Now that I have finally found my ideal steeping time for this tea, I am changing the rating to a whopping 90! I adore this tea. The sprinkles, the name, the taste. It’s just great for a morning or afternoon cup. This is definitely going to be on my next Adagio order.. especially since I am out!
331 Tasting Notes
This is a delicious tea and it’s so very sad that SpecialTeas is no longer around. The scent is of an almond cookie, perfectly spot on! The taste is deliciously nutty, smooth and sweet. I love the bakery-like flavor that is left in the mouth. Definitely dough, flour and sugar. There is also a hint of butter at the tail end! This is a rich, perfectly pleasant tea! Yummy! Now I just have to find a replacement tea that tastes just like this.
Smooth, toasty, sweet and nutty! This is a tea with nice layers to taste while sipping. A very enjoyable, smooth & light cup. Thank you JoeCool for this tea in a swap!
The way this tea was described made me think it would be something absolutely delicious! This tea isn’t bad, it’s just a bit strange to me. I taste black tea mixed with an artificial flavor that wants to be chocolate, but just isn’t. The smell is pleasant, though.. a soft chocolate-like smell. I’m glad I was able to try this before I bought a whole box. Thank you to JoeCool!
This is a smooth, very tasty cup of tea! Sweeter than other green teas I’ve had. Still has a slightly crisp finish, but it’s so smooth! Thanks to Batrachoid for letting me try.
The leaf smells amazing. Raspberry and a CREAMY chocolate. An ideal dessert tea! I taste mostly a tart raspberry, but the finish is decadently sweet! It’s almost like a creamy cheesecake at the end. Simply delicious. This is so smooth, I hardly taste the rooibos. Neither a negative or positive as I actually like the flavor of rooibos. I really, really enjoy this tea. Yummy!
I was greatly hoping that this would be an extraordinary custardy, creamy tea. To me, I just got black tea with the sweetness of strawberry. Where is the cream? Yes, I had it plain.. but I think there should be some creamy aspect to it! This is a decent tea, but I wish I could have tasted all of the dimensions others have mentioned.
Had a fresh cup of this first thing in the morning! Dropped the steeping time to around 2 and 1/2 minutes or so. Yes, the caramel and vanilla flavors were weaker, but the black tea wasn’t as strong. This is a sweet and smooth tea. I might be ordering some of this in my next Adagio order! Tasty!
Wow! This is one bright up of tea! I had never heard of a tea flavored like watermelon before. The actual dry blend looked more like a trail mix than a tea! HUGE hunks of dried fruits make a bright pink-orange brew. Sipping, this tastes almost identical to watermelon.. maybe melon water? True to the flavor of watermelon and very sweet all by itself! The finish is a little strange, I must admit.. Vegetables? Tart fruits? Drying and a little bit funky. Just different. While this makes for a good cup of hot tea, I think it would be just awesome iced! Thank you to JoeCool for sharing some of this with me. Yummy!
This is one of the prettiest teas that I’ve ever had. The color is a dark red and purple. Gorgeous! The flavor is definitely raspberry mixed with a little sweetness (I assume this is supposed to be the Vanilla). It’s tasty, but has a strange flavor in the background. While this is a fine tea, it tastes just a little funky to me. Thank you to oOTeaOo for sharing with me!
(BACKLOG) This is quite good! Thank you to Jaime for the little sample! The smell is overwhelming at first! BLUEBERRY, BLUEBERRY, BLUEBERRY! I love the taste of blueberries and this definitely satisfied my need for a blueberry fix. I don’t know if I could taste the cheesecake, but more of a sour/odd flavor in the background. I was on the verge of saying “no” to the background taste.. but it makes it a bit more interesting. I suppose that I was concentrating on the sweet smell, taste and the blueberries and gulped it down too fast. I think I’ll have to try this one again (SLOWER this time) to see if I can get more of the cheesecake taste and not the cheesy-sour note. This is a pleasant dessert tea that requires no added sweetener. Yum!
This tea smelled so lovely! Just like blueberry pastries or pancakes. Upon first sip, there is a strange tangy, almost savory taste that I’m not too fond of. The smell makes me expect a perfectly smooth and sweet rooibos blend, but there’s that almost jarring flavor just waiting to pop out! I would have loved a smooth, sweet blueberry muffin flavored rooibos, but this just isn’t it. Thank you so much to oOTeaOo for letting me try this!
I came home today quite frustrated with the combination of one of my classes + bad drivers. I needed a good cup of tea to relax! Imagine my surprise when I saw that this tea (thanks to oOTeaOo!) had arrived! Dry, this really is a pretty tea: black, curled leaves and a dash of colorful sprinkles thrown in. Delightful! Brewed, this tea has a yummy black tea and sweet, creamy scent. Oh, boy! I’m so excited!
Sipping, this tea has a definite vanilla/caramel taste. It is a bit overshadowed by the black tea. Almost immediately, I get a very dry feeling in my mouth. I wish that the vanilla and caramel could be more present! The black tea could be pulled back a bit.. and this would really be a yummy cup. Is a shorter steep time the way to go? I’m afraid if I do that then I’ll loose the sweetness! Sigh.
This tea had such potential to be a delicious dessert tea. I could hardly smell the peach or the vanilla, mostly only the black tea. This was a smooth cup, but I would have loved to taste the peaches and the cream. I didn’t taste either in the cup. I was able to get a few hints of the peach in the smell, but it was very faint.
Thank you to Frank for restocking this one. I’m so pleased that I was able to get my hands on a bag! :) Scent of the dry leaf is all about the coconut! The coconut smothers everything.. so I don’t really smell much else. Steeped, the tea is a bit toned down and the coconut shifts from scent to flavor. This tea revolves around the sweet taste of the coconut and the cheesecake comes in a tangy/tart aftertaste. I’m pretty happy with this tea, but I don’t love it as much as I thought I would! It’s very yummy, though!
Despite not doing anything at all today, (no class or work scheduled on a Tuesday.. plus, there’s a bunch of snow outside) I’m hitting the afternoon slump. I’ve already had a nice cup of coffee, but I could use another boost at the moment. This is one of the first teas that I ever wanted from 52Teas. Dry leaf smells like chocolate, with hints of banana and sweet grass. While steeping, I’m smelling more of the sweet grass with just a little bit of chocolate.
The taste is quite interesting. It’s very smooth and sweet and I can taste the chocolate. I was expecting the chocolate to be a bit stronger and creamier. Sadly, I don’t taste any malt! This is definitely very tasty. I will have to try the honeybush version of this tea. I think I might like that one even more if it’s creamier and with more chocolate flavor!
I ripped open the little sample bag of this tea and was so delighted with the smell! The smell was pure, juicy strawberries! I am sipping and taste mostly cinnamon and a sweet background, but no butter or strawberries or PIE flavor. I haven’t added milk or sweetener at all. What did I do wrong? I steeped for 8-10 minutes and was so looking forward to tasting what everyone else has tasted. I haven’t lost hope with this tea yet, I’m going to try another cup to see if I get more strawberry dessert flavor.
EDIT: I have increased the rating of this tea thanks to the steeping tips from liberTEAS. I am getting much more strawberry now and still the same cinnamon finish. I don’t taste crust, sugar or butter, though. Wish I did! This tea is definitely a tasty cup, but I feel that I have to add too much leaf for one pleasing cup of tea. Still yummy, though.
This tea has one of the best scents. It’s not at all artificial and seems to have many layers to it. I can smell vanilla, caramel (one scent I have never smelled clearly in a tea before) and nice black tea in the background. It has a smooth taste in the sip with just the nicest bit of sweetness. The flavors blend well together to make a very yummy cup. I bet that this would be an amazing dessert tea with milk and a touch of sugar! The only thing that bothers me is the drying effect that it leaves in my mouth. I don’t think this is something that can be helped, but I would have liked a smoother finish. Otherwise, this is a very delicious blend.
I like this tea, but I have to be in the mood for it. It’s awfully sweet and is best when it’s chilled.
This is a very interesting tea! The scent is yummy.. sweet, chocolaty and fruity all at once! Brewed, the smell gets even better. Teavana did a nice job of picking these ingredients to make a great scent.. but it seems like they clash a little bit in the flavor. Its flavor is definitely sweet and smooth, but then there is a strange tartness that comes from the fruit. While it doesn’t taste bad, I wouldn’t say that it’s my ideal combination. I’m very glad that I was able to try this (thank you Meghann!).
This tea makes me believe I’m sipping from a fancy teacup at an afternoon tea. It screams, “I’m FLORAL!” in both its taste and scent. This is a fine tea, but I’m realizing more and more that I’m not particularly into floral teas. It’s a refreshing and rejuvenating cup, but really isn’t that enjoyable unless you like jasmine and flowers.
This tea has SUCH a strong lemon dessert scent! It smells like a lemon bar or a frosted lemon sugar cookie. Delish! The taste is a bit more toned down.. but still good. It’s a tiny bit tart, quite sweet and a little bit creamy. This is a great lemon dessert tea! Thank you Naomi!
I removed this tea from its pouch a bit worried. It smelled quite strongly of some kind of alcoholic drink and I was worried that it would taste like it, too! It’s definitely got a calm rooibos flavor and something that tastes like coffee? I can’t taste any of the creamy parts. It’s mostly a coffee-like taste, rooibos and the liquor-sweetness that I don’t really like. It leaves a strange bit of liquor taste in your mouth. I did finish the cup and I did think that it was a smooth drink, overall. I wish I could have tasted the creamy characteristic and that the liquor smell/taste could be removed. I also want to give Naomi a big thank you for sending me a sample of this.
I want to give this tea a higher rating since I love Dammann Freres tea, but my mouth just found this one far too confusing! I honestly don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like.. there is so much going on. I can’t pick apart any of the individual flavor notes. It’s just a big mixed blob that tastes a bit strange. Sorry, Dammann Freres. This is not a blend for me.