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The perfect blend of spice and sweet. I honestly believe this is my favorite tea ever. Opening the bag, the smell is strong of the orange and cranberry, but after brewing the rooibos vanilla chai takes it back and creates a perfect balance for me. I think I’m turning into a chai fan because lately I have really enjoyed teas with some spice. This tea definitely warms me up on a cold night.
When I opened the bag, I thought this tea was going to be too sweet for my tastes. Boy was I wrong. Sure it smells almost sickeningly sweet out of the bag, but upon drinking it, this tea is very light. It’s just a hint of tangy sweetness but very relaxing.
This tea tastes better than it smells, but it’s ultimately a bit underwhelming. I found it needed milk and sugar to bring out the taste (even leaving the sugar out left the cup a bit bland). The predominant flavor is peppermint, but if I concentrate, I can taste the chocolate. It doesn’t put me in mind of mint chocolate chip, though (as promised… I’m not bitter about it, or anything…).
It’s a nice enough blend, but I don’t feel the need to purchase it again.
Maybe I got some stale tea leaf, but I find this an average little tea. A chocolate black tea. Can’t really detect any guanabana.
While playing poker with some friends, I got up to make some tea. When I asked if anyone wanted, one friend started to ask if I had some normal Tetley’s Orange Pekoe but then decided he would branch out and asked to try some TARDIS tea (being a Doctor Who fan it was obviously the standout choice for him). So I decided once I was making a cup for him, I would try it myself.
My friend ended up quite enjoying his cup – he said it was different from what he was used to drinking (Orange Pekoe) but really good. As for me, I found that this tea was a delicious Cream Earl Grey type tea. I did not taste blackberry. What I did taste was a really yummy Earl Grey with a hint of creaminess. Not what I was expecting but still very delicious. It makes me want to try the earl grey bravo on its own to see how that compares to a cup with additional flavors. Perhaps something to look into. Anyways, thank you Cavocorax for sharing with me.
I love that it’s similar to Reichenbach Reunion but not as sweet or as full of bergamot. Doesn’t require close watching so that it doesn’t turn bitter. Just be sure not to think about it it or look at it or in any way acknowledge that it exists…
This is an interesting one. The predominant flavor I’m getting is the sour apple, but I can find the the honeybush vanilla if I look for it (or if I sniff it). I haven’t yet tried snowbud on its own so it’s difficult for me to identify it. I feel like this is one that could vary a lot from cup to cup, since its components are so different in size; I did make an effort to shake it up but the bag is pretty full so there wasn’t a lot of room and I wound up with a lot of apple pieces this time. I might prefer it with a more balanced mix.
As I continue to sip it and search for adjectives, I keep coming back around to “light”. Its flavor is a relatively gentle one that disappears from the tongue quickly. I like having some subtle teas for slow afternoons (or mornings where I don’t need more caffeine) but I feel like it’s easily forgotten (as evidenced by the fact that I’ve had this for months and only drank it twice). It’ll probably get more play as the winter goes on and I get more sore throats like the one I’m attempting to shake off now.
A victim of Adagio’s tendency not to flavor teas very strongly for sure. Effie smells nice and the flavor choices sound appealing, but you just don’t actually get to taste much of anything; it’s really just a mildly sweet generic black tea.
Absolutely one of my favorite teas! Not as strong as a regular earl grey, with those hints of creamy vanilla and caramel. The white blueberry just lends a sweet fruity softness too it, yet isn’t overpowered by the black teas and bergamot.
One other thing I love about this tea- Adagio adds in an extra ounce since the TARDIS is bigger on the inside ;) Gotta love that! I will definitely keep buying this tea for as long as they have it available.
I finally got the large bag of this tea! Previously I only had the sample tin from the Sherlock set. I do shake this one around a bit to get more of the cherry, but this has to be one of my favorite “wind down” kind of teas.
I asked my boyfriend to make a pot of tea and he pulled this one out. This is his favorite :] It was nice. Relaxing, too. Chocolate hazelnut is the dominant flavor.
Michelle was kind enough to send over a sample of this one when I bought some tea from her! Thank you! I was happy to see a Sherlock blend included because Sherlock is the best thing ever. January! Can’t wait! I have a feeling that in the new episode, it’s revealed that the trusty Molly had a lot to do with Sherlock’s faked death trickery. I was surprised to find today that this is one of the highest rated Adagio blends. I had to try it today! I waited for the water to cool a while and steeped for around three minutes. Honestly, I’m underwhelmed. I love the idea of this blend (chamomile, white tea, cherry) but it seems like this is more hibiscus than cherry. The chamomile and white tea don’t bring much to the table either. I have no idea why I’m not seeing why this is rated so highly here. Molly deserves a better blend!
This is okay. It’s not my favorite but it’s passable. It does fit Dean, though. It’s a strong, savory blend with an undertone of subtley and softness. Just like Dean.
Usually I wait till after I’ve tried a tea a couple of times to review it. Personally within the first few sips I knew that I did not enjoy this blend. It’s far too sweet for my liking. I was hoping for more of an earl grey flavor. Which this tea did not deliver on. Plus the tea tasted more like cocoa but not in a good way. It reminded me of Tony Stark but not as strong in smell like the Tony tea was. If you like dessert teas then this one could classify as that.
One of the first loose leaf teas I bought (in January of this year!), and along with Foxtrot it quickly became my favorite in those days of only knowing Adagio and David’s for whimsical/modern flavored blends (I’d known of Upton for years but that’s not really their thing). It was funny a week or two ago, serving this to my husband…brought back a lot of memories and made me realize how far I’ve come this year with tea, 99% thanks to Steepster.
This always sounds SO GOOD and then is a little disappointing, I think because I just generally don’t care much for the base teas Adagio tends to use. It wasn’t bad, it just lacked strong flavor. I try to shy away from comparisons to other companies unless I really think it’s salient and I do here: months and months later when I tried Butiki With Open Eyes (green tea with notes of strawberry jam, ginger, and toffee) it delivered everything I’d hoped for in this one and more.
I love this even though it seems dirty to love a blend so.
I’ve had this one in my swap drawer for ages. Terri Harplady sent it my way back in the early days of our tealationship :-)
She has written about this a lot, but for some reason I haven’t tried it. I think because it’s an adagio tea and I don’t often love those. But I need to make some space in my swap drawer for a swap coming from yyz, so time to get to work!
This is actually really nice. Not at all what I expected. Very smooth and drinkable. I can’t see myself reordering, but I will very much enjoy this mug! Thanks Terri!
ETA: As this cooled and I continued with my day while sipping on it, I liked it more and more. Very sad to hear it’s no longer available, would have seriously considered an adagio purchase! But, I can wait for a version from Stacy.
sipdown! I had this early today as i need to get a few sipdowns in today since dexter made my cupboard go up a bunch! I think the BBB Box might also be sitting at the post office for me, so there’s another few teas. I REALLY want to stay as close to 150 as possible to make sure i keep my goal of 150 by black friday. Awesome tea friends are making that hard though! While i’m not an EG lover, i do appreciate getting to try this one out so thanks Cavocorax!
This was super yummy. It tasted like cinnamon tea with almond flavoring. The cinnamon definitely came through stronger than the almond. So good. I think I may have to try this with some almond milk.