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This came from a swap with KallieBoo!
I put off trying this for awhile as I have noticed that the Adagio black tea base isn’t my favorite. For this reason, I made sure I steeped for a short amount of time. This has a orange creamsicle scent and taste but it’s very light. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I don’t think it warrants a purchase.
I managed to get two steeps worth of the leaves so I have another couple of teaspoons for another cup. I used 2 in my 16oz steeping mug and added sweetener.
Thanks for letting me try your custom blend, Lariel!
This is a lot better than the Adagio teas I’ve been sampling lately, with more depth and complexity. I definitely get the black tea, but the pumpkin does march in and assert itself quickly, with a bit of support from the cinnamon and cardamon.
An interesting fall blend. Thanks for the opportunity!
The last of this one is in the fridge in a pitcher right now. It’s a great way to deal with Adagio’s really fickle, bitter black base.
Very fruity, apricot-y, with slight mango flavor. Mildly artificial, as a lot of Adagio blends tend to be, but still an okay iced tea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tea is not full of skeletons, but does evoke the oh so stealthy archers, mixing White Peach (for their bleached bones), Almond Oolong (for their sounds that to me sound like almonds hitting a floor), and Vanilla Green (to celebrate the growing power of bonemeal). The aroma is very sweet, blending the fruity peach, creamy vanilla, and nutty almond. Under the initial flavors you can detect notes of papery white which I always associate with Bai Mu Dan. There is also a tiny floral note and a bit of vegetal green.
Once the skeleton gets a a good steeping, the aroma becomes more roasted oolong and rich almond. The peach and vanilla aroma fades leaving the almond to be prominent. The aroma is sweet and smooth with a touch of earthiness. Removing the skeleton from the water leaves tea that has a warm and sweet aroma. The almond is much more mellow with the vanilla become more of a presence. The peach is also there but it is more of an afterthought.
Time to drink the skelley tea (as Ben and I lovingly call it) there are no skeletons, bows, arrows, or other rare drops in this tea though, I should point out. Before I get into too much of an analysis of the flavor, I should point out that Ben loves this tea, Ben who dislikes most greens and oolongs and only mildly enjoys white teas. He is very picky with his tea drinking so him enjoying this tea was a huge feather in my diamond helmet. Bragging aside, the taste is initial sweet and warming, the first thing you notice is the almond and creamy vanilla. There is a slight undertone of peach that reminds me of cooked peaches in a cobbler, just without the spice. Under all those delicious flavors are notes of roasted oolong and a touch of papery white. As the tea cools it gets sweeter and a touch tart, more like a fresh peach, with a note of artichoke and sage. This tea is also pretty good iced, when it is iced it tastes mostly of peach with a tiny bit of vanilla sweetness. And now off to play Minecraft and brood that I am not at Minecon in a Creeper costume.
I hit my the target word count for today, but that means I’m still behind overall because I had a late, slow start yesterday. I did find some kind of awesomely helpful websites, though!
And my favorite:
Still baked apple kinds of yummy, still not liking the Bergamot in the blend. Definitely better without any additives.
I can honestly see the name here. It’s kind of weird, but I’m definitely picturing jellyfish floating slowly on a current as I drink this. It’s a really mellow cup, with strong (but not overwhelming) vanilla and blueberry flavors. The pomegrantate is there, but it’s more of an accent to the blueberry than it’s own entity.
Thanks for this cup KallieBoo!
Bonus jellyfish pic from my last trip to the Shedd Aquarium:
I decided to dig my hand into the traveling tea box and select randomly this morning, and this is (supposedly) what I came up with. I’m not entirely sure this is actually the tea its label says it is. From the description and other reviews, this tea doesn’t even LOOK like what it’s supposed to, much less taste like it. There are no fruit pieces, just very dark tea leaves and a few flakes of something olive green, perhaps a dried herb??
Anyway, I steeped it for about a minute and a half, and sweetened it with a scoop and a half of sugar. The first sip was very smoky, with a big hit of astringency. At first, I thought I’’d over steeped it, which means one of either two things: it’s got lapsang souchong in it, or it’s a poor quality tea, to have become astringent so quickly. Blech. I added some milk and a little more sugar, and that masked the astringency to a degree where I could drink it. The smokiness was still there, but I could handle that, as long as it didn’t taste like metal anymore. There’s definitely no fruit in this, and no cream flavor. I really think it was mislabeled, but I don’t know how that could have happened.
I checked the little journal that was included in the tea box to see who put it in, and it turns out this was in there from the beginning, put there by momo. Maybe she would know more than I do about it.
Way overdue trying and reviewing this one, but it called out from the stash while the Pepperidge Farm cherry cinnamon rolls were baking.
The cookie scent is spot on. It’s very almondy without being bitter or cloyingly sweet. First cup straight up, but seconds are going to get a little milk. Kudos to keenteathyme, the Creator o’the Cuppa.
Traveling Tea Box C #5
I have found that adagio flavored teas are not my favorite but because they are either lacking flavor for my taste or the flavor is just wrong to my liking. This one surprised me though. I like the rooibos and black tea combo. I think the rooibis definitely brings out the orange citrusy flavor and but it also compliments the chocolate as well, it gives it that smoothness that chocolate has. The black tea ties all of this together making it a great full tea. This is awesome how I can actually taste a chocolate dipped orange in my mouth. Just liquid form obviously ha ha. 5 down! I’m making progress! Woohoo