3878 Tasting Notes
This isn’t bad at all. I took the first couple of sips while it was still hot, enjoyed that the focus was on the green tea and not so much on the tropical fruit… and then set it aside to let it cool so that I could enjoy it iced. It is FAR better iced than it was hot … and I quite liked it hot. But this blend is one of those that just is made for iced tea.
The tropical fruit notes seem to pop out a bit more as it cools, but the green tea remains the strongest note. Very pleasant tea.
This is FABULOUS! I think that this one may have usurped the top position for my favorite Earl Grey tea… yes, it’s that good. The blend of Yunnan, Keemun and Ceylon makes a fantastic base – strong, robust, a little malty, rich, and even a little bit of that rich, fresh-baked bread appeal to it. The bergamot is strong but not at all perfume-y or soapy. It is even a little sweet, with just the right amount of tangy citrus notes.
So VERY good. If you love Earl Grey… you’ve got to try this!
I have a confession to make. The first time I was given a sample of this tea by a friend, I sent it to someone else. Back then the tea scared me, as I’m only very recently coming around to appreciating smoky teas. So, I am glad that I was given another sampling to try from TeaEqualsBliss now that my palate has come to accept that smoky flavor.
This is really good. One of the nicest smoky teas that I’ve tried, actually. It is rich and robust and flavorful, with lovely tones of caramel and malt and earth mingling with the smoky tones. It is a very enjoyable cup.
This is a lovely Oolong, sweet, pleasing orchid notes which are quite delicate at first, but reveal themselves more with the infusions that follow. I’m currently on my fourth infusion, and sadly this will be my last as it is quite late.
A nice nutty tone to this as well and a sweet buttery note, reminding me a bit of browned butter. Smooth mouthfeel. Definitely one of the better offerings from Adagio.
I brewed this last night for iced tea today… and it is FABULOUS! Absolutely love LOVE love this iced, so much so that I’ve increased the rating on it a bit.
I steeped this in my gaiwan and am blown away with how amazing it tastes. It has a delicious malty tone to it, sweet … but not too sweet. Very smooth, rich and robust. Notes of cocoa, but not an overly sweet cocoa taste. A fruit note in the background that is both sweet and sour. Slightly creamy, and absolutely wonderful… LOVE!
I received a package of this as a gift a while back. It’s nice, really, very much what I’d expect from a Lavender Earl Grey. Sweet, floral, and with that tangy bergamot note. The black tea is smooth and mild in the background. Overall, a very pleasant cuppa.
I agree with Amanda, this definitely does have a bubble gum likeness when it’s hot. But I’m not complaining, because, I’ve been craving something a little sweet. This is certainly filling the bill.
This is really REALLY good. It reminds me just a little bit of the rainbow sherbet, not really in the flavor aspect, because it has different fruit flavors, but more in the way the fruit flavors come together in a very harmonious way. The banana and pineapple and orange are very balanced – and they are sweet with just a hint of tangy flavor toward the tail.
And yes… it tastes VERY much like a smoothie. Completely YUM!
YUM! This is absolutely delicious. Some of the other chocolate Matcha teas I’ve had have come off tasting a bit like ovaltine. That’s not a bad thing, as I like Ovaltine just fine, but, I like that this actually tastes like chocolate! The best way I can describe this is a combination of Matcha and a thinned sipping chocolate. Very yummy.
OK… this was the Pu-erh I was a little afraid to try, because I had a feeling it would end up being a very earthy tasting tea. I think it was the “Ripened Aged” part of it, because the tuocha itself doesn’t have that strong, earthy smell to it.
Yes, it is earthy, but, it has a really nice sweetness to it too and that makes it very enjoyable. My first couple of sips I tried without any sweetener and it had a nice, caramel-y kind of sweetness to it, then I tried it with a little turbinado sugar and found that this addition gave the sweetness a molasses-y kind of taste. Very nice.