Valentines

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cocoa Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Rose Petals
Flavors
Chocolate, Flowers
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 270 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Have you been looking for true love in a teacup? Then you’re sure to fall ‘head over heels’ for the Valentine’s tea. It deliciously combines the luxurious flavor of fresh-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries with the taste of premium Ceylon black tea. Don’t wait until February to treat yourself to this romantic tea, give it a try today.

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My students are celebrating Valentines Day today and the craziness is rampant. I figured I would drink the last of my sample today in hopes that I might get in the spirit. Is it working? No. I hated this day while I was in school and I still hate it. They are all getting stuff and comparing with other students who is most liked/loved. Even the teachers secretly compare who gets the most stuff. And it bugs me. At least I have a pile of candy on my desk to get me through the day even though I already feel sick from junk food…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

It’s ok, I hate it too. We’ll get thru it together:)

Jillian

Boo, another holiday destroyed by rampant commercialism. :(

Cofftea

Jillian, Nah- I can trace the destruction (at least for me) on one specific person, which is much worse.

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Strawberries + chocolate + tea = yes please.

Ricky

I had to part with this tea. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

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I definitely like this better iced, left this for nearly a day (cold brewed). A lot deeper flavor than the last time I cold brewed for about 8 hours. Mmm dessert.

Tea: 2 and a bit tsp
Water: 16 oz
Additives: 1/2 tsp stevia/sugar blend

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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I tried this tea at 3 minute steep with boiling water and a splash of cream. It didn’t work for me. Got a dark orangish brown cuppa creamy looking tea, but the flavor just wasn’t speaking strawberries and chocolate to me. I think adagio’s ceylon base is alright, but I prefer other strawberry flavored blends to this one. Thanks Doulton for letting me sample this. I know it’s been quite some time since I reviewed a tea from the wonderful samples you sent my way. I may try this with a longer steep to see if more flavor comes out. I just get afraid of bringing out the bitter ceylon taste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Erin

This is one of the very few of Adagio’s flavored blacks in which I don’t get the bitter ceylon taste. I was afraid of that too, when I first tried it. I think it’s because it contains strawberry, and I never get the bitter ceylon taste from that, either.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Not a huge fan of Valenties either.

Cofftea

Meghann M, is 3 min normal for your black teas? An extra 2 min may help.

Meghann M

I usually do blacks between 2-4 minutes. I don’t like the bitterness I get at 5 minutes. Especially with Adagio’s flavored teas. The only one that’s held up is Oriental Spice in a stovetop chai method. Just my preferences.

Cofftea

Oh ok. Then my suggestion won’t work for you. That’s fine, I wouldn’t want to risk you making it worse since just the opposite was my intention:) I don’t like my blacks (which are mostly limited to chai and some other dessert teas) less than 5 min.

Meghann M

I’ll probably try 4-5 min next time (since their are a few samples left) to see if any of the flavors come out. Although I don’t know if I should brew shorter to get more flavor less tea? I don’t really get this blend.

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Whoa! Okay Steepsterites, explain this one to me: I made an 18oz pot of this, steeped for 5 minutes, then promptly poured into 2 separate mugs – one big pour for each mug, then a little bit here and there to top off each evenly. One mug (mine, lucky me!) tasted as I think it should – the other (my unfortunate bf’s) is waaaay too bitter to choke down. …What happened??!? As a side note, the roads in MN are so bad today, my boss called me this AM and told me to stay off the roads and “work from home”. I can’t believe I’m out of school and still getting snow days!!! :D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

That’s weird…

Auggy

Laura, that’s happened to me before! More than once! I have no idea what causes it but I ended up with two guesses – either the cup that got the last pour got all the oversteeped tea and thus tasted nasty or there was a difference between the cups’ shapes (non-matching) so one cup continued to steep and develop (and get nasty) and the other didn’t. Not sure if either option is what actually happened but that’s the best thing we could come up with when brainstorming about it (I think there were some comments on one of my logs related to the issue and that’s where the brainstorming was but I have no idea which one).

Laura

@Cofftea: I know!!
@Auggy: I thought that maybe it was uneven steepage in the pot too. My mugs are identical, but maybe one ended up with a little leaf in the bottom post-pour and kept steeping away. Such an odd phenomenon!

LENA

That is odd, but has happened to me as well. I think the cup that gets the last of the pot can tend to be bitter. I have gotten in the habbit of taking a spoon and stirring the tea before pouring it into my cups. Hopefully it will even out the bitterness and not make 2 crappy cups. LOL!

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I’ve had this one sitting in my cupboard for a some time now. I decided I’d finally drink the rest of it and just let it go for good. The last time I drank this I thought “ew, this isn’t very good”. But now I’m thinking “woah! Why haven’t I drank this?” It’s actually pretty good now. Black tea with subtle tastes of chocolate and strawberry. It made a nice pot while cleaning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am still kind of torn on this one. I like it, but there are so many teas in my cabinet that I love. It definitely has a chocolate and light strawberry flavors and the black tea base works well enough with the flavors going on. Any hint of bitterness blends pretty well with the chocolate in the blend. I have an unopened 3 oz. bag that I am sure would not mind being relocated to a new home. If anyone is interested, let me know. Otherwise, I may just drink it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
QueenOfTarts

I’ve wanted to try this tea! Any interest in a trade for it?

SimplyJenW

Nope, I will just send it…Do you want all three ounces?

QueenOfTarts

Oh, I would like for you to save some for yourself or for someone else! Don’t worry about sending me all 3 oz, unless it’s a pain to open it up, etc. etc.

SimplyJenW

I will send you half of it!

QueenOfTarts

Sounds great. Thank you so much!

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I wouldn’t say this one is my favorite from Adagio, but it’s not my least favorite either. I enjoy the playful chocolate-covered strawberries taste, but agree that there is a bitterness to it. I can’t figure out if it’s bitter because of the rose petals or because of the ceylon base, although I didn’t steep any longer than 3 mins. For me this is a fun tea to enjoy in February to get in the V-day spirit. (My wedding anniversary is Feb. 13; I didn’t get to pick the date, I won a wedding in Vegas, but that’s a story for another time.) I recommend as a fun tea, but don’t take it too seriously, or think it represents chocolate tea everywhere.

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I’ve been avoiding this one. Definitely not because I won’t enjoy it, but because it reminds me of my ex fiance. So I figure just dive in, finish it up, and order some when I’m in a better place emotionally. I have enough for 2 cups! Yay!

2.25g/6oz water. I was completely dead set against rose teas when I started my relationship w/ teas, but even then thought raw tea w/ rose mixed in was very pretty. The dark ceylon is a good contrast. I just wish there were more.

Wow this steeps up dark! Just like coffee. The aroma is definitely sweet due to the chocolate/strawberry combo. The flavors hit my tongue in the order I like- black tea, chocolate, strawberry… but… no rose! I’m gonna cry:,(. I love the idea of this so I think I’m going to do my own experimentation. 1.12g strawberry, 1.12g chocolate and .56-1.12g dried rose petals. This would have gotten a higher rating from me if they just would have eliminated them because I wouldn’t have been anticipating them. Serving suggestion: 1tsp-1TB white chocolate creamer.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Woah, five minutes? Didn’t it get bitter?

Cofftea

Nope. 5min for a lot of black teas is pretty standard.

Cofftea

2nd infusion. 6min 40sec. 1TB white chocolate creamer (vanilla chai spice would also be yummy). Good idea, just added too much. The white chocolate is the main flavor w/ a hint of tea and chocolate.

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This has some rose in it so I thought it would be appropriate for Mother’s Day as well as Valentine’s Day. Called my mother up, I’m the only one this year that doesn’t get to see her today, both of my siblings managed to be in the same location as her this year. Oh well.

This tea is…okay. It’s a little sweet and a little bitter and an okay taste, but nothing to write home about. I like the strawberries, and the chocolate doesn’t come through very well, and I’m pretty sure it’s the rose that’s making it bitter, but I can’t be completely sure.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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