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Signature Blends

photo of Moon Presence
Moon Presence
Score: 99
by Chthonic Song
earl grey moonlight, pomegranate, blood orange
photo of Eileen the Crow
Eileen the Crow
by Chthonic Song
vanilla oolong, almond oolong, maple creme oolong
photo of The Plain Doll
The Plain Doll
Score: 99
by Chthonic Song
ginseng green, lychee rose green, chamomile


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Aug 12th 2021 | Public Msg
Jaime said:
Congrats on the photo win yesterday. Love that cup!
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Aug 13th 2021 | Public Msg
Sue said:
Chthonic, Congratulations on the photo win.
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Aug 14th 2021 | Public Msg
Carrie said:
Congrats on your photo win!
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Aug 20th 2021 | Public Msg
Christine said:
Congrats on your photo win for Aug 11th! Are those radishes?

Latest Reviews

Aug 17th '21
It is refreshing to get a tea with no frills or added flavors; just the gentle flavor of the leaves in their surprising complexity. This white tea steeps to a delicate taste with grassy, faintly sweet and floral notes, honeysuckle fragrance on a light breeze. Clover honey is an adequate sweetener for the flavor profile, helping to draw out the sweet nectars of the notes.
Aug 15th '21
A simple tea combining rich black tea flavors with the tangy punch of hibiscus. It’s worth it to baby this one at a lower temperature to tone down the dry finish of the black tea, bringing forth juicy, citrus flavors and floral notes. Take some time to appreciate the color of this tea as well - hibiscus steeps to a gorgeous ruby red.
Aug 13th '21
One of my favorites on Adagio: this green tea is floral to the maximum, and lychee fruit has a ‘perfumed’ taste that’s accurately captured here. For those who aren’t fans of flowery tastes, this might be a tea to stay away from - people I’ve served this to have complained that it tastes like soap. But for people like me who enjoy rose and the sharp sweetness of lychee, this is a tea for your collection.
Aug 12th '21
This is one of my favorite blends to use in custom teas, and I’ve found it mixes well with just about any base tea leaves or rooibos. This is a sweet and fruity cup, though the taste of mango gets somewhat buried beneath the stronger-tasting elements such as the hibiscus. Look for the mouthfeel of the mango, a rich and buttery smoothness to the drink, and the lingering notes on the finish.
Aug 11th '21
My CommuniTEA packet was unbalanced: no cherries, no rose petals, and one sad, solitary rose hip. That being said, there’s still a lot of flavor infused into the tea leaves themselves, and the blend brews to a hearty dark amber with tart aromas of berry. However, I’m a bizarre person that actually likes the taste of cherry cough syrup, so I don’t like the new-and-improved blend as much as the previous, but if medicine-tasting tea is not your thing, drink on.
Aug 9th '21
Tangy, potent notes of grapefruit and sharp citrus on the dry leaf, mellowing to the earthy, mineral scent of oolong. Damp earth on the palate’s first impression, smooth and balanced with a sweet, slightly tangy note of citrus on the finish, though the lingering taste is faint. Does particularly well sweetened with honey.
Aug 8th '21
If I said that this tea smells orange, will you know what I mean? The dry leaf scent reminded me of tropical flavored gum with tangy, playful fruits. Buttery and sweet peach mingles with citrus in a refreshing brew with low astringency, strains to a delightful golden color. Steeped at 212°F for 5 minutes and drunk hot, though this blend seems like an interesting option to try iced.
Aug 6th '21
Brewed at a lower temperature to control the astringency of the Ceylon. Though there were visible pieces of orange peel in my packet, I couldn’t taste any orange over the black tea; the mineral palate of the Ceylon seemed to overpower any hints of citrus. As a black tea by itself, it tasted relatively good and smooth.
Aug 4th '21
otent tartness and cloying fruit scents from the dry leaf, complex passionfruit with its layers of sour, gentle sweetness, and a slight, almost spicy bitter note. Blends to a deep, mineral scent with fruit overlays when steeped, though the black tea seems to blend poorly with passionfruit and buries its sweet complexity. Dry finish, steep at a lower temperature to contain the astringency.
Aug 3rd '21
Candy watermelon scent upon first impression of the dry leaf tea, and it left me apprehensive because I normally don’t like watermelon-flavored things. Unfortunately this remains true: though I could taste the apple and other fruit flavors vying for the forefront of the palate, it was all underscored by saccharine, stale, fake-tasting watermelon on the back.
Jul 25th '21
A fun, diverse sample pack and interactive experience for the month. There will be some gross teas in there, make no mistake. But there's also the possibility of discovering new teas that become your favorites.