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8 Tasting Notes

79

It smells amazing right out of the bag. Definitely strong with the berry. When made, I used sugar and a little milk the first time. I can always taste chai really strong/spicy and need something to tone it down (milk). I could still taste the berry underneath, as just a nice hint.

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80

It smelled stronger than expected and appeared darker than expected. Again a mix of things I’d never tried before, I liked the second cup better. And as always, I added a bit of sugar to it to counteract the kind of smokey, nutty tastes. I may add a little milk next time too. Overall it’s not bad. Not good for my sweet tooth cravings, but good for just a strong tasting, “solid” tea.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

It grows on me more with time, and a tiny dash of milk.

You can definitely taste the spice. The first time around, minus the milk, I could really taste the orange. It wasn’t overpowering but it was the main focus for me. Now I can really taste the spice of the cinnamon and rest of it (I added a tiny bit of extra sugar too). Still searching for the chocolate though.

I’m really liking my adagio teas so far!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95

Soft. Smooth. Sweet (because I put in a little too much sugar). I don’t usually enjoy these weaker teas too much. I lean toward black and herbal (and let the latter steep a little long) but this one’s good.

I don’t really know what the snowbud or cream taste like on their own so I can’t place them. But there is a subtle and enjoyable hint of peppermint that I quite enjoy. Overall I think the three combine into a delectable little treat. And I’ll add that my putting in “too much” sugar really just made it better for me. I love my drinks sweet.

It’s also fitting that I’m drinking Jack Frost today, since it snowed over a foot last night!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

When I opened it, all I could smell was gingerbread. When I steeped it, gingerbread. When I drink it, gingerbread. And when it fades to the aftertaste? You guessed it; gingerbread.

Gingerbread isn’t bad, mind you. It’s just not what I was expecting. I can’t really taste anything else. I guess it’s the really strong and slightly bitter Chai? I’ve never had it before, so maybe I just have to adjust.

But the first time I brewed it for 6 minutes and it was almost too bitter to drink. I had added a little sugar but it was too much (though the gingerbread aftertaste was nice)! My fiance couldn’t handle it either so we added honey to dull the taste. Then I tried it again, going for 3 minutes, and mixed with milk and sugar. Still needs more sugar. It’s not that sweet, just… gingerbread.

That’s all I can really taste! Still, I’ll finish my 3oz bag. It’s not bad; pretty good, even. Just not expected.

Edit// Tried it again this morning. Added milk and a little extra sugar. I’m drinking gingerbread. The bitterness is gone and it just tastes like cookies, and it’s amazing. Definitely not regretting this purchase!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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77

It was better than the last time I tried it. It has a certain chocolately taste just barely there, with a tiny hint of some sort of berries. I’m terrible at rating tea. Haha! But I do know that I liked it, and the tastes weren’t very strong but kind of subtle and well blended. I enjoyed it with sugar, while my fiance had his with honey.

I had it on Valentine’s Day in place of real chocolate.

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95

I love this tea! One of my favorites. The cinnamon and apple come on really strong, in a good way. I never taste any hint of Caramel though, despite that being in the name. Oh well. I let this one steep for a little longer than it says it requires, especially for the second brew. I also add in under a tsp of German rock sugar. I need my tea sweet.

It’s also caffeine free, according to teavana, which is perfect. I gave up soda and don’t want to get hooked again, and my fiance gets headaches from caffeine. This was just another plus.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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45
drank Cacao Mint Black by Teavana
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I remember this being a much bigger favorite of mine, but I just made another cup after about a month or two and it’s kind of lost its appeal. Almost watery, I can’t taste the mint very strongly. The chocolate comes on as a very light aftertaste, hardly noticeable, and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. It needs more sugar. Very bland and dull, it’s fallen out of my top picks.

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Oh hi. Last year I made the switch from soda to water and then water to tea. So I’m always looking for more teas to try. I like fruity and sweet ones (since I’m from the south and need my sugar).

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