OK,so this is my favorite wake up tea. I have brewed loose tea and find that the second infusion is ok…but the third…not so much!
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A very nice green with hints of spearmint and lemon.
This is always a great tea to come back to!
An excellent, rich Oolong. Tasty without being overpowering.
Still my early morning fav:)
This is, what I believe, a typical TL&B tea: Sophisticated and subtle. It is an excellent tea that requires you to pay attention. Pay attention to its quiet bouquet. Pay attention to its very pleasant taste. This is an excellent Sunday morning tea when you might have the time to savor this delicious tea.
Opening the tin, the amazing bouquet draws you in. It is as if I lit a stick of Jasmine incense and let the smoke waft up around me. This key characteristic is also the key problem with this tea: the bouquet overpowers the flavor. It is like drinking a bottle of perfume.
Day two of my awakening to TL&B Assam: A very pleasant, quiet sweetness to this very good morning tea! I like it more and more. Perhaps the issue is to “slow down and taste…” :)
I’ve had this before but…This morning, just moments ago, as I was sipping this tea…I woke up. Woke up to it’s subtle flavor. This is a flavor that I discounted as being too much under my sense radar for an early morning brew. And yet today…WOW…that flavor, that sophisticated flavor wasn’t under MY radar. Rather, I was not aware enough to allow that flavor and bouquet to satisfy. Today…this is very, very good!
Mid afternoon…wanted a little boost but not too much caffeine. This tea is perfect. It is smooth in the mouth with a hint of sweetness…and just enough caffeine to compel me to write this short review:)
As i was brewing this tea I did a double take…the bouquet cut through the noise of the morning. Earthy. Alive. The taste reflected the aroma. A very nice surprise!! Not overpowering, nor terribly subtle. A very balanced and drinkable tea.
I drank my usual 2 cups (ML B’Fast/Two Leaves Assam) then switched to this tea. I was reading and not paying attention to what I was drinking. Kinda like the impression I had of this tea. I will give it another chance as the taste that crept ever so lightly into my awareness was a pleasant sweetness. Unfair to rate this at this time…I will do so when I give it my full attention.
Was looking for something to drink and there was this sample from Adagio. I opened the container and the aroma wafting up woke up my senses! The hint of chocolate is what first got me. Then after brewing for 5 minutes, the taste was wonderful: rich, creamy and the hint of chocolate. Not for early morning but mid morning or (I can hardly wait) mid afternoon this is too good!!
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This is a tad sweet. It lacks a boldness that I would want in a first cup in the morning. I have been comparing this with Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast for about a week and ML continues to come out on top b/c of its bold rich character. o well…I will continue the experiment.
Used my new ingenuiTea (which is way cool) with this tea. Light and pleasantly sweet. Still good after three infusions! In fact, I think I’ll try a fourth…:)
It is described as being “robust and sweet”. Well it is nicely sweet but not at all robust. A bit “thin” and, after my first cup, not necessarily for a weekday morning – perhaps Sunday am. Before ranking, I owe it another cup.
This is a serviceable tea. It is good without being great…or even exceptional. I often go to this tea if I don’t have the time to savor something else, or if I feel “guilty” about continuing to consume a more expensive tea on a weekday.
Ok… so I have issues :)
I have found (another) reason to wake up in the morning! This tea is an invitation to get going…in any endeavor I choose. It’s flavor is alive and soothing at the same time. I think the technical term that "professional"" tea tasters use is: “yummy!”