2196 Tasting Notes
This smells so extremely boozy. I think a lot of their teas are flavoured with alcohol-based flavourings rather than flavour oils, as “alcohol” was a prominent note when I was sniffing all their teas the other day.
This tea is warm brown sugar, rum, and cinnamon. There are apple pieces in it, but I can’t taste them. I also can’t taste pumpkin. I taste alcohol.
Not a favourite. It might be improved by some airing out, so I’m going to put it on a bookshelf, open, to see if the alcohol taste/smell diminishes a bit.
It, umm, smells like I’ve stuck my face in a spruce tree out in the forest. Cold, icy, woody, frozen tree pitch. I haven’t had the yabao before, so I’m not sure what part is giving me this scent.
When I think of snickerdoodle, I think of a vanilla cookie that has been rolled in cinnamon sugar then baked. Is that not what a snickerdoodle is? That’s not what this tea is.
The tea tastes like the forest. All bundled up on a crisp winter day, pushing through the forest, looking for the perfect tree. It’s quite herbal under there too, almost medicinal. Quite earthy, as well. And I feel the warmth of the ginger.
I need to preface this by saying I don’t like it nearly as much as the Gingerbread.
This tea brews up very light, and IMO makes a better afternoon or early evening tea. And as strong as it smells, the flavour does not come through nearly as much as I had hoped based on the other tea I tried.
So while it’s a decent tea, it’s not a favourite. Gingerbread is a favourite.
I ended up adding a little milk and sugar to this. The second steep is OK, but there’s even less Toffee flavour.
This tea smells amazing, and when hot, tastes amazing as well. I get apple crisp or crumble out of it. Sweet baked apple and delicious cinnamon.
My cup has been sitting out for a while now, and as it’s cooled it’s become extremely bitter. Still smells amazing, though.
I’ll have to try it with milk/sugar at some point, because initially I really liked the tea.
Hmm. I think this is the tea I’m drinking. There are enough blends on the Adiago website that it’s hard to tell!
Anyways, I mostly smelled caramel, which is why I chose to try this tea. I love caramel. :) Steeped, I get a lot of caramel and vanilla, with fruit. I wouldn’t necessarily have guessed blueberries, but that makes sense to me.
It’s pretty good! I know that Adiago teas have mixed ratings, so I’m surprised I’m liking this so much. I just wish the flavours were less strong, as they’re so in my face they’re starting to feel a little chemical. Oh well!
I have a sample from VariaTEA. :)
So about an hour ago I decided to brew up some more tea, only I accidentally splashed water on my regular timer and killed it dead (boo). I decided to try the timer in the Steepster app, only it failed horribly. I’m not sure if it’s my phone or the app, but the timer didn’t go off and then when I remembered about the tea and went to finish logging it, the timer said -58:00 and then the app re-loaded to the search screen. IDK why my phone is doing this, but it is CONSTANTLY RELOADING and it’s making me MAD.
Anyways. I strained the tea thinking it’d be horrible, but it’s not! It’s totally drinkable, only a little bitter. Tastes like I’ve put loads of sugar in it – all sweet sugar fluff dissolving on my tongue. How is this possible? That’s amazing!
Thankfully I have a couple more cups of this to try, but it’s good to know that so far I like it!
I realize it speaks for my maturity level, but I can’t stop snickering and sporfling at the name of this tea. Thank you, MissB. :D
It smells divine. Yes, like booze. Whisk- y? ey? IDK. MissB said it was chocolate, but I mostly smell and taste the boozy creamy flavours. I think it’d be amazing doctored up into a bit of a toddy.
The base tea is lovely as well. So nice to find teas I don’t need to add milk and sugar to to disguise any bitter/astringent qualities. I guess that’s what happens when you find Steepster and learn about quality teas, and also that they don’t HAVE to be steeped at boiling. :)
Definitely one to consider keeping stocked. I don’t have anything else like it, and it would be lovely to drink when I’m interested in boozing it up!
Edit: Oh wow. As it cools there is chocolate! WOW. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. I’m more than half way through my cup, though. Sad the chocolate didn’t come out and play a bit earlier.