52 Tasting Notes
So I decided to get a sample tin of this in my last Adagio order and to be honest its pretty good, not reorder good, but still I’ve enjoyed drinking through this tin. This tea tastes of vanilla, cream, and blueberry and is pretty tasty with a touch of milk but it seems a little too bland for my liking.
I’ve drunk this a couple of times and wasn’t that impressed, and then I had a cup today and was blown away, I think the icing helped! And of course, as murphy’s law goes, I’ve decided I don’t really want to live without this tea in my cupboard at pretty much the exact time my latest Butiki order arrived.. Guess that means I need to taste through my new teas (Hello Birthday Cake, Blackberry Lime Gayusa, Crimson Horizon, White Rhino and Black Lotus!) before I can make another order!!! Anyways, this is a really tasty lemon, almond, pastry tea, it tastes like the lemony part of a lemon meringue pie and is super tasty iced… yum, yum, yum!!
Kissing squirrels – how could I resist???? However there is just something about this tea that I don’t quite like, I mean yes, it should be quite tasty what with the chestnuts and the almonds and the caramel and all… you know what it is… it tastes just a tiny bit chemically… boo. I think I’ll give this another try a little later in the day and see if it grows on me.
I’ve had this tea in my cupboard for a couple of weeks now and finally decided to open up the bag this morning while I was standing in front of my, what is quickly becoming, ridiculously huge stash of tea. I was after something that I could ice as its already well into the 90’s here in Southern California and a hot cup of tea when its 95 outside just does not always sit right… Anyways… this tea is pretty darn delicious iced, its a toasty cheesecakey mapley nutty cup of goodness and I was actually pretty surprised that it lent itself this well to icing… the maple smells a little overpowering in the bag but once iced it blends well with the other flavors and compliments the nutty undertones. I guess the next step is to try it hot and see if it translates just as well, if not, I’m more than happy to drink the whole bag iced!
So I really like this tea… its a great evening cuppa as it has zero caffeine and tastes deliciously of rose, apple and berries.. however the only way to purchase it is via a small tin of tea bags… although I love tea bags for ease of travel, I’m slightly dumbfounded that Adagio only offers this tea in bagged form?? Its so delicious and I don’t want to have to purchase a tin with only 15 bags in it every time I run out!! Boo :(