Has a very faint taste of spices but overall it is a classic example of a tea that smells a lot better than it tastes. Like a lot of desert flavored teas to taste right you need to add a lot of sugar to it which is something that I do not like being forced to do. Although to its credit my grandmother really likes this one plain so it is a matter of taste among some.
181 Tasting Notes
This has to be the most drinkable young sheng puerh that I have yet to have encountered. It brews up a pale brew with a slightly sweet taste with any traces of bitterness or smoke commonly associated with young sheng puerh. Future infusions grow slightly stronger and “puerh notes” begin to emerge yet the enjoyable light and sweet nature remains in this tea.
Looking over the leaves of this tea alone I can tell that it is a higher quality tea as compared to the other cheaper Formosa Oolong offered by Adagio. It has a much lighter and smoother taste to it which includes some more floral flavor notes. Although to be quite honest I prefer the cheaper variety for its simple more earthy flavor.
A very enjoyable dark oolong that is lighter and does not have any clear roasted notes. Overall a smooth rich taste that is slightly earthy and woodsy and at a very cheap price for oolong that does not equate low quality in this case.
Wow I used to think that herbals are pretty much herbals but boy was I wrong. This one is not as sweet and honey like than the other chamomile tea I have on hand. Not that it is bitter or anything is wrong with it, just that it lacks the natural honey flavor notes that I fell in love with another brand.
Its been a while since I’ve had Chamomile tea so it is really hard to judge how it compares to others. What stood out to me with Bigelow Cozy Chamomile the most is the sweetness of the floral notes that come off as tasting a bit like honey to me. So if you like Chamomile with honey this could be worth trying if you want to try reducing your sugar intake as you might find that it does not need honey. Overall a good tea but quite honestly if it wasn’t the need for getting to bed at a decent time and the fact that Chamomile is a natural sleep aid I would not be going out of the way to drink it, but this is good enough to be a semi regular evening tea for me.
A one brew sized sample that came with an order. Overall a bit smoky and bitter for me but I have a feeling that it might have been due to my brewing so I am going to refrain from rating this one.
I’ve never had Champgane before so it is hard for me to fully evaluate the wine aspect of this tea. Overall it has a very light and delicate flavor where even the raspberry blends in well so it comes off more as light flavor notes and not overwhelmingly fruity.
Pink Sonama is a very wonderful fruity white tea that comes off as being more like white wine than a tea in some ways. If you love White Zinfandel wine than you will love this tea as it has the same sweet light fruitiness and melon like flavor notes.
A very interesting floral white tea, that outside of the clear lack of alcohol in some way comes off as a bit more like a white wine than a white tea. A light more floral taste that blends in nicely with the wine flavor.
Normally Assam is not a favorite tea of mine as it comes off as way too malty in a bitter way but this one is actually very good. The tea comes off as lighter for an Assam with a wonderful Cabernet aroma and taste that goes with it. Even if you don’t think you like Assam tea, if you enjoy Cabernet red wine then this is a tea that is really worth trying.
A fairly light and sweet tasting young sheng puerh, without any overwhelming bitterness or smoke. Overall a smooth taste and a light golden amber brew with only a little minor astringency. This is also a “high energy tea” that one could get “tea drunk” on with enough from how you start to feel it in time
This one proved to be a very tasty mini tuocha with a very nice light and smooth Menghai taste. Clearly not made from cheap broken leaves and dust as this mini tuocha easily beats out a lot of cheap bricks and even cakes that I’ve run across.
The Vanilla is nice and strong in Adagio’s Honeybush Vanilla which makes it an enjoyable tea. Although I doubt I will be buying more beyond the sample as while enjoyable it is not one that I see myself wanting to drink that often, not to mention how easy it is to add a few drops of vanilla to a cup of brewed Honeybush tea.
Personally I’m not sure what to think about the comment of Honeybush being very close to Rooibos as while I do not like Rooibos, must be the sweeter honey like notes in Honeybush that make it more enjoyable to me. While Honeybush is my caffeine-free tea of choice that I find enjoyable, quite honestly I would much rather be drinking a nice oolong or ripe puerh if at all possible depending upon the time of day.
Honeybush Chocolate turned out to be one of the stronger tasting honeybush flavored teas I’ve had yet. Unlike a lot of other chocolate teas that I’ve had come off seeming a bit empty and in need of sugar added to give it more flavor, but the natural sweet flavor of honeybush takes care of that nicely.
Like the other fruit flavored honeybush teas I find that the mango taste is fairly light and blends into the honeybush fairly well. Best described as honeybush with light mango flavor notes in the background.
The orange flavor is fairly subtle in how well it blends with the honeybush’s sweetness. If you are looking for a strong orange flavor this is not for you but if you like honeybush and think some extra orange flavor notes would be good, then this would be a good tea for you.
Very bad even following the suggested brewing instructions this turned out with a bitter and sour berry flavor that was bad enough for me to dump the cup of tea down the drain after a single sip.
A generic mint green tea that does not have anything that impressive to me.
A sweet fruity berry tea with a nice light raspberry taste. Can not really taste the tea but with this one it doesn’t really matter as with Lipton flavored teas chances are you are drinking it for the flavor and not the tea.
Another interesting green tea with a nice fruity mix. Personally this flavored green tea comes off as tasting a bit more like a juice cocktail mix than a typical green tea. But that is perfectly fine with me as that is how I treat these less serious flavored green teas as a lower/zero calorie alternative to juice.
Another easy sipper flavored green tea from Lipton. The lemongrass nicely complements and lightens the ginseng. A light flavor that allows the green tea base to show through which is acceptable but not the best.
A very interesting and good tasting teabag green tea. What impresses me the most of this tea is that it tastes like honey yet the ingredients do not include honey as it is actually a mix of green tea, orange peel, chamomile flowers, licorice root, roasted chicory root, natural flavor (whatever that means) and soy lecithin. While not a traditional tea in any sense this herbal honey blend with a very decent green tea base (or at least I could taste that it was green tea and not bad green tea) is very enjoyable. Better watch out tea snobs because if Lipton keeps it up with more teas like this one it can no longer be used as a synonym for bad tea.