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ConradKay

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Member since Jan. 10th, 2018. Reviewed 19 teas.

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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

20 / 100 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

I had this at my hotel years back, and I still remember spitting out the disgrace of a "tea".

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Birthday Tea from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

86 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

I opened up my box for a 20 dollar exactly adagio order of 8 teas, and I find not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 samples! I got a white monkey tea(which I chose at checkout), a rooibos vanilla chai, a Capricorn tin, and this birthday tea. It is so amazing how Adagio sneakily figured out it was my birthday and sent me this blen...

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Honey Vanilla Chamomile from Celestial Seasonings

Style: Chamomile Blend – Region: ?????

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

This tea is the only fanning grade tea that I enjoy. It was the first tea I started to drink and I used to microwave my water and steep for 10+ minutes(4-5 minutes recommended) but I still loved it. The value isn't too good at about 18 cents a cup, which is about what a decent loose leaf oolong would cost from Adagio. ...

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Gingerbread Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

I got this tea for 16$ in an 8-ounce tin during a closing sale, so for me, the value was more of a 4.0(80 total rating if accounted for). One thing I did notice was these large popcorn pieces that add little to no flavor to the blend which were used as a filler, but this only took up about 5-10% of the container. But T...

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Ginger's Oolong from Harney and Sons

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 13th, 2018

Pretty good tea. It smells like a ginger candy but without any sweetness. The taste is what you'd expect. A good amount of ginger to oolong but maybe a bit too much ginger. This tea is spicy just like a masala chai, but extremely mild. It is a pretty nice value at around 20$ a pound though.

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Dragon Pearl Jasmine from Harney and Sons

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Fujian, China

84 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 12th, 2018

Firstly, this tea reminds me of the garden section of the home depot. Almost a clone of the smell(or I'm smell hallucinating). The aroma is extremely nice and is of course very jasmine. The flavor is amazing and has an undertone of a golden osmanthus oolong taste. Other than that, the jasmine taste is very smooth and s...

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Paris from Harney and Sons

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 12th, 2018

I received this as a sample sachet in my Harney and sons order along with 2 other loose leaf samples. The aroma is like a spicy fruit, but spicy is a sort of sour way, I do not smell any caramel though. Overall, very lovely. The Flavor tastes like the aroma but has much more of a "tea" taste to it. And has hints of car...

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Youthberry White Tea from Teavana

Style: Fruit White Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

First, this tea is a terrible value and barely contains any white tea. I honestly doubt there is more than 1/4 white tea in this. The flavor is extremely sour and reminds me of cranberry juice, and the aroma is quite nice. But for the value, this tea is terrible.

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Irish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Blend

84 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

This tea has a very nice blend of maltiness and citrus at an extremely good value!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos from Teavana

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

This is a great smelling tea. A very smooth peppermint. But when I took a sip of it, i was greeted by the taste of what I describe as toothpaste. Also, the tea is almost 130 dollars a pound. (although I bought it at a 50% off sale) Which is absolutely ridiculous for a rooibos tea that half of isn't even rooibos. I'd re...

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Samurai Mate from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Yerba Mat̩ РRegion: Blend

82 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Firstly, this tea is great on its own, but I decided to mix it with adagio's raja oolong chai as a replacement for Teavana's Samurai mate and maharaja oolong chai blend I sampled at the mall. I also recommend putting a bit of masala in this tea too. I steeped this tea for 6 minutes and found it did not re-steep well a...

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Rooibos Vanilla Chai from Adagio Teas

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Overall A very "meh" tea. It smelled quite nice but when a took a sip it was not what I expected(in a bad way). It had almost no vanilla taste and was almost a depressing masala chai.

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Pu Erh Hazelberry from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

This is an extremely good beginner Pu Erh. It has a very deep flavor that tastes like how the woods smell after rainfall. And has a leafy and tree bark aroma. Also, the hazelberry evens everything out perfectly, and gives a nice flavor that doesn't take anything away from the tea. I've found that i could only get a few...

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Earl Grey Bravo from Adagio Teas

Style: Blue Flower Earl Grey – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

63 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Firstly, this tea is extremely citrusy and I try to blend it with some Ceylon(the base tea for this earl grey.) to make it less so. It tastes just like your average earl grey. And has a slight maltiness to it. It is very cheap though, which is always great. I only steeped this tea once and any other steeps seemed quite...

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White Symphony from Adagio Teas

Style: White Peony Tea – Region: ?????

74 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

This tea is very similar to the white peony, so if you like that I'd give this a try.
The flavor is what you'd expect, somewhat fruity and sweet with this white tea aftertaste that seems consistent in every white I try. I can steep this twice and it doesn't seem like too great of a value.

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Golden Flower from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

91 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

This is my absolute favorite go-to green oolong tea. The aroma is pleasant and not very strong. But the aroma is the least of my worries when buying tea. The flavor is amazing, and I have trouble describing it. It lasts me 4 western style infusions and is an amazing value at 2.5 cents per cup when buying in pounds(or 1...

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Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Red – Region: Yunnan, China

79 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Overall, this is a very decent tea.
The smell is very nice but is just like a typical black tea.
The flavor is very nice and is almost like a less malty Irish breakfast tea with cocoa notes. The tea is naturally sweet and also very smooth and creamy. I re-steep this tea 4 times(western brewing) using less than 3 gra...

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Sleeping Dragon from Adagio Teas

Style: Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China

40 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Overall this was not a great tea at all. I used no sugar and steeped for just above 2 minutes at 170 degrees. Although I fiddled the temperature around with no success.
The tea smells nice and is almost fruity.
Everything comes crashing down in the flavor though. It tastes like I took old vegetable broth and poured i...

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Peach Oolong (Peachy Oolong) from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

86 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 11th, 2018

Possibly not the best tea for you based on the other ratings on this tea. But I found it to be spectacular! It is a much darker oolong and could even be mistaken for a black tea by a non-enthusiast. It has an extremely peachy smell when you open up the box that flows through your nose. The taste is not very complex, an...

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