Had this early this morning. It was… okay. Nothing special. The vanilla was more pronounced than it is in Adagio’s version, but it’s slightly odd. I think I’ll stick with the Celestial Seasonings version.
117 Tasting Notes
This is a beautiful tea. It’s earthy and sweet, and I suspect it’s going to become a favorite.
I have the same problem with this tea as I do with Adagio’s Rooibos Caramel — it smells heavenly, and is smooth to drink, but the vanilla is hardly there. Much to my surprise, I like the Celestial Seasonings vanilla rooibos better, and I’m not a big CS fan. I did get a sample of Upton’s version, too, so hopefully that will be better than either.
This tea is so soothing. I need it — been very stressed today.
I don’t like this tea. The chocolate flavoring makes the honeybush flavor seem far harsher than Adagio’s plain honeybush. And it’s not even that chocolately. Definite thumbs down.
Smooth and creamy as always. Caramel flavor still needs to be stronger, though.
I’m on my second infusion of this. It’s weaker than the first, and is sadly overwhelmed by the apple I’m eating at the same time. But it still smells lovely, and the first cup was excellent as usual.
This tea makes me happy — bright and malty and good with a touch of milk. Yummy.
Drinking this iced. I made it a little too strong, but it tastes wonderful.
Drinking this iced. It’s still kind of meh for me. My order of Upton Rote Grutze came in this afternoon, though, so I’ll be having GOOD iced tea soon.
Drank this about an hour ago, as I wanted something sweet without eating junk food. It hit the spot. This tea is definitely growing on me.
I haven’t had this tea in four days? Shocking. It’s just so good! I’ve been thinking about trying the green leaf version from Upton, just to see how the two compare. Curiosity, I haz it.
I like this tea a LOT. I’ve always been partial to Assams, and this is wonderfully malty and robust. I like it with a splash of milk. SO TASTY.
Needed something to drink with my morning meds… This is the last of the pitcher. It tastes good, but I think I’m going back to cheaper herbals for my iced tea.
I’ve been really depressed. This tea made me smile a little, though.
I had some of this when I got home from Camiah’s. It was really good. I love the almond biscotti part of the flavor. Blends wonderfully with the coffee taste.
Had some of this today with my friend Camiah. My bag of it is a couple of years old, and it’s lost a bit of its flavor, but it’s still pretty good.
Yes, I’m drinking this AGAIN. It’s just so comforting…
I can’t sleep. So I made tea. This kind is supposed to be relaxing and comforting. It’s definitely comforting. Let’s hope it helps with the relaxing. Tasty as usual…
Well, I made it stronger, and it’s better. Still not great, but better. Given how much dry tea it took, I estimate the two-quart pitcher of iced tea costs $2.25 to make. That’s awfully expensive for iced tea. I won’t be buying this again because of that, even though the flavor’s good.
I have now tasted all five Teavana teas I bought this morning… I didn’t mean to drink them all in one day. But I couldn’t help myself!
This tea is very, very sweet. It works pretty well if my sweet tooth is itching for something, but I don’t see this being a regular drink for me. Once in a while it will be nice, though. It’s very chocolatey, and quite tart. The fruit is a nice addition. It does kind of remind me of a chocolate praline, although the flavor isn’t quite the same. Not bad!
You know, I’ve referred to lots of teas over the years as smooth. Honeybush isn’t. It’s kind of harsh, actually, but it’s still good. Tea with teeth.
The bad news: this doesn’t taste like tiramisu. The good news: it tastes just like coffee and an almond biscotti. This is awesome, because coffee makes me queasy and biscotti have calories, and so I can’t have either too often. But I can have this tea for dessert! I suspect this is going to be a regular after-dinner drink. Yummy.
This smells so very good in the bag that I was expecting great things. What I got was slightly lemony water. I must have not used enough — three heaping tablespoons, brewed for 11 minutes, to make two quarts of iced tea. I’m guessing I need at least two more tablespoons. In which case, I won’t be buying this again, because that makes for one really freaking expensive pitcher of iced tea. Oh well. It was worth a try. I’ll probably make a stronger pitcher down the road at some point…