Drinking this as someone recommended it during the last trimester of pregnancy. I like it better steeped at 15 minutes than I do at 10. And actually the one time I forgot about it for longer it tasted better. It has a semblance to a Ceylon black tea, and is an enjoyable cup for me. I will drink this until baby comes (she’s due 10/24!!!) and maybe for cramps and such down the road.
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This is a great cherry flavored tea. Sweet and tart and yum just the way it is. I only steeped 3 minutes as the brew was getting very crimson, almost the color of a deep red wine.
This is my favorite of the adagio green rooibos blends. It has a light sweetness to it that tastes like apple juice and a hint of strawberry flavor. Nothing is over flavored, it just blends well with the natural green rooibos base. Can’t wait to try this iced! So delicous.
I’m really enjoying sampling the green rooibos teas from Adagio. This is the third flavor I’ve tried now. Only the Green Rooibos Key West is remaining.
This rooibos has a strong floral aroma with a sweet, nectar (think syrup from canned peaches) scent. In taste, i definitely taste a floral and nectar, but can’t pinpoint the flower. I bet this would be nice mixed with a jasmine green, for added floral taste. Although I do like most of my jasmine greens plain.
Brewed this up iced last night to enjoy with lunch today. I was quite surprised at how spicy this was. Granted, there are cardamom pods in this, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as noticable with the lemon and pomegranate flavors. I will certainly have to try this hot next go round as I think it would be more enjoyable for me that way.
Great evening tea to relax with. I really enjoy the tangy flavor I get as this cools. I LOVE the amount of coconut shavings and coconut flavor in this blend. DeLicIOUS!
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I was a bit leery of this blend as it contained lapsang tea, which always throws me with its smoky scent and flavor, but in this blend,it really makes a difference.
The tea smells incredibly smoky and sweetly creamy upon brewing. I was a little hesitant to take a sip as the smoke was in the lead for the aroma. There is a bit of smoky flavor in the taste, but the vanilla and cream really tone it down and make it very enjoyable. I can almost taste that golden brown marshmallow (I learned how to be patient with my marsmallows so they wouldn’t end up charred around the time I graduated college). This is a delicous tea and I would recommend to anyone who is a bit hesitant to try smoky teas. This would be a great introductory tea to enjoy.
Thanks KeenTeaTime for the sample!
This was a refreshing iced tea to have post workout this morning. I love the tropical flavors in this blend. And surprisingly, I can still taste the green tea base throughout the sip. Yum. My husband is in love with this tea as well. I will have to keep this one on hand for him. At least until Blackberry Mojito comes back into stock.
This is quite the tropical treat for tonights wet, cloudy evening. I tried this sans additives for the first brewing. I really enjoy it. It is green tea on the forefront, with a papaya twist to the end. A nice sweet ending to an usweetened cup. Quite the tropical flavor. This would be amazing iced. Off to see how the second steep handles and make up a pitcher of iced for tomorrow.
Drank this with some added Tarocco Ruby Orange. This is so naturally sweet and tart. I bought these teas mainly for my husband as he is addicted to these fruit teas. I love how tart and apple flavored this mixture is. I can taste the lemon prominently and I think the tartness is from the pomegranate.
Enjoying this tea. It smells like gingerale, with out the effervescence. I like the bergamot in this with the warm ginger. I used 1 tablespoon with 12oz of water. I really enjoy brewing white tea with this much leaf. I can’t wait to try the second steep iced with a bit of sweetner.
After drinking my cup of Raspberry Lychee tea at Pickwick, I chose a pot of this Grand Earl Grey to have with our meal. They had a delicious array of sandwiches, and the girls and I decided to split three sandwiches three ways. My favorite was a Turkey and Provolone on Marbled Rye with Raspberry Honey Mustard. Wow was it a great sandwich.
The grand earl grey was a nice pot to sip on while enjoying our meal. It had quite a smoky aftertaste, which was not something I expected. I haven’t had a smoky earl before.
We ordered chocolate cherry scones for dessert, served with raspberry jam and clotted cream. OMG….this was the perfect tea with such a sweet dessert. I love how Earl seems to go with just about everything. I may have to pick up some of this, it is so different from other teas I have in my cupboard!
Two co workers and I decided to go out for afternoon tea today at the Pickwick Society tearoom after work today. We started by each choosing a dainty cup (china tea cup) of tea we wanted to enjoy. They the full line of Octavia teas. After smelling several samples, I decided on this tea. I love the ripe, tart berry and sweet lychee fruit aroma and I needed the black tea base to pick me up. Once they brought the tea out to me in a pretty white with pink roses tea cup and saucer, I let it steep for four minutes. The brewed tea had a highly floral scent. Maybe a hint of jasmine? I loved how the sweet lychee hit my tongue first and the berry in the end of the sip. This was devine. I bet it would be great iced as well!
This made a great choice for an afternoon treat this Valentines day. Paired it with a Raspberry Cheesecake cookie and it was sinful. I get almost a tingle on my tongue from sipping this tea. I’m not sure what makes that come across. I really like how the cherry and cream blend together, and the chocolate makes it even more delectable. Great blend! I will have to pick some of this up next adagio order!
Thought today would be the perfect day to sample this tea. I was given some extra pink rosebuds to add to this blend so I added 3 buds to my two teaspoons of leaf. This made for pretty equal tastes of chocolate and rose with a mild black tea. I enjoyed this without sweetner, but may try with honey later this afternoon. Yum.
This is one of the samples I received from Ginkgo with life in teacup. There was a valentine’s special package created for 10 lucky steepster posters and I was lucky enough to be one of them!
I’ve never tried an unflavored oolong, so this is an experience for me. I have seen many raving reviews about different Tie Guan Yin’s and wanted to try one. I followed the steeping instructions in doing a 1 minute prewash/steep, then a 20 second steep with nearly boiling water. I like the infusion that came from the first steep. It is sweet and light and delicately floral. I hope to try more steeps from these leaves.
I had a Pomegranate Tie Guan Yin from Harney several months ago, and now remember it being similar in flavor, but having an added tart fruit flavor from the pomegranate. I do like this tea, I just wish I had more of a vocabulary to explain and describe it.
I don’t know why I hesitated on ordering this one. This is so delicous, creamy and coconuty. I haven’t tasted the cheesecake much, accept in the aftertaste, and not sure I will get the chance to sip this cup as it cools as I am inhaling it. I love that I can’t taste the honeybush flavor much in this brew. Probably because I only steeped it for 3 minutes because the aroma was intoxicating. I really like it at this steeping time.
Thanks so much Lisbet for sending me a few teaspoons of this to try!
I brewed this using more leaf, as I tend to find white flavored teas to be quite light in flavor. I used 2 tbsp for 12oz water. It still amazes me how pale the liquid from white teas is. It almost tastes like grapes. The blend of cranberries, currants and cherries makes it taste grapey? I think my taste buds may be a little off. This tea would probably be better suited for later in the day, but it was still pleasant this morning. Now to brew a cup that will wake me out of this fog.
Quite a tasty chai mix. Brewed it up with cream and sugar as I didn’t have the patience to steep on the stovetop. Leaves were beautiful to watch unfold.
Three bags 20oz water from spirit, kept bags in while drinking. Surprisingly didn’t get bitter. Love this tea at work.
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My first Adagio custom blend arrived today! I was so excited to make this tea, especially after noting that adagio didn’t really make a berry blended green rooibos when they created the green rooibos collection.
Even with just 30% berry blues, I can really taste the blueberry in this blend. It isn’t over the top or too tart that I need to add sugar. I think it is just right! There is a light citrus herbal tone from the lemongrass, and the flavor from the rooibos still shines through. I’m really happy I made this tea and can’t wait to try it iced. I’m hoping this will be a perfect evening blend for those nights I want something fruity and decaf!
Oh, I might be a bit biased on the rating as I created this myself, but if you would care to try a little and give me some feedback on this tea, shoot me a pm or comment and I can send some off to you!