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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
911 tasting notes

Anybody have any idea what the tea base of this is? Adagio’s site doesn’t say but I know typically they use Ceylon, yes? But this tastes more like an Assam. Bake-y and a little malty. Or maybe I’m on crack. Either or.

Smell-wise, I get a lot of bake-y smell then followed with sweet potato – a not fully cooked sweet potato casserole maybe. DH got the bake-y, too, but he thought of some sort of rich biscotti.

Taste-wise, it’s a mix of sweet potato casserole, raw sweet potato and pumpkin pie for me. I could taste a faint marshmallow after the sip but had to look for it – only got it on the inhale after a large sip. The first was a bake-y taste that made me think of pie crust. Then the mid-taste which hit me as very much potato-y and alternated between cooked and raw (there was a sort of crispness to the smell that made me think raw). (DH is going with a predominately pumpkin pie taste).

So yeah, weird to have a tea taste like sweet potato but I kind of love it. Some of the notes (particularly the bake-y) reminded me of the much loved Thomas Sampson which is why I wonder if this has an Assam base. I do think I will love this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

By default I’d say ceylon. But shoot them an email or click on “Chat with our tea expert” to ask:)

LENA

now THAT’S what I’m talking about. now I’m eager to try it!

Auggy

I think that’s the default base of most flavored teas… I just get such a crust smell and taste from it… Will try the chat thing.

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Never used the chat thing but it works well – yay for instant gratification! Yes, it is Ceylon and (in case anyone needs this information) all of their new savory teas are gluten-free.

Auggy

@Lena: I kind of love it. It’s weird at first but the potato flavor seems very natural and not too strong or out of place. If the rest of the sample tin works out like this first cup did, I will be getting more.

kat

Sounds awesome. I was wondering about this tea cuz I LOVE sweet potatoes, thanks for the review!

LiberTEAS

Auggy: I emailed Adagio to ask them what tea they used in this, and they replied back that it is a Ceylon. I wrote to them to ask because it does taste like Assam to me too – maybe not entirely Assam, but it does have a malt note to it, so I thought that maybe it was a blend of Assam and Ceylon.

I really like this tea too.

Auggy

Yeah, it has that starchy taste to it that makes me think Assam. So I suppose that must come from… the flavoring?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know… I suppose so. It’s a tasty tea, though.

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Cofftea

By default I’d say ceylon. But shoot them an email or click on “Chat with our tea expert” to ask:)

LENA

now THAT’S what I’m talking about. now I’m eager to try it!

Auggy

I think that’s the default base of most flavored teas… I just get such a crust smell and taste from it… Will try the chat thing.

….

Never used the chat thing but it works well – yay for instant gratification! Yes, it is Ceylon and (in case anyone needs this information) all of their new savory teas are gluten-free.

Auggy

@Lena: I kind of love it. It’s weird at first but the potato flavor seems very natural and not too strong or out of place. If the rest of the sample tin works out like this first cup did, I will be getting more.

kat

Sounds awesome. I was wondering about this tea cuz I LOVE sweet potatoes, thanks for the review!

LiberTEAS

Auggy: I emailed Adagio to ask them what tea they used in this, and they replied back that it is a Ceylon. I wrote to them to ask because it does taste like Assam to me too – maybe not entirely Assam, but it does have a malt note to it, so I thought that maybe it was a blend of Assam and Ceylon.

I really like this tea too.

Auggy

Yeah, it has that starchy taste to it that makes me think Assam. So I suppose that must come from… the flavoring?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know… I suppose so. It’s a tasty tea, though.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
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