Really, really caffeinated today. For some reason this reminded me of pine and cleaning solvent. I didn’t really focus on the tea as much as I would have liked to, but still didn’t really get the apple.
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“Sipdown #63 This is another one that’s over 2 years old and was stored with peppermint. Why do I do that to myself? Poor mishandled teas. :( I just didn’t know any better back then I guess. ...” Read full tasting note
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The classic combination of apples and spice are supremely enhanced in our Spiced Apple Chai. A lively blend of black tea, Masala spices and bright notes of crisp apple will delight your senses.
We suggest two heaping teaspoons per 6 oz up, boiling water for 5 minutes, Sugar, cream or soy milk if desired.
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Autumy. Very pleasant. Nice balance of apple and spices.
The spices are more like mulling spices than some chai ‘whoa this is spicy’ chais. Which works for this blend.
Normally I drink chai with milk but for my first cuppa I drank it straight up and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I thought my british background would have ruined me for drinking black teas without milk but I’m reconditioning myself apparently.
In the past, I’d always been unsatisfied with my chais. Either the texture wasn’t sufficiently creamy or the flavor was weak. Even with cream as the milky ingredient, it wasn’t quite right. Adam suggested I try using sweetened condensed milk as both the milky ingredient and the sweetener, and I gave it a try this morning.
It did the trick.
I admit, I often like my teas both sweeter and milkier than others. As a result, I put four teaspoons (table-wear, not measuring spoons) of sweetened condensed milk in my tea, however, this is an oversize mug of tea (at least 2 cups’ worth). I’d say two teaspoons per cup is enough to create a pleasantly creamy, quite sweet, spicy chai. The unfortunate side effect of this much added flavor in my tea is the apple flavoring has disappeared. Still, I’m enjoying my mug of tea.
I just made a cup of this… it’s my first tea from my first Adagio order ever. I’m so excited, I can barely sit still. I have twelve little boxes of tea that all smell amazing. Making a decision about what to drink first was hard, but I made a good choice with this one.
It’s not super-strong. I think I might use a little more tea next time. This is pretty mild, but the apple and spice flavors are solid. I added milk and sugar, and I literally cannot put my cup down. I’m trying to sip it, but the tea is disappearing from my cup a little more quickly than I’d like. Guess I’ll just have to make another cup! :)
I won’t go too in-depth, I think many others are spot-on in their reviews.
I tried this for the first time after work yesterday. It’s exactly what I was expecting. A great blend of cinnamon and apple. I prepared it without milk originally to sample the taste, and then had a brilliant idea of adding some caramel topping syrup I had with the hot cup. It created an amazing taste that could easily become my favorite dessert tea.
EDIT: Just noticed some terrible misspellings. That’s what I get for writing in a hurry.
I will admit that I cannot help but raise a skeptical eyebrow at anything from adagio after someone bought me the strawberry black + blueberry black loose leaf tea. Doesn’t take a lot of imagination to figure out I didn’t like them. I gave it all away, and the only perk of the tea was I liked the tins.
Imagine my mixed feelings when a sample came to me for their spiced apple chai.
I love chai. I love apples. I love tea.
Would I love this?
The answer is, yup.
I mean I wasn’t sure ‘does one add milk (as I do in all my chai) to a fruit chai.
I think the answer was safely ’no’ when I made the brew it wasn’t in need.
Rather it was fresh, fruity and dare I say almost like having exotic amazing apple cider (I can’t think of a better analogy because I don’t think this one paintsthe enticing picture this one deserves, but alas….)
Know adagio hasn’t won me over utterly with this, no matter how fab.
Tea scars don’t heal completely…but perhaps I will give them another sip. ;)
I’ve had this tea for probably three years now… That’s my closest estimate. I’ve had it far too long and I should have had it in its prime. I didn’t want to drink it up too fast ‘cause I wanted to enjoy it and make it last thinking I would never order from Adagio myself, but now that I am ordering from them and it’s really not that much of a hassle, I feel I need to use this one up and look at getting some new stuff if I want to have it again.
I had one teabag of this left. It’s not bad, but I feel like it didn’t stand the test of time the way I had hoped it would. It’s lost a lot of the apple goodness to it and it’s more just a cinnamon flavoured chai. Again, no fault of the tea itself, just the person who held onto it for far too long having stored it only in the Ziploc bag they sent it in.
I know I will get this one again as I did at one time absolutely love it and was head over heels for it. So, I shall give it a good rating. Maybe now this will convince me to drink teas faster! And if I don’t like something either throw it out or give it away! I gave away two teas over the weekend before they sat in my cupboard for years, and it felt very liberating!