If I wasn’t so fond of plain Earl Grey, I would probably really like this. It isn’t as creamy as I expected and the citrus is a bit too strong. But like I said, that is probably just because I keep comparing it to plain Earl Grey. I probably won’t purchase this again but I like it alright.
55 Tasting Notes
This tastes wonderful. A little earthy with lots of cocoa undertones. It’s velvety and luscious. Rich, dark, and a little sweet. It’s a great black.
The tea is really fun to watch unfurl. The earthy cocoa notes are prominent. It is a nice black but not my favorite. With a little cream and sugar, it feels like a cup of coffee.
After reading the reviews on here, I’m wondering if Adagio has changed something. The dry leaves smell overwhelmingly of coconut. I was worried about that since coconut is far from my favorite fruit. Once brewed, you can taste the floral fruitness and yes, lots of coconut. I don’t mind it, it definitely reminds me of a tropical vacation.
This one is sweet on its own. (Actually, it’s too sweet. Milk or extra water helps even it out.) It really does taste like pumpkin loaded with spices. It is nice hot but it is delicious iced.
So yummy! The dry leaves smell decidedly like chai tea. Once steeped, the chai really stands out but I still get notes of citrus and ginger. It puts me in the holiday spirit! The only reason this isn’t getting the perfect score is because I like it even better with a bit of honey.
I tend to stay away from Teavana since they are overpriced, hype up the health benefits, and their sales associates are often too pushy. However, I stopped in to look at their tumblers since I haven’t found one I like online or in other stores. I purchased one and have been very happy with it.
I got a cup of this to go (though it was highly recommended that I buy a few ounces and a tin). They didn’t let it steep long enough but it still had a nice balance of citrus and white tea.
Raising my rating. I’ve come to LOVE it iced. It’s just woodsy enough and the cinnamon pairs nicely with a bit of sugar. Perfect when it is chilly outside. This is going to get a permanent tin in my cupboard.
Nice. Very light flavor so I like it with a bit of honey. Great for blends.
I think I just dislike oolongs… :(
Too vegetal for me.
The toasted rice tastes a bit metallic to me and I don’t care for vegetal greens.
The rooibos is woody and smokey. The cinnamon is subtle but it’s there. The longer it steeps the better. I like it with a little sweetness.
The green tea in this blend is definitely in the background. However, the spearmint is reined in by the tea. In the end, you have a mild spearmint flavor. It won’t smack you in the face like a peppermint candy but it is nice and refreshing. A little honey really goes nicely with it.
Before steeping, the leaves smell perfectly tropical with a hint of green tea mustiness. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is actually milder than I expected but in a very nice way. Every once in a while, a sip would leave a streak of fruity yumminess that would linger on my tongue for a while. I’m not sure if that came from the pineapple or the blue malva flowers but whatever it came from, it was extremely pleasant.
This is a really nice chai. It’s odd but I like it simply sweetened, no creaminess needed. The vanilla is the dominant flavor but the spices hold their own. I’m actually tempted to try it hot.
So yummy! The dry mix smells like sweet flowers. It’s fun to watch steeping since the leaves open up quite a bit. I was a little worried about the rosehips since that flavor seems to overwhelm me in most teas but not here thankfully. The tea is a light syrup, a little astringent. Floral, but not overwhelmingly so. The last and lingering taste is pomegranate. The sample is only enough for a few cups so I think this will pop up on my shopping list once I whittle down my current stash.
I have tried this a few times now at different temps and steep times. I just do not like it at all. It was my first oolong so there is a chance that I just don’t care for them. The dry leaves smelled unappealing. The flavor reminds me of malt and over-stewed greens. I like mild green teas and this oolong reminded me of an extremely vegetatal green. Not for me.
The green tea base tastes of grass and hay. The additives are listed as natural pomegranate flavoring and raspberries. There are very few little red fruit pods in the tea so there is not a lot of fruit flavor in the tea. There also isn’t much of an aftertaste. It isn’t at all what I expected because the flavor is so mild but I like it.
Better hot, but still yummy iced.
Earthy with a touch of sweetness. It’s a little astringent. Very woody. It’s really kind of one note. The aroma is slightly floral and might be nice to combine with other teas. I don’t hate it but I don’t really like it either. It is somewhat improved when iced.
I must be odd because I don’t like the way this tea smells in the bag but it smells alright once it’s steeped. But my goodness, the taste. It is all caramel. The black tea makes a nice base but it kind of gets lost in the yummy-ness of the caramel flavor. It begs for a bit of sweetness and is greatly enhanced by it. Dairy makes it taste like a caramel candy but it muddies the tea for me. A bit of sugar makes this tea addicting. I want to try it iced now!
It smells great in the bag and in the cup. Almost flavorless on its own and is still pretty bland with dairy and sweetener. It does leave a nice spicy aftertaste though.
It actually seems a little like juice due to the fruity sweetness. It’s a nice, basic cherry flavor so it does the trick.