Confession time: I’ve never had pu erh. It scares me. So I was a bit afraid of this tea. Yes, I’m chicken. But this tea was really good! A not-overpowering cinnamon taste in a smooth and mellow tea. Very good!
895 Tasting Notes
Smells very juicy – like a super-ripe cantaloupe, or maybe a honeydew, dipped in oolong. And it tastes just like it smells – like cantaloupe coated in an oolong jelly (if such a thing existed). Pleasantly weird. And very summery.
This smells sourly smoky. I was a little afraid to drink it. But while it tastes a bit smoky, it isn’t near as strong as the smell. I did add sugar and I think that helped the bitter smoky become just normal smoky. As it cools a bit the mint taste comes out. Not ever going to be a favorite, but not the punishment I was expecting based on the smell.
The strawberry is a bit overpowering. I can taste a little of the green tea in it but barely a hint. I want to taste more of the green and have it be less of a strawberry tea that it is. I want the whole tea to taste like the aftertaste does, which is a nice light strawberry-flavored, instead of the tart taste of just strawberries, which is how everything but the aftertaste tastes.
(6g/12oz/3min/175) The ginger isn’t too strong at all – it just adds a hint of flavor that almost covers up the soybean/cooked veggie-like flavor I tend to associate with white teas. Overall a nice mild tea that is enjoyable but I don’t think likable enough that I’ll get more. But if I liked white tea more, I can see how I would like this one more.
Couldn’t pick out the flavors but they did blend nicely and have a good profile – not flat or bland.
Sad to find that this is no longer on the Adagio site. :( It’s really good! Just the perfect amount of mint to make it not too overpowering but still have a touch of mint flavor.
Really yummy. Very fruity and the flavors blended well so that there was no real distinctive standout flavor, just a good tropical-ish flavor that made me think of slushy drinks with paper umbrellas.
Brewed for 3mins, though might have been better with 2. Initial taste is the mint with that herbal aftertaste I always get with mint tea that has no sugar. But the white monkey flavor definitely ends it. And as it cools the white monkey seems stronger. Nice.
Very nicely peachy. The tea flavor is nice and mild and more of an end taste. S’nice.
I admit, I’m not a big herbal fan. The strong red color scared me enough to put in a little sugar. But it still tastes like Theraflu to me. I think herbals and I just don’t get along.
Pretty much a mellower masala chai. Very rich though. Might be a little too rich for me this morning. But good. Brewed it “normally” today and can’t help but wonder how it would be if I made it like I normally do chai. Might be too sweet.
I suspect I used way too much leaf but the green in it threw me off. But it turned out really surprisingly nice when sugar and milk are added. Is a great EG variation. Reminds me of perhaps Czar Nicholas I think. Or something similar. The green in with the black still throws me off though, but good flavor. Might actually have to get a full size of this one.
I’m pleasantly surprised by this one. Usually bottled teas are just a little… meh. Adagio’s black tea and this one buck the trend. Yum!
Backlogging – This is the only new tea I had on vaca this week. It was okay. The hazelnut is the predominate flavor but overall the tea seemed a bit flat. Needs more depth of flavor to be really good. Not bad, though.
This was different. The taste was somewhat surprising. I didn’t know the blended flavors and so I tried to guess and ended up with caramel oranges. Which I’ve never had before. And don’t think I ever want to have. (On the plus side, hubby really enjoyed this a lot – so I suppose it is a personal taste thing).
Not as strongly fruity as I was expecting based on smell (thank goodnes) – the fruit actually makes it pleasantly sweet, but it does overpower the other, lighter teas. Not as much as I expected, but more than I’d like.
Very heavily flavored. Spicy, almost like a chai. A bit overpowering for me – I think if I were in the mood for something very strongly flavored, this might have hit me better. As it is, it’s a little too strong for me to want to enjoy frequently. But I can see the attraction of it. It’s a good tea, just not my cuppa.
Really just taste the Valentines. Not so much the vanilla and coconut. Though when I have had Valentines in the past, it is too tart so I mixed it with Vanilla anyway. I can’t taste the coconut sadly. Not bad, not anything I need to have around all the time though.
I was a little unsure about this one – the smell struck me as odd though I couldn’t peg why. But the taste was wonderful – velvety is the best way I can describe it. Brought to mind dark chocolate – more so in richness and texture than actual taste. I thought it was pretty good when I started drinking it, but the more I had the more it grew on me so, by the end of my travel mug, I was quite the fan.
When I first started drinking tea over a year ago, I didn’t like the malty taste of Assam. But tastes change so I thought I’d try it again. I can’t say I’m overly fond of the smell, but this tea is smooth and not unpleasant. I can’t say I’m going to turn into a big Assam drinker but it’s not icky like I once thought it was.
Dug this up from the back of my tea shelf. This has got to be way old. Barely enough for a single cup but what the heck. Is nuttier than I remember. But all in all, a lot better than I expected when you consider how long it was lost in the pantry.
50/50 milk/water + sugar all boiled together. So very yum. Has a flavor like there is coconut milk in it. Very bright, summery chai.
Very nice. Smooth and sweet with a good EG flavor. Had a little bit of an aftertaste, probably from the flavoring, but nothing that lessened the enjoyment.