948 Tasting Notes
This one is pretty good in the evening, but it always makes me wonder why it is hard to find a good decaf chocolate tea…. I have no problems finding good fruit flavors, and a great vanilla. Why is decaf chocolate so hard?
For this one I have to slightly heap the spoon, and I take it with milk and sweetener. I only wish the chocolate was more intense. Maybe I will have to toss in some mini chips, or some cocoa powder next time……
Second steep, I added a little more tea and a few shakes of Dutch process cocoa powder. Yum. More chocolately goodness!
I did another side by side sampling of lychee tea kind of like I did with the rose teas. I thought this one was a little light on flavor, but then I was tasting it along side the Lichee Congou “Extreme” from another merchant. I definitely need to try this one on its own before passing judgement. All in all it seemed pleasant. Looking forward to it iced in the warmer weather, which will probably be June around here…..
Having second thoughts about the perfume level in this tea. You would think the perfume would dissipate a little once the tea is brewed and the leaves removed from the cup (or premisis?). Not the case with this one. I think I am going to blend it with something else to cut the flavor a little. I do see this making fabulous iced tea when blended a little.
Drinking this because I need to use it up. There is a new Breakfast Tea in my life. This is good, but it is just slightly too smokey for me. I think I will add some milk next time…or did I say that the last time I drank this, and I forgot? Maybe lighter on the tea?
Now after going over my last note on this….I liked milk in the first steep, and the second steep without. See, tasting notes really help!
I found the Custom brand. Now I have a real space to put all of the crazy concoctions I like to drink. None of my blends are official at Adagio, so this is where all my blends will land.
Listening to my kids practice music and sipping a cup of this blend sweetened, and with milk. This one definitely falls into the favorites, but I still like the Chocolate Mint Black tea from The Tea Table slightly better.
I recently purchased this as a sample from Upton. I thought the flavor profile sounded like it would be perfect for me. I was surprised at how much of the tea looks to be yellow tipped. Also, it brews up into a lovely flowery smooth black. I would say the smokiness in this one leans toward a berry note. Definitely enjoyable.