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Ok it smelled icky. Which was weird. I like honeybush and I like chocolate so that was not a good sign. But you can see by my rating that the initial weird herbally aroma was misleading. It has a pleasant chocolaty taste, it’s not the rich chocolate liquor of my favorite Valentines tea but it’s a nice caffeine free way to meet my sweet tooth.
Zarafina Tea Maker: Black, Loose, Medium, 2 cups water, 3 scoops
sweetened with rock sugar
I was feeling awful (migraine and stomach upset) so came home early from work to find my samples from Adagio had arrived. Hooray! I sniffed them all to find one that I felt like drinking and would go well with crackers, and selected this one.
I’m not tasting any apple (sad!), even though I did smell it in the dry leaves. In fact, the tea does smell a bit like apple cider… just doesn’t taste like apples at all.
It tastes like spice, but I"m not sure what. Perhaps when I’m feeling better I’ll have another cup and I’ll be able to identify them.
This isn’t as awful as I thought it would be based on everyone elses comments. It’s still not wonderful but I was worried I was going to give it a “1” for a rating…I will go a bit higher tho…I was really wanting to like this one then was a tad influenced by other reviews…but am still trying it for myself, of course. I think I was thinking it was going to taste like Pumpkin Pie. Oh well. Then when I came to the conclusion it wasn’t…I was thinking the spices that were in Pumpkin Pie. Still kind of wrong. To me, it’s very much like a Chai.
So, I’ve finally finished this sample. I didn’t have enough for the two cup pot that I wanted to make, so I added enough decaf ceylon to make up the difference. It’s good, but as I’ve been having really good tea lately, it’s not as good as I remembered. The other tea takes an edge off the earl grey that I didn’t notice before. So, I still am happy with this as a decaf option, but don’t think as highly of it as I did before.
So, I just couldn’t shake that berry-flavored medicine feeling for the last cup, so I didn’t even finish it before brewing up a cup of this. Yay for something more like tea. I spent a while looking in my cupboard for something decaf, and I realized I’m down to just a little bit of the decaf adagio sampler at home. I’m wondering how long I can draw it out (or if I really can make myself drink the herbals/rooibos samplers in lieu of the decafs).
I wanted something tea-like, but with low caffeine, so this is what I ended up with. It ended up being a fitting choice as we just watched the first episode of MI5. However, I didn’t just have this plain as I typically do. I had read someone’s tasting note (I’m sorry, I forget who!) about adding some sugar and just a touch of milk to their Earl Grey, so I gave that a go with agave nectar and soymilk. Yum! And, I might actually prefer that for this decaf cup. Decaf never tastes like Real Tea to me, so it’s nice to mask that a bit.
over steeped this :( i can finally taste the pepperyness of this now though. i think i like it stronger. i was looking for a cup of something boring and un flavored, but i didnt get it lol. this tea is always interesting when i have it. it has subtle differences each time and i look forword to the next new thing that this tea pops up for me :)