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A huge thank you to MissB, who was kind enough to send me a sample of this wishlist tea that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to get my hands on. The UK Adagio site is a lot more limited than the US site in terms of stock, and the fandom blends in particular are very limited over here. It’s a shame too, because the fandom blends are what I’m most interested in with Adagio.
This tea reminds me of another fandom blend I really like, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Sort of like the Mycroft blend, if it didn’t have the chai spices? A little of Mrs Hudson thrown into the mix? It reminds me of pancakes. The flavour of the vanilla and almond without milk is absolutely delicious, if a little artificial-leaning, but as I find common in Adagio blends, the tea is too astringent for me to handle without adding milk to temper it. Unfortunately this tones down the almond and vanilla, but brings out a hint of the chocolate more and this is when I get that ‘pancakey’ sort of impression. I could swear there’s a hint of cinnamon in there too, but it’s not listed in the ingredients.
It’s a tasty mug of tea and I’m super happy to have had the opportunity to try it, but thankfully it’s not so amazing that I’m overly upset by the fact that I can’t get my hands on any more of it. As long as I can still have Nine, I’ll be okay as far as the Adagio fandom blends are concerned. Sipdown 225/400.
This tea cold steeps very successfully! I’ve drank it hot many times, and never found it anything to write home about, but cold brewed this is making me want to order another tin! It’s mostly vanilla and coconut, and the malty Assam base comes through enough to add to the blend but not enough to make it bitter or overpower the more delicate flavours. The apple comes through more hot than it does cold, but there is still a hint of apple pie in the cold brew. Eleven might not be my favourite doctor, but he’s a winner in cold-brewed tea form.
If anyone is wondering, my favourite of the new doctors is Nine. Yes I am aware I’m the only one. I also love Ten, but who doesn’t?
DANG IT. I knew I should have reviewed this when I drank it. I know it was tasty, but I’m completely drawing a blank on what the flavours were. Even reading the ingredients list is not jogging my memory (green EG, irish breakfast, blueberry). I’m never a huge fan of green/black blends, but I brewed as a green and that seemed to work. Ugh. I just know that I did indeed enjoy it. Thanks… I’m not sure who :/ (Terri, I think, reading tasting notes!)
Handoff from Sil, originally from Jump62359. Thanks, both!
After brewing (and sampling), it was clear that this was a black/green blend, and I’d steeped it incorrectly. Sad. Overly hot water on the green tea didn’t do well for it, so it was astringent and unremarkable. The resteep was somewhat better, which gives me hope for round 2 with 180F water.
Unknown steep time provided with tea. Steeped 2 minutes. Tea smells like dehydrated blueberries with some cinnamon undertones. Warm water taste, not a lot of substance. Would drink but wouldn’t re-purchase. Tried 10.2018
Flavors: Blueberry, Cinnamon
I had such high hopes for this tea, especially because of its popularity on Adagio’s website. However, I was really let down by the flavors. I kept seeing reviews where people mentioned how it tasted like a chocolate chip cookie. I sadly didn’t get much of that impression. It was honestly kind of weak. Basically all I got was a cup of standard black tea, nothing special in terms of taste. I hate saying that because I really wanted to love it.
Yeah, I dislike smokey teas. I’ll still drink up te remainder of my sample, but I don’t like the savoury smoked pine flavour. It just reminds me of smoked salmon and those smoking chips I use to smoke things. It is drinkable with milk, but I wouldn’t ever buy this.
Flavors: Campfire, Oats, Smoke, Smoked, Thick
I tried this with the blender’s recommended recipe for “sick tea” once. It involve steeping the tea in hot milk and stirring in a little bit of butter. This is just a really comforting cup of tea for cold, rainy or snowy mornings or if you need something really mellow.
Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel
Bears a striking resemblance to Reichenbach Recovery because they have the same base but this one does smell or taste as subdued. Not one to normally reach for earl gray but recently it has become more my cup. I think it’s the bergamot that I’ve had in other teas that made me willing to try this blend. Although this is advertised as having berries as a main note, I don’t taste them. It does come off as a floral, creamy earl gray which is nice with a dash of milk and sweetner. Maybe the berry taste is found in this steeped black. Something to try in the future.
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Sweet
A robust blend of green and black tea, this tea will keep your kicking while warming you up. Although I expected more chestnut and anise, the first taste as a bit astringent without modification. It’s bold, like a stout. With a dash of milk and sweetener though, this loud and strong tea becomes a full-bodied, thick, and caramel consistency that lingers pleasantly on the tongue.
Flavors: Chestnut, Malt, Smoke, Spices
I love this tea! It’s basically a combination of an earl grey and a blueberry muffin. This tea is lovely with a bit of milk and sugar. This is one of my favorite morning teas, because it is a great way to wake up in the morning. I’m planning on trying this one as a latte soon because I think it would be great as a latte!
Flavors: Bergamot, Blueberry
When I bought this I was hoping that the apricot wasn’t going to get overwhelmed by the other teas in the blend, but the worrying was for not.
This tea is simply divine and the amount of apricot in it is perfect. It goes really well with the dark flavors of the mambo and toasted mate teas and I will be ordering this again.
Sipdown! And… disappointed. I drank this last Friday, but have literally zero memory of it, since I was at work. I have to assume that it was generally unremarkable because of that – I don’t really know what I was expecting (heat?)
Thanks (indirectly) to Jump62359 for the sample!
ETA: Wait!! Now I see it had lapsang, and I definitely remember at least steeping it – it was quite potent. The lapsang mustn’t have been too potent, as I drank it straight – so probably a decent tea. Wish I could time travel and think a bit more while sipping.
I must have two separate samples of this one, since I apparently reviewed it 3 months ago, but the baggie I’m sipping down right now, I believe, was from a box that I hadn’t touched in years. Either way, it was good! Definite blackberry, and I think I could tell it was an earl grey (yes, ok, the flavours have waned a little here). Regardless, it was yummy. I’m feeling a craving for blackberry cream teas coming on, writing about this… might have to dip into my AQ2T blackberry… whatever that tea is. The yummy one. :D
I apparently liked this much more last time I drank it. Possibly an age thing, or perhaps I oversteeped. Hard to say. It really mostly tasted like an EG, maybe a teensy bit of cream, but it looks like there are a lot of flavours I missed this time around! It was also kind of astringent, which makes me think user error, not age. Oh well, it was still good (I may have added some cream and vanilla agave).
This tea is likely from Cavocorax , although I can’t be sure. Either way – it was quite an enjoyable little earl grey for an afternoon last week! Not particularly astringent, with some creaminess. I assume there’s likely a third ingredient as well (fruit?) but am unsure.
Nice to get to trying another one of these awesome fandom teas!