558 Tasting Notes
I love love love the scent of this tea steeped. I sniffed it until it was room temperature. I think it was the happy citrusy lemongrass that did it for me. I don’t care for the taste as much as I enjoyed the smell. It is arlight. Something in it is very herbally in a way I’m not sure I like. I’ll try a few more bags and see if it grows on me a bit. It is nice to have another herbal blend to drink in the evenings. And I now have the perfect 5oz cup for one tea bag. Adagio’s tasting set cups are my new favorite cups. I haven’t experimented with the “tea pot” part of the set yet, but I need to order more so I can get more of these cups! Great size for all the samples I’ve been trying.
This has a hint of pumpkin flavor. I was hoping the spices would be stronger, like a pumpkin spice or pumpkin chai, but that’s not what it is marketed as. It is a very warming drink. Halfway through the cup I added a tablespoon of pumpkin spice coffeemate and made more of a tea latte. Maybe a dash of cinnamon would be a nice final touch. This will be a good winter drink, the mellow warmth from the spices will be appreciated with cooler weather.
So smoothly blended is this chai rooibos blend. I drank the cup up quite quickly. Thanks oOTeaOo for the sample of this. I will be ordering some with my next adagio purchase for sure. The spices are just how I like them, and the vanilla sweetens it just enough so I don’t need to add any sugar or any cream.
Now this is a Puerh I can drink. It’s smooth, earthy and sweet. It’s the sweet part that is really making this work for me. The coconut and cocoa make this really enjoyable. There is definitely a nutty taste mixed in with the sweetness. I’m just so happy to have a puerh that I can drink a full cup of, and am contemplating drinking more of! Thanks LauraR for sending this tea my way! I hope to try a few more infusions with these leaves and will report back.
I love bergamot scent, and love it in my black teas as Earl Grey. I’ve tried a few green Earl’s and been less than impressed….until now. I think the cream notes are what I needed to finally enjoy a green earl grey tea. The cream/vanilla flavor adds a smoothness to the flavor that lightens the bergamot and lets it just slip over my tongue. Much more of a silky feel with the creamy taste than I’ve experienced with other Green Earl Greys. And the bergamot is nice and mellow, enough to know it is still there, but not choking me with its perfume. Very nice.
Thanks again to Laura R for this great sample!
This tea is so much more than I had hoped for. When I glanced at bag in the box of samples LauraR sent me, I thought it was just going to be another strawberry green tea blend. Same old same old. Oh, was I wrong. This tea has so much going on but it all blends itself together very well. It tastes like a sparkling strawberry and mixed berry tea with similarities to root beer in it’s sparkle. It tastes like there is sarsaparilla mixed in with all of the goodness of this tea. I have to have another cup. This cup is gone. Teaguys make some great tea! Can’t wait to try more:)
LauraR sent a sample of this my way to try along with some other samples. I’ve never had a roasted mate, just green mate in a highly flavored blend from Teavana. The tea smells of milky chocolate and something roasty and toasty.
I taste the milky chocolate, and a malt, not like an ice cream malt, but like the malty flavor of assam, a very bold assam. Whew…this is a roasty malted tea. I think I would like it more if the chocolate was more pronounced and the malt was less. Might have to play around with the brewing temp or adding a pinch of sugar to see if any more flavor can be brought out.