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Hazelnut by Adagio Teas. . . .

Aha! A morning tea to appease coffee drinkers. The loose leaves of this hazelnut (also known as filbert if you’re botanically savvy) tea smells earthy, warm and dare I say sweet!?! It creates a rich, henna colored infusion. Seriously, I want my hair this color… you are what you drink, right? Oh, somehow a milky taste snuck in for a full rounded, creamy mouthfeel. I had my rock sugar on standby, wary of bitter tannins, but no sweetener was needed, which is really saying something. It is bold and at the same time, smooth, with a lingering earthy nutty aftertaste. Read More

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Huang Jin Bolero from Adagio Teas. . . .

This Anxi oolong isn’t currently available on Adagio’s site, but I’m reviewing it so you know what to look for if it returns or if something like it pops back up! Here we have a lovely oolong with a nectar/nut flavor that’s closer to green than black. It’s a very light flavor that stays with you after you swallow it. This tastes like that point in the late afternoon when you’ve stopped paying attention to time. Dinner will come eventually, you guess. This feeling is, more accurately, the feeling of long summers at summer camp. This tea is summer camp Read More

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Jump Start from Adagio Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Mate Where to Buy: Adagio Teas  Tea Description: Mate, Kola, and Black tea make up this well-caffeinated blend to make your mornings deliciously efficient.  Blended with toasted mate tea, black tea, cocoa nibs, cinnamon bark, kola nuts & safflower Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Last time I was in Chicago for work, I couldn’t help but run right to Adagio Teas. Where I live there really isn’t a tea shop so whenever I get close to one, my heart skips a beat.  Jump Start was the first blend I picked up. Presented in a lovely Read More