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The first sip was a little sharp, so I sweetened it, sipped, added a little more water, sipped, added some vanilla soy milk, sipped and now I think I watered it down too much! :( The hazelnut is really nice! I like it with the spices. There is about one more serving worth in this bag and I’m conflicted! Do I pull it from the TTB and try it again or do I let someone else experience it?! I think I keep it. :P
Holy crap I love the name! A little strong in the clove department and needed sweetening to round it out a bit for my buds. I think I can taste a tiny bit of chocolate, but there isn’t a ton of it coming through, mostly I get pumpkin pie spices. I can’t tell if I’m imagining or actually tasting a nuttiness at the end of each sip. It’s a nice cup and I’d reach for it over a bunch of the other pumpkin spice teas out there, but it isn’t a must have.
P. S. Good job, Lariel!
TTB Tea 2: I was hesitant to try this one, despite how amazing it sounds. I’ve found that I tend to not like nutmeg in teas, and pumpkin teas often have it. I’ve also had bad experiences with adagio teas before. I’m really glad I tried this one though! It has a very Fall scent and feel to it. I definitely get the pumpkin taste and the black tea, and the vanilla smooths them out and makes it creamy. I really like hazelnut, so I could stand to have more of that. But even without that, I really enjoyed this!
Thanks for letting me try your custom blend, Lariel!
This is a lot better than the Adagio teas I’ve been sampling lately, with more depth and complexity. I definitely get the black tea, but the pumpkin does march in and assert itself quickly, with a bit of support from the cinnamon and cardamon.
An interesting fall blend. Thanks for the opportunity!
This is my evening tea for Autumn, so I have to try in on a Summer afternoon.
It smells really nice. The predominate flavour/ scent would be the coconut. Otherwise, I kinda tastes like a coconut treat with a little caramel sauce and some almonds. And it is sweet. So, that worked well.
This is my attempt at chocolate pumpkin pie. So I guess it’s inspired.
Smells nice, like spiced chocolate. The flavour is sweet and a little spicy. Not really much chocolate (there, but subtle), but I do taste the pumpkin. It’s like having creamy pumpkin pie with a sprinkling of chocolate chips.
Sadly, I am without coconut cream pie. So I decided to make a tea instead.
Perhaps I added too much vanilla. Reminds me a bit of those coconut ices I get at the Ren Faire. The coconut is nice without being too strong. So, I tried to make pie tea but ended up with ice cream tea.
Thanks to Lariel for this sample.
This is pretty good, although I’m not at all getting the berry flavours, neither blueberry nor raspberry, that I had expected. This mostly tastes like an Earl Grey to me, with some extra citrus thrown in there, likely from the orange peels. It’s very fresh tasting. I don’t even like Earl Greys that much normally.
I did oversteep this a bit so that might be where the berries went.
Sample sipdown! This one came from Lariel as well. =)
Dry leaf: Smells like raspberry, with notes of bergamot and the earthy black tea base. Slightly sweet smelling.
Brewed: The raspberry and the blueberry come out a bit more, with the bergamot trailing not far behind. I’m also picking up citrus notes (most likely from the orange peel), and hints of vanilla/cream. It’s sweet and earthy smelling.
Taste: The berries aren’t as strong as I’d thought they’d be, given the smell, which is fine as it allows the other flavors to come through. I’m getting the raspberry more than blueberry, but that’s ok. I like raspberry! The cream/vanilla flavor is also quite present. It makes this a smooth, creamy cuppa, but vanilla for me is hit or miss in a tea. This one isn’t what I’d call a miss, but it does taste just a tad artificial for my tastes. I often feel this way about vanilla, though, so it could just be me. The bergamot and the black tea base gives it that “earl grey” taste that I love so. The citrus notes linger at the back of the sip, providing a refreshing aspect. This cuppa is mildly sweet and relaxing.
Overall, this is a pretty good custom blend. The vanilla aspect is something I’m not really feeling (this is just personal preference, I think), though I do like the mouthfeel it gives the cuppa. I also wish the blueberry was slightly more represented in the brew. I do really like the earl grey flavors, here, as well as that nice citrus finish!
Thank you, Lariel, for letting me sample this! Glad to have tried it. =)
This is quite good. The almond and caramel balance out the citrus of the orange, and make sure this tisane doesn’t become bitter, as many with orange flavoring are wont to do. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do, and it’s a great decaf alternative, so I may need more of it!
Since it’s rooibos, it’s not really a full-bodied tea, so spring and summer drinking would be my best bets. Good stuff. Thanks Lariel!