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pouchong
Rating: 93
34¢ / cup
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ali shan
Rating: 95
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dancong aria
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Ezio
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Ezio
Score: 97
by Sherlock Ward
mambo, valentines, almond oolong
Waka
Waka
Score: 91
by Sherlock Ward
white blueberry, white peach, white peony
Altair
Altair
Score: 94
by Sherlock Ward
chestnut, spiced apple chai, toasted mate

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Messages for Sherlock:

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Mar 31st 2020 | Public Msg
Alli said:
do you work for Adagio? I'm wondering how you can use copyrighted artwork (i.e. Assasin's Creed and Okami)
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Apr 18th 2020 | Public Msg
Slade said:
your tea is in my belly... ho ho ho...
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Jul 11th 2020 | Public Msg
Eugenia said:
Total fan of your art! The cutie baseball players of Big WIndup, the clever shadow art for the Creed characters, your Okami animal drawings are amazing, and even though I don't watch the Hero anime, I am very amused by your depictions. Also, as your sister, I will always remember the process you went through to get all those Hero characters done. Think you've recovered from that yet? LOL. I've told you this already, but I love the background color gradients of the Hero art. And your tea choices! I love so many of your blends! You know how I love green and white teas. Mihashi, Waka, Nuregami, Anne Bonny, and newest one Killer Queen are my favorites. Mizutani with the ginger might be my favorite black tea blend. I love having all your blends on display in the kitchen. The question is... which series will you create art and blends for next? <3

Latest Reviews

Sep 3rd '20
Oolong Goddess, or Ti Kuan Yin, is one of my favorite teas from Adagio. The best way for me to describe this tea is smooth - or soft. The smell alone decompresses me. It does have a light floral aspect, but if you're not a fan of floral teas don't be put off by this. It's subtle and really does more to enhance this tea than anything. It is a mild cup with a light earthiness to it. I want to say a hint of nuttiness, too, but it is hard to say. I think this tea is just so terrifically balanced it makes it difficult for me to pick out any one distinct flavor. This tea goes well with milk chocolate almonds. It's alright with dark chocolate (which is my preferred) but for some reason it pairs exceptionally with milk chocolate. A cup of Oolong Goddess and a milk chocolate bar with almonds has become one of my top comfort foods. I can always turn to this tea when I need to ease a rough day. I mostly buy loose leaf, but Oolong Goddess, Jasmine Pearls, and Tumeric Bliss are three that are great to keep on hand at home in bagged form - because even though loose leaf steeping isn't much more work, sometimes you need something as simple as possible to make it through.
Aug 24th '20
I originally tried this tea when I was at my sister's place. She didn't have much left in the baggie and let me take the rest home. It didn't last long so I ordered a pouch because I really, really like it. I didn't buy this tea for any wellness benefit or weight loss promotion and purchased it solely because I enjoy the aroma and taste. I would describe this as a mellow cinnamon oolong with a hint of creaminess. It is not an in your face tea and I like that. I have not had great success with brewing the tea more than once. So for me this is a one and done tea - get a new scoop for each brew. I also tend to use double the amount when I brew this so if you try this tea and think it is too weak add more per cup. Don't be shy about experimenting (with amount and brew time) and don't worry about adding too much. Chances are you won't. Oolong teas are pretty forgiving in my experience. (5 mins @ 212°F)
Aug 5th '20
Golden Flower is one of those teas that proves you can have it all. Or at least most of it. It's beautiful, smooth, aromatic, and lasts for multiple steepings. There is a uniqueness to Golden Flower that makes it instantly recognizable. I've had it before as a sample but upon receiving another sample and opening the bag the scent was like coming home and seeing an old friend you missed dearly. My love for this tea is on par with that of Ti Kuan Yin. They are both Oolongs but stand separately - they evoke similar mouthfeel but decidedly distinct flavors. I highly recommend this tea. (2 mins @ 195°F)
Aug 5th '20
I am giving this tea 4 out of 5 stars even though I won't be reordering it. Here's why: it's not terrible, but I don't really care for it. This is due to my extreme sensitivity to Lapsang Souchong, which is included in this blend. Normally any blend with even a little Lapsang Souchong is done and over with for me because it is so overpowering to my senses it is all I taste (and I don't exactly like it). However, I do taste some notes of the other ingredients. Not enough to save this one for me but enough I would feel bad rating this any lower as I acknowledge my sensitivity is not universal. So again, it's not the worst but it won't be taking home any medals. If you are also very sensitive to Lapsang Souchong be aware you might be taking a small risk (this is why samples are great). Thankfully my sister is a big fan of Lapsang Souchong and will likely be adopting it from me. I will note that despite the Lapsang Souchong dominating it IS rounded/smoothed out just a bit making it less obnoxious/biting as it usually tends to be. (3 mins @ 212°F)
Aug 5th '20
Another great flavored matcha. Peachy, matcha-y goodness. If you're on the fence about which flavor of matcha to try this one might very well be your best bet. After peach I recommend blueberry and arriving in third place is raspberry. Matcha is my daily ritual. I'll have anywhere from one to four cups a day. I've been told by others this is insane and if they did likewise it would - ahem - clean them out. But it's my normal and I have been a tea drinking machine every day for the last I'm not sure how many years. If you are new to matcha do take things slow. If you are not new then have no fear - blaze ahead and order yourself some peach, blueberry, and raspberry matcha. (3 mins @ 165°F)
Aug 5th '20
I appreciate how easy to clean this pitcher is. I'm the only one in my apartment using it so the size is perfect for me. I use this for cold brewing tea overnight and it can last me anywhere from a few hours to two days, depending. The infusing basket is nice and large to allow the tea room to party. It cleans up nice, too. The lid system is fantastic and I'm very pleased with this product.