drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
1220 tasting notes

Another tea from my Adagio Holiday Sampler gift set that arrived this morning. Again it’s not romantic in the usual sense but I asked for this for Valentines day as I really wanted to try them. The set has some yummy sounding flavours/blends.

Once steeped this tea is dark brown/red with a sweet peppermint scent.

This tea is refreshing and sweetly minty but is rather on the subtle side. You can tell it’s peppermint but at this point it’s more peppermint tea rather than candy cane tea. :(
The more I drink the stronger the mint becomes and it’s making my mouth tingle like mouthwash does. Unfortunately the sweetness is lost to this thick tingling peppermint mist and it has truly taken the candy part of the equation.
As a peppermint tea it’s nice but not special.

Overall this tea is nice but it’s nothing compared to Della Terra’s Candy Cane.

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Oh Della Terra’s Candy Cane! I miss that one!


I have a really great candy cane one from The Tea Store.

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Oh Della Terra’s Candy Cane! I miss that one!


I have a really great candy cane one from The Tea Store.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.



Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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