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After all these almonds, I feel almost treacherous for having chosen a different nut this morning.
I probably ought to have logged this one as a blend but I had already pulled it up on Steepster when I decided on a whim to add the little twist. What this actually is, is two thirds hazelnut black form Adagio and one third chocolate black form Adagio. After the almond vanilla success, I guess I just felt sort of inspired. :)
Also, I’ve had my eye on this hazelnut tea for a while in a combination with just a little bit of chocolate milk. I’m guessing it might turn into something Nutella-ish. Which would be AWESOME!
The smell is great! Nutty and chocolaty! I can’t decide if I should have added a little more chocolate or if it was just the right amount. I’m leaning towards just the right amount. It’s not something that’s particularly sweet, it’s got a sort of dark flavour and it’s very autumny.
Obviously I’m trying a cup with a bit of milk too. Just enough to cover the bottom of this (admittedly pretty wide-bottomed) cup and the result is a bit of a disappointment. The flavours of the hazelnut and the chocolate are mildened by the milk to the point of almost disappearing.
It was good without milk. Not so much with. Lesson learned, although it’s come as rather a bit of a surprise for me!
Yes, it’s me again with a word of advice. Don’t carry a full teapot seconds after you put lotion on your hands. Wasted a good deal of this when the handle slipped through my fingers leaving a very warm teapot in the pouring position.
Anyway, since the raspberry wasn’t all that autumny and I put half of it in the fridge for later, I found something else. Nuts. That’s very autumny, although this particular tea is sweet enough to probably be more of a dessert tea.
Doesn’t matter though. Not when my main reason for choosing this particular one right now admittedly had little to do with autumny-ness and much to do with lack-of-cake-in-the-flat-ness…
The leaves smell sort of like I would imagine Nutella concentrate would smell like if it existed. Already before actually tasting it, I’m finding myself considering an experiment involving chocolate milk.
The colour’s nicely golden-red and you can really smell the nuts in the scent.
It’s not at all as sweet as I had expected. It’s very nutty and very delicious actually. I’m definitely going to conduct some experiments with sugar, milk and chocolate milk, and I might buy this tea again.
Another one finished off! I decided that what I really needed was something black and fruity sweet, not something plain black.
So I took the rest of these leaves, again, enough for just half a pot, and botched the brewing. I put them in the pot, but by the time the water was done boiling I’d forgotten that I only had enough leaves for half a pot so I filled it up. I don’t like pouring a botched brewing away without tasting it first, so we’ll see if I just wasted the last of my leaves of this one.
Yes, it’s definitely a bit on the weakling side. It’s still tasting like a black tea though and there’s they sweet fruity note that I wanted clear enough. It just doesn’t really have much body. But that’s my own fault.
I like it. It was fun to try and I’m curious about this guanabana fruit. Unlikely to ever get to taste one, but still. I kinda suspect that I would like it. But it’s not a tea that I feel any need to stock up on.
Suzi logged this yesterday and reminded me that I still had some left in my sample tin. I bought it primarily because of the odd name. Never heard of this fruit before, but if I ever get to South America (doubtful, considering my fear of travelling) I’ll have to make sure to try and taste it.
It’s sweet and fruity and tastes tropical. If I knew what the fruit really tastes like ‘au naturel’ my review of it might be difference, but as it is I’m thinking it’s a fruit I might like. So this is my morning cup on this grey and dismal looking thursday. I understand the majority of you lot have a holiday today, so I’m guessing a lot of people won’t be around. Wow… bad day for me to get addicted to the live stream, but there you are. My life in a nutshell.
I had never heard of this before, but apparently it’s some sort of tropical fruit that we others can’t get because the fruit doesn’t transport very well.
The dry leaves smell weird. Sort of fruity and bitter at the same time. Like a very old orange. At this point I’m sceptic. Very sceptic.
Colour is nice and golden and the scent is something familiar that I can’t quite place. It’s not mouldy oranges anymore anyway.
The taste is…. strange. Fruity. Adagio suggests something akin to candied strawberry and pineapple. I can’t really ‘find’ those notes but at the same time I don’t really disagree either. I can’t tell when I don’t know how the fruit is supposed to taste.
I like it. I don’t think I’ll stock up on it once I’ve got through the sample, but I like it.