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Tracy Jones  

User's reviews

  • Pomegranate Grove

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    The aroma alone is awesome, and the taste lives up to it. The hibiscus and rose hips do not overwhelm, and all of the promised flavors make an appearance (though the pomegranate tastes more like cranberry to me). It is mildly tart, with a sweet, spicy mulled cider vibe. I could do without floral notes, but the rose petals are easy enough to pick out. I liked it best using 2 tsp of dry tea in 12 oz water.

  • Mango Mate

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    This didn't taste like any other mate I've tried. It was very light and delicate, almost like a white tea. Though it got more earthy as it cooled - though I never found it to be herbaceous or grassy as noted in the description. The mango flavor was mild, but tasted real and not fake. I added some additional freeze dried mango pieces and it amped up the mango flavor nicely.

  • Earl Grey Bravo

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    I love Earl Grey, and this is the absolute best. Great flavor that is bold, citrusy, and stout.

  • Rooibos Caramel

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    There is not a lot going on here besides rooibos. The caramel provided a nice aroma, but not a lot of caramel flavor. This combo works better for me than red rooibos paired with fruity flavors, as this didn't turn medicinal.

  • Formosa Bai Hao

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    A smooth, earthy oolong with a strong natural sweetness. I got more vegetal and hay like flavors, and not so much fruity or spicy as noted in the description.

  • 40 Winks

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    This was a very chamomile forward with just a hint of mint. The rest of the flavors were muddled in the background. If you like chamomile, then this probably wouldn't be bad, but it was just too much for me. After trying it a few nights in a row, I did not notice any change (for the better) in my sleep.

  • Earl Grey Lavender

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    This was well balanced, with the bergamot and lavender blending nicely and neither of them overwhelming the other. The creme provides just enough to mellow both out to a smooth sip. I don't love lavender, but this was subtle and not overly floral.

  • Dragon Fruit Dream

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    This has a pineapple forward fruit punch flavor. There was a good balance of tartness and natural sweetness. The hibiscus and rose hips did not overwhelm like they do in so many other herbals, and it was nice to be able to taste all the other promised flavors. I like a tart tea, so this was perfect for me with no additional sweeteners, and I enjoyed it both hot and iced.

  • White Grapefruit

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    Like all white tea, this has a very delicate flavor. It isn't strong or punchy. The grapefruit flavor is nice, but I would describe it as subtle and mild, not tangy or bright.

  • Decaf Vanilla

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    I think Adagio does great decaf tea ~ no off or weird tastes. I would never guess they are decaf. This was a very tasty black tea that had a subtle vanilla cake batter aroma and flavor. It is smooth, with no bitterness (when brewed at 200F). I liked it plain, but with a few bits of rock sugar it tasted a little like frosting.

  • Samurai Mate

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    The cinnamon is so aggressive that all other spice and tropical fruit flavors are lost. It also had a very watery taste to me. The mate didn't stand up to the strong flavors the way a black tea would have (in my opinion).

  • Fruit Medley

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    You could taste more than just hibiscus and rose hips; however, those additional flavors were mostly fake cherry and floral rose. Overall it was too floral for my liking, but those who are a fan of rose might enjoy this.

  • Chocolate Chip

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    This had the aroma of chocolate more than it tasted like it. It tasted mostly of the ceylon base with very subtle hints of chocolate. Plain, this is good overall if you are a fan of ceylon. I find that I prefer this blended with other tea, somehow the chocolate comes forward more when mixed with other flavors. I especially like it blended with strawberry tea.

  • Darjeeling Puttabong Summer

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    This is a smooth and flavorful earthy tea that was on the mild side. I enjoyed it plain and hot, but didn't care for it as it cooled to room temp.

  • Papaya Pouchong

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    This is light, fruity, tropical, with a hint of floral in the background. When hot it leans more floral, when warm/iced it is more fruity. I enjoy it both ways equally.

  • Strawberry Tea

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    A light, natural strawberry flavor and aroma. It does not taste fake or generic. When brewed at a lower temp (190F) it is not overly bitter or astringent, just a nice black tea bite. It is also just as good hot as it is iced.

  • Decaf Strawberry

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    Adagio does decaf well. It doesn't have an off putting taste, and you would never guess it wasn't the fully caffeinated version. This has a pleasant, natural strawberry aroma and flavor. It isn't fake or generic berry. It blends perfectly with the black tea, and is just as good hot or iced. Brewed at a lower temp (190F) it is not too bitter or astringent, just the perfect amount of black tea bite.

  • Rooibos Nutcracker

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    The caramel, hazelnut, chestnut combo smelled great. Those flavors were really well done and balanced, unfortunately the red rooibos base still overpowered and became the predominant flavor. I keep trying red rooibos tea in hopes one of them will be good, but I personally just don't like its taste.

  • Maple Creme Oolong

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    I was initially disappointed with this tea as it doesn't have any maple flavor that I can taste. Without the maple it is still a fine spiced tea, and is good with a bit of maple syrup as a sweetener. I would rate this higher if it were advertised as a spiced oolong, but it loses stars for not having the maple it promises in the name.

  • Rooibos Pecan Turtle

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    As someone who doesn't care for red rooibos, this was actually surprising in a good way. The roobios blends well with the nutty, caramel flavors - which are really the only two flavors I can distinguish. I don't taste any chocolate. I usually drink tea plain, but I did find I liked this better with a bit of sweetener and cream.

  • Rooibos Lemon Cloud

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    I really wanted those fluffy, creamy lemon flavors... but the red rooibos smothered them all. You must like red rooibos tea to appreciate this, and no matter how much I want to like it, I just don't.

  • Ali Shan

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    A green oolong with a mild grassy flavor, with just a hint of floral lingering at the end of each sip while hot. The floral notes, a cross between jasmine and lilac, comes forward more as the tea cools. I enjoyed it more warm/cool.

  • Key Lime Herbal

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    This had an overwhelming fake lime flavor mixed with a cleaning product, and tasted more like a melted lime popsicle than a key lime pie. It was bad enough that I couldn't even finish a cup of it.

  • Honeybush Pumpkin Chai

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    I've had two very different experiences with this tea. It seems to be luck of the draw on your blend. The first time I purchased it, the spices were well balanced and the honeybush provided a nice sweet, earthy base (5 star tea). After finishing the package, I purchased a larger pouch. The spices are stronger, and all I really taste is cinnamon. It's hard to pull out any other flavors and I have to cream just to tame the overwhelming spice enough to drink. It isn't as good, and I don't reach for it as often as I would have if it tasted like the first batch I had. Moral of the story, it seems like it could vary from batch to batch on how heavy handed the cinnamon is.

  • Double Ginger

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    There is not enough ginger flavor or ginger bite present for a tea named double ginger. It was pepper forward with the ginger only on the back end of the sip. It tasted more like a savory broth, which wasn't bad, just not what I'm looking to drink on a daily basis. I could see sipping this while under the weather, and it would be much tastier than some of the teas promoted as a healthy tea.

  • Berry Creme Compote

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    Hot this gets 3 stars and iced it gets 4, so I'm splitting the difference and giving it 3.5. When hot, the hibiscus and rose hips are front and center giving a tart punch. There isn't much berry or creme present. When iced, the tartness calms down a little and the berry and creme flavors come through a little more. I don't love to add sweetener to my tea, but I feel like this ones needs just a little to tame the tartness and bring the berry flavors forward.

  • Ginger

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    The ginger flavor is decent, but on the subtle side and it feels a little flat. It also went past normal astringency to completely drying my mouth out in an unpleasant way.

  • Ooooh Darjeeling

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    A mild and smooth oolong, with no bitterness. This was slightly malty, and I did taste hints of dried fruit (kind of raisin-like) which gave it a bit of natural sweetness.

  • Jasmine Silver Needle

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    This tea is delicate and the flavor is subtle. While you must like jasmine to enjoy this, the flavor is lighter than others I've tried. It also re-steeps perfectly - I got three good steeps that were all equal in flavor.

  • Lemon Meringue Green

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    This is one of the few green teas I like. There are no grassy notes, and it has a lovely lemon flavor that is not fake. The cream not only provides a meringue-like flavor, but a smooth mouth-feel. Overall, it is light and refreshing, and good hot and iced.

  • Honeybush Banana Nut

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    I usually avoid banana flavored things, but this is actually delicious. It has a not quite real and not quite fake banana flavor, and the taste does make you think of banana bread. There is a natural sweetness from the honeybush, and the chestnut flavor as the "nut" component really adds a nutty, woody flavor that also hints of caramel. Overall, a very tasty cup of tea.

  • Green Rooibos Citron

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    This was fine, it just didn't wow me. It tasted mostly of lemon, and the aroma and flavor reminded me of Froot Loops. As a caffeine free option though, this is nice if you want something different than the tart hibiscus addition that most herbals have.

  • Ti Kuan Yin

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    This is simultaneously floral and vegetal, but neither of those profiles is overwhelming and the taste overall was mild. I do not usually go for the green, brothy teas, but this one was not strong enough to turn me off of it. A little of this tea goes a long way since the leaves unfurl to be rather large. One serving does at least three good steeps.

  • Currant

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    The berry flavor is nice, though not very strong, and there is a hint of tartness that is pleasant. It is a bit of generic berry flavor to me, but isn't overly potent, overly bitter (when steeped at a lower temp for no more than 3 min), or harsh like I found the blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry to be.

  • Peach Oolong

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    The oolong and peach flavors work so well together. The peach is not quite a natural flavor, but it isn't overly fake either. A nice mellow tea good hot and cold.

  • Jump Start

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    This has a nice smooth, woody flavor with subtle hints of cinnamon and sweetness. It comes across as a super smooth, malty black tea. It has zero traces of bitterness or astringency, and does give you a jitter-free boost in the morning.

  • Pina Colada

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    As with most herbal teas that contain hibiscus and rose hips, those flavors really come through, but in this case they don't overwhelm. There is a very nice, strong pineapple flavor that doesn't seem overly fake. And while the coconut doesn't come through very strong, it does have an overall pina colada vibe. It is refreshing hot and iced, and has just enough natural sweetness that I don't have to add anything to enjoy it.

  • Cream Tea

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    On its own, it's fine. It isn't so much cream flavored as tasting like a naturally sweet, black tea. When you add a few chunks of rock sugar it starts to taste like a toasty marshmallow. I think this tea is best blended with other teas, which is when it does bring a slight sweet cream flavor to things.

  • Chestnut

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    This has a hint of natural sweetness and a nutty, toasty flavor that blends well with the strong black tea. To keep it from getting too bitter, I steep 3 min @ 195F.

  • Assam Melody

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    This tea is smooth and malty with a hint of sweetness that lingers after each sip. It does not have a harsh bitterness, but does have a pleasant astringency. I like steeping this one for 4 min @ 200F.

  • Honeybush Vanilla

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    This tastes like plain honeybush tea to me. I don't actually taste any vanilla. So, while it is fine, I was hoping for a stronger creamy, vanilla vibe.

  • Mandarin Green

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    The flavor of the green tea itself was mild and smooth, and while there were grassy notes, they were not overpowering in taste. It did have a pretty pungent grassy aroma that was hard to get past. The mandarin flavor was almost non-existent, though it did come forward a tiny bit as the tea cooled. I enjoyed the second steep more than the first.

  • Yunnan Jig

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    A very smooth, slightly malty black tea. It has a hint of sweetness and a pleasant astringency at the finish. Double points for no bitterness, even with a slightly longer steep.

  • Blackberry Sage Oolong

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    The sage comes through as a pleasant savory flavor, and the fruity notes compliment it nicely. I wouldn't have been able to tell it was an oolong base or that the fruit was suppose to be blackberry, but it all somehow works together to be a delicious cup of tea. You must like sage, as it is forefront in smell and taste. I enjoy it plain, but a little rock sugar does a nice job of enhancing the flavors.

  • Grapefruit Oolong

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    Big fan of this tea. While the taste is more subtle than the scent, it has a lovely (real, not fake) grapefruit flavor that is complimented nicely by the oolong base.

  • Decaf Spice

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    This is a lightly spiced black tea that tastes like the decaf version of Adagio's Oriental Spice. The spices are well balanced, though I mostly taste orange, cardamom, and cloves. I also enjoy that I can still taste the tea, not just spice.

  • Wuyi Da Hong Pao

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    This tea was fine, but not overly special or worth the extra cost in my opinion. It was very light in flavor, and a little more grassy than I prefer. It also did not steep well a second time, almost no flavor at all.

  • Formosa Pouchong

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    A little pricier than others, but worth it when you want to savor a cup of tea. It is delicate oolong, but very flavorful. It has a floral, almost lilac, aroma and flavor. I enjoyed this more when steeped about a minute more than recommended.

  • Anhui Keemun

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    This is toasty and smokey with a bit of sweetness at the finish that lingers. It is perfect when one is needing a stout cup of black tea with a good depth of flavor.

  • Raspberry

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    Another berry flavor in a black tea base, but it could have been about any berry flavor as I didn't really get raspberry from it. Also needs a lower temp and shorter brew as it is quick to go beyond acceptable levels of bitter. It started tasting even more berry-like as it cooled, so this might be best iced rather than hot.

  • Pu-erh Tahiti

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    Very tropical in aroma and taste. The flavors most identifiable for me were apple and coconut, backed up by a fruit medley that was harder to pinpoint. It is great hot and iced, and steeps well twice.

  • Blueberry

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    This has a generic fruity aroma and taste. I do not get blueberry from it at all, and it is pretty bitter even when steeped at a lower temperature (195F). It is drinkable for a fruity black tea, but it isn't great if you want to taste actually blueberries.