Sweet Velvet Fog

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Recreated and brought over to iHeartTeas is the same original recipe I created. This blend of mostly smooth buttery caramel, sweet vanilla, and velvety cream teas will envelop your senses like a slow fog. Imagine a smooth and creamy piece of caramel candy. Just one bit and it melts in your mouth. It will give you a feeling of calm sweet bliss and help chase away any bad day. Enjoy!

As seen on Adagio TeaV Episode #38***

Created By: Rachana Carter – iHeartTeas.com

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6768 tasting notes

Backlogging from last night…also a SIPDOWN


yay for sipdowns!

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15131 tasting notes

Tried this one again. Bumping the rating a little as I seem to have found a better balance between the temp and steeping times. Still not my favourite though – there are better caramel/vanilla type teas out there.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thanks for giving it another chance. :)


Rachel – of course! I really love your apricot green tea! This one just isn’t my cup of. heh

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No worries Sil, it happens. If we all like the same tea then what would be the adventure in variety. :)

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431 tasting notes

Enjoying this delight as my last cup this evening. Decided to end with one of my favorite classic comfort teas. It is sweet, creamy, and wraps around you like a warm blanket. A fitting end before a start my one week “tea-fast” tomorrow.

To read more about it and follow my daily updates check out my blog… www.iHeartTeasTheBlog.com
P.S. Be prepared for some rather emotionally charged blog posts starting tomorrow while I go through tea withdrawal.

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Gasp! A tea-fast! I can’t even imagine.
Good luck

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1220 tasting notes

This is actually for the Adagio version, though I do also have some of the one Rachel made for iHeartTeas itself. But I’ve had this one longer so obviously I am drinking it first.

I just made the most ridiculous dessert and included this tea in it. I was given chocolate cabernet pasta for Christmas and remembered I had a bar of white chocolate…so I made a sauce of it, half a cup of this tea brewed strong, and coconut milk. It was still missing something though…in went some blueberry jam and some gelato that really needed to leave the freezer. Topped everything with strawberry slices. I probably just took five years off my life but it’s worth it.

Now I am also drinking the rest of this tea that I made because actually I can’t eat that much of the pasta. (Gee I wonder why). I let it cool while I cooked, and then I added milk and ice to it.

I think this is like the first time an Adagio blend has tasted this good on the first cup. Probably the weirdest thing is that this tastes exactly like the pasta minus the berries. I was hoping for a white chocolate sauce but when I added the pasta, it turned my pretty blue sauce into a chocolate milk color, and it definitely gives it a chocolate cream taste. So, if you do not have ridiculous chocolate pasta on hand, this tea does not have the calories and tastes pretty darn close.

It’s definitely really good iced. I’ll give it a shot as a hot tea too, but I can’t believe how chocolate tasting it is with none of the astringency and grossness I usually get from Adagio flavored teas. Yay!

Food coma bye.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

What an awesome experiment and I’m so glad you enjoyed it my blend along with it. Very exciting and unique. :)

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1629 tasting notes

Dessert for breakfast? I think so! Yum! I taste a lot of caramel in this! My husband guzzled his mug down. Delicious!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

That’s great! I am so glad you both are enjoying it. :)

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1759 tasting notes

This is just what I wanted this morning.
One of those days where I woke up thinking “THIS is the tea I need today”. I love days like that. And oh man did it ever hit the spot. Mmmmmm.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Yay! I do love when that happens. Plus this one does the same for me too. :)


hehe, I’m gonna have to stop drinking it down so fast cuz I’m not allowed to order anything else til I have a BUNCH of sipdowns. I need this to last me til I can order a big bunch!!!


Don’t you have tea for us at your place? Also….you have a bunch of tea at my place


Sil, yup yup! from STE

Rachel: you got it! just the way it should be hahaha

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6106 tasting notes

Received yet another package of tea today… this time it was my order from iheartteas.com!! Exciting! I ordered a few of Rachel’s custom blends (and some Golden Moon Coconut Pouchong), and am trying to make some good headway on trying everything this evening, even though I should be sleeping/working on things (but I’m so stressed out all I can do is post mindlessly on Steepster… thank goodness it’s working again!)

The aroma of this one is pretty familiar, steeped. Luckily, it’s familiar in a good way. Malty and caramelly/vanilla-y. I can see why someone (is it Angrboda???) is questing for the perfect vanilla black. So decadent.

With 3.5 minutes of steeping, I’m getting more astringency than I would like, yet the tea’s a bit weak. I think I may have overdone the water a bit, and should drop the infusion time down to 3 minutes. However, in spite of the astringency I can taste some really nice caramelly/creamy notes. Definitely looking forward to my second attempt! During which I should also brew up some of 52teas’ Pot O’ Gold and Market Spice’s Rum Butter for comparison. No need to have a plethora of similarly-flavoured teas in my cupboard.

In spite of the astringency, I’m definitely enjoying this cup of tea – it’s nearly gone already. It’s tempting to add some milk and sugar, but I think that would ruin me for drinking flavoured blacks without! Nom nom. Off I go to brew up another new tea before I toodle off to bed for the evening.

ETA: 199F for an accidental 6.5 minutes is surprisingly not astringent. Obviously not as flavourful as I’d like, but worth the second round :)

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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807 tasting notes

This tea did not smell like much at all in dry form.
Steeped it smells A MAZ ING!
Taste: A very creamy indulgence! Notes of vanilla and caramel just as described!
Perfectly sweet but not too sweet!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

So glad to see you enjoyed this one as well. It is one of my favorites and a top seller


I would keep this on hand as a good breakfast staple when I am having toast or some not sweet breakfast as a sweet counter part! It is very good and not TOO sweet just perfect like the jam on toast so this instead of the jam haha more healthy! :)

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392 tasting notes

Thanks for sending this to me Rachel!!

Mmm… I love adagios caramel tea so this tea is right up my alley. It is a little less caramelly and a little more creamy than the plain caramel tea. I am really enjoying it! I had my first cup with milk which brought out the creaminess and I am about to have my second cup plain. This was an excellent first tea of the morning. And really is an excellent tea for anyone with a sweet tooth like myself – haha!


Send infusion just as good as the first. My morning was started off right!

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102 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure if I’d like this tea because sometimes teas that have a lot of flavors, especially caramel, come across as too sweet, or you can’t taste the tea for the flavors. Wow, am I glad I decided to give it a try. This is the best vanilla tea I’ve ever had. It is intensely flavorful but you can still taste the black tea. The flavors all blend together beautifully. The caramel gives the vanilla extra depth. I didn’t detect as many of the cream notes, but perhaps if I try it iced I will. Thank you, Rachel, for creating this delicious blend that caters to my sweet tooth without adding any extra pounds! I will be back to buy more.

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Yay! Thank you so much for the kind words I really appreciate you taking a chance on this blend. You explained it perfectly and I feel exactly as you do about this tea. :)

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