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Flavors: Cocoa, Fruity
Extremely drying and tongue-curling, but going down the aroma is great, the flavor is delicious and has a good end note of hazelnut on the tongue. It’s not my cup of tea, but it’s still really good. If hazelnut and black are your things…
Flavors: Drying, Hazelnut, Nutty, Smooth
Woody, sweet, with the smoothness of vanilla right towards the end of one’s mouth where one would expect the usual rooibos nibble (not a bite) to happen. It’s not as sweet as the regular rooibos or the honeybush tea. It’s not a tongue-curler. it’s still somewhat of a dry drink. The vanilla flavor doesn’t seem like the same vanilla in the vanilla green, but if it is, it’s behaving differently due to the different tea base.
I do want to like this, and I probably do like this more than a regular rooibos. Thing is- I’m worrying if my taste is changing away from rooibos, and that worries me. This tea just doesn’t strike me as fantastic. it hits my ‘meh’ button- but because it’s vanilla I may well like it more if I did a blind taste test with other rooibos teas.
Flavors: Honey, Vanilla, Wood
To be fair, it’s very smooth- and very strong. It’s also very plain- an asset to people who like a huge rush of caffeine in the morning and don’t like flavored tea. Unfortunately, although I thought myself perhaps among the plain black-tea drinkers, I’m apparently not one of them. Who knew?
Smooth, dark, rich, and a little creamy. These are the immediate notes I pick up on in tasting the cup. It’s relatively straightforward; I don’t taste the orange at all. I don’t taste cinnamon either, which I’d have expected since usually cinnamon is noticeable. This is a polite, drying cup and doesn’t taste like a gingerbread man. However, what it is is definitely quiet, refined, and enjoyable. I like this, as it’s not “meh”, but it’s good. :)
Flavors: Creamy, Custard, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Wood, Ginger, Smooth
I’m always a little nervous about orange flavored teas, though I’m not sure why as I haven’t had too many bad experiences with them. But once I got over my suspicions and brewed a cup of this, I was pleasantly surprised. I sweeten almost all of my teas, and a little sugar went a long way in this cup to bring about memories of Christmas with my grandmother when she would buy everyone one of those chocolate oranges that you smash against the tabletop to break the segments apart.
I may have to review this tea again, but my first brewing – what is this? Raisin water? It’s almost flavorless but when I opened the tin, it had a heady, delicious mid-floral spicy nose to it. The only flavor I’m picking up on is a slight raisin taste and that’s it.. :/
I had big plans to drink super awesome tea all day on my birthday. At the beginning of the week, much to my concern, I started feeling the telling feeling of sickness coming on. Tried to fight it off all week and failed, so today has been mostly large mugs of fragrant tisanes and decided to do this instead of any of my higher end teas. Was just able to taste the fruity, chocolatey notes in this. So I’ll have to make do with it until I’m all cleared up!
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Fruity
This honestly tastes to me like a more traditional pumpkin spice than the pumpkin spice tea adagio offers. O.o The flavor is smooth, gentle, light without being bland, and the spice is comfortingly warm and a hint peppery. It’s a very pleasant and well-behaved chai which isn’t in your face- great for warming up while winding down your evening. I love it!
Flavors: Cardamon, Creamy, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pepper, Peppercorn, Pumpkin, Smooth, Spicy
I love orange-chocolate things, but this… this does not work. Super pungent aroma. The aftertaste is wonderful – a few moments after swallowing the chocolate comes through and really mellows everything out – but the beginning is SUCH a punch to the palate, just full-on CITRUS and also EARTH and they do not mix together well. I’ll steep it less next time to see if I can improve it.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Earth, Orange
Woody, sweet, with the smoothness of vanilla right towards the end of one’s mouth where one would expect the usual rooibos nibble (not a bite) to happen. It’s not as sweet as the regular rooibos or the honeybush tea. It’s not a tongue-curler; it’s still somewhat of a dry drink. The vanilla flavor doesn’t seem like the same vanilla in the vanilla green, but if it is, it’s behaving differently due to the different tea base.
I do want to like this, and I probably do like this more than a regular rooibos. Thing is- I’m worrying if my taste is changing away from rooibos, and that worries me. This tea just doesn’t strike me as fantastic; it hits my “meh” button- but because it’s vanilla I may well like it more if I did a blind taste test with other rooibos teas.
Flavors: Bark, Drying, Rooibos, Vanilla, Wood
The nose on this tea is just incredible, and it really delivers. I have to admit- I’m finding with the fruit chunks herbal teas vs the black teas that I like the flavor of the fruity chunks herbal teas better, but both the strawberry black and blueberry black have the zing, and that’s where they really shine. The blueberry is no exception; it’s tangy, flavorful, and very delicious. It’s our second sample and it’s already almost gone- that says something. :) So definitely pick up this great flavor if you like flavored black teas.
Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity
Good enough to warrant deciding that my initial love-hate affair is over with it. I have to admit I like this stuff every so often. I hate bergamot, but it plays nicely in this creamy, moody tea. It’s not a grab-and-chug tea (not for lack of trying). It’s sort of like having an audience with the Queen- you don’t just go up, say hey how’s it going, I like you (or not) and then walk away. This one commands respect and packs the rich flavor to go with it. So go have this audience with this softly-commanding, slightly romantic, delicious strange creature. It’s worth it!
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Creamy, Earl Grey, Floral, Smooth
As with the Vanilla Green, the Genmai Cha tea has been a very welcome companion! No longer do we have to go to the nearby ($$$) restaurant to get this tea. We found it here on Adagio and fell in love. The tea is warm, nostalgic, with the great green tea flavor we love and appreciate- sometimes smooth, sometimes a little rough. The rice flavor is a wonderful complement and we are on our next big bag of it. <3 A very loved tea- definitely try it!
Flavors: Drying, Green, Rice, Roasted, Smooth
Very sweet, tangy and citrusy- just what it promises! The nose smells wonderful and rich, and very fresh. The tea turns out a beautiful shade of ruby and is very impressive- I’d recommend a glass teacup to show it off garnished with an orange wedge or something for decoration. It’s not my flavor but my fiance loves it!
Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrus Zest, Citrusy, Drying, Tangy, Tart
Tastes like the Earl Grey Moonlight but with the heady floral notes that only lavender can provide so strongly. It’s hard to get my senses around since I’m really not that much a lavender person (though I do love lavender cookies when they’re available). It’s uplifting, creamy, sweet, moody but flavorful and the bergamot (which I usually detest) behaves.
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Earl Grey, Flowers, Lavender, Smooth
It took a while to get this one to wear on me since I’d been coming from a place where my only exposure to pumpkin spice tea was another brand’s very-artificial-tasting tea, and I also had a couple run-ins with getting my water temperatures down pat. Once that was done, this tea quickly became a favorite. It’s got just enough spice that it shares that warmth throughout the notes of the cup, and it’s very authentic to the pumpkin flavor. Overall, it’s a really good tea and my pumpkin-spice craving fixer.
Flavors: Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Pumpkin, Smooth, Spicy
By far- and coming from someone who once eagerly poked around Asian grocery stores- this is the best jasmine tea I’ve had yet! It’s very smooth and fragrant. As soon as I opened the package, I knew it was going to be good- if I could properly brew it. The previous teas I’ve tried that were jasmine in flavor, I just couldn’t do it- they’d be burned or not hot enough or too rough at the edges.
I’ve since gotten unused to jasmine tea, but I’m going to fall right back in love with it now. I also have a tin of the master’s jasmine tea, so I’m looking forward to this as well.
Flavors: Floral, Green, Jasmine, Smooth
The aroma of this tea is so inviting – it smells like a comforting combination of roasted chestnuts and maple syrup. These flavors shine in the taste as well, as long as I reduce the steeping time to about two minutes (the packaging recommends four, but I find that it makes the tea way too bitter). This is a great flavored black tea for the colder months.
Flavors: Chestnut, Maple Syrup