325 Tasting Notes
Just brewed up the last of this tea. I quite like the taste of it. It is definitely fruity, much more than most fruity teas you can get in a non-high end grocery. Like I mentioned in my previous review, I do not get a “jolt” of energy from this at all, it just seems to be normal tea. I say if you want an energy jolt, go for matcha. It gives me zing without a crash.
But anyway, this is good, but I don’t think the price matches up with its quality. I paid about six bucks and some change for 1.5 oz at Target. I can get 3 oz samples from Adagio of flavored teas for around the same price.
So would I recommend this? Taste-wise, yes, if someone were to offer me a cup, I would not turn it down. Will I buy it again? Not if the price remains the same without the amount in the package increasing.
I finally found a use for this stuff! Of course, it’s all gone now :D I used up my last 5 bags of this by brewing it up strong in my brown betty pot, icing it, and sweetening it with splenda. Now when I pour myself a glass I add rosewater, as I have been experimenting with making Lebanese tea at home. It’s pretty good. Needs lemon. The Greek/Lebanese Gyro place down the highway from me makes iced tea with rosewater and lemon, unsweetened, and it’s UH-MAZING. I only sweetened my clone at home because I am out of lemons and have been putting off my grocery run.
I need to try this with a Ceylon too, and see how I like that, as I think that’s more prevalent in Lebanon.
Brought this into the office as my new morning tea. I am pleasantly surprised – the unbrewed tea is pretty unimpressive looking, tiny brownish nuggets that upon closer look are tiny curled bits of leaf. Really, it looks like faded Folger’s crystals, and after brewing sill looks like coffee grounds.
The tea is dark brown in color, and quite mild. I set it to brew and ran to the restroom, and by the time I got back to my desk I was a little afraid I had let it overbrew, but it was perfect.
I am happy my tourist tea isn’t half bad!
Farewell, old friend. You were a good office tea.
I seem to have breezed through this tin as my morning office tea, which means one mug of tea four days a week, occasionally two. It’s quite good as long as it’s not oversteeped, which is sometimes a problem at work :D Distractions abound.
Lucky for me, it’s a quiet morning, so my farewell cup is perfect.
Now to just actually remember to bring something to replace it tomorrow morning!
Good tea, but not a great work tea. It likes shorter steeping times, so if I get distracted while waiting for it to steep I have a bitter, astringent mess in my cup. However, I am starting to get to the bottom of the tin, so that’s a plus.
I can’t wait for spring. So tired of they grey skies and brown vegetation and cold weather!
We are having icy weather here in DFW, so I am working from home today, anticipating lots of tea drinking. I decided to give this a try – I got a few flavored samples from Adagio on my last order. I have been working through the caramel sample, but decided to go with this instead.
I want to like this, and it’s not bad, but it’s just not speaking to me. The flavor masks the base tea too much. I don’t know if that means it’s a weak base, or there’s just too much flavoring. Hrmph.