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spring darjeeling
Rating: 93
45¢ / cup
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earl grey lavender
Rating: 95
12¢ / cup
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pu-erh spice
Rating: 93
15¢ / cup

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Waka
Waka
Score: 91
by Sherlock Ward
white blueberry, white peach, white peony
Ezio
 
97
Ezio
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mambo, valentines, almond oolong
Altair
Altair
Score: 95
by Sherlock Ward
chestnut, spiced apple chai, toasted mate

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Feb 27th 2021 | Public Msg
A said:
Thank you so much for the gift of Golden Flower tea, Sherlock. What a nice surprise! I'm very excited to be able to sample it soon as I've had a love affair with green teas lately. I'm very grateful for your kindness. Thank you very much again. Take care.
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Mar 1st 2021 | Public Msg
A said:
Sherlock, thank you so much for your helpful vote yesterday! I was in green tea heaven again sipping and reviewing another Jasmine green! Take care!
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Mar 5th 2021 | Public Msg
A said:
Loved your review of Moch Nut Mate, Sherlock! It was so personal yet had lots of good info in it too. Hope to try out your smoothie idea when I order more of this tea. What a great idea!

Latest Reviews

May 15th '21
I was beyond thrilled to see Adagio finally add Cherry Marzipan Oolong to the lineup. I originally had a sample of it and fell in love. Oolong teas are some of my favorites, and I love cherries and marzipan (I have a big black cat named Mario and one of his nicknames is Marzipan!). Sometimes cherry flavored things can go a little sideways so I try to never get my hopes up over them, but this tea really hits it out of the park. It has such a warm, inviting aroma as well as a sweetness with no additives. I brew for 2 to 2 and half minutes and it comes out perfect. I have not tried it with honey or milk yet so there is room for experimentation in the future. (2 mins @ 212°F)
May 15th '21
This sampler was my introduction to arabica teas. They did have a noticeable, but not obnoxious, herb-y taste. This might not be for everyone so a sampler is really the way to go before diving in with both feet. I was surprised to find my favorite of the 4 was the Lemon Turmeric. Followed by the Earl Grey. The Mocha was just ok. I didn't really catch much mocha taste in my sample, so perhaps it couldn't complete strongly with the herb-y taste (Update: I've grown to really enjoy the Arabica Mocha since posting this review and have since ordered a 1.5 oz. bag to enjoy in the evenings.). The chai was surprisingly light, which I was appreciative of as I'm not a fan of bold chais.
May 15th '21
I originally bought the sampler pack to try the Arabica teas and while I initially rated the Mocha as 'ok', I have since grown to really like it. I bought a regular bag of it more recently and enjoy it in the evenings. It isn't an overpowering mocha flavor, but the subtle, background herb-y taste makes it unique and quite good. I can't drink much coffee (heart palpitations, etc.) so mocha or nutty teas are often my go-tos. I love drinking this in the evenings, sometimes right before bed. The aroma is pleasant, reflecting both the mocha and herbaceous leaves themselves. It brews a beautiful medium dark cup reminiscent of brown eyes. (5 mins @ 212°F)
Apr 16th '21
I like to drink Turmeric Bliss and Double Ginger before bed. Especially if I had a carb heavy day. Both these teas seem to help fight the inflammation I can get from too many carbs so I don't wake up with a puffy face and fuzzy head. The smell and taste of Turmeric Bliss is alright. It's not something I'd drink because of the flavor, but don't let that scare you off. It is by no means unpleasant. It is simply not one of my go-to flavors. I know it's the orange flavor. I'm not big on orange flavored teas and never have been, but I will drink them with neutrality. Oh, I will note I also have a cup of Turmeric Bliss if I'm feeling a bit meh and it seems to help perk me up a bit. (5 mins @ 212°F)
Apr 16th '21
I'm giving this pack 5 stars because the concept and convenience deserves it. I really liked the Lemongrass Ginger. And Minty Comfort was good too, taking into account I'm not really big on mint. The taste of the Throat Therapy to me is sadness and torture because of the licorice and aniseed. If you like those flavors then you'll probably be fine with it. However, despite the horrendous taste of the Throat Therapy the real question is... does it make my throat feel better? The answer is yes. The weather was warming up (hit 80 one day in early spring WOW pls stop) aaaannnd then it chilled WAY off. As a result I ended up with a little dryness and discomfort in my throat (not unusual when the weather does a roller-coaster impression). I reached for my sample of Throat Therapy and drank it between bites of a homemade chocolate chip cookie (ok... two cookies), which let me finish the tea with less suffering. Lastly, the Speedy Recovery. This was alright. Definitely better than the Throat Therapy. It is also a green tea, which is awesome.
Mar 21st '21
Let me see. How to describe Yunnan Jig. Hm. Bold but not overpowering. ROBUST! The perfect morning pick me up. A tea that is difficult to exhaust your love for, hard to overbrew, and is there for you rain or shine. If you like black tea but are sensitive to bitterness Yunnan Jig is your tea. The description Adagio has on this tea is really spot on. Yunnan Jig is many things, and it does all of them very well. Balanced. (4 mins @ 212°F)