1963 Tasting Notes
My browser crashed and I lost my note. Sad panda. :(
This tea is really interesting. The ingredients really made me do a double take… I mean, caramel, rose, and rosemary? What?
But the tea is pretty good! A little floral for me because I ended up with a whole rose bud in my steeping basket, but a really interesting combination of flavours.
Thank you for suggesting this one, VariaTEA! Or did I suggest it? I don’t remember anymore. :)
Ahhh…. Sil-vert prize caramel matcha. Thank you, Sil!
Something is wrong with my taste or something, because this isn’t as caramelly as I remember, either.
Oh well. It’s still good! Definitely get a sweet taste from it. And this one IS caramel, unlike the butter flavour of the Special Offer caramel matcha. :)
Oh no! This is the first Adagio tea that’s gone bitter on me. What did I do wrong?
It’s supposed to be blackberry and vanilla, and it smells really nice dry. It smelled really nice steeping as well, but I added a touch of sugar (felt like it needed it) and some almond milk, and BAM! First sip is not quite right for me.
But! As I sip through the cup, the blackberry and vanilla come forth. Not that I can identify blackberry, but there’s a nice berry flavour and there’s definitely vanilla, and some creaminess there.
So yes, I’m up and waiting for an online meeting to start. I’m ready for work, except I’m wearing cat cuddling clothes because I don’t want to end up going to work just coated. Eating lasagna, drinking tea, the sun is shining and I have my 3" of morning sun coming through the window. This has the potential to be a good day!
Oh shoot, and because I didn’t do it first thing, I forgot to thank Shmiracles for the lovely teas! :) Thank you!
Hmm. AKA Rooibos Cream.
Yeah, IDK, VariaTEA. It’s not quite rooibos, but the rooibos is very very present. Of course, it’s screaming hot at the moment, so it might change as it cools down. Too bad I need to go sleep now. I might update in the morning (if I remember), how the tea changes when cold.
Better tasting note later, for sure though.
Sadly this tea doesn’t do it for me. Still, I’m glad Shmiracles gave me the opportunity to try it, as I’m pretty sure I would have purchased it.
The tea is thin. The amaretto flavour is present, and accurate, but it is thin. This might be because amaretto = coffee for me. We always used to spike our coffee with it when we went camping (Yes, even as kids. I know, I know. Mom and dad would put ~1 tsp in a coffee or hot chocolate for us so we were drinking a “grown up” drink.). So those flavours are irrevocably linked.
So while this might be a good tea for some people, as the flavour itself is really nice, it’s not a tea for me. The almond tea I have and prefer is La Naissance by Fauchon. Almondy birthday cake.
Sil, this is WEIRD! It’s coffee, but it’s green, and it’s matcha. My brain doesn’t know what to do!
I’ve made it as a warm latte. It’s pretty good, but the flavour isn’t quite right, nor is the colour. :) I think if I want a coffee, I’ll just have a coffee.
Thank you for sharing, but this isn’t a flavour I’ll be keeping on my list! :)
D for Distinctive, I believe.
This sample is from Sil! Thank you! :D It’s been sent all over, and now I have ALL THE MATCHA in my apartment. My apartment smells like raspberry candy, wow that raspberry flavour is strong.
I’ve made it as a soda, per Roswell Strange. 1/2 tsp matcha and a bit of sugar dissolved in warm water, then mixed with club soda. And some ice.
Surprisingly tasty! Wow. I’m not really getting mandarin from this (all I can smell is raspberry – my WHOLE APARTMENT smells like raspberry!), but it’s tasty all the same. Maybe when it’s had a chance to air out more than just a few hours. :)