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scottish breakfast
score: 96
15¢ / cup
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tangerine tuxedo
score: 91
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apricot
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Ten
Score: 97
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caramel, coconut, cream
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The Dark Side
Score: 95
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chocolate, toasted mate, chestnut
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TARDIS
Score: 99
by Goldar
forest berries, passionfruit, chocolate chip

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Jan 15th 2014 | Public Msg
Viki said:
My Erin message is all messed up cause I thought it was for a particular thingie and it was not so instead...HI I LOVE ERIN TEAS!!!
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Nov 12th 2015 | Public Msg
Catherine said:
I am loving the teas that I got from Hurricane Who.
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Apr 7th 2022 | Public Msg
Laura said:
Are you gonna bring the neutral good tea blend back?
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Apr 15th 2022 | Public Msg
Kelsey said:
I'm interested in the Neutral Good tea as well, if you ever consider making it public again :)

Latest Reviews

Jun 24th '21
Legit tastes like the title implies - it s got the smokey flavor, it s got the chocolate-marshmallow thing going on, it s great. I really like this one steeped a little extra strong, and with more cream than usual - that way you don t lose any flavor, but you get extra creaminess. Could probably also use 1/2 heavy cream instead of your usual creamer, for the same effect. Also great topped with whipped cream. Come winter I m going to make this into a hot chocolate or so help me.
Jun 24th '21
Lovely and warm flavor. If you like cinnamon this is the tea! Great with milk/cream & sugar, very cozy tea.
Jun 24th '21
This is a very rich and deep fruity blend. Most of the fruity herbal blends, I prefer iced, but this one is better warm, to me. I also enjoyed it with a cinnamon stick thrown in to steep, for a little extra flavor.
Jun 24th '21
EDIT: UPDATED FORMULA: it is perfect now. Spiced, with the deep undertones you expect out of a pumpkin spice blend. While the previous one tasted like weird banana and the spices got lost, this version is all spice and no banana. It isn't a chai flavored spice, either - like, I know it's the same basic composition as a chai, but it distinctly tastes different, and it's lovely. Will be buying a big bag to stock up as soon as payday rolls in. -- This tea was shockingly underwhelming for me. I am normally a huge fan of pumpkin spice things - like, one of those people who get all upset after about December 1st when all the pumpkin stuff starts to go away. This, did not taste like pumpkin spice to me. I mean, maybe pumpkin - but it's hard to define this flavor as pumpkin, either, really, and it reminds me more of banana which is not what I was expecting to get - and there was certainly not any spice? I can see the ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom pieces in the tea itself, but once it's steeped it doesn't exist in flavor. The first cup, I thought I hadn't steeped it long enough, because I was in a hurry to drink it. The second cup I left for almost a half hour. It's not bitter, or anything - the tea itself does steep very nice and smooth - but it's just... kind of 'meh'? Drinkable, and if I was in the mood for banana, it'd be great, but it's not pumpkin spice as I expected it to be. I'll probably use the rest of this up, but unless there's a formula change I don't know it'll be a repeat order.
Jun 24th '21
This sampler was a really good value for the money. Matcha Honey: I honestly just ate this one out of the jar over the course of two weeks. Tastes very much like good sweet matcha. Green Tea Honey: This one had an odd smell?? But tasted great, by itself and in teas. A bit citrusy, almost tangy but not quite. Black Tea Honey: Perfect for a black tea (especially in iced black tea, added pre-chilling), leans towards the lighter and citrusy notes of black teas (not so great with the more malty ones, though not *bad* with that either). Will definitely get more of these honeys, either in a pack like this again or individually.
Aug 13th '20
I was already like 99% sure I would love this before I even got any, and so I got a large bag right away. ...and I was super right. This is now my nighttime tea of choice - it s refreshing because of the citrus/mint flavor, but soothing because of the cream/vanilla type flavor. I have also tried it with a splash of orange juice which was amazing, and added cinnamon to another cup which was also amazing. So, basically, this will probably be a regular purchase for me. I *do* steep it for a very , very long time, as I like extra flavor out of my herbal teas - but it s also good with a more 'normal' steep time.
Jul 16th '20
I'm not usually a pina colada fan (I like pineapple and coconut a lot, just.... separately) - so I was unsure what I would think of this one. It came in one of my CommuniTEA packages, so I got to try it - and it's actually really really nice. Maybe it's because the flavors aren't like intentionally over-hyped up, like they sometimes can be - it's just a really nice tropical tea. I had it warm (by the end it was room temp.) and it was nice, but I imagine this as an iced tea would be brilliant, and I might have to throw some into my next order.
Jul 14th '20
The flavors of this are really good - the only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because, since it's a white tea, I can't steep it long enough to really get the full force of the flavor without making it bitter. But it is really nice! I only had a single portion sample, so I cannot make an iced batch, but I might order a lil sample for that purpose later on - that might indeed improve it!
Jul 13th '20
It smells great as soon as you open it. It tastes great! Would make a lovely iced tea! The problem I have with it is that it physically makes me ill, because apparently mate and I do not get along. I might still drink it anyway. It's really nice.
May 3rd '20
Just like the non-decaf version. It s a good solid black tea, for evenings when I want 'Real Tea' (aka black tea) but can t have the caffeine.
May 3rd '20
I love this tea. I got some in a sampler before, I think - maybe it was a free sample with the order? So I knew I liked it, but could never review it - and because I hadn t reviewed it, I kept missing it on my orders! But I finally got some, and I m going to get a big bag next time I m able, because this is a very nice tea. It s a warm flavor, still distinctly a black tea, but with the nice touch of cranberry. It feels refined and fancy? But also cozy. It s hard to explain, but I really enjoy it.
Mar 13th '20
This ....doesn't taste like a white tea, to me. This tastes like a rooibos. It's got a lot of fruit flavor and there was an actual whole blueberry in my portion packet! But it is still just.... rooibos to my palate. I am not a fan of rooibos, so this is unfortunate for me - it's probably a great tea if that's something you like, though, because the fruity taste feels legit (no weird artificial aftertaste or anything). Just not the tea for me.
Mar 11th '20
Pleasant, malty black breakfast tea. The novelty of a leap-day tea appealed to me, and I immediately grabbed some once I saw it was a no-frills breakfast tea. Enjoyable, will definitely use it up long before the next availability of it comes around again.
Mar 11th '20
Another decaf that tastes correctly like the regular version does. It has a lot of flavor (tea flavor and the vanilla flavor), and it steeps up very cozy for an evening tea.
Mar 11th '20
Tastes just like the Oriental Spice flavors on Adagio's main catalogue. Good for evening teas, and it's a nice and calming flavor.
Mar 11th '20
Tastes exactly as good as the regular Masala Chai Adagio has. Good for evenings when I'm craving my chais but need to like actually sleep within the next 6 hours.
Mar 11th '20
This tea tastes.... kind of like a generic sleep or wellness tea - it's the mint/licorice combo that gives me that impression, I think, as that's common in the store-bought wellness teas. It's fresher than 'store bought' teas, though - the green is a nice light touch that freshens it up and makes it more enjoyable than other things with similar flavors. Looking at the ingredients list, I realize I'm not really tasting the pepper or the cloves? I suspect because those would need a longer steep time than I gave it (5 min. since it's green-based). I'm not quite sure this would be my go-to sick day blend; I make my own herbal blends, and I have much more potent ingredients at home that can kick the flu in the face. It is enjoyable, however, and if you don't have your own home apothecary (which probably most people do not), it's got a couple good ingredients in it that can help make you at least feel less discomfort when you're unwell.
Mar 9th '20
Flavor-wise this tea is pretty nice - it's true that it has a fruity sort of glow to it, like raisins or some other dark, dried fruit notes. It also has the impression of deep woods - that moist and dark freshness that's very specific to being surrounded by trees. It's an interesting flavor profile, to be sure. Unfortunately, for me, the fermented oolong flavor is also there - and my weird tendency to get splitting headaches from oolongs continues to exist. So this isn't a tea I will buy intentionally, but I do think it's a good oolong, if that's a thing you are looking for!
Dec 23rd '19
I do not usually drink herbal teas (like, legit herbs, things that are plants not fruits, unless they are caffeinated), but I really enjoyed this in the Thai Chai so I decided to order an actual batch of it, and it's great on its own - or used to sprinkle into other teas at random. Very good.
Dec 23rd '19
Glorious. First tea I've bought the large bag of, because it is fantastic and beautiful and not something I expected to even like. I got the chai sampler from a contest, and this was the one tea in there I put off trying because I figured I would noooot like it. Because I guess lemongrass was scary, or something? I dunno. I just expected not to like it. But then I did. And now I have a giant bag of it and I have had three cups of it so far today and my fourth is steeping and I am happy. It is made of ginger and lemonycoconut spice, and everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. UPDATE: Resteeping (or in my case leaving the used leaves and just adding more fresh ones) makes it really, reeeally ginger-y. Like REALLY. It's good, but very burny. Mmm, burny.
Dec 23rd '19
Very nice mellow butterscotch flavor. Not bitter even though I eternally over-steep my teas. Very good with cream/milk and sugar. Will definitely get more of this sometime.
Nov 20th '18
Really interesting! I wasn t entirely sure what to expect from this tea, but it s a very tropical, very light flavored tea. It would make an amazing iced punch, and I intend to blend this with other herbals to experiment a little with it.
Nov 20th '18
I have a natural caution about peach teas, because at one point when I was a kid I had a very bad peach tea that was hella artificial and gross. But this is lovely, tastes real and fruity and not like peach flavor - it s a really good warm tea, but even better iced.
Apr 2nd '18
So, okay, it s BLUE and it turns PURPLE with lemon juice. That itself is enough of a reason to be excited about this tea, come on. But it also tastes really good - with cream (which makes the blue look really cool) it's more of a blueberry flavor; with lemon it's like a fruit-loops flavor. I stocked up during this second blue moon, because I will definitely want more of this after my first bag is gone, and I ain't waiting until 2020!
Aug 31st '17
I love a good iced Thai tea. This is... very close. It s lovely and majestic as its own thing, but it doesn t *quite* hit exactly the flavor that Thai teas I ve had do? The coconut and slight apple fruitiness make it subtly different - but that isn t a bad thing. It s very close to perfect, and it s tasty as its own thing, and I will definitely end up with a giant bag of this in the near future.
Apr 20th '17
This is what I wanted the black version of the pumpkin to taste like! It's warm and vanilla-pumpkin-spice, tastes like pumpkin ice cream to me. I have a lot of problems with honeybush, so I was not expecting to like it as much as I do - I will probably order more of this, maybe blend it up with a masala chai or a tiger's eye so I can still get some caffeine in me. Quite lovely.
Mar 2nd '17
I'm not really a mate person, but this is the best mate I've tried. It's very warm and well spiced - the aniseed in it isn't too strong for my tastes - and the mate adds a little smokiness to the flavor, which makes it a very interesting tea - just different enough from a regular chai to set it apart, but normal enough that it's still distinctly a chai.
Feb 20th '17
In my quest to try every Adagio tea out there, I've moved into buying samples of things I don't expect to like, in the hopes that a) I'll be wrong, and/or b) I'll try everything and achieve Adagioworld Domination. I don't normally do white teas because for me they tend to be too weak. HOWEVER, this was delightful! I did steep it for the recommended time to make sure it didn't get bitter, but I probably doubled the leaves used - perfect. It's very fruity and heavy, for a white tea - not in a bad way, though, 'heavy' doesn't sound very good, but it's lovely. It's got almost a strawberry-banana flavor to it, to me. The only problem, here, is that the mango is making my throat go numb, because I'm allergic and also a fool who did not read ingredients before acquiring or brewing this tea. So while I'm sure finishing this cup / sample will be fine, I probably will not be able to drink this on a regular basis. But it's majestic, and I highly recommend it if you are not allergic to mango!
Dec 28th '16
This tea was good, but felt a little unbalanced for me? I mean, it was very heavy on the Earl Grey, which is probably great for Earl Grey fans - but I am not one of those fans, I more loosely accept Earl Grey within blends, and so for me this was almost aggressive. Smells fantastic, though.
Dec 8th '16
Very nice! I have been adding this to several teas - most notably to boost up my masala chai - and it's very flavorful without having to use a great deal of it. This will last me a while.
Sep 20th '16
I have a problem where I just put cloves in everything and now I can do this without paying inordinate prices or picking some out of my chai to add to other teas. A
Sep 20th '16
I'm always initially terrified of the Adagio caramel based on smell alone. It just smells so OVERPOWERINGLY sweet and thick and almost sticky. It's actually fantastic, though - once it actually brews, it calms down without losing any flavor, and it's one of my favorites now. Works really well in blends! Update: fun fact, adding a touch of salt is A