942 Tasting Notes
Another Christmas tea that I forgot to drink (until now that is). Another bagged tea from Adagio’s Christmas tea collection.
It smells like cinnamon rather than ginger but it does have a biscuit style scent to it.
As cinnamon and biscuit like as it smells it tastes more like a strong black tea with a slight cinnamon after taste. I wouldn’t say I could taste ginger at all let alone gingerbread and the black tea is far too strong in comparison to what I should be able to taste. Glad I didn’t drink this one over the Christmas holidays.
I have this as part of the pre-bagged Adagio Christmas blend set. I still have lots of Christmas tea left but at least it will cure my cravings later in the year. As for this tea I remember receiving it for Christmas last year and forgetting to try it there and then, good thing they come in decent storage tins.
It smells sweet and berry like but the black tea is thick against it so the fruit is mostly in the background. Still it’s a nice enough smell, enough to whet my taste buds.
The taste matches the smell for the most part. The berry is sweet and a little sour in the after taste, it does taste like cranberry but the black tea also makes it rather astringent. When you add sour/tart and astringent together it equals a harsh blend. I’m sure it could be softened with milk and sugar but I hate to add those to my teas now a days, plus honestly for me it’s already sweet enough (edging on too sweet).
It’s not a bad tea but neither is it great and as for being Christmas themed I would say my Christmas wouldn’t be ruined without this one.
Another Christmas teabag sample to clear from my cupboard. This one sounds interesting, I don’t believe I have had a white tea mixed with either peppermint or ginger before.
It tastes as interesting as it promised but I’m not sure if I’m a fan. The peppermint is nice and the white tea is virtually undetectable but the ginger adds a somewhat savoury edge to the blend. I like my peppermint sweet, having it savoury and herbal tasting is just a little weird. It’s not awful but I don’t think it would be something I would buy or likely drink again.
As for a Christmas tea I think the ginger takes away any festive feelings, it’s just a basic blend. Such a shame, with a name like White Christmas I thought it would be magical.
Ok so I missed out on this one come Christmas Morning but it’s still my Christmas holiday at the moment so at least I caught it in reasonable time.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this tea but it’s actually nice. A strong black tea packed with rich, dark flavour with a real Yunnan style black tea essence. In a way it reminds me of Yunnan Jig by Adagio. I wish I did have this on Christmas morning now.
Today’s Christmas tea from 52 Teas. This was one that I also wanted to try from this years releases.
This tea smells very dry and spicy but with a strange yet fitting sweet banana tone in the background. It was spicy enough to make me sneeze when I took in a deep sniff of it.
The pepper is strong and fiery as the name suggests but it gets softened quickly by the sweet banana. The banana tastes delicious, Frank does excellent banana flavours in his blends. It tastes like I imagined a spicy banana bomb pudding would (banana napalm bomb pudding). The cinnamon is very strong in the after taste..or after burn as my husband put it.
A nice and unusual tea, glad I got to try this.
Happy Holidays everyone!
I’m thirsty tonight, I finished my Creamy Eggnog and found myself putting the kettle on for more tea. Not that I’m complaining.
This Winter Fire blend made me sneeze when I sniffed it. Very spicy and peppery with cinnamon and that unique Guayusa scent in the background.
Flavour is a little sweet and super fiery and peppery. The right tea to give you a kick up the backside and make you more alert. Also a little smoky in the background and dry. Maybe dry and misty instead of smoky. It is rather warming.
It’s a hit with my husband and he rarely says that he really likes anything. Usually it’s “Yeah it’s alright” or “Tastes OK” but this time was “Oohh that smells very nice” and “I really like this tea”.
This tea has been on my ‘want to try’ list for what feels like forever. Though eggnog is not really a traditional British Christmas drink I have tried it and liked it…from what I remember. Though I have this thing about eating eggs, it makes me feel ill when I do so…half way to being Vegan but I love cheese too much.
This blend smells a little spicy like nutmeg but is so sweet and creamy. So yummy.
Such a lovely tea, soft and sweet with a`sensual and unmistakable creamy eggnog essence. It’s not strong and in your face screaming “I’m a Christmas tea” like a lot of your average candy cane or gingerbread man teas do. The subtlety really is part of it’s charm.
I love it, sets the Christmas mood perfectly. Happy Holidays all.