330 Tasting Notes
I received this as a free sample in my last Adagio order. To be honest, I didn’t think I would like it, but I have to say this was pretty good. It had a fair amount of blueberry flavor even though my brew basket was filled with apple pieces. There was a lot of sweetness from the apple and then a light trartness from the berries and hibiscus. The overriding flavor was definitely berry as the sweet note from the apple just registered as generic sweet. I didn’t add sugar, but if I had I’m guessing this would have morphed into a juice/kool-aid kind of herbal. Sans additions it was tasty and a nice before bed treat.
This was a happy find. A good blueberry herbal will always be welcome here!
Never doubt the power of homemade chicken soup and a comforting cup of tea when you’re sick. It really does work wonders. The soup was delicious and warming, but this tea is like my security blanket when I’m sick. It just makes me feel better. The sweetness of the chamomile and the honey are well balanced by the vanilla. I’m glad it’s an herbal, and I’m even glad it’s in a tea bag. It’s relaxing and easy to sit and sip cup after cup.
Bumping my rating up on this one a bit.
My husband had to pick our eldest up from school because she’s not feeling well, and he brought this home to help soothe all the sore throats in this house. I do love tea bags when I’m not feeling well just for ease of use, so I was happy to see this box.
This tea is exactly what it says it is, lemon and ginger. The lemon is the first thing you taste, and it does have a lot of tartness. I ended up adding a teaspoon of honey to each cup to sweeten things up a bit. The ginger comes next and seems to settle in the back of the throat. It is soothing even though there’s a little bit of heat to it. With the added honey this is a nice cup for a sore throat and to chase the chills away.
This was nice. I can see myself keeping this with the other bagged teas I keep around for sick days.
Woke up with a sore throat and feeling rather achey all over. Good times. I’m sipping on this hoping it will help my throat a bit. The blueberry is really strong today. I don’t remember it being this strong in previous cups. Not that I’m complaining. In fact, I’m really liking it.
I’m close to the bottom of my tin of this, and I wasn’t planning on restocking it until summer. Now I’m thinking it might be worth it to keep some on hand.
Tea of the night. I just realized this is my third green tea today which is almost unheard of for me. I’ve enjoyed each one, so maybe I’m finally starting to warm up to green teas.
This tea smells sweetly floral. The tea has a brothy feel, but the taste is a bit cleaner with light hints of cherry and rose. The rose comes to the foreground as the tea cools, and almost all of the cherry is lost. That’s kind of a bummer because it’s a good cherry flavor. Nothing artificial or gummy tasting. I’m picking up some grassier notes from the tea which is really nice with the floral flavor. Wow. Good stuff.
All in all a lovely cup. I know I enjoyed cold brewing it during the summer, but this is much better hot than I remember. I’m glad I revisited it.
This is some yummy stuff. Kind of like a liquefied candy cane with a nice splash of vanilla thrown in. I always enjoy having it in my house during the winter months.
I woke up this morning craving Genmaicha. I looked and looked in my pantry for my Ganmaicha from Zen Tea, but it’s nowhere to be found. After a moment of angst I remembered I had this lovely sitting on a shelf. Crisis averted. Lots of toasty rice and marshmallow sweetness. Yum.
So last night my daughter was finishing up a project on mythology for her Latin class when she realized she’d misread the directions and did a large part of the project incorrectly. Normally this is the sort of thing that sends me over the edge, but I had to read the directions multiple times before I understood what the teacher was asking for, so I couldn’t be mad at my daughter. After I got her out of panic mode she and I worked on the project until 2am. The poor kid (and her mom) had to wake up at six this morning, so I knew we needed a good strong tea.
Oh, this tea. It’s such a cup full of malty deliciousness. It has rich crusty notes but also something that just hints at cocoa. The thickness of it reminds me of a good French roast, but this has none of the bitterness. Add some sugar and milk and it is the perfect builder’s tea. And now that I have my daughter and the project from hell on their way to school I can enjoy this cup for a few minutes until it’s time to get my son up and moving. Thank heaven (or Jupiter or Juno or Ceres) for tea!
I was reading Rosehip’s review of this tea and decided it was exactly what I was in the mood for. Today the almond seems a bit stronger than usual, but I’m fine with that. It works well with the slight bready flavor of the tea. Add the tartness of the cranberry and I have the perfect cup to sip on while I put the fall decorations away and get ready to decorate for Christmas (Yay!).
My daughter had this last night, so I decided to resteep the leaves this morning. It’s a really fruity blend between the blueberry and the oolong, but the nutmeg gives it enough warmth that it still feels like a cozy winter tea. Not a bad cup to wake up to!