982 Tasting Notes
After trying this one hot, I definitely need to try it iced. I can taste the strawberry and slight peach with the light background of the green rooibos. Since I will not likely drink this hot again, I will save my rating for later.
I do prefer this one to the Green Rooibos Key West. The flavors in the Key West are lighter, so if you liked a lighter fruit flavor, Key West might be for you. The Citron is high in citrus flavor, and will be another great iced summer tea.
This is more of a tasting note out of the archives of my tea journal. I do remember trying this as a stand alone, and it was pleasant with a slight chocolate flavor. It does taste like chocolate and tea at the same time. By adding milk and sweetener, you get a blend of tea with a hint of hot chocolate.
What I really like about this tea is what it will do in blends. I like to blend this one with fruit flavor teas like Orange, Raspberry, or Strawberry. The general ratio I use is about 1 part Chocolate Tea to about 3 parts fruit flavored tea. As a stand alone, around 70, in blends as mentioned previously, high 80s. I know Adagio offers the option to make your own blends, but I go the more cost effective route and blend my own, as I am sure to drink all of the tea eventually! The Raspberry Chocolate is outstanding.
Had this for my afternoon cup. This one has the perfect ratio of mint to black tea, and the chocolate and coconut notes really play well together. I love this one with milk and sweetener.
I am planning to try to come close with a blend of peppermint and chocolate black, as the price is a little in the high range for a staple flavored black. Per pound, this one is up there…..and I like to buy my favorites by the pound.
I made a large teapot of this today. It is a good basic tea. If it gets oversteeped, it can get a little bitter. The grenadine and vanilla are light, but they balance well with the black. I take mine with a little sweetener.
I have noticed this comes from several online vendors; perhaps it is a Metropolitan variety?….I am on my third source. The first came from The Tea Table, the second from Culinary Teas, the third from The Whistling Kettle. I have not noticed a real difference in any of them.
Again just adding a tasting note for the newbie tea palate. I thought this one tasted like the lapsang suchong of the oolong world. Very smokey. No rating from me as I am not an expert, and I will try this one again at a later time. I hope to grow up a little in my tea tastes one day, but am loving the adventure and variety available.
I am adding a tasting note, but no rating as I am sure I am not an expert in this type of tea. I had seen many revies of pu-erh noting that this tea tastes earthy. I had seen others noting that this tea tasted like a barn. Yep….a barn is what I thought of in trying this tea, too. I will try it again later when my palate for tea gets a little more grown up. I still seem to prefer flavored ‘kid’ tea.