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Recent Tasting Notes
I wanted to see what chocolate and rose taste like so I steeped the only chocolate tea I had, Adagio’s Chocolate Chai, as directed (it’s a 2nd infusion so 6 min in boiling water) except I used 2.25 g of tea and 6 oz of water instead of 8 then used that to steep the tea bag (2nd infusion also) for 8 min. The 1st infusion of the chai was used in a dirty chai so the little coffee that remained gave it a little depth and the rose from the Get Relaxed gave a flirty undertone that was slightly floral but no where near perfumey- I LOVE IT!
You won’t believe this… but I wanted to see what chocolate and rose taste like and since I didn’t have any chocolate tea, I sweetened it w/ 1 teaspoon of pampered chef brand sweet mocha hazelnut sprinkles. If you don’t have them, mocha splenda for coffee would work wonderfully. The flavor in itself was very good, but the texture was a lil off. It felt like hot cocoa made with water. If you don’t mind that, you’ll love this. I think I’m gonna steep it in 3oz water and 3oz milk to get rid of that texture next time. I also want to try steeping it in Adagio’s Chocolate Chai.
Brews extremely fast for me, no more that two minutes for the first steep, and then it can be used again. :) Usually I prefer loose tea, but this British Breakfast blend was my savior for convenience when I was sick. I drank, and I’m not exaggerating, 20 cups of this when I was at my sickest. That’s probably not so good…but it did wonders for my sore throat.
Perfectly smooth with honey.
Was just introduced to this at a conference last week (the person in charge is also a dear friend and kept her tea basket at our disposal!) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice and fruity without a sharp twang to either the fruit or the green tea flavors. Probably should have steeped a little longer.
I decided to try this tea and bought the gift pack that came with a full leaf seeping basket/tong (I have become a huge fan of full leaf now!) I had to chuckle at the other reviewer who wrote that the smell is reminiscent of bubble gum because that is EXACTLY what I thought to. And indeed when steeped (5 minutes) it takes on a very lovely seasonal flavor! It is hard to peg exactly what I taste, but it is reminiscent of allspice clove-like flavor. It makes for an earthy falvor that gets me in the mood for Thanksgiving or Christmas ham dinners!
When I placed an order for some bulk Blackberry Sage I decided ti try some sip-by-sip samplers of which this was one of them. It was my first experience to Earl Grey tea, and boy was I wowed! I love it so much I turned around and ordered a bulk bag a couple days after my first sip of it! I have only tried it hot and steep it 5 minutes (to make decaf I steep in a little bit of hot water for 60 seconds, dump and then steep for the 5 minutes). I usually drop 3 grams (i.e. 3 packets) of sweetener for a 14 or 15 oz mug since I like my tea on the sweet side. It has a wonderful but not overpowering citrus tang to it. So far this has become my favorite tea!
This was one of a few tea’s I bought in the sample travelers tin when I first discovered The Republic of Tea. It made me fall in love with them and their tea at first sip! Even my mother, self proclaimed as “not a tea person” tasted this and was wowed! The blackberry adds just the right hint without being too strong, and the sage adds a nice earthy flavor to balance the fruit. I have not tried this iced, only hot. I steep 5 minutes (to make decaf I steep in a tiny bit of hot water for 60 seconds, dump, then steep a full cup for the 5 minutes). This is using the full leaf, another thing I have come to love. I typically like my hot tea on the sweet side going with 3 grams of sugar (i.e. 3 sugar packets) to my tea cup of about 14 or 15 oz. For me this is the money zone!