2194 Tasting Notes
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.
Why am I drinking this? Simpson & Vail’s Gingerbread is SO MUCH BETTER.
Also, I got an ereader, tea peeps! HALP! It’s a Sony, so I can’t just click and email things (ooh, but can I click and transfer if it’s plugged in to my computer? I sure hope there’s a Firefox addon for that!), but OMG. OMG! And it’s red! :D I’m trying to decide what to read. Yay Calibre!
This tea is GINGERBREAD.
Delicious without sugar or milk, even. The base is nice and strong, and a good backbone for the flavours, but it’s not bitter or too astringent.
Then I added some milk and a small bit of sugar, and OMG, it’s even better.
The flavouring is super duper strong, and I can definitely tell it’s flavoured, but somehow I just don’t care.
I’m drinking it out of a fancy tea cup, too. And setting up my new metallic red ereader, that I got by pre-spending Christmas money. Yep.
I think that this tea needs to air out for a week or two for optimum breadiness.
Thank you SO MUCH, MissB, for functioning as a tea mule. It was lovely to meet you today (we need to go have tea!), and I really appreciate the work you put in to organize all this!