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Taken with milk and sugar.
It smells like potato. The leaves before you brew them smell like potato and it still does after brewing. The tea even has a slightly starchy after taste…
This is a pleasant tea but it doesn’t remind me of sweet potato as much as just plain old potato.
It is definitely a pleasant savory (as advertised) tea… my hang up is what to eat it with. I think eating it with a starch would be too much. And the after taste is a strong enough flavor that it might interfere with actual food.
Maybe with a roasted Chicken instead of a potato… maybe this is a good diet tea for starch lovers?

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Cofftea

a burger? lasagna? pumpkin pie?

Oh Cha!

This sounds very interesting! I like the roasted chicken or lasagne ideas!

gmathis

I second the pumpkin pie thought … with marshmallow creme on the pie instead of Cool Whip.

TeaEqualsBliss

I just realized the Marshmallow – ek! I don’t eat Marshmallow’s (vegetarian) so I emailed Adagio just now to see what the deal was…if it’s real Marshmallow I will be giving it to someone as a gift. BUMMER. Sounds interesting tho…

Cofftea

TeaEqualsBliss, a lot of marshmallow and jello made w/ vegetarian gelatin. But if you don’t want it, send it my way:)

TeaEqualsBliss

If it is veggie friendly – I’m golden – if not…I’ll pass…If someone here locally doesn’t want it I might send you a note. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

UPDATE!!!! Just received this from Adagio in regards to the Vegetarian/Marshmallow concerns:

The Sweet Potato Pie does not contain any marshmallow pieces or marshmallow flavoring- this is a natural kind of flavor note that we found when tasting the tea. We hope this information helps!

Thank you for your note. Please visit us again soon,

Adagio Teas
http://www.adagio.com

Cofftea

yeah didn’t figure they’d put any real flavoring it it lol.

TeaEqualsBliss

Just wanted to “be sure” ya know!? :) YAY Adagio!

Suzi

So cool! Glad you checked up re: the marshmallow, TeaEqualsBliss!

Cofftea

Eh not really. They should put the real stuff in.

Madison Bartholemew

Yea… I agree that they should put the real stuff in… no offense TeaEqualsBliss. Their description of marshmallows made me think it would be more of a savory dessert tea… that’s actually why I was fixated on the fact it just tasted like potato…
I wasn’t expecting that.

TeaEqualsBliss

None taken, Madison. :)

Cofftea

Madison, I totally agree. It can still be vegetarian but enough w/ fake flavorings.

teaplz

I’m not really sure where you’d get a marshmallow flavor note from sweet potato. Sweet potatoes don’t taste like marshmallow! It’s a bit bizarre for Adagio to include that, I’d think.

LENA

dang, I was hoping for more “pie” flavor…not straight up potato. still trying all of my other teas before I crack open the savory sampler.

Cofftea

teaplz, sweet potato pie is often served w/ toasted marshmallows on the top. That’s why it’s added.

Cofftea

Maybe if you steep it the full 5 min that’s recommended you’ll get more the “sweet” potato taste.

Cofftea

If you steep it for the full 5 min and add just a touch of milk or cream and melted butter (some eastern countries really do add butter and even salt to their tea), maybe it would taste like mashed potatoes? Especially if you blend it w/ just a bit of their cream tea.

teaplz

Cofftea, I understand, but none of the ingredients in the tea scream out as marshmallow. So I don’t know why they’d include it in the tasting notes. Especially when they just emailed TeaEqualsBliss and told her that there isn’t any actual marshmallow in the blend.

Cofftea

Because the sweetness is supposed to echo the marshmallow I suppose. I’m not sure what marshmallow tea would taste like, but maybe their right because to me the sweetness does not taste like sugar, honey, or cream or vanilla flavored teas to me.

Madison Bartholemew

Cofftea, I agree there is a hint of sweet there… but it’s not the orangy sweet that comes with orange vegies…. I think it’s more of the sweet that just comes with starches…. being that starch is carbs is complex sugars…
I’m gonna have to brew another pot of this to verify my memories.
And I have never heard of putting marshmallows on pie! I’ve heard of pineapple though.

Cofftea

if you bump the temp up 12 degrees and steep it 2 min longer you’ll get something different.

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Cofftea

a burger? lasagna? pumpkin pie?

Oh Cha!

This sounds very interesting! I like the roasted chicken or lasagne ideas!

gmathis

I second the pumpkin pie thought … with marshmallow creme on the pie instead of Cool Whip.

TeaEqualsBliss

I just realized the Marshmallow – ek! I don’t eat Marshmallow’s (vegetarian) so I emailed Adagio just now to see what the deal was…if it’s real Marshmallow I will be giving it to someone as a gift. BUMMER. Sounds interesting tho…

Cofftea

TeaEqualsBliss, a lot of marshmallow and jello made w/ vegetarian gelatin. But if you don’t want it, send it my way:)

TeaEqualsBliss

If it is veggie friendly – I’m golden – if not…I’ll pass…If someone here locally doesn’t want it I might send you a note. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

UPDATE!!!! Just received this from Adagio in regards to the Vegetarian/Marshmallow concerns:

The Sweet Potato Pie does not contain any marshmallow pieces or marshmallow flavoring- this is a natural kind of flavor note that we found when tasting the tea. We hope this information helps!

Thank you for your note. Please visit us again soon,

Adagio Teas
http://www.adagio.com

Cofftea

yeah didn’t figure they’d put any real flavoring it it lol.

TeaEqualsBliss

Just wanted to “be sure” ya know!? :) YAY Adagio!

Suzi

So cool! Glad you checked up re: the marshmallow, TeaEqualsBliss!

Cofftea

Eh not really. They should put the real stuff in.

Madison Bartholemew

Yea… I agree that they should put the real stuff in… no offense TeaEqualsBliss. Their description of marshmallows made me think it would be more of a savory dessert tea… that’s actually why I was fixated on the fact it just tasted like potato…
I wasn’t expecting that.

TeaEqualsBliss

None taken, Madison. :)

Cofftea

Madison, I totally agree. It can still be vegetarian but enough w/ fake flavorings.

teaplz

I’m not really sure where you’d get a marshmallow flavor note from sweet potato. Sweet potatoes don’t taste like marshmallow! It’s a bit bizarre for Adagio to include that, I’d think.

LENA

dang, I was hoping for more “pie” flavor…not straight up potato. still trying all of my other teas before I crack open the savory sampler.

Cofftea

teaplz, sweet potato pie is often served w/ toasted marshmallows on the top. That’s why it’s added.

Cofftea

Maybe if you steep it the full 5 min that’s recommended you’ll get more the “sweet” potato taste.

Cofftea

If you steep it for the full 5 min and add just a touch of milk or cream and melted butter (some eastern countries really do add butter and even salt to their tea), maybe it would taste like mashed potatoes? Especially if you blend it w/ just a bit of their cream tea.

teaplz

Cofftea, I understand, but none of the ingredients in the tea scream out as marshmallow. So I don’t know why they’d include it in the tasting notes. Especially when they just emailed TeaEqualsBliss and told her that there isn’t any actual marshmallow in the blend.

Cofftea

Because the sweetness is supposed to echo the marshmallow I suppose. I’m not sure what marshmallow tea would taste like, but maybe their right because to me the sweetness does not taste like sugar, honey, or cream or vanilla flavored teas to me.

Madison Bartholemew

Cofftea, I agree there is a hint of sweet there… but it’s not the orangy sweet that comes with orange vegies…. I think it’s more of the sweet that just comes with starches…. being that starch is carbs is complex sugars…
I’m gonna have to brew another pot of this to verify my memories.
And I have never heard of putting marshmallows on pie! I’ve heard of pineapple though.

Cofftea

if you bump the temp up 12 degrees and steep it 2 min longer you’ll get something different.

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