Love the strawberry chocolate taste. There is a hint of rosiness to it – subtle and very nice. Whenever I think about this tea my head starts singing “love potion #9” :)
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Papaya, apple, mango, and peach…this tea is so fruity and delicious. I’m sad that all I have is a sample of it! It’s just SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!
Wait a minute- a chai that’s supposedly nutty, chocolatey, and vanilla-ee? It certainly sounds great, and the loose leaf tea smells wonderful. I had to wait for a sneeze attack to subside before tasting this one – darn allergies!
This tea is neither tasty nor chocolatey. Maybe that’s some vanilla in there, but it just tastes watered down and blegh. I even added extra tea because it’s a personal habit. It has a weird chesnutty taste and my mouth is a little “spiced” afterward, but it is overall not very good. I will continue to give all the Adagio teas I’ve bought a fifth or sixth chance in hopes that they redeem themselves, but at this point I swear the reviews on their website are fake or planted or something. None of them have tasted like much of anything.
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I’m happy that I only had a sample of this tea – I will definitely not be seeking another cup. It smelled interesting but the smell of the liquor was very unappealing. The taste of the tea was off-balance and weird, to say the least. Somehow I believe that this is what a monkey’s a** would taste like. Boooooo.
Woohoo! I opened up my tiny sample package for this tea and I was swept away with the scent of strawberries, chocolate, and roses. Looks like I chose the right sample to taste this morning! I just love the taste of this tea. The aroma is so sweet and the taste is wonderful, and I can’t pick up on the slightest hint of bitterness. I am pretty much speechless about this tea as I can’t type and drink it at the same time-whenever I put together a thought to describe the taste I just decide to taste it again. A vicious but tasty cycle!
I think this is my first darjeeling. It’s definitely my first FTGFOP 1, so I was very excited to try this tea! To be honest, I already made one cup of this and it was much too bitter for my tastes. I adjusted the steep time and water temp to my tastes (195F @ 3min seems to keep most black teas from getting bitter in my experience). I’m not sure how well this tea does in multiple steeps but I’m hoping the second cup lives up to the reviews!
I really liked the smell of my second brew – a delicate orange touch. But as I drink it, it still has this odd burnt/bitter taste to me, but that may be because my first infusion was with water at 205F. This tea isn’t as smooth as I would like and I find myself thinking I would rather have a cup of golden monkey. I am going to hold off on rating until I brew a first cup but at this point I’m kind of disappointed. However, I’m ready to admit my role in brewing this tea and to keep adjusting until I find something that works better. I have to believe this tea is as good as other say it is!
Wow. After drinking this tea I updated my little profile to reflect it as a new top 10 tea for me. I’ve had many chocolate flavored mate’s from different places, but this one is my new favorite. The chocolate is smooth with rich almond undertones, and there is a hint of that raspberry sweetness enmeshed within its rich taste. This tea will surely keep my spirits up as I tackle 7 hours of class today. Onward ho!
I love fall because it involves so many of my favorite things: carving pumpkins, toasting pumpkin seeds, enjoying beautiful fall colors, and of course my mom’s apple pie. I was super excited to try this tea because the last apple green tea I tried I absolutely love, and anyone who knows me knows that I fall head over heels for apples. One might call me an apple thief (Scrubs reference if you’re a fan!!)
This tea smells fantastic! Cinnamony and a tarty-sour apple smell (much like baking apples) and of course that lovely green tea aroma. The taste if very pleasant and light, which is what I like since I’m one of those people who always puckers up when drinking juice or cider. I am convinced that I can switch around how I brew this to get even better results. It honestly tastes very similar to the other apple green tea I have, with the addition of cinnamon. Oh boy I can feel an addiction coming on…
This goes without saying: nutella is SOOO good. My favorite way to eat nutella is by spreading it on home made crepes and adding some banana slices :)
That being said, this tea made me sad :( It honestly didn’t taste like much of anything until you hit the aftertaste which tastes like burnt chocolate. In case you didn’t know, burnt chocolate is disgusting. There is a bit of hazelnut in it but not much. I followed recommended brewing on the Adagio website but I’m going to try it differently next time.
Magnificent! I am thoroughly impressed by this tea. It is a delicious blend of hazelnut with chocolate undertones that complement versus overpower the taste. PLUS, it’s got this great toasted flavor. I love my genmaichas so any tea with the toasted flavor I am a huge fan of. I may have to get some more of this one since my precious sample is quickly running out!
I like my mates a bit strong so I used 1.5 tsp/8oz. I was surprised that it turned out as good as it did given that the temperature is suggested to be 150F, whereas other mates have called for boiling water.
This tea is pretty good. I added a little brown sugar like suggested and I for sure like it better with more rather than less sweetener. I would like to try it again to see if I can brew it differently for a bit more taste, as right now the taste is predominantly some type of spice I can’t quite put my finger on (maybe it’s the clove). I can taste the cinnamon in the finish. I have to believe there is a better pumpkin spice tea out there than this though-one that just screams FALL! I’ve got enough of it to keep giving it a chance :)
What can I say – this tea is wonderfully pepperminty. I like to mix it with my chocolatey teas or add a tiny pinch to black tea for a little kick. I will admit that on more than one occasion I have just opened the tin to take in a big whiff! Totally clears the sinuses and gives you a jolt!
I tried making this tea so many times and kept saying to myself “give it a chance!” Months passed by and before I knew it the entire tin was gone and I was left thinking that I gave the tea plenty of chances to redeem itself. I don’t quite know how to describe it, but this tea had almost a sour hint to it. Perhaps I can describe it through feeling: when I sniffed this tea, I felt like I would get a headache. This was just not my cup of tea.
I had all of the teas that make this blend separated. So, when I made the blend I went totally OCD about it and prepared the teas separately since you get the best flavor out of each component if you follow the temperature/infusing guidelines. When I combined them, this tea was magnificent! I am speaking from memory here though, as it’s been over a year since I’ve had this tea. I do however remember that it was a delicious and interesting blend that I may have to recreate after I thin out my tea collection. This is probably going to take a while since I just put in a lengthy order at Davids Tea, but the fall chill has me warming my hands on so many cups’o’tea. Delightful!
I was looking through my cupboard and noticed how I’ve only “logged” it twice. I’ve had this tea so many times it’s nearly impossible to count. From all the chai teas I have tried so far, this one is my go-to kick start as fall becomes more and more chilly. It has a nice amount of spice without being overpowering, and it comes out consistently good (which is more than what I can say about Teavana’s Masala Chai, which I think is now cancelled). I’m glad they came out with this one though. As far as I can tell, the spices are nicely balanced and it’s not overpowered by cinnamon, so if you’re looking for a cinnamon predominant chai go for the Maharajah Chai Oolong (that one will knock your socks off!!). I tried this tea with a splash of vanilla almond milk earlier this week and it was wonderful :)
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Thanks so much to my friend that bought me this tea for my birthday. This black tea was very pleasant to drink. It has a smooth flavor and a tiny bitter aftertaste that I actually found added nice complexity to the drink. I’m not sure if I could taste the cardamom, but I also wouldn’t say my palate is very highly developed. In any case, it blended well with the tea and made a wonderful yet uplifting blend.
This tea is great- the description does not do it justice. I smelled the sample at the store before I got a cup of it and it had a smooth black tea smell, and yet it had invigorating chai spices in it! Besides cinnamon, I believe the sample also said ginger and cardamom, so it’s actually quite tasty. The orange blends in well too and is quite complementary to the other spices. I look forward to my next cup of it :)
The color of this tea is just gorgeous. I’m never expecting it but as soon as it shoots out of my teamaker into my clear cup it’s this vibrant hot pink that’s very clear. The flavor is lightly sweet with strawberries and that hint of apple. The finish is topped off with that popcorn/caramel taste. All the flavors are subtle and intertwined…just wonderful!
The caramel and vanilla flavors in this tea are more of an undertone. The black pepper and clove dominate the taste for me, and there is a pleasant hint of cinnamon. I had to add a splash of milk and 2tsp of rock sugar to an 8oz cup, but this tea has some pizzaz to it! Although I was expecting a more smooth chai given its name, its robust flavor is a pleasant surprise. This will definitely keep me awake as study!
There are two separate pages for this tea. Hmmm. I still love it. So smooth and delicious. Light enough for my tastes!
This tea was delicious. It stole my attention from my academic work, so I’m afraid it’s not conducive to studying in the same way as a chai tea. But it was great with some sugar – it really brought out the slight honey flavor. It’s a great value for the taste too! It may not be picked by monkeys, but it’s mmm mmm good!
I’m on my second infusion of this tea, which is more astringent than the first. The flavor is also less smooth, and overall less preferable to me. I’m going to try and brew it without my yixing pot to see if that’s affecting the flavor.