I’m not a great fan of rooibos tea, but this is very nice. The tropical fruit flavor adds a nice accent to the rather bland flavor of the rooibos.
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OK, I think I must be doing something wrong here. I got a sample of this tea from Adagio today. My first attempt at brewing came out tasting of hot water. I set my Utilitea kettle for green tea, and steeped for three minutes by timer. It tasted like bathwater. I threw that steep out, and steeped again, adding much more tea, about 3 tbsps total for a two cup pot. This was somewhat better, but the result was just mildly sweet, without much in the way of a distinctive flavor.
I suspect this is operator error – my only previous experiences with green tea have been of the premeasured bagged variety. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I opened the tin last night, and my first thought was "rabbit droppings! I used 5 balls for a small (about 16 oz) teapot. Mmm – smooth, malty, luxurious dark tea. I had this with a luxurious breakfast this morning – scrambled eggs with fines herbes, fresh figs and grapes with wheat toast. This is the life!
I’ve served this twice now at my EFM study group, and gotten very positive reactions each time. My friends comment on the clean flavor and warm aroma.
Yep, it’s a keeper!
When I opened my sample tin, there were a lot of big chunks of stuff on top, and the rooibos had filtered to the bottom of the tin. I stirred the tea up to distribute the ingredients better before brewing. I made this with frothed milk and honey.
Rich, strong and soothing, with a nice balance of spice. This was great after coming home from a late choir rehearsal.
Adagio is out of stock on this! NOOOOOOOO!
Came back from a walk at the beach feeling absolutely parched for a cup of tea. This tea is exactly what i was looking for – bright, refreshing and very thirst quenching.
Light amber, sweet smelling with all of the delicate flavor I expect from a good Darjeeling.
I prepared this with frothed milk and sweetener. The cocoa flavor is very mild, but definitely present. Drinking a second cup without milk made the flavor less noticeable. It reminds me a bit of Mexican chocolate, except, of course, for the calories.
Drank this as an after dinner treat with almond wafers – the smooth earthiness was just right.
Curse Adagio and their samplers! I like all of the teas in their black sampler, and am beginning to panic now that I am getting low on a number of them. How to choose what to order next?
An excellent Earl Grey, with a lovely fragrance, but I can’t detect much flavor from the lavender.
I love the coconut and lemongrass flavors in this tea! Lighter and less spicy than the masala chai.
No notes yet.
Very smooth, with little perceptible acidity. Strong, mellow black tea flavor. The tea balls add a little entertainment to the brewing experience.
But then, maybe I’m too easily entertained.
I’ve just purchased a couple of Adagio samplers, which is why I have been logging about so many of their teas lately. This is a great drink for a chilly fall morning. The spiced cider flavor is really pronounced but not overwhelming. I enjoyed this with steamed milk and a touch of honey.
I made a pot of this last night, and then drank the remainder after my first cup iced. Light and refreshing.
Rich, smooth tea with less acidity. The leaves smell rather earthy, almost musty before brewing, but none of that mustiness comes through in the brewing. Really delicious.
Delicious, intensely earthy tea, with a strong vegetal flavor and a hint of smokiness.
OK – ginger flavor is very mild.
Strong black tea – not bad for everyday, but not my favorite Ceylon.
This makes an acceptable iced tea – not as rich tasting as Luzianne. I also mixed it half and half with Adagio’s Peppermint – very tasty. The lighter flavor of the Lipton’s complements the peppermint well, and makes a very refreshing tea.
I bought a sample of this as part of Adagio’s black tea sampler. It’s a robust, flavorful and fragrant tea. Stands up well to milk and sugar, or very refreshing and clean tasting on it’s own.
This is Frisian (German) tea – a special blend meant to be drunk in the German fashion, with rock sugar and cream. I used water just off the boil, and steeped for about 4 minutes. The tea brewed up very strong and brown, with some sediment, and with a distinct cooked flavor.
This is exactly as described – sweet, gingery and peachy. Needs no sweetening. The black tea seems to be very good quality and tasty. Altogether, not a tea I would have expected to find on the shelf at the local grocery store.