71 Tasting Notes
Got a sample of this and several other Adagio teas in a recent knitting swap. I’m in love! This is a most excellent chai. LOVE the spiciness of it, the strong scent upon opening the packet, and the boldness even after adding milk! It’s got that lovely full-mouth feel, plus the warmth of the spices. Makes for a great tea when you’re cold, when you don’t feel well, etc. LOVE!
Had this one again this morning! I’m always afraid the first time I smell it after I haven’t had it for a couple of days, since it smells exactly like a yucky rooibos, but it never tastes like that. This one is a favorite of mine, still, with it’s pumpkin-y spicy goodness. Nice as a breakfast tea with some milk and sugar :)
I’ve had 2 cups of this so far, and I love it! I can totally see what all the fuss is about, though I don’t understand why the brewing time is so low. I don’t like it much at 2 minutes, but at 3 or 4, it’s awesome! Reminds me of that Russian Tea powder I made in school in 5th grade under Mrs. Hutchinson, who took several trips to Russia as a missionary(I think). Anyway, I love the orange-y flavor and the spice, and it’s very comforting to me. Reminds me of my childhood most definitely. Thanks to all who sing the praises of this tea for making me want to try it!
I had this one as my before-bed tea last night, and I have to admit that I was almost expecting it to be terrible. It smells like candy canes straight out of the box, and upon brewing, the scent is pretty close to that of a certain kind of melt away soft mint I like. The flavor is almost spot on for it too. It’s very tasty, at least if you like candy canes or those soft peppermint pieces. I found it quite relaxing, too :)
My first cup of the day. I was afraid it would taste too strongly of ginger upon opening the bag since the smell was SO STRONG. It made me sneeze. But, brewing, it started smelling just like these ginger cookies I like from Wal-mart. Alone, it’s ok, but with a bit of sugar and some milk, I get almost that exact flavor. Pretty tasty! The ginger is not so strong that you gag from it, but it’s most definitely a ginger tea. I like a tea that is what it’s supposed to be and carries it well. That can’t really be said for a lot of teas. I know, it’s just Celestial Seasonings, but it is still GOOD!
I got this in a swap with teataku- Thank you again!
So this one is great for today as the past few days I’ve been FREEZING. It’s a little warmer today, but still most definitely tea weather. The packets of this tea smell SO GOOD. Like spices. The taste- pumpkin pie! It’s very tasty. I’m not getting as much of the pumpkin as I would like, but it’s definitely there, along with some cinnamon and ginger warmth, and something else. Great cuppa when I want something quick and I’m being lazy- plop in a bag and wait!
I needed a bit of energy this morning after last night’s Halloween antics with 4 kids and a husband in tow. So this one came out. It came from a sample box from KallieBoo, so thanks go to her :)
To be honest, I’m not really digging this tea. It’s too rooibos-y for me. It does have some redeeming qualities though. It’s hot, slightly sweet, and has some spice taste to it. Not one I’d buy for myself though.
Backlog from last night! I had been neglecting some of the teas in my cupboard, and this was one of them. I totally forgot how wonderfully lemony and sweet this one was. It’s delicious, and totally what I think of when I think of lemon tea. I like to put a bit of sugar, and it transforms this into a kind of lemony dessert, like lemon meringue pie or lemon candies. Yummy!