19 Tasting Notes
First time tasting an oolong and it was…interesting. The leaves smelled good, a bit grassy but good. The tea itself was ok, a bit of sweetness which was good but I just didn’t warm up to grassyness of the flavor. I may try it again with less leaves but I don’t know.
I was really excited to try out this tea. The description made it sound great and the smell when you opened the tin was phenomenal. But after following the directions word for word, it simply did not meet expectations. It smells great after and during steeping, but the first sip starts with apple tones and finishes with bitterness. It may have just been that I shouldn’t have followed the directions word for word and I will experiment more before I put this into the pile to be exchanged.
I realize I am sort of biased when I say this, but this (herbal) tea is amazing. I love all things peppermint but I had been drinking mainly teabags of peppermint for most of my life when r/tea introduced me to loose leaf and I ordered this and others from Adagio. This simply bursts in your mouth with the refreshing taste of peppermint without being overpowering. I don’t need to add anything to it and it’s perfect. This has become my go to drink before bed.
I’ve been drinking this tea relatively consistently in the last couple weeks and I am always happy with it. I love the flavors that come out but since I am still a teenager and my taste buds aren’t fully developed I generally add a bit of milk for creamy and sugar because I do still like sweetness.
The smell when I first opened it got me really excited about trying it. However, when I did try it I was unimpressed. There was very little candy cane like flavor and I needed to add milk and sugar just to get it to taste like anything other than slightly like black tea. I was very disappointed but relieved that I got it as a free sample and didn’t have to pay for it because if I had I would’ve sent it back if I could.