8 Tasting Notes
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.