4641 Tasting Notes
I tried brewing these at just a minute this time, and I think I prefer it when it is brewed for a longer period of time.
This is a very light brew, it has virtually no color. The flavor is pollen-esque with honey tones (this honey flavor is further emphasized with the addition of a drop of honey) It is floral and vegetative although the vegetative nature reminds me a bit of straw or hay. I haven’t ever eaten straw or hay, but, this is what I would imagine it to taste like, anyways.
It is a very unique taste – not a bad one, just different. And… different IS good.
The aroma of the brewed tea is very pleasant… it smells a bit like warm almond cookies!
This is a sweet, tasty green tea. The green tea tastes fresh – not grassy, but there is a delicate vegetative note to it. The almond and cinnamon flavors are balanced well with the green tea taste. Very smooth and delicious. The cinnamon flavor is sweet (not spicy) and the almond flavor gives this a nutty flavor that is somewhat toasty.
YUM YUM YUM!
Yum! Chocolate and Mint! two great tastes that taste great together!
The tea is strong but not overwhelming, and fairly smooth. It is somewhat astringent. There is a decent amount of chocolate in the blend, but the mint really dominates here, especially by the third or fourth sip. It starts with a distinct Ceylon flavor, and then the mint kicks in and it finishes with a smooth and sweet chocolate flavor. Nice!
Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this one!
As per Rachel’s request, I’m tasting this one now on the heels of tasting the other Winter Frost blend.
Ahh… much better! This one smells so much like Christmas! It’s especially enjoyable to inhale the aroma when I hold the cup to my nose… it smells so good.
I can taste the vanilla, the minty candy cane, and the cinnamon. I like that the cinnamon is a softer, sweeter version of cinnamon here and doesn’t overpower the sweet vanilla and candy cane flavors. And… BONUS! I’m not getting that icky decaffeinated flavor. (probably because this one isn’t decaffeinated LOL) The Adagio black tea base is not overwhelming with this either.
It’s quite nice.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this sample to try.
Unfortunately, this one isn’t going to receive high praises from me like the last Adagio blend I tasted. First of all, I’m apprehensive when it comes to decaffeinated teas. And Adagio’s decaffeinated black tea is just… icky. The peppermint would be nice if it could cover up that Adagio tea taste. But it can’t. I can taste the peppermint and the vanilla, and those two ingredients are quite nice, but the decaffeinated tea base is not, and it ruins the whole cup, I’m afraid.
On the bright side, I’m glad I got to try it.
Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this tea to try.
As I have said before, I’m not a big fan of the black base Adagio uses, but, in this blend, I really have no complaints about the black tea. Everything works very well together. The Rum, the lime, and the peppermint. It is pleasantly sweet and it is not too tart.
I’m astonished at how much I’m liking this. Surprised because it’s Adagio, surprised because it’s not the typical flavor profiles that I would steer toward… this is really, really good.
A huge THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea – I’ve been wanting to try it… unfortunately I waited too long to order it and it sold out!
The aroma of the brewed tea is yummy. I can smell each of the ingredients. It’s rather a unique smell for a tea, because I don’t think I’ve ever tasted (or smelled) a date flavored tea.
The flavors are also all represented well in the sip. Very sweet. The black tea base is strong and slightly astringent, which I think that this tea needs because the ingredients are so sweet, that the astringency seems to cut through some of the sweetness just enough to make it not too sweet. (at least, not too sweet for this sweet tooth)
I really like the combination of flavors. Pleasantly fruity, sweet, and creamy. I’m really glad I got the opportunity to try it.
I am really liking this. The coconut flavor is stronger than I expected it to be, and it is sweet and oh-so-yummy! The chai flavors are not as robust here as I usually like for my chai teas, but, the level of spice works really well with the coconut. I like how the sweetness of the coconut brings out some of the spices.
Really nice. I think this would also be very good iced.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea.
Looking at the dry leaves, I would have never guessed this was a Darjeeling tea. They possess that green/brown color of a Darjeeling tea – although it is quite a bit lighter, but, these leaves are long, slender, and curly, and even have some white-ish tips that made me think that this was perhaps a golden Yunnan… or even some sort of silver spindled needle white tea. But then, I’ve never come across a white Darjeeling before.
But the taste is definitely Darjeeling. Ah… there it is – Muscatel!
Woodsy, musky, with a deep fruity note that tries to hide itself amid the earthy tones. There is a slight floral note as well – just barely there. This tea seems to be almost sparkling! So crisp. So refreshing. So light. Sweet and gentle and beautiful. This is why I love Darjeeling.