4 Tasting Notes

drank Rooibos by Adagio Teas
4 tasting notes

I brewed an experimental iced tea that’s ~70% green tea and 30% African rooibos and it turned out to be ridiculously delicious! One of the best iced teas I’ve ever tasted, who would’ve thunk it!

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Seth Collins

Awesome. I’ll have to give this a try. What style of green tea did you use?


I used Adagio’s green decaf apricot… rooibos disguised apricot flavor, but was delicious… I used honey as the sweetener.

Let me know what you thought of it if you try it…

Seth Collins

I just brewed green anji and rooibos in a hot tea. It is pretty awesome. It’s a lighter version of rooibos in a way.

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One of the best white teas I’ve ever tried!

This is a wonderful white tea and very underrated. Discovering it was a pleasant surprise for me. In my book it ranks second only to a nice Silver Needle and not by much.

Tea brews to a dark yellow, will turn brown if brewed longer than 3-4 min.

Flavor is rich and delicious with a strong grassy undertone, leaving a slightly sweet aftertaste in your mouth. Leaves are unbroken and not fermented at all, tea will not turn bitter if over-steeped.

One of the best things about this tea is the aroma – for a white tea it has an unusually strong, grassy, and earthy bouquet. Excellent!

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Do they NOT sell this anymore!? I can’t find it and want to try it!


This tea was always tough to find in US. First of all, harvests are very limited (leaves gathered and rolled by hand, can only make so much). Secondly, it’s seasonal, best Song Yang is gathered in early spring and appears in stores world wide about a month later… check around April-May in US, that’s when they usually have it…

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Talk about a healthy drink!

I order these from Adagio by case and they end up being around $1.50 per bottle. To me, it doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to grabbing a bottle on my way out the door.

Sugar-free, antioxidant-rich, mild-flavored beverage! Don’t expect it to taste sweet, it doesn’t. Just a simple white-tea flavor. Certainly beats a bottle of spring water (at least I know what I’m paying for!) for taste. And beats the pants off sodas or “vitamin water” (loaded with sugar and sodium) for health benefits!

And I love this ingredient list: “White tea. Water”. That’s all I need, thank you!

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drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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Silver Needle maybe the ultimate beverage… or at least the ultimate cup of tea!

Tea brews to a beautiful golden color, will brown slightly if steeped longer.
Flavor is delicate, slightly leafy (barely detectable), with mildly sweet aftertaste. This tea is known to be high in antioxidants and relatively low in caffeine (confirmed by a caffeine-strip test).

Leafs are 100% unbroken, so this tea will never turn bitter, even if over-steeped. You can create a stronger, grassier, sweeter cup by steeping double amount of tea for 6-8 minutes in 180F degree water.

Appropriate adjectives: smooth, mild, balmy, soothing, gentle, tranquil, relaxing.

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Pamela Dean

Good information! I’m going to try your suggestions!


Ok, let me know how it works out :)

I drink this tea so often, I’ve probably tried brewing it in 100 different ways (most by accidentally over-steeping, lower temp, new teapot, etc)…

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