I am a little behind on reviewing this Masala Chai from Adagio Teas. I went camping back in March and took this one along with me, even shared it with some of my friends! It's a delicious brew, and perfect for a cold morning in a campsite!
This chai tea has warm notes has hints of cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, and ginger. This chai has a ceylon tea base and these spices bring a punch of flavor sure to warm you up. This is one of the few samples that I drank up in less than a month! Sometimes I added a little cream and other times I drank it just they way it was - both were equally delicious!
This tea does have a lot of caffeine, which is great if you are a coffee drinker trying new teas or really need a boost of energy. I highly recommend this one!
I give this tea a 5 out of 5 stars.
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I received the Primula Blooming Jasmine Teas on a Reddit Gifts and they are so beautiful! I just want to keep them in my teapot! While I am not a huge fan of Jasmine teas - they truly taste like the backside of an old lady, I find these blooming teas to just so fun!
I did try this tea, just in case my taste buds have changed, but alas, Jasmine tea is just not my thing. I will say it has a softer floral profile and isn't as bitter as some jasmine teas I have tried before.
The coolest thing about these teas are they are hand-sewn in China and at AA grade teas. There are 12 blooms in a tin, and each bloom offers a different floral profile and design. You can read more about these jasmine teas here.
I give this tea 2 out 5.
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This Pina Colada tea is the perfect brew for a summer morning or a cold winter day when you are dreaming about the summertime! With plenty of coconut overtones and pineapple accents, this tea is a great tribute to the timeless cocktail.
I wouldn't call it a favorite tea, but it was definitely a fun sample! (Thanks Adagio Teas!!)
The tea has chunks of pineapple, coconut flakes, dried apples, rose hips and dried hibiscus. A decaf tea with lots of flavor. It is recommended to steep this tea at 212 degrees and I I steeped mine for about 7 minutes, but you can go longer if you want a more tangy flavor profile.
I rate this tea 3 out of 5 stars.
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If you are looking for a tangy tea Shogun by TeaGschwendner is it! Mixed with the sour rhubarb chunks, dried raspberries, apple with a green tea loose leaf, this is a deliciously tart tea perfect for a spring day. I found this tea on a trip to Chicago, Illinois.
Make this tea hot or cold, both are delicious. When sipping a hot cuppa with this tea, be sure to steep for at least 4 minutes to get the strength of the flavors - unless of course you like your tea weak! Sweeten with honey, if you must.
This tea makes a great tea cocktail, too! I like to mix this one with Boodles Gin. The botanical flavors of this gin compliment the sharp rhubarb and raspberry in this tea. I serve this tea cocktail over one large ice cube and it makes a very nice slow sip.
I rate this tea a 4 out of 5 stars.
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