107 Tasting Notes
Beautiful creamy fragrance with a buttery, soft vanilla bean taste on the first steep. The vanilla fades and the floral orchid emerges more on the second and third steeps, but there is still a wee bit of a buttery feel. (I’m sure the leaves could be re-steeped more but that is all I did for now).
The oolong is well suited with the vanilla in this tea and I like it quite a lot.
A lovely pale golden cup of soft deliciousness.
Chocolate and strawberry black tea. Very smooth, light base with a stronger chocolate strawberry flavor. No rose that I could detect but maybe it just sort of enhances the taste. Very fragrant cup.
Years ago I had a similar Adagio tea and I like Davidstea better as it seems smoother, at least from what I can recall.
I’d drink the occasional cup of this.
It’s hot and muggy here today so will need some iced tea later. I decided to use the last couple teaspoons of my sample to brew and let cool as I liked it so much last time. In the meantime I drank a precious cup hot – yum! I wish I drank it more slowly to savour the deliciousness as now it’s all gone, but at least I’ll have some cold later.
My husband likes this one also, so for sure this will have to be ordered in a much larger than sample size. I am really glad I decided to try this one – a definite favorite!!
And now… I think I’ll try re-steeping the leaves one last time to see if I can get the very last flavour out of them.
I bought some of this to try and also to take to work to share with one of my co-workers who likes chocolate mint ice-cream. We each had a cup (mine with milk, hers with sugar and milk) and both enjoyed it very much. It does taste like chocolate and mint and sweetness – exactly like I was expecting. I’d definitely drink this again occasionally – maybe trying a bit longer steeping next time to see how that goes.
I tend to drink this as a remedy when my stomach is upset like today, or occasionally as a late night herbal for something minty to drink.
The flavor is mostly sweet and minty with a very slight bitterness from the fennel perhaps but it is tasty and not unpleasant. I do like this blend – it tastes fine as a herbal tea and hopefully does help in some way with settling mild stomach issues.
So…drinking the cold tea left in the fridge overnight. And this is it! My favorite flavored-black iced tea! Delicious plums and apricots so rich and juicy blended with the smoothest light tea, and a delectable aroma.
I think I like it better than Tower of London and Paris even… although they are all good and a bit similar in a way.
I wish I made more because this won’t last long!
On my quest of iced tea making, I saved a couple cups to have hot which I enjoyed this afternoon.
I drank half a cup plain, half a cup with a bit of milk and a cup with sugar.
I didn’t like it plain so much but with milk, I found that the plum and apricot flavors were fantastic and in harmony with the smooth, light tea. Plain just didn’t seem as tasty and smooth to me somehow (perhaps I should have let it cool ever so slightly). It does seem odd that I’d like milk with this tea as I don’t like milk and fruit together at all but I guess fruit flavored teas are the exception.
Then, to be really adventurous I had a cup hot and sweetened with sugar, and wow, it was really delicious! The plum and apricot flavors were so sweet and the aroma was rich with fruits. And again it is odd as I never have sugar in hot tea but I loved it in this cup.
This is a lovely, rich fruity tea and I can see why H&S’s calls this a dessert tea.
Looking forward to the chilled version tomorrow!