find Adagio's Raspberry Patch more their "cup of tea."

  • Turmeric Bliss

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    Simply put: I’m pleasantly surprised by this tea. I’m not a fan of sweet potato, but this tea is simply astounding. It’s soothing, calming, and refreshing all at once. Ginger came foremost to my tastebuds but the other flavors blend together to create the perfect evening sip. Highly recommended, especially for the fall season!

  • Fiery Cinnamon Spice

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    Accurately described, this "fiery" tea will sizzle on your tongue and set your taste buds buzzing. It's a highly concentrated, spicy tea with 110% emphasis on the cinnamon sensation. No flowery or fruity accents here. I detract a single star because while the initial flavor kicks into high gear, the lingering taste is a bit thin, as though the strongest flavors of this tea literally zip across your taste buds. Even so, few Adagio teas capture autumn's most stereotypical aura so well.

  • Autumn Mist Green

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    Words escape me as I try to put this flavor into words. It's an entirely new taste I've never experienced in a tea before. The creme brulee flavor definitely carries to the forefront, but the diversity of gunpower, rose, apple, and cinnamon blend together so seamlessly that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, creating something entirely novel. I also noticed that even though I (accidentally) steeped my first serving at 212 degrees, the tea didn't 'burn,' though I imagine steeping at 108 degrees would coax more flavor out of it. Very much worth buying a sample, just to experience its uniqueness. The flavor isn't smokey or bitter in the slightest, but brings to mind the crisp scent of a stale autumn morning.

  • Honeybush Banana Nut

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    Smells, tastes, and even has the visual composition of the banana nut muffins my mom makes. It's a comforting, homey, nostalgic tea that serves as an ideal evening companion alongside a book, a blanket, or a favorite video game. Brew up a cup and inhale the fresh scent of "welcome home after a hard day of work!" Can't recommend this one enough!

  • Maple Creme Oolong

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    A smooth, creamy, straightforward tea that won't leave a bitter or potent taste on your tongue. An ideal breakfast tea, its moderate levels of caffeine keep it from becoming overpowering, and because it lacks the high sugar concentration of actual maple syrup, you can enjoy it without feeling guilt for catering to your sweet tooth. I enjoyed mine most with a sprinkling of brown sugar to complement the toasted, amber-colored flavor.

  • Butterscotch

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    A toasted, dark but mellow, sweet drink somewhere between toffee and caramel. The flavor is straightforward and nostalgic, leading to a satisfying and comfortable sip. Perfect for perking up in the morning with a caffeinated and carbs-free way to satisfy your sugar cravings. I find this tea especially enjoyable during the autumn season, ideal for bringing to mind trick-or-treating, firesides, brisk mornings, and cozy evenings.

  • Spiced Apple Chai

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    I’m not sure I’ve mastered the steep on this tea yet. Although I follow the recommended serving and steep time instructions, the tea so far has come out bitter. There’s a bitter apple flavor with an far-too-subtle hint of chai. I expected the tea to be spicier like an apple cider. Probably would not get it again, as I prefer the Chocolate Chai Pu Reh for my kick of autumn spice. But as always, I am glad for the experience!

  • Honeybush Wild Berry

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    The moment I took my first sip I knew this was a keeper. It had been a long day and I crashed on the couch for an evening of video games. I wanted a warm, non-caffeinated beverage to help me wind down. This tea brought such a rich comfort to my soul. The berries blend seamlessly with the honeybush so that both flavors are present, with the berry slightly more pronounced. Mildly sweet, completely soothing. Highly recommended!

  • Chocolate Chai Pu Erh

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    This tea captures the taste of "evening autumn spice." The mellow chocolate overtones give it the sweetness of a dessert, but the chai elevates it to a harvest-flavored tea. Great for enjoying in the evenings (just watch the high caffeine quantity!) or mornings when your sweet tooth is calling. The instructions recommend two heaping teaspoons per cup, meaning you go through this tea much faster than most. If prepared according to recommended serving size, this tea leaves a spicy kick and sizzle on the tongue. For a milder sensation, I recommend cutting the teaspoon size in half.

  • Bonfire

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    Bonfire is a tea that brings autumn to mind and truly is best enjoyed during the cooler months of the year. Being nearly caffeine free makes it the perfect beverage for a cozy evening after a long day (and in my opinion has a slightly sedative effect). My steep brought the honeybush and clove/peppercorn flavors to the forefront, creating a taste much like the scent of a fragrant but spicy candle shop. Those who find pure lapsang to be overpowering may find a more welcoming and subtle alternative here. This tea truly is an unusual blend of flavors that's worth experience (even if only as a sampler), especially from September - November.

  • Thai Chai

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    A unique tea quite different than any I've tasted before. The coconut isn't overpowering, so even someone like me who passes on coconut-flavored treats finds this tea perfectly agreeable. The most prominent flavor is the lemongrass, with the coconut offering a mild, mellow, smooth complement. Best served with 2 heaping spoonfuls per cup! I also love that it's highly caffeinated (perfect for early mornings) without the black tea taste that comes with most high-caffeine beverages.

  • Candy Apple

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    I first tried this as part of a fall sampler pack and knew it was a must-buy for autumn this year. It's sweet, rich, and fruity with a brush of cinnamon and toasted caramel. Not only does it taste JUST like a candy apple (making it the perfect fall flavor), but it's sweet enough satisfy my sugar cravings. A kick of caffeine also makes it the ideal brew to wake up to during September, October, and November mornings. I enjoy my serving with a sprinkle of crystallized brown sugar to complement the toasted caramel flavor.

  • Valentines

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    Wow! Where to begin? Valentines is the closest tea I've ever tasted to actual chocolate. The flavor brings to mind a sugar-free, dark chocolate-dipped strawberry with just a hint of rose petals. February is, of course, an ideal month to enjoy it (and it's so good I'm tempted to limit it to JUST that month as a special treat). However, it also makes an excellent morning and afternoon tea year-round, due to its high caffeine concentration. Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! I enjoy it with brown sugar.

  • Lapsang Souchong

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    A smoky tea that tastes and smells just like a campfire. Lots of caffeine in this one, so it's perfect for when you need a boost in your day. Tastes great on the tongue and leaves a smokey, but not astringent, aftertaste in the mouth. One of my all-time favorite teas, simply for its unique flavor and scent. Absolutely worth trying for the experience. If you love it, you'll be back for more!

  • Earl Grey Lavender

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    This is my go-to tea whenever I want to feel both invigorated and relaxed early in the morning. And, for similar reasons, it makes an ideal afternoon and weekend tea, especially on a rainy day. The lavender scent rivals any candle, and the taste is flowery and bright without being sugary (note, though, that it has a nearly overpowering floral flare). Earl grey fans absolutely must try it. Perfect for springtime (or anytime, really!)

  • Summer Rose

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    My go-to tea! It's rich, aromatic, and floral, but somehow not 'dark' like the Valentines Tea (which contains many of the same ingredients). Whenever I need a pep in my step, I boil up a cup. It provides the perfect dose of caffeine without being overbearing. Making a cup in the morning ensures my kitchen (and later my office) smells rosey (no pun intended). A feast for the senses! If you've never tried Summer Rose, it's a great tea all year round--not just the hottest time of the year.