325 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this tea for probably three years now… That’s my closest estimate. I’ve had it far too long and I should have had it in its prime. I didn’t want to drink it up too fast ‘cause I wanted to enjoy it and make it last thinking I would never order from Adagio myself, but now that I am ordering from them and it’s really not that much of a hassle, I feel I need to use this one up and look at getting some new stuff if I want to have it again.
I had one teabag of this left. It’s not bad, but I feel like it didn’t stand the test of time the way I had hoped it would. It’s lost a lot of the apple goodness to it and it’s more just a cinnamon flavoured chai. Again, no fault of the tea itself, just the person who held onto it for far too long having stored it only in the Ziploc bag they sent it in.
I know I will get this one again as I did at one time absolutely love it and was head over heels for it. So, I shall give it a good rating. Maybe now this will convince me to drink teas faster! And if I don’t like something either throw it out or give it away! I gave away two teas over the weekend before they sat in my cupboard for years, and it felt very liberating!
I swear I’ve had this one before.
A friend from years ago got an Adagio tea order and I swear she gave me a sample of this one. I wasn’t too sure which one of the green rooibos it was, but now I know it was this one. It’s very nice. I love green rooibos. There is nothing like it. I swear. It’s light and fresh tasting.
So, when I saw a green rooibos sampler I knew I had to get it. And so far, I’m not disappointed, and this is the first one I’ve had. haha Anyway, yes yes yes I would get again. Without a doubt. My life needs more green rooibos in it.
And, do I dare say it…? This one has the slightest taste of Swampwater from Davidstea to me! The one way I could make it taste a touch more like it would be to add a bit more strawberry I think… Plus the candies ;)
I’m VERY happy this one has that hint of swampwater. Now maybe I won’t feel so guilty about drinking up my swampwater. haha
Wow… I’m not too sure what to think of this one… It’s not bad, but I feel like there’s just something… different about it. It’s got quite the kick to it but in an almost weird way. I don’t know if I like it or not. I almost feel like I need to cut it with something.
A tiny splash of cream and sugar were added to this one and I’m still not sure if I love it or not. Comparing it to Bollywood Chai from Davidstea, this one isn’t quite as sweet and smooth, probably because Bollywood has the candies in it.
Between this and Saigon Chai, I feel like they are VERY similar, but I like the taste of the cinnamon in that one better.
Maybe that’s what’s going on with this one. Maybe it’s the cinnamon! It’s not quite what I was expecting and I think I figured it would have been different somehow…
ANyways, not bad, but I think if I had to chose between this one and Saigon, I’d prefer Saigon Chai.
Another one of my new teas!!
Honestly… I was expecting more from this one. I thought it was going to be creamier or something… I added milk and sugar, but I didn’t get the awesomeness I was hoping for. I’m a bit disappointed… I’m going to have to try this one again and hope for it to be even better.
My first ever Adagio tea order has come in and I’m absolutely mesmerized by how many teas I got. 19 I believe?! Most are sample sizes to try. So far from smell, I’m pretty happy with my purchases. The next few days will be fun reviewing it all!
This tea is a custom blend that someone made and I have to say, I’m impressed. This tea is absolutely amazing. It’s chocolate and hazelnut in perfect proportion to each other with a smoothness that must be coming from the cream aspect of the tea.
A splash of milk and just half a sugar in my 12oz cup makes this one absolutely perfect. I will without a doubt by this one again.
It would be great to curb those chocolate cravings I’ve been having lately. Delicious!!
It’s dreary out so to lift everyone’s spirits, Let’s name something you’re thankful for today. GO!
I posted that on facebook and so far I’ve had a few people answer it. It’s making my day a bit happier. What are you thankful for?
So, I’m feeling lousy and I’m trying to lift my spirits and distract myself from feeling so rough by drinking tea. I had a cup of Bollywood Chai from Davidstea this morning from a secret stash that I forgot I had!
Then I tried to drink one of those Keurig (sp?) Black chai teas. The first one I added sugar to before trying it and I couldn’t even drink it because it was so sweet, so I tried again without sugar and it was STILL too sweet so both of those got tossed. Now I’m onto this tea and it’s just right.
Although… I’m starting to realize that I’m kind of sick of this one. I don’t know why,… maybe I’ve had it too much… probably… but yeah, I think once I finish this one which will be soon, I’ll take a break from it.
Tonight I’m going over the border to the U.S. of A. and getting my tea order from Adagio!! I can’t wait to try their teas! I’ve had two before and they were pretty good, so I can’t wait to see what I think now after a few years without trying much from them. I bought… well… like 20teas… it’s kind of embarrassing how much I bought, but I did get sample sizes of all but two of them, so that’s pretty good… right…?
So today I’m thankful for the warm soothing comfort that tea is bringing me today and making me feel a bit better.
I’m on a task right now of drinking down a lot of my teas and really just allowing myself to enjoy the teas that I’ve been hoarding and I even threw out some of the really old ones. I’ve had some of my teas for far too long, so I’m on a bit of a clean out.
Anyways, I love this tea. I feel as though I didn’t full appreciate it at first, but now I’m really starting to realize how awesome it is. It’s a sweet tea. Absolutely no sugar gets added to this one. It wouldn’t be able to handle it. No, I wouldn’t be able to handle it.
This tea is perfect as is. It’s sweet and chocolately with a bit of a nutty tough from the walnuts I believe it has in it. This one has held up REALLY well considering I’ve had it for quite a while so far. Obviously the bags are good at keeping things airtight and the dark cupboard probably helps with everything else (although the bags aren’t see through).
I’m really going to miss this tea when I finish it. It’s absolutely delicious and it does an amazing job curbing a chocolate craving.
This one came in my Davidstea Easter hunt. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!
I was absolutely amazed at the smell of it. It’s so chocolatey and coconut that even my coworkers were wondering what I was enjoying.
This is one best if cooled down a bit. When it’s really hot I found that I almost got a bit of a… bitter taste…? Best way I can think of to describe it. As it cooled though, the chocolate, coconut and nut flavours really started to come through and it was absolutely amazing. It’s already got some rock sugar in the tea so no need to sweeten. I was tempted to add milk to give it a creamy taste, but decided I didn’t want to after all, mostly because I was feeling a bit lazy and didn’t want to have to get up.
Absolutely delicious. It is a sweeter tea ’cause of the rock sugar, but I guarantee that would be easy to take out if needed.
Attempting this one again as it was in my Easter Egg Tea Hunt!
I have some of this one still, hanging around from… well, I don’t know when. It’s been a long time since I bought it that I don’t even remember buying it. It’s so odd…
Anyways, so I’m trying the fresh stuff as I wasn’t super impressed with the other stuff I Have at home.
This time however, it’s not too bad! I have NO idea what the temp of water I used was. I had boiled the kettle, forgot about it for probably 10mins? Then went and made myself a second steeping of checkmate as that’s what I had this morning. When that flopped, I thought I’d try this one. So the kettle was sitting for… probably like 15mins before I used the water. It’s not too cold thankfully and when I did use the kettle water, I didn’t have quite enough for my cup so I added some tap lukewarm water to it… just a tiny bit though.
What a mishmashed cup of tea!
Anyways, this one has turned out quite nice despite it all! It’s a very light lime taste that is pretty good. I’d probably think to add a bit more tea leaves or add some fresh lime juice to bring out the lime more.
The green tea base is okay. I’m not much for green teas so I’m kind meh about it.
I’m getting a bit of the lemon from the tea, but it’s not overpower. I like but I don’t know. I’m going to have to try it cold.
As it cools I like it more and more. It’s getting more limey and I like it. I probably wouldn’t grab this one often, but I’m starting to appreciate it more and more.
All it takes is a smell to transport you back in time to an old job and to a point where you were both happy and not, content and yet feeling like I was at a stalemate with my life.
Opening up my Easter Egg tea hunt, I saw this one the other day. I remember thinking, “I still have some of this left, but yeah I’ll drink it. It’s been a really long time.”
As I opened the small container, the roasted mate smell instantly made its way up my nose and took me flying through time to those mornings at that job when things were quiet and I would try and find things to do with myself. I would start to write as that’s something I tend to do when bored. It helps release the frustration in me as I hate being bored, plus it’s something I love. It did cause issues at work with my boss, but I knew that writing was my first true love and that was honestly what I want to do more than just be a receptionist at a spa. But I remember feeling so stifled at that job. I remember feeling like my creative freedom was being just pressed down so much I couldn’t breathe, which is weird ‘cause really it wasn’t that bad, but that’s the way my head made it out to be.
Anyways, this tea takes me back to that time. At that time I didn’t write much. I felt like I couldn’t and if I did that it was wrong of me to. When I got home at the end of the day it was hard to separate those two very different ways of thinking.
Really it’s silly. It wasn’t that bad, but somehow I made it that way.
Anyways, this tea… it reminds me of a really weird time. A time when writing was hard for me. A time when I couldn’t write the way I wanted to. But now… now I am in a spot where I write all the time. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. Now I’m in a spot where I’m actually doing two jobs I love, while finding time to write and bake and all sorts of things.
It’s really amazing how life can change in the blink of an eye almost and life can get much better.
I don’t think I’d keep this tea in my cupboard. It’s just weird memories…