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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Tea 'Monster Mash' - Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf  Tea 'Monster Mash'

You'll be screaming with delight over our mischievously marvelous Monster Mash! One cup of this brew and you will feel like you've risen from the dead. *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.

High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Natural Creme Flavor & Natural Caramel Flavor

Steep: 
2 tsp
212°F
3 min
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: vanilla cream
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey black, hints vanilla
Flavor: astringent black tea, hint vanilla at the end
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Post-Steep Additives: 
Sugar
vanilla, toasty black tea

milk
doesn't remove astringency

Comments:
The packaging has no information about steeping or ingredients so I had to guess (later looked it up online)

Resteep: 
4min
much lighter
weak and meh but drinkable

Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Candy Apple Concoction' - Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Candy Apple Concoction'

Who needs to go bobbing for apples when you can steep a sweet cup of our Candy Apple Concoction? A taste reminiscent of the trick-or-treating and carnival favorite, making for a decadent treat. 
*Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.

High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Apple Pieces, Natural Caramel Apple Flavor, Cinnamon Bark & Natural Vanilla Flavor

Steep: 
2 tsp
212°F
4 min
kati loose tea system 12oz 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: black bakey tea, candy apple
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey, hint candy apple coating
Flavor: bakey black tea
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: dark barely translucent dark orange brown

Post-Steep Additives: 
Honey
slightly more candy apple

Comments:
The packaging has no information about steeping or ingredients so I had to guess (later looked it up online)

Resteep: 
weak, not worth it

Attempt 2
2 minutes and 3 minutes
still mostly a black tea, not a flavored black, meh

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Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Disclaimer: 
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Sunday, November 6, 2022

DAVIDsTea Teabag Herbal Tea 'butterscotch chai'

Tea: 
DAVIDsTea Teabag Herbal Tea 'butterscotch chai'

Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Steep: 
212°F
5 min

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: butterscotch, rooibos
Steeped Tea Smell: rooibos
Flavor: rooibos, butterscotch finish
Body: Light
Liquor: translucent very light orange yellow

Comments: thin and watery

Post-Steep Additives:
 
sugar
much more butterscotch, hint chai (cinnamon, ginger)

Comments:
two teabags didn't change much

Resteep: 
didn't work

Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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DAVIDsTea Teabag Herbal Tea 'monster mash'

Tea: 
DAVIDsTea Teabag Herbal Tea 'monster mash'

Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Steep: 
212°F
6 min

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: spice, cinnamon, woody, clove
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, clove, pumpkin
Flavor: cinnamon, wood, clove, ginger, sweet
Body: Medium 
Aftertaste: clove
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Comments:
having just made pumpkin puree from scratch to put in coffee, it does. not have much flavor! so this is mostly pumpkin spice rooibos, and delicious

Post-Steep Additives: 
honey
yumm dessert tea

Resteep: 
did not work

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Disclaimer: 
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Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Bat Brew' - Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Bat Brew'

Fire burn and cauldron bubble, our Bat Brew you're sure to guzzle! We've taken our Chocolate Chai to a new level by blending it with chocolate chips, resulting in an indulgent sweet treat. One sip and you'll feel like you've just raided the trick-or-treat bag... minus the guilt. 
*Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.

Moderate caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Natural Cinnamon Flavor & Chocolate Chips

Steep: 
3 tsp
500ml
212°F
3 min
kati loose tea system 12oz 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: spicy, clove, ginger, cardamom
Steeped Tea Smell: clove, cinnamon
Flavor: cinnamon clove spice masala chai
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark red brown

Post-Steep Additives: 
Sugar, milk
tasty masala chai...

Comments:
The packaging has no information about steeping or ingredients so I had to guess (later looked it up online)

not getting the chocolate

Resteep: 
astringent, OK

Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Thursday, November 3, 2022

DAVIDsTea Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'Forever Nuts'

Tea: 
DAVIDsTea Loose Leaf and Teabag Herbal Tea 'Forever Nuts'

Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Steep: 
212°F
5 min
Mesh basket strainer 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: Roasted sweet nuts reminds me of Renaissance festivals
Steeped Tea Smell: Sweet roasted nuts
Flavor: Sweet, hint nutty
Liquor: Translucent pink ... Red?

Comments: Sadly never add good as it smells, but still tasty. Good with and without sweetener.

Resteep: 
Does not resteep well

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 

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Disclaimer: 
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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Cat Scratch' - Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Cat Scratch'

No, it's not witch-ful thinking... our Cat Scratch blend is wickedly delightful! Indulgent and robust, this tea blends cinnamon and our customer favorite... Tiger Eye. WARNING: Don't steep this tea too late, or you may start to think you're hearing things going bump in night! 

*Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.

Moderate caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Cinnamon Pieces, Natural Caramel Flavor, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Vanilla Flavor & Natural Chocolate Flavor

Steep: 
2 tsp
212°F
3 min
kati loose tea system 12oz 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: coco
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey black
Flavor: bakey black
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Post-Steep Additives: 
sugar
chocolate black tea

Comments:
cinnamon, vanilla and caramel didn't come out

also frustrating the packaging lacks steep instructions

Resteep: 
sugar+milk
chocolate comes out more

Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'Pumpkin Potion' - Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Tea: 
Adagio Teas Loose Leaf Herbal Tea 'Pumpkin Potion'

Herbal Tisane  (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)

Take one sip of our Pumpkin Potion and you're sure to fall under its spell. This naturally caffeine-free concoction contains our ever popular Honeybush Pumpkin Chai and a dash of cocoa nibs. Whip up a pot of this brew in your favorite cauldron for a perfectly spook-tacular treat! *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles. 

No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 7 minutes.

Ingredients: Blended With Honeybush Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Ginger Root, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor & Safflowers

Steep: 
3 tsp
212°F
6 min
kati loose tea system 12oz 

Tasting Notes: 
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon
Flavor: cinnamon rooibos
Liquor: opaque dark red brown

Post-Steep Additives: 
Sugar
still a cinnamon rooibos

Tastes fine but missing out on the other flavors

Comments:
The packaging has no information about steeping or ingredients so I had to guess (later looked it up online)

Resteep: 
9min
Weak, spiced water
not worth drinking

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Leaf system: 
1=Bleh! not again if it were free 
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options 
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out 
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing 


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Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Adagio Teas Wicked Teas Halloween sampler set

Check this tag for all the reviews: https://amazonv.blogspot.com/search/label/Wicked%20Teas

Contains six teas:
  1. Pumpkin Potion
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130952
    2. Take one sip of our Pumpkin Potion and you're sure to fall under its spell. This naturally caffeine-free concoction contains our ever popular Honeybush Pumpkin Chai and a dash of cocoa nibs. Whip up a pot of this brew in your favorite cauldron for a perfectly spook-tacular treat! *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles. 
    3. No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 7 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Honeybush Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Ginger Root, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor & Safflowers
  2. Cat Scratch
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130949
    2. No, it's not witch-ful thinking... our Cat Scratch blend is wickedly delightful! Indulgent and robust, this tea blends cinnamon and our customer favorite... Tiger Eye. WARNING: Don't steep this tea too late, or you may start to think you're hearing things going bump in night! *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.
    3. Moderate caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Cinnamon Pieces, Natural Caramel Flavor, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Vanilla Flavor & Natural Chocolate Flavor
  3. Bat Brew
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130946
    2. Fire burn and cauldron bubble, our Bat Brew you're sure to guzzle! We've taken our Chocolate Chai to a new level by blending it with chocolate chips, resulting in an indulgent sweet treat. One sip and you'll feel like you've just raided the trick-or-treat bag... minus the guilt. *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.
    3. Moderate caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Natural Cinnamon Flavor & Chocolate Chips
  4. Monster Mash
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130951
    2. You'll be screaming with delight over our mischievously marvelous Monster Mash! One cup of this brew and you will feel like you've risen from the dead. *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.
    3. High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Natural Creme Flavor & Natural Caramel Flavor
  5. Ghoul Gulp
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130950
    2. We've got a spook-takular tea that is sure to satisfy any ghost, goblin, and ghoul. Perfect for late-night hauntings, our frightfully smooth decaf vanilla tea is accented with coconut pieces. The perfect accompaniment after a night of trick-o-treating. *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.
    3. No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Decaf Ceylon Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor & Coconut Pieces
  6. Candy Apple Concoction
    1. https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=130948
    2. Who needs to go bobbing for apples when you can steep a sweet cup of our Candy Apple Concoction? A taste reminiscent of the trick-or-treating and carnival favorite, making for a decadent treat. *Please note that when purchased individually, they do not contain sprinkles.
    3. High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
    4. Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Apple Pieces, Natural Caramel Apple Flavor, Cinnamon Bark & Natural Vanilla Flavor

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