Adagio Chestnut (Holiday) Tea

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Adagio Chestnut (Holiday) Tea

by yukondoit » Dec 13th 07 6:08 pm

I just wanted to say that this Adagio chestnut tea is one of the BEST black teas I have ever, ever, ever had. It is fantastic. Definitely my favorite holiday tea, though the peppermint is amazing as well. Anyone else had any interesting holiday teas?

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by teaforleelee » Dec 16th 07 2:51 am

The chestnut is very subtle to me, but I still like it. Thats saying a lot considering I like the flavor in the tea to be strong. Adagio's gingerbread is too subtle, too, but I like that as well. Their candy apple tastes like water to me, and the pumpkin spice doesnt really taste like anything other than black tea (which really disappointed me). Now I go to my cupboard to try the cranberry and the candy cane. Wish me luck. I was really excited about the holiday teas, but I wish they all had more flavor. :cry:

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by Chip » Dec 16th 07 3:13 am

...Have you tried using more tea, leelee??? Or a longer steep time...

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by teaforleelee » Dec 16th 07 3:31 am

Chip, I've tried using more tea and a longer steep time, and all it did for me was make it more bitter. ...I don't get it. I have this problem with quite a few flavored black teas.
So then I tried more tea, but less steep time, so as to cut down on the bitterness. It worked, but I was still left with the same bland tea. I can't win.
Mmm, but I just sat down with a cup of the candy cane, and its a winner. Thank goodness.

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by Chip » Dec 16th 07 3:41 am

Leelee, when experimenting with parameters, it is best to change only one at a time, so you can truly see its effect, not sure if that is what you are doing or not.

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by teaforleelee » Dec 16th 07 4:23 am

That makes sense. Thats what I did after the first expiriment, I just wish it yielded better results.

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by yukondoit » Dec 16th 07 11:57 am

I wrote some reviews for the holiday teas in my tea blog (the link's in my profile). I thought the peppermint was WAY overdone, and I had a similar problem with the chestnut -- I couldn't get it to be really strong --

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by Mary R » Dec 16th 07 2:31 pm

I just checked your blog out and saw your review for Dragonwater's Pumpkin Rooibos where you say "Ok, this is the best rooibos blend I have ever tasted. Ever. Hands down."

I just wanted to say that I totally agree. It's the only rooibos I've ever bought in bulk, I like it that much. I really enjoy the reviews you post--keep up the good work!

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by yukondoit » Dec 16th 07 2:56 pm

Thanks! Once I get a bit more up I will probably post a topic in the Other category asking for feedback. I started this yesterday so its obviously come a long way! And the pumpkin rooibos.....mmmm.....such amazing flavor. I also bought a large bag of it after trying it. Now I'm waiting for a huge bag of white melon and a huge bag of pumpkin rooibos.

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by teaforleelee » Dec 16th 07 6:02 pm

Pumpkin Rooibos. Sounds great. Can you really taste the pumpkin flavor, and do you know if theyre still selling it/how long it'll be available (assuming its a holiday/fall tea)?

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by yukondoit » Dec 16th 07 6:06 pm

teaforleelee wrote:Pumpkin Rooibos. Sounds great. Can you really taste the pumpkin flavor, and do you know if theyre still selling it/how long it'll be available (assuming its a holiday/fall tea)?

You taste pumpkin, but it is not overwhelmingly pumpkin...there are a lot of other flavors in there. It's available full-time, it's not a holiday tea.

www.dragonwater.com

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by Mary R » Dec 16th 07 8:17 pm

I'll disagree a bit with yukon, but taste is subjective. Anyway...I would live on pumpkin if I could. It's one of my favorite vegetables, and I add it to everything. (I even made pumpkin enchiladas once. My fixation is high.) I can't taste a lick of pumpkin in the rooibos blend. However, I do think it tastes like some sort of creamy dessert. Perhaps eggnog or buttercream icing. It's just lightly fruity and very pleasant, but if you buy it expecting pumpkin pie you'll be disappointed.

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by scruffmcgruff » Dec 16th 07 8:20 pm

I made pumpkin ice cream once, but it was in summer so nobody really felt like pumpkin-flavored anything. It was good though, mmmmmm.

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by yukondoit » Dec 16th 07 8:22 pm

Scruff McGruff wrote:I made pumpkin ice cream once, but it was in summer so nobody really felt like pumpkin-flavored anything. It was good though, mmmmmm.

I eat pumpkin ice cream with pumpkin pie in the fall. It's awesome.

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by teaforleelee » Dec 16th 07 8:32 pm

Sounds wonderful, either way. Thanks. I was on that site last night, and I think I'll be making a big sample order soon. Any other suggestions from them?