Thanks Shmiracles! When I opened this one the aroma kind of reminded me of bacon. It has an interesting flavor. I actually kind of like it. It’s fruity but has nice smokey notes. I’m not really digging the hibiscus in this. I feel like it overpowers the berry. It’s good but I don’t think I’d order it. Thanks again! :)
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i have had a twitch in my right eye for almost 24 hrs now.
this vanilla caramel chocolate tea is super easy to drink. like it was gone within minutes of cooling.
Remember when I was all HE SMELLS LIKE MEDICINE!!
But now I’m all yuuuuuummm.
Elrond has grown on me definitely :)
No notes yet.
I was afraid the black tea would over power the blueberry taste. But much like John and Sherlock’s relationship, there’s just a enough room for the berry taste to really shine. It’s a great berry tea without being too overpowering, and just enough vanilla taste. Perfectly John and Sherlock.
Steep Time: 3 min 30 sec is actually best, my iPad just had trouble with the drag thing
so my sister has a new fandom and it is Teen Wolf.
i have a new fandom or two and they are not Teen Wolf.
she has good taste so i full expect to read a great fic she shares with me one day and then adopt the fandom too. but until that time, i will just drink her tea!
she ordered the sample collection box on my recommendation and we are both glad she did.
this one is low caffeine and pretty yummy. the price of sharing this tea with my sister was watching the swimming pool episode. totally fine by me. :)
Yes, I know, I drank this yesterday. But’s so delicious!
Plus, Drew picked it to have with breakfast, and we must indulge our children from time to time, right? (even when they are 24 years old).
I really am loving the boldness, the cinnamon, the hint of vanilla. I’m sure I’ll taper back on it soon, but for at least a few days I’m also indulging myself.
Tomorrow is pancake breakfast day here, & I already know the 5 of us (That would be me, my 2 sons, plus little terri & Ms Theresa) will all agree unanimously that this is the perfect tea to go with an indulgent breakfast like that!
Leif is a big fan of ‘Team Fortress 2", an online game that he is into right now. So naturally he wanted to try out one of the fandom teas affiliated with it. After looking through his options, he selected this one. It’s actually quite nice! It is a blend of osmanthus, white peony, chamomile, marigold, rose hips, & orange peels. A very delicate blend, the chamomile takes centerstage, with the orange peel adding a gentle tartness. It’s also a lovely blend to look at, & smells like a field of spring…I guess the creator was trying to create the feeling of laying on a grassy knoll, breathing in the gentle essence of clover & tiny flowers, relaxing, with target in sight?
I had a surprise guest this morning. I know that she likes fruity teas, so we shared a pot of this one. Much fruitier than I usually go for, but tasty. Both of the boys love it. I started a cold brew of it too. More on that later.
Bilbo has returned!
Say what you like about Adagio’s tea base, which admittedly leaves room for improvement, but this tea is absolutely delicious! This is my own personal favorite Cara McGee blend, & although I tend to start my day with a nice bold unsweet black, I do make exceptions. Drew & I fixed breakfast & he actually picked the tea, which we drank a rather large pot of. This blend is a bold Irish breakfast, with sweet potato, vanilla green, & cinnamon. Lightly sweetened with stevia, it was the perfect accompaniment to the hearty Frittata we whipped up.
It’s also very tasty straight.
We all love this one so much that we bought the 6 oz tin, which apparently is no longer available.
No notes yet.
In the bag, you smell a lot of almond with a slight hint of cinnamon. In the cup, the vanilla comes through a little more with cinnamon coming to back it up. Despite a seemingly good team, it just didn’t create any sparks with me even with some sugar and milk.
I got home from the PO to discover that my Adagio order has arrived!
This was the first tea I wanted to sample, which is silly because I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas & especially not berry flavored stuff, and
this is a blend of blackberry (black tea), raspberry patch, & wild strawberry. So why did I buy it? LOL, cuz I loved the name & the description. How could I not?
It brews up to a deep red, resembling thin blood, LOL.
I made a small pot, which was shared with Drew & one of my students. Everyone agreed it was tasty, resembling a mixed berry jello in flavor (with stevia added). I think it will be especially good over ice!
@ Sil: Of course! I’ve started a new box for you, BTW. It may be awhile before I send it, but I’m just gonna throw samples in there as I try new things until it’s full enough to ship. :D
Okay this one. It smells all nutty in the tin and then the nuttiness like gets lost in brewing. It’s good but still, not my go to tea.
Aftertaste is still there and.. yeah.
IT’S 6:45 IN THE MORNING. I ACTUALLY HAVE TIME TO DRINK TEA BEFORE CLASS.
Drinking a breakfast tea over BREAKFAST.
Oh this is so exciting.
A cup of very smooth caramel and vanilla. You can smell pumpkin spice out of the bag but it does make a disappearance after brewing. I take mine with a little sugar and a splash of milk. It’s very good to have after a meal, I like drinking it while eating something with chocolate.
This blend is absolutely amazing. I’m not usually a fan of lemon but this tea won me over completely. The smell out of the bag is like lemon pound cake. The lemon scent may seem like it would be overpowering in the taste but fear not! It’s just right next to the cream and Earl Grey. This is a blend that should not be missed out on. I take mine with cream and sugar.
The dry leaf aroma is bergamot and hazelnut, which is kind of a weird combination to my nose. It’s definitely very unique and unlike any other tea I’ve smelled. This is a tea that requires milk. I added sweetener too, which may have been premature.
The dominant flavor is definitely hazelnut, followed by bergamot and something floral, and then finally a little caramel. I don’t particularly like this Adagio base. It’s fairly bitter even with milk, and normally I don’t find it so. Hmm, I want to like this. I really do. But it’s just…
I think it’s the hazelnut that I’m really not a fan of here. It’s very heavy and artificial. No, this is just not my cup of tea. Oh well. Thanks to Shmiracles for the sample!
Swap from Shmiracles (the big enabler. Lol!)
This isn’t too bad. The brew smells different than the dry in the bag, but not in a bad way.
All the flavors mesh together pretty well. The hazelnut isn’t overly strong, but I definitely know it’s there with a tasty nuttiness. Same with the tiger eye, just enough caramel taste to give it richness. I’m not really sure what the pu erh brings because I haven’t ever had it by itself but it certainly doesn’t detract from the tea.
I’ll eventually have to order this one for myself. One more to add to my Adagio ‘to-order’ Blends list since I have so many of them. XD
Another Sipdown, this time it was Leif’s. This is a pretty tasty blend of Irish breakfast, spiced apple chai, & some Hazelnut. Leif & I both enjoyed this one, but we didn’t choose to re-order. By far the best Hobbit blend was the Bilbo Brew (Irish breakfast, sweet potato, cinnamon…I think I’m leaving something out, but it is quite tasty, especially with breakfast).
Drew drank the last of this, so I’m logging a sipdown for him.
However, we re-ordered, so he’ll have more by the end of next week.
Not my favorite Adagio blend, as the coconut flavor makes me think of suntan lotion, but I wasn’t the one drinking it, so it’s all good.
Busy busy BUSY day yesterday!
Just because this is the only blend that I have that mate in it, I always think that it has the most caffeine out of all the blends that I have (since coffee does things to me..)
But yes. BOFUR! He is good and he has a very mocha-y/chocolate-y taste and he is good :)
I remember the first time I drank him, I ALWAYS experiment with my teas. See if it’s good with sugar and milk and stuff and I still laugh at myself. Don’t put milk in herbal teas. Even though I’ve done that once or twice before, I know I’ll still do it becuaseee… I’m curious.
This tea solidifies that my taste buds have become distinctly more fond of Ginger in the last few years. Its a lovely peach and ginger hybrid when it comes to flavor. Something I could drink daily. Its not terribly darkly colored, or overly flavored. Incredibly well done blend.
Ugh, I’m running out of tea to drink.
Okay. Thorin and company. I’m not a big fan of apple pieces in my tea so when I spoon the leaves into my cup, I pick the apple pieces out and eat them :)
I loooove the smell of this blend! Kinda sad that the gunpowder overpowers the apple when it brews