2619 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Indigobloom for this sample.
I don’t know why I think chocolate teas will really taste like chocolate, I guess i could just go for hot cocoa instead. :)
This is a nice black tea with cocoa notes but nothing truffle like about it. I added Splenda to see if I could perk it up a bit. It’s okay but not really what I was hoping for… glad I got to try it though!
Although Adagio is not one of my favorite tea vendors I got a few things to try when I ordered my electric kettle. This is a nice, no nonsense type of English breakfast. The keemun gives it a slightly smoky, bitter taste but it’s good with soymilk and a bit of stevia. It has a really lovely aroma that reminds me of burnt hazelnuts. Do the English ever drink their tea without milk and sugar? I think this will be a welcome addition to my morning teas.
I’ve had this a few times now and to me it tastes more like plain rooibos than anything else, I’m not getting much caramel or anything that can be described as candy. Yesterday I inspected the wet leaf and the caramel bits were not quite melted so maybe that’s why the flavor didn’t come through? I know I will drink this quickly but I was disappointed in the flavor. It was better with some stevia, however.
Tea of the morning here. This is a darker style oolong and the flavor is very much like that of a second flush darjeeling. I’m getting a lot of fruitiness in addition to some “woody” type flavors. There’s a slight astringency in the finish which I am not totally loving but would be good with a bit of sweetener. It’s ok but not anything I would feel the need to keep around on a permanent basis. Used the filtered brita water and my Adagio kettle which was very enjoyable :)
Another sample tea from the now defunct puriTea (boo).
I’m not really super excited by most white teas and this is no exception. I’m sure it’s fine but I can’t seem to find the “sweet spot” that brings forth the promised flavors. I get a bit of nuttiness and something that reminds me of clover but it needs something, it’s far too mild & benign for my tastes. I think I will try cold brewing the rest of this.
I purchased a variable temp kettle from Adagio, it just arrived today but I haven’t had the chance to use it yet. I also bought a few teas (of course)
I wanted a nice black decaf but maybe I should have read the reviews of this, oh well. It is very brisk and bitter. Not drinkable at all by itself and barely drinkable with soymilk and Splenda. I’ll have to find something to mix this with to make it better or maybe I should step it for less time? My advice is to stay away! bleh!
Tea from the December Steepster Select box…
I like green oolongs but I haven’t been buying too many because I can’t seem to drink them quickly enough. Le sigh
This has an intense floral aroma with nutty and buttery flavors, so nice for a gray and dreary day like we are having today, it’s like sunshine in a cup. :)
I might try to gong fu the remainder of this sample at home but it’s quite tasty. I may like the aroma a bit better than the flavor though… I doubt I would order this but I’ve really enjoyed trying it.
thanks to Nicole for this sample tea…
This isn’t bad for a bagged tea but is a little astringent and brisk for my taste, which seems to be the nature of the beast when we’re talking about teas from Kenya. This was good with soymilk but I am trying to avoid sugar since I got back from the dentist and I have a couple cavities sigh
Thanks again Nicole!