drank Ginger Peach by Adagio Teas
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So, in my most recent Adagio order/the order they sent to me they included a week of “The CommuniTEA” which is something that I’ve seen on instagram – so I already had a familiarity with the concept. Basically, it’s a portioned out serving of one of their teas that they have selected with a date printed on the sample – recipients are encouraged to share their experience on social media…

Well, I fucked up a little bit because I made the tea for April 5th today/posted a photo of it a day early – I swear all this time from self isolation/quarantine is blurring together because I really thought that it was Sunday today. So, my apologies to Adagio for messing up the system and to anyone on instagram that I may have ruined the surprise of the tea for. I deleted my story post, but I’m leaving the grid post.

Sorry y’all – I’m only human. I’ll get back on track on Monday…

The tea itself was nice though; far more of the peach and apricot flavouring than any ginger, but I did feel like I was getting a bit of that warming and tickle-y ginger element in the back of my throat as an undertone of the profile and I could see the very small shreds of ginger in the dry leaf visual. I’d say that they were quite scant, though. The black base is something that I don’t love from Adagio, but in this particular blend it adds body while being muted enough that I don’t think it detracts from the overall profile.

There’s nothing about this ginger peach blend that is unique to me, but it’s not bad so if you’re just looking for a simple and no frills ginger peach, and you don’t mind the ginger being milder, then this is probably a good option. If you want wow factor ginger/peach or something different than what you can find from so many places, look elsewhere.

Not bad, though.

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjO9jpzcBQ&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ&index=14

Is it a coincidence that I’m listening to the new Peach Pit album while drinking a peach tea? Yes. Am I upset with that coincidence? No, not at all.


If anyone is looking to try a Ginger/Peach black tea, Teakruthi’s is FIERCE. Too fierce for me!

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a mid-twenties tea addict, blogger, and all around nerd. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preparation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

I’m also one half of the “tea and fandom” podcast GeekSteep where, weekly, we discuss newly explored fandoms over tea as well as try to figure out the perfect tea to pair with each fandom. You can find us on Spotify and Apple & Google podcasts.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

Please contact me at the instagram account listed below if you would like me to review your teas.

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