514 Tasting Notes
Wow. O.O I just got finished watching Torchwood’s “Children of Earth.” There are things that are ok and that is not ok! T_T
I’m having tea now to try and recoup a bit!
This tea is so good! It is very citrusy, mainly orange. The orange flavor in this reminds me so much of wassil. I bet if these could be added to their apple chai it would be even better! I really love that the spices are not too dominant in the flavor and it actually takes quite the beating and can do 2 good cups.
So today I’ve felt pretty crummy. I woke up very early, but fell back asleep for the rest of today. I am trying to perk myself up so I can get some house work done and an adventure with the Tardis sounded perfect!
This tea smell so good! I think it has been the most successful earl grey that I’ve had. Mainly because it’s thrown in with other, very dominate flavors as well. The most prominent being the blackberry (? I think that’s it, but it smells/tastes like blueberry). I always steep this for about 5min. which is much longer than most other Adagio blacks. It is just as perfect with milk as well!
Can we say woodsy?
I’ve never had a more prominently rooibos, rooibos before. I really haven’t been drinking it that much lately as I’ve been favoring blacks/oolongs. This smells straight up woodsy, then creamy, then very lightly of lemon. I’ve had a cuppa this before and the lemon was so very faint. It is like biting into lemon pie expecting lemon and getting only whipped topping! So it leaves a lot to be wanted in my case. It is a fine late night tea, but with Adagio I’d suggest looking into green rooibos flavors instead of their plain/flavored red rooibos.
This tea is pretty tasty, but a little finicky. I enjoy it much more steeped at a lower temperature. I normally boil the water and let it cool for 2-3 min. before using it with this tea. Oversteeping also causes a lot of bitterness in this cuppa. On the bright side though, when done right, it is very tasty! There is a lot of creamy flavor in this blend that really makes it stand out. I think that despite the drawbacks this one would be a great addition to my cupboard and has a very reasonable price at 3oz/$5. Believe it or not I just realized that this is cheaper than most of the bagged teas at my regular store and a lot more of it! So as a economical tea this steals the cake.
So this is the tea I purchased with my recent $10 Adagio credit! I’ve been watching my husband play GW2 and so I was pretty excited to see how someone had interpreted the characters. This tea is a bit up and down with me.
On the up side: it is super flavorful, smells great, and I really like this particular chai. It can really take a beating and does well at higher temperatures and steeping lengths. I think that there is a distinct orange note as well in this chai.
The downside: It’s mostly just chai. Even though the tea has two other teas in it (plain white and pomegranate) it really doesn’t deliver. The picture used for the tea blend is a bit misleading on Adagio’s site because it shows a lot of pomegranate. I was expecting that to balance out the chai, but it really just isn’t there. If someone had asked me what was in this tea I couldn’t have picked it out.
Overall I think that if you really liked chai tea I’d suggest simply purchasing a 3oz bag of this stuff plain rather than the blend because I don’t think the ratios are quite right on it. It would also cost $4 less! Luckily, I didn’t have to pay for this one. All in all I like it though so it will still receive a mixed rating.
I think that this should be an example of why I think that the blend ratios should be public. I don’t really understand why the creators care to keep them secret as anyone could make the same blend anyways…I think that knowing exactly how much of what would get me to buy more blends just due to the fact that I know exactly what kind of teas I do and do not enjoy. Why risk getting something with too much of something you don’t like?
This has been a rant. :p
I think that I’ve mentioned this before in a past review, but this needs some kind of cream/vanilla ness to it. I think that somehow it needs to be mixed with vanilla ice cream. It’d be lovely! Mostly because of the strong black tea base and the spiciness. I think this is a great wake up cup and I’m looking forward to having it during the fall season!
mmmm this tea is so lovely. I think that what surprises me the most is the abuse it can go through and not turn bitter. I would think that the large concentration of white tea would make it so that boiling temps would embitter the leaves or leave it astringent. But amazingly I oversteeped this and found no issue at all! I think that the peach is the main flavor, but other fruit notes do shine through and the cream really is what makes the flavor come together. A really great blend!
How have I not written a review of this yet?! I got this awhile ago and I’ve pretty much enjoyed it, but I often put it off for other blends. I was thinking about why it barely misses the mark for me and I realized is that it is a little sharp. This is likely due to the blend being mostly comprised of the Irish Breakfast and chai tea blends. I think that to really have a well balanced cup this should be taken with milk or should have another creamy tea mixed in with it. I think that the jammy side of it is really great and I find myself drinking this the most when I’ve woken up too early and I want to let off some steam. I find this closer to a unflavored black than many of the other blends and flavored teas that I’ve tried. I would suggest this to someone who wanted a tea where the flavoring blended into a more dominant background black tea. A really great blend!
What a tasty tea! I think that this was such a great purchase for a few reasons. First, the presentation is really lovely. I love the tin that these come in and I’ll be able to keep it around even after the tea is gone. Second, the quality is obvious, despite the fact that these are tea bags. Lastly, the flavor is top notch and lasts! I have had this in my cupboard since ~Feb. and it tastes just as wonderful as the first day I purchased it. It has notes of very sweet, light green tea, pineapple, but the most obvious notes to me are apricot. Tropical? Maybe not. Tasty? Absolutely.
I’m on a tea kick lately! I keep finding little treasures lying in my stash. This tea is a really good caramel! I wish that the base was a little bit more stable because I think an extra long steep time could change the flavor a lot. I like how creamy this version of caramel is. I’m glad I got a sample!