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  • Shi Feng Long Jing

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    Beautiful long, flat leaves. When brewed it is the palest of chartreuse color with a vegetal, mildly astringent taste. Mildly nutty. Looking forward to successive steeps (2 and 3 minutes at 169).

  • Rooibos Almond

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    This one shocked me, as I'm usually a hater of anything rooibos. Somehow, the almond obscured the usually (to me nasty taste of the rooibos, and I kind of enjoyed this one! I got through almost the entire cup! Usually, roo makes me nauseous and I dump the cup after one sip. Very strange...

  • Pi Lo Chun

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    This was gifted to me by a sweet tea friend. It was delicious! I didn't get any smokiness, but it did have a floral taste that lingered on the tongue after I was done sipping it. (I got no floral note till after which was kind of crazy). Really enjoyed this one!

  • Sour Apple

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    The whole time I drank this I was thinking it tasted just like a Jolly Rancher. It was way too sour for me. This was a big fat no, couldn't even finish my cup. Way too much hibiscus.

  • Honeybush Pumpkin Chai

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    I wasn't expecting to like this one (honeybush freaks me out, and I'm not a fan of pumpkin) but was pleasantly surprised! The spices weren't too harsh, the pumpkin didn't overwhelm the other flavors, and overall it was a nice cup of nighttime tea. I may not be so hesitant to try more honeybush after this.

  • Sencha Premier

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    This was so delicious. Delicate, grassy, yet buttery. Had a real melt-in-your-mouth-feel. I accidentally oversteeped this at my job (5 minutes at unknown hot water temp) and it wasn't at all bitter. I can't wait to try a properly brewed cup!

  • Pu-erh Dante

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    Earth, leather, fishy sea air, and hay, with a nice kick of caffeine. It's an acquired taste for sure! Next time I will try a pre-rinse and see if that cuts down on the fishiness.

  • Cocomint Green

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    Yum! This is very good, like a guilt-free dessert. I love chocolate tea and green tea, so this is the best of both worlds! At 1 tsp/cup it was a little weak, so next time I will double the amount.

  • Green Rooibos Blueberry

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    Not a rooibos lover. I tried this as part of the CommuniTea. It didn't make me nauseous like red rooibos does, but I couldn't finish my cup. It's just personal preference though, more so than the tea, I'm sure.

  • Jade Snail

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    This tasted so much better when brewed at much lower temps than recommended. At 165 and 2 minutes, this is delicious, with delicate vegetal notes of seaweed or spinach. Even 1 minute more and it starts to get bitter. At 180 and 2 or3 minutes, it was so bitter as to be undrinkable. Not much wiggle room here, but worth it!

  • Hazelnut

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    Super yummy at 195 and 2 minutes. Anything longer and hotter (to me) was too bitter, but this was just right. I sprinkled in some brown sugar to sweeten it up, and it was very good. Would be excellent with some dark chocolate or chocolate chips!

  • Rooibos Cinnamon Apple

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    I was able to make it through 2 sips and had to pitch it. Disclaimer: I can't stand rooibos, and tried this as part of the CommuniTea. I also don't like those spongy little apple pieces in my tea, they freak me out! Sorry Adagio, I love most of your teas, but this one was a hard pass.

  • Decaf Hazelnut Cinnamon Creme

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    So delicious! Even my Lipton-teabag-dust-only-drinking husband really enjoyed this one. It is wonderfully chocolately and hazelnutty, with a lesser emphasis on the creme. I usually am not a fan of black teas--finding them to be too bitter--but I've been brewing at lower temps and this one really shines!

  • Chocolate Chai

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    New favorite! A warm, complex, not over-the-top-spicy tea with mild chocolatiness. Delicious!

  • Pu-erh Spice

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    Nice chai-like tea. I was afraid it would be too heavy on the anise, as I'm not crazy about that spice, but it wasn't. I prefer Chorange and Hazelberry Pu Erhs to this one...the Pu ERh flavor isn't obscured by spice.

  • Minty Comfort

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    I wasn't expecting to like this one because of the lemongrass, juniper berries and eucalyptus (which always smells to me like cat pee). However, it was predominantly peppermint, and surprisingly good. Somehow all those flavors combined to make a soothing blend which was perfect for a stressful day. Would be good with honey.

  • Earl Grey Bravo

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    I am giving this a solid 3 stars, as I feel I can't give an unbiased review. I just don't like the taste of Earl Grey. I tried this as part of the CommuniTea, and it just tastes to me like other Earls I've tried. I think it's that weird, Fruit Loop-y taste that is just really off-putting. I know other folks really love it, so it's probably pretty good as Earl Greys go. Just not for me.

  • Honeybush Vanilla

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    This was the first time I ever had honeybush. (Disclaimer: I cannot stand its cousin rooibos.) This just had a nasty, chemically, plastic-vanilla taste to it that made me gag. I chucked it after a couple sips. Yuk.

  • Chocolate Truffle

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    Delicious dark chocolate flavor. Like a decadent dessert! A little bitter when brewed at 212, had to add a bit of honey. Next time I will brew at 195-200 and see how it goes.

  • Jasmine Chun Hao

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    This is a delicate, light jasmine that is delightful to drink. While it lacks the complexity of, say, Jasmine Phoenix Pearls, it is a very good low-cost green jasmine. Ten pinkies up!

  • Pu-Erh Poe

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    Old bong water strained through an even older biker leather jacket. I love pu-erhs but OMG, this was horrid beyond words...

  • Golden Flower

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    Not my fave, but I'm thinking this may be because I am realizing I'm not a big fan of oolongs. The liquor is definitely golden in color, and it's fun to watch the leaves unfurl. It is honeysuckley and a little too floral and something else--mineral?-- to me. This has mostly great reviews so I think it's more me than the tea, just personal preference.

  • Mango Green

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    This one was weak tasting @ 1tsp/3 min./180. No mango detected. Second time I used 2 tsp. and it was still weak. No apparent mango flavor, just a hint of sweetness. More like an herbal tea than a green tea. Would not buy again.

  • Calypso Green

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    This was a very light, delicate tea--decent, but not great. At 2 tsp/cup I could taste the coconut (very good, not artificial) and a bit of tropical fruit. Iced with a bit of stevia, it was even better. I wouldn't buy this again, except maybe during the dog days of summer as a refreshing iced tea.

  • Rooibos Cocomint

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    I am not a rooibos lover. That said, this had a weird chemical smell/taste that was not chocolatey. It was better than most rooibos I've had, I actually was able to finish the whole cup. Personal preference, I'll stick to my greens and Pu Erhs, sorry!

  • Throat Therapy

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    Tried this as part of the CommuniTea. I don't like anise, licoice, or hibiscus, so the flavor of this was not for me. I don't doubt it's goof for a sore throat, though.

  • Pu-erh Chorange

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    This is delicious and decadent, like a yummy chocolate dessert. It is heavier on the chocolate than the orange, which is fine with me. This may be my favorite tea yet--I am loving the earthiness of pu erhs. It is just as good on the second steep.

  • Jolly Roger

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    Not my favorite, but that's probably because I don't like the flavor of honeybush. I know people really love this tea. It is very pretty in the bag, lots of colorful different bits of things. The butterscotch gives it a nice flavor. I prefer Adagio's straight Butterscotch to this blend.

  • Forest Berries

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    Delightful fruity aroma right out of the bag. Little pieces of dried fruit and a couple tiny raspberry leaves in the mix. When brewed it was a little bitter, but some stevia mellowed it out and it had a nice strawberry flavor to it.

  • Apricot

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    Didn't love this one as much as I thought I would, as I love apricots. I think it has more to do with personal preference (like green teas way better than black). I have been brewing black teas at a lower temp and they taste less bitter to me, so I will revisit this one at maybe 200 degrees or 195 next time.

  • Cream

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    This smells really good in the bag. It was bitter when I brewed it at the rec'd time and temp, I had to put stevia in it. I have started brewing black teas at a lower temp and/or for not as long, so I'm going to try that next time with this one. I think this would be a good one to blend with Adagio's fruity teas (going to do 1/2 and 1/2 peach and cream, yum).

  • White Peach

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    This is delicious and fragrant, and so delicate. I actually drink this at night before bed sometimes and have no trouble falling asleep. I double up the amount of it to get a more peachy taste. Try it; it is so very good.

  • Mocha Nut Mate

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    First time drinking mate, I was surprised how coffeelike this was! I liked this way better than the toasted mate.

  • Vanilla Chai Tea Bags

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    Medicinal with a very prominent gingerbread taste. The vanilla was artificial tasting. Not good, I've had much tastier chaos.

  • Chocolate Pu Erh

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    This is delicious, especially for teabag tea. If you are a fan of chocolate and pu erh, it is a double win. Rich, warm, and comforting.

  • Honey Vanilla Chamomile

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    Underwhelming, weak flavor. Much prefer Sleepytime and their peach chamomile blends.

  • Herbal Laxative

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    It does what it promises to do--make you poop! Strong licorice flavor, gave me terrible cramping, probably due to the senna. Would only drink this again if I was desperate.

  • CHOCOLATE MACAROON

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    This is delicious! As one reviewer said, it tastes like an Almond Joy...almost makes me want to put cream and sugar in it. One star off because you need to double the amount they suggest.

  • Coco Colada

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    This tastes EXACTLY like a Pineapple Julius!!!! Or, a virgin pina colada. It's reeeeeaaaaaally creamy and good.

  • Red Zinger

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    Uggghhh. Just...uggghhh. If you are a fan of really sour flavors, you may like this. I realized--through my first taste of this, long ago in the hippie days, lol--that I really, REALLY do not like the taste of hibiscus. Or licorice in tea. So for me, a hard pass (to each her own!)

  • Mandarin Orange Spice

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    This is good, I used to drink it all the time when it was always in the supermarket. Haven't seen it in decades but still remember the flavor. It was a really nicely balanced, not overdone mix of spice and mandarin. Would totally get it again if I ever saw it on the shelf; good nighttime tea.

  • Peppermint

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    This is straight up peppermint. Period. That's all that's in it. It's strong. I drink this as a medicinal, if I have an upset stomach. I wouldn't drink it otherwise, I'm not big into the taste of peppermint.

  • Smooth Move

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    The taste of this is nasty, BUT...it delivers. Trust me, you will poop your brains out after drinking this. It is like a less painful and poo-ductive version of the Dreaded Colonoscopy Prep. If you have IBS-C and have trouble getting things moving, this will definitely help you along. Warning: You may experience cramps.

  • KUKICHA TWIG TEA BAGS

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    This was my introduction to kukicha tea. I was a convert as soon as I tasted this. There is nothing like it (I since have moved on to the looseleaf version, because looseleaf tea is just, well, awesome) but the bagged variety of this is great as well. It is a toasty, roasted hearty, loamy, rich cup of amazing. Like you are drinking Mother Earth herself. :) Try it--you will love it or hate it, there is no in-between.

  • Cinnamon Apple Spice

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    Decent fall tea, like a warm sweater. Better with honey. Could do without the sour hibiscus. though

  • Chai Spice Black Tea

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    Not my favorite chai. There's too much of a particular spice that is overwhelming to me. The flavors are jarring and harsh and almost give me a burning sensation when I drink it.

  • Coconut Mango Oolong Tea

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    This is so good. A little bit of paradise in a mug. Nicely balanced, not overwhelming mix of coconut and mango.

  • Earl Grey Green

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    I really don't love this one; I do love green tea, just not with bergamot in it. To me the bergamot flavor just kind of smacks you in the nose. I just don't like Earl Grey period, so it's prolly personal preference...

  • chocolate pu-erh

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    This is delicious, especially for teabag tea! It is rich, chocolatey and satisfying, with a nice kick of caffeine. Good coffee substitute.

  • Sleepytime Classic

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    This got me into herbal teas back in the late 70's...an oldie but goodie. It's a good starter tea! I don't drink it any more as I had switched over to their peach blends, and now pretty much just drink looseleaf tea.

  • Sleepytime Peach

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    It's a good nighttime tea, but I think Country Peach Passion is a better blend.

  • Country Peach Passion

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    This has been my go-to nighttime tea for years--till I recently found Adagio It's mellow, peachy (without being obnoxious) and chamomiley. Really good for bagged tea.

  • COCONUT RUM GREEN TEA BAGS

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    I found an ancient tin of this from 12 years ago buried in a work cupboard, so I had a couple cups. It sounded great, but sadly had little to no flavor at all. Oh well!

  • Blood Orange

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    I really didn't like this one. Too tart, between the hibiscus and rose hips. It is very pretty however. (It might just be me cuz I really don't like hibiscus)

  • Butterscotch

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    This is good! Strong butterscotch flavor. I didn't get the chocolate from the cocoa nibs, though. It was a bit bitter @ 212/3 min., had to put honey in it. Next time will brew at a lower temp.

  • Peach Serenity

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    This one was just "meh". It tasted weak at 1 tsp per cup, and I got more of the apple and other flavors than I did peach. Didn't taste any chamomile at all. Next time I'll try 2 tsp/cup and maybe I will like it better.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Defaf Black Tea

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    This is straight up delicious, especially for teabag tea! It's rich, chocolatey goodness, and isn't bitter at all. I love to drink this at night before bed, it's like having a sweet dessert with no calories. :)

  • mango boost

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    This is the most horrible-tasting stuff I've ever put in my mouth (from Tiesta's Maui Mango). OMG, it tastes like rank oniony armpits. Awful!!

  • Roastaroma

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    This--and Sleepytime--is what started my whole fascination with herbal teas, back in the 70's!

  • Peach Oolong

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    Delicious, delicate aroma and flavor. Little to no astringency. A small bit of honey really brought out the peachy goodness. My favorite oolong so far from Adagio.

  • Chocolate Chai Pu Erh

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    WOW is this delicious!!! I am normally not a fan of ginger in my tea, but this works perfectly with the other flavors to make a rich, complex, delicious cup of heaven! I might up the amount to 2 tsp/cup instead of 1 tsp to make it a little stronger, otherwise it's perfect! Brewed 5 min at 209 with no pre rinse.

  • Fujian Rain

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    I really wanted to love this, but I think I am just not a huge fan of oolongs, at least the very dark ones like this. I agree with the reviewer below me who said it tastes more like a black tea. I don't get all the mineral references (still a newbie); guess I am going to have to lick some rocks! ;)

  • Jasmine Silver Needle

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    Perfection in a cup. Light, delicate, floral without being over the top. Simply one of the best teas I have ever drank! The aroma and taste are fabulous.

  • Coconut Grove Pouchong

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    This was good, but not as great as I thought it would be. It was a little bitter on the first steep, yet tasted weak. The second steep tasted better. It did have a lot of coconut pieces in it and had a good coconut flavor.

  • portions sampler - green teas

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    This is my most favorite purchase from Adagio so far. It is fantastic! It was so much fun trying out all the green teas. I found, through this sampler, that I love green tea! (a whole lot more than I like black tea). Some of these were so delicious and intriguing I immediately ordered more. My favorites: Phoenix Jasmine Pearl (I will always have this one), Jasmine Yin Hao, and Genmai Cha. I can't wait to get my order of these tomorrow! :)

  • Citrus Mint Green

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    I'm surprised at how much I like this one! I was expecting it to be like Citron Green, which I didn't like at all. I can see why this is so popular. it's a perfectly balanced mint tea, with not too much citrus. Really good!

  • Sencha Overture

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    Delicious, my kind of green tea. I'm eating Ramens with hot sauce and drinking this seaweedy delight on a gloomy, cloudy day, and it's just what I needed! Already looking forward to my next steep!

    Update 10/14/21: A CommuniTea friend gifted me a sample bag of this, and it is just as delicious as it was the first time I tried it. This will probably become one of my go-to green teas. Lovely!

  • Mango

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    This is probably my favorite flavored tea from Adagio so far. It's a light, sweet mango, not artificial. I brewed at a lower temp and added a pinch of stevia and it's very good!

  • Toasted Mate

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    This just tasted like brownish-colored water. I even steeped it twice as long. No flavor whatsoever. Next time I'll try doubling the amount to see if I can get more taste.

  • Dragonwell

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    This is so delicious, and cool looking to boot! It's full, rounded slightly toasty. Just wish it wasn't so pricey.

  • Chili Lime Green

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    It sounds like such a weird combo of flavors, but if you are a chilihead (I am) you will likely love it. Reminds me of Thai cuisine, with the chili/lemongrass/coconut combo. Yum! ADD: 9/19/21 Drinking this again, I can't believe how good it is. It's a crappy rainy day and this is just warming my tummy and my soul...am definitely going to have to order some!

  • Pu-erh Tahiti

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    This is so weak compared to Pu Erh Hazelberry, which I love! I tried doubling the steep time and the amount of tea but it still is weak flavored and I don't get any of the coconut flavor. Gonna stick with my beloved Hazelberry which is 6 stars out of 5!

  • Pu-erh Pearls

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    I love Pu-Erh! This is a fun tea to brew. I did the suggested 1/4 pearl for a cup and wound up steeping for 10 minutes at 212, but it was a little weak. Next time I think I will try a half pearl to get the full flavor.

  • Gyokuro

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    I like this one. It is very (vegetal? green leafy? I am still very new at describing teas) green and healthy tasting, like spinach water. It's too expensive for me, but I really enjoy trying this a as past of the green tea sampler box.

  • Jasmine Yin Hao

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    Delicious, delicate, beautiful. Comparable to Jasmine Phoenix Pearls. Definitely going on my next order!

  • Genmai Cha

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    Fantastic! One of my favorite teas I tasted out of the green tea sampler box. It has a unique, nutty, rounded, toasty rice flavor that I love. It is reminiscent of Rice Krispies, but in a good way! This tea makes me happy, like my soul just got a big old hug. I can't wait to buy more of this! :)

  • Decaf Tropics

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    Didn't love this one. Too astringent for me. Also, the pineapple taste was artificial and dominated the other flavors. To me, pina coladas and tea just don't mix, I guess!

    Update: When I lowered the temp from 212 to 195 and tried this one again, it tasted way better and more balanced. Added a star, although not a favorite.

  • Green Rooibos Key West

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    Spoiler: I hate rooibus (but I love Key West, so I wanted to like this one). This was far too weak. I steeped at 212 for 5 minutes, tasted nothing, steeped another 5 minutes. It was still mildly sweet hot water, that was about it. I've tried over 20 Adagio teas and love most of em, this one though was a no-go.

  • Citron Green

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    Tasted too much like Fruit Loops to me! The way the milk tastes after you finish the cereal. Not my thing.

  • Key Lime Herbal

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    Didn't really love this one, just not a fan of the flavor (although Key West is my happy place!)

  • Sleeping Dragon

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    Mmmmm, this one is delicious!! Warm, toasty, rich. This was one of my favorites in the Green Tea Portions Sampler. I will definitely be getting more of this!

  • Hojicha

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    This is freaking delicious!!! I got this in my green tea sampler box, and it is one of my favorites! It has a delicious, warming, nutty roasted flavor that I love.

    Edit: I wound up getting 3 solid steeps out of one serving, and a 4th, weaker (but still decent) brew. Definitely reordering next time!

  • Gunpowder

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    Light and nonoffensive. I was expecting more out of it. Didn't get the smokiness other people say they tasted. It was good, but to me not as great as everyone says it is. I've had other green teas that I think are much better, like the Jasmine Pearls and kukicha.

  • Kukicha

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    It's good, although very different from other (darker, roasted) kukichas I've had. Light, green, buttery, and clipped/dried grass-like in appearance.

  • Pu-erh Hazelberry

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    This was my first pu erh and the most delicious tea I have ever drank. I immediately had to get more after sampling it, and then got a yixing teapot to make it in! I love this tea. It is rich, earthy, flavorful, and comforting. I will always keep this in my pantry.

  • PEACH

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    Sweet and peachy, not artificial. Would blend well with Creme, would probably be delicious iced with a bit of sweetener.

  • Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

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    This one is my favorite!! It is so much fun watching the pearls slowly unfurl. It is a green, light, delicious jasmine. I treated myself to a little bag of this after trying a sample. I like drinking it in a glass mug as it's so pretty.