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Sherlock Holmes Black Tea by Adagio

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Adagio Tea Description: All at once exotic and mysterious and perhaps a little bit insane, with a lingering hint of smoke. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is one of Cara McGee’s Sherlock fandom blends, inspired by the character of (who else?) Sherlock Holmes. It’s a blend of Adagio’s Lapsang Souchong, Assam Melody, and Oriental Spice, all of which are black teas. The dry leaf smells reasonably strongly of smoke, with a hint of spice underlying. Exotic and enticing! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave Read More

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Sweet Nothings White Tea by Adagio

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Adagio Tea Description: Sweet apricots, peach, lavender and white tea entangle themselves for a delicate fruit and floral tryst. Quietly pleasing, like softly whispered confessions of admiration that keep you wanting more. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a white tea from Adagio’s Love Petals collection. It’s a fruit-floral blend, containing sunflower petals and lavender buds on the floral side, and apricot and peach on the fruit side. The base tea is a white peony, composed mostly of brown-black stalks and leaves, but with a few downy silver buds Read More

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Happily Headless (Custom Blend) from Adagio Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Green Where to Buy:  Adagio Tea Description: You’ll lose your head over your loyalty to this kingly brew! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: WARNING: POTENTIAL GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS (But really this is season one so if you’re not aware of this you might be living under a rock…) I have to say, I’m quite happy I watched enough GoT to understand the character reference here! I’ve really only seen the first two seasons and part of the third. I think the ingredients picked out by this blender are pretty well thought out too; though Read More

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Casablanca Twist by Adagio Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas Tea Description: An interesting twist on classic Moroccan Mint tea, which traditionally combines Gunpowder green tea from China with fresh mint. We kept the latter, and replaced the smoky notes of Gunpowder with the muscatel highlights of a Darjeeling from India. The result is very a refreshing cup, with bold, cool minty notes, smooth and relaxing texture and flavor. Very intriguing cup. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This tea is a mint lovers dream! It screams mint from the moment you open the package until you take your Read More

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Greg Lestrade (Custom Blend) by Adagio Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black, Green & Pu’Erh blend Where to Buy: Adagio Teas Tea Description: Smoky traces of gunpowder, aged leather, mellowed with a trace of hazelnut. A distinguished, if tired, blend. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is one of Cara McGee’s Sherlock fandom blends. It’s the one I was most hesitant about, since Gunpowder and Pu’Erh are both (to my mind) acquired tastes. I used 1 tsp of leaf, and gave it approximately 2.5 minutes in boiling water. Water temperature with black/green blends is always something of a trial and error process for me, so I Read More