37 Tasting Notes
Free sample from Adagio. Being a huge fan of jasmine, I am very impressed with this blend. I have had some other’s that are just pure in your face jasmine that I really dislike. This blend is a little smoother and more subtle. Probably due to the oolong that kind of tames it down a bit.
Received this as a free sample with my Adagio order. Nothing real special. I’m a big fan of chamomile, but this blend didn’t really wow me. Rooibos is very prominent, which I am generally a fan of, but the orange takes over a little bit too much. Not the worst tisane around, but definitely not a must have.
Beautiful looking tea. After 2 infusions, the leaves really open up. Wonderful sweet taste matched with an almost buttery mouthfeel. Light yellow liquor. Definitely, one of the more sweeter oolongs I’ve brewed.
Just got this in from Adagio. It reminds me of a less smooth and wholesome version of Samovars Ryokucha. It’s definitely got that chestnut aftertaste coupled with a very earthy and grassy undertone. I do sense just a touch of sweetness but it’s not that powerful.
A very complex and fascinating blend. I’ve never been a huge fan of lavender, so my expectations for this tea were quite low. At first glance/smell, this tea seems to be pure lavender, with the little flowers dotting the tea. However, after a 5 min steep, the lavender is there but not as strong as I had expected. The flavors are very complex and rich. A very high quality Earl Grey with just a hint of lavender for a rich floral aftertaste.
This tea is definitely a shocker. As mentioned by other reviews, the initial outlook on this tea is that of your typical black or breakfast tea. The smell is similar to others, yet it does give off that earthy/sweet profile that makes this tea a true winner. The initial flavor profile is a bit like a breakfast blend but more earthy and pu-erh like. As it cools the sweetness and balanced flavors remind me of a more reserved version of Maiden’s Ecstasy pu-erh. Very interesting, a well rounded tea.
Just got this in, along with their Earl Lavender and Ancient Gold blends. This tea is reminiscent of Earl Grey blends I have had in the past, yet a little less floral/citrusy and much more smokey and woody. The rooibos is a very nice touch and add’s a nice character to the tea that really completes the whole package.
Interesting tea. Quite malty with hints of roasted nuts. For me it has a similar flavor profile with Ryokucha, with little less punch.