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Pumpkin Mocha Breve from Adagio Teas. . . . .

It’s sunny as hell, and the first day of Penn State’s summer break. Yet here I sit with a pumpkin spice tea. Because I break ALL THE CONVENTIONS. I’m standing strong against The Man. Resist where you can, kids. Pumpkin spice is tasty all. year. round. Yum. Throw in a little chocolate for taste and mate for kick, and I am ready to roll. This is a great blend. It contains mate. Mate is a caffeinated genetically-not-technically-tea. Its influence varies from person to person. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this in any previous posts, but I feel like I Read More

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Tree House of Tea from Adagio Teas. . . . #TeaRex #MonsterBrew #RocketFuel

Beyond the wonderful madness of custom fandom blends on Adagio Teas’ website, they do have a few blends and custom sets of their own.  I tried one of their more whimsical sets, the Tree House series. The vibrant, attractive designs of dinosaurs and monsters on the tins was enough to sway me into giving these teas a try.  The Tree House series are all herbal decaf teas, and meant to be kid-friendly in style, contents, and taste.  Fair warning: these teas brew up strong, fast, so feel free to keep the steep times shorter than you expect.  It’s easy to Read More

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Happily Headless from Adagio Teas. . . GoT Inspired Tea!

Now that Game of Thrones is six seasons in and the books have been around even longer, I think it is safe to say that referencing Ned’s death doesn’t really require a spoiler warning. I mean you would basically need to have lived under a rock to not know the shocking decapitation that befell the Stark patriarch. I guess people should have seen it coming when the show cast Sean Bean in the role given he is known for being killed off. In fact, this particular blend is merely one of a series of teas inspired by the many Sean Read More

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Spiced Apple Chai from Adagio Tea

This tastes spot-on like spiced apple cider. It tastes precisely like something one would buy at a farmer’s market from an Amish person. You could imagine them hand-mashing it, mulling it, and dropping in a dallop of cinnamon. Totally real ingredients, all the indulgence, with none (or almost none) of the calories. You’d then carry your cup of this cider into a pumpkin patch, with your partner, who wants to “share” it with you. But really, s/he wants to drink 75% and not hold their own cup. Then, when it’s drunk down, you didn’t get enough (there is NEVER ENOUGH Read More

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Birthday from Adagio. . .a Celebration Tea!

I love teas that have been designed and blended for a special occasion or reason. Birthday teas make me happy and it’s fitting to drink this one as it’s my birthday today! There are a few broken, tiny sprinkles in the tea which I love, but I would’ve liked a bit more. They look bright and festive against the jet black tea leaves. The scent of this tea reminds me of 52Teas’ Pancake Breakfast. I’m smelling something like maple syrup. Sipping, however, is a different story. It doesn’t taste like pancakes or syrup, but more like caramel or vanilla instead. Read More