Despite it not being christmas anymore.. I had some for breakfast. c: It’s soo minty. Not too sweet on it’s own, but I may have oversteeped.
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I have the potential to be a big fan of flavoured black teas. Sometimes they’re a real let down, but there are a few gems like this one that are actually pretty good.
You open the tin to a strong scent of candy cane, almost as if you’d just unwrapped the real thing. Dry, you can clearly see peppermint leaves, pieces of candy cane (both large and tiny fragments), and a generous amount of black tea base. All good so far, and I’m reassured that the smell isn’t just artificial flavouring.
To taste, this tea is probably one of the most unusual I’ve tried so far. I can only describe it as vanilla-mint. The vanilla contributes a creamy sweetness, which is tempered by the slight coolness contributed by the mint. It’s almost like you made a cup of black tea, and then swirled a candy cane in it, but there’s a little more depth to the flavour than that. The scent isn’t quite as prominent as when dry, but it’s still noticable and identifiable. I drank this with a dash of milk, because that’s just my way, but I have a feeling it would be just as palatable, maybe more so, without. Maybe next time.
My only complaint would be that I’m not sure the black tea base is the best suited to this flavour. It’s ever so slightly bitter, and doesn’t quite sit as well as I hoped it would. Perhaps I’m looking for something slightly sweeter and less overpowering, to let the candy cane flavour sing, but that’s just my personal taste.
Ultimately, this is a pretty good flavoured black, and one I’ll definetly be drinking more of come the winter proper.
3 people tried this one, two of us gave it a low but drinkable rating, one liked it but didn’t love it. It’s that usual Adagio astringent black tea base, with a definite tingly peppermint in there. Peppermint teas don’t usually give me that tingle and this one does. I can see what people mean about a creaminess to it – it doesn’t have a pure peppermint/black tea flavor, but that vanilla or cream is still very slight and it is still a pretty one-dimensional tea. It might be better with a bit of milk to bring out the creaminess. I’ll probably drink the rest as I have just a sample tin, but I’m not interested in more.
Flavors: Astringent, Creamy, Peppermint
Not sure why the rating is so low for Candy Cane! I love this tea in the winter. In fact, almost every time it’s snowing, I brew up a pot of it. Makes me feel nice and warm while it’s cold and blustery out.
I even had this tea in the summer when I had a cold. The peppermint has a way of making my throat and nose feel better.
Received this as a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas. Hadn’t had it in a while or any flavored blacks from Adagio and forgot that if you drink this after it starts to really cool down, the bitterness really sets in. When its hot and fresh, wow, pretty smooth and minty with no real after taste. A very creamy cup of mint. Once it cools a bit, the bitterness really overshadows the rest of the tea and makes it not as good. But overall, if drank like a latte with some milk, I bet this would be pretty great.