I’m finishing the last of this sample that I procured from Adagio. I think that this may just be the best cup of this yet! The aroma is nice – strong black tea, but a nice lingering essence of the citrus as well.
The flavor is that of a strong black tea. Adagio uses a Ceylon unlike any other that I’ve encountered – most Ceylons tend to possess a smooth, mild character but this is much more robust, with hints of a somewhat smoky character, and even a little malt. Not a bad thing – just different.
The flavor of the tangerine still competes a bit with the strength of the tea base, but, as I drink it, the flavor develops. A pleasant sweetness, very nice!