Ooof. This stuff is bitter and unpleasant.
Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Cinnamon
“Sipdown! The more of this I drink, the less I like it. The cinnamon is okay, but I’m just not a fan of the base Adagio use for their flavoured black teas. I think some of the unidentified...” Read full tasting note
“Another from the Flavors sampler. Strong smell of cinnamon and some earthiness in the sample tin, and I can see little pieces of what look like cinnamon stick among the tea leaves. The cinnamon is...” Read full tasting note
“this is one of the very last of the caffeinated teas i have to sample from my tea swaps. all the other samples i have are either ones i bought for myself or herbal. that’s a lot of teas i got...” Read full tasting note
“WOW! Holy Cinnamon smell! This tea smells just like those red disc candies that I used to like. I got this as a sample thank God, cuz Im not too impressed with it. I...” Read full tasting note
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I have a pyramid teabag sample of this blend to sample while I watch The Fifth Element this afternoon (I love that film).
Ok this tea is pretty bad, it has very little cinnamon in it! It just tastes like a black tea with a slight dry spicy after taste that lasts a second. The black tastes like a Yunnan so it’s very thick and malty with some smoke, not the best match for cinnamon anyway in my opinion.
Throwing this one away :/
This was part of the Adagio flavor sampler I bought a while back, but I’m just now getting to it. The cinnamon smell is VERY strong, almost overwhelming. I could smell it even before opening the package. It’s not an unpleasant smell, just powerful. The taste… is mediocre. You smell the cinnamon much more than you taste it unless you add a fair amount of sweetener. Aside from that, it’s a “sturdy” black tea, but nothing particularly special.
I love the smell of the Cinnamon prior to steeping and I think it would be ok if the taste wasn’t a sweet cinnamon…almost like a Cinnamon Red Hot Candy. If it were just Cinnamon and not sweet I might give it a neutral. I’m afraid I am not able to handle this one like I first thought. I hate to give it a thumbs down but I’m not sure what else to do. Sorry.
Oh yes, this is very definitely cinnamon. The leaves absolutely reek of cinnamon far overpowering any particular scent of tea. After steeping it more or less the same story. I can pick up a hint of tea in the scent but mostly it’s just cinnamon. For some reason I’m also getting a strong note of honey.
It doesn’t taste as overly cinnamon-y as it smells, thankfully. There actually seems to be very little cinnamon in the flavour or perhaps it’s because the strong aroma has made me expect more.
I’m undecided about whether or not I like it. I dislike the scent, but it’s drinkable. It would have been more suitable around christmas time though. Buying more of this is unlikely.