141 Tasting Notes
So I got this in a try-me sample pack from Della Terra a month or so ago. I had wanted to try Eight Candles, but it was out of stock, so I got this instead. After drinking oolongs the past few days, I wanted something different so I picked this out of the rather embarrassingly large stack of teas I have yet to try. Lol.
Glad that I did. It’s pretty good. I definitely like this better than s’mores. All I tasted in s’mores was the marshmallow. In this tea I get just enough marshmallow that I know it’s there, but I can still taste the caramel. Unfortunately I didn’t taste any chocolate, but maybe I didn’t steep it enough? I have enough for another pot or two so maybe I’ll try steeping a bit longer next time.
All in all, I’d reorder this one.
Had a sharp clove-y smell out of the bag and I was afraid it would brew as strong as it tasted. While I definitely tasted the chai spices, it isn’t as strong as it smelled and not strong as other blends I’ve tried, which I’m glad of. Don’t really get the chocolate much, though I’m wondering if that’s because I made this in a paper filter and the chips couldn’t properly melt into the tea. Definitely will make this next time in just the mesh to see. It’s alright plain, but I added some cream and brown sugar and it was excellent. Will definitely keep this around for when I want something a little different
Fruity and interesting, especially with a little sugar. Has an mild wine-y smell in the bag that carries over when brewed. Might be the current but never having had the current tea alone, I couldn’t be sure. The tangerine gets lost between the other two teas and the peach isn’t as strong as I’d have liked, but then, I can never really have too much peach in a tea.
This is pretty good, much better than I was expecting since actual pieces of graham crackers in a tea caused a few strange looks. I definitely get the marshmallow and a little bit of the chocolate, but not the graham crackers so much. Not as sweet as I was thinking it would be, so I added a bit of sugar and it was much better.
Next time I might try this with a little cream too, possibly add in a bit of Adagio’s Chocolate Chip to see if I can boost the chocolate flavor.
Not too bad, but not really great either. It smells wonderful in the tin, but to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with the actual taste of it brewed. To me it smelled/tasted a bit bitter and I couldn’t really find any of noticeable tastes of chocolate, vanilla or mango. It might be that I just used too hot of a temperature and burned it, though with a black/rooibos combo, I didn’t think you really could. Still going to mess with the brewing temp a bit next time since it can’t hurt.
Most likely I think it’s my own taste since I’ve been drinking mainly oolongs and whites lately.
This is one I’ll keep around and revisit now and then, definitely when I’m on more of a black kick.
I picked this up in my first ever Adagio store outing after a friend I was with picked up the jar, smelled it, made a face and told me to not do it. I, being the contrary person I am, of course picked up the canister and took a whiff. I didn’t think it was that bad and I ended up picking up a bag. Unfortunately this is the tea whose memory will forever remind me to buy samples first.
The coconut was a bit stronger in the bag when I first opened it, but I could smell the pineapple as well, so I brewed up a batch.
Not what I was expecting, but certainly not as bad as I was thinking it would be after reading some of the reviews here. But within 5-10 min of first drinking this, I got the most godawful headache and proceeded to be ill for the rest of the night. And I’m positive it was the tea since I hadn’t eaten/drank anything I hadn’t had before.
I’m not sure if it was a bad batch, or just whatever they used for the flavoring reacted badly with me, but it was one of the worst experiences I’ve had with a tea since I started drinking it.