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bonfire

by adagio teas

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type: herbal

origin: usa

caffeine: light

price level: $$$$

Crisp autumn nights call for warmth and comfort and little can better provide them than an autumn Bonfire. Behold our Bonfire blend: Honeybush hazelnut and cocoa nibs relax and ground you, while a spice blend of aniseed, cinnamon, clove and orange peel offer cozy comfort and zest. Apples and rose hips add soft sweetness while lapsang and red peppercorn offer hints of smoke and the flickering spark of heat. A perfect tea for fireside enjoyment or downtime dreaming. Steep at 212°F for 5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Karie B.

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      This tea seems to evoke a lot of comments both positive and negative. I thought it was really good. It's somewhat smoky and has an interesting spice profile.

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      Laura Hammack

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      This is a bold flavorful tea. The aniseed is not over powering and is coupled well with the cinnamon and orange.

    • Brannon Hall

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      Well, this tea is aptly named. As another reviewer stated, it tastes like a bonfire in a cup. I'll admit the liqueur tasted better than I expected, given the aroma of the dry tea leaves. But it still tasted like a bonfire. Some have suggested that it works well as part of a blend, but I highly doubt I will even try that.

    • Galatea D

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      Very nice tea. With a little stevia it is like mellow red hots in a cup.

    • Kim J.

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      The smoky-ness of the lapsang souchong overpowers everything else in this blend. I do get a hint of the aniseed, so to me, it is a smoky anise tea.

    • Kimberly Hnatko

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      If you like lapsang souchong, then you will probably enjoy this. I personally don't like it. It does actually taste like a bonfire, so I guess if that's what are going for, you'll love it.

    • Sky Kutil

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      Overall the smell is just too much for me but the taste itself is pretty decent. The taste just doesn’t make it worth it to me to deal with the smell.

    • Red Wolfe

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      This was overall pretty meh. I like smoky and spicy teas, but this was just kind of lackluster. Mellow on the smoke and spice.

    • Contessa Richter

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      this is such a great comforting tea. I'm learning that I really do like lapsang suchong especially when made into a latte. Happy Fall!

    • melissa Dichiaro

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      This his a very different and interesting tea but the Smokey flavor isn’t for me

    • A. Wood

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      So yummy. I wish they offer it as a permanent product instead of rewards.

    • Mikayla Jenkins

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      No amount of words can truly express how fond I am of this tea. It has an amazing balance that surprised me. It was certainly love at first sip. I've drank tea for years and even indulging in some more expensive teas, and never have I had a tea speak to me as this one has. Smokey but not overpowering and a sweet succulent after taste. You won't regret this tea if you love the smokey types.

    • Cassandra Guild

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      This tea is incredibly smokey and incredibly delicious. It has a great spicy taste to it, but I think adding cream and sugar makes it even better.

    • Krista S

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      I think this is the only Adagio tea I haven’t liked, and I’ve tried a Lot of them now. Honey helps a lot, honestly. Without it this smoky, spice-based mix just doesn’t quite work for me. Can’t win ‘em all, I suppose...

    • Lydia Getgen

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      When I bought this tea I was unsure of what to expect, but I absolutely adore the smokey profile of this tea. I love it with a little sugar and sometimes a little milk or cream

    • Annie Katharine

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      It really does live up to it's name! It tastes just like a camping trip. Very snoky.

    • Casey Wolfe

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      The aroma is amazing! Combine that with the taste and it's literally like I'm sitting in front of the fireplace. It's a little sweet, a little spice, a little smoke, and it just all combines in this really nice cup of tea. If you're looking for something warm and homey, this is it. Bonus for being "trace amounts" of caffeine.

    • Blayne Cook

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      Absolutely disgusting. The smokiness of the lapsang goes horribly with the spices and overpowering creme brûlée flavor

    • Kyla Robbins

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      When you open this tea, you smell a bonfire in a bag. I wasn't sure I was going to like it for this reason. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it. I really really like it. I like it as is, but you could add a little honey if you want a sweet taste to it. Such a great tea. The other thing I like about it is it is low in caffeine so I can have a cup in the evening without really disturbing my sleep.

    • Casey Covel

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      Bonfire is a tea that brings autumn to mind and truly is best enjoyed during the cooler months of the year. Being nearly caffeine free makes it the perfect beverage for a cozy evening after a long day (and in my opinion has a slightly sedative effect). My steep brought the honeybush and clove/peppercorn flavors to the forefront, creating a taste much like the scent of a fragrant but spicy candle shop. Those who find pure lapsang to be overpowering may find a more welcoming and subtle alternative here. This tea truly is an unusual blend of flavors that's worth experience (even if only as a sampler), especially from September - November.

    • Sothis

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      I wish this was offered all year round! It's reminiscent of everything fall means. Anyone from outside a city limit can resonate with the warm smoky flavor of this tea.

    • Crystal Nicol

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      This one is definitely an acquired taste. I love the idea of it and I can see how this could be a favorite for some but there was too much of the smoky flavoring for me. I tried it with almond milk and honey as well but still didn t love the taste.