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I gave my local yarn store a bunch of tea that had been in my tea cupboard that I had acquired but weren’t to my taste (mainly, because ginger… ew). And one of the employees offered me a cup of this in thanks.
It was not the best early grey lavender I’ve ever had, but I also suspect it was brewed too hot because the lavender got a bit lost in the flavor. I have my own source for earl grey lavender tea that I love so I won’t go out of my way to try this again, but if it’s offered, it’s a nice cuppa.
After my review of the straight pu’erh from Adagio (Summary: “Don’t.”) I thought I should post this to show that I don’t just hate pu’erh. :)
This is a flavorful, comforting tea with distinct notes of chocolate, hazelnut, and cream. I don’t get a lot of strawberry as such, but I suspect the berry flavor tempers the pu’erh considerably. It’s recognizeable as a pu’erh based tea as opposed to a more straightforward black tea, but the grass/dirt tones of pure pu’erh are blessedly absent. Probably wouldn’t be very good iced, but delightful warm with a blustery spring rain blowing outside.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Hazelnut, Tea
The very nice manager at Adagio, when she heard me say I liked pu’erh teas, got excited and made me a sample of this “pure” pu’erh.
“Pure” pu’erh, let me be perfectly clear, tastes like grass clippings. Dirty grass clippings.
Now, this isn’t the first time I have failed to appreciate something that cultured people like, and it won’t be the last, I’m sure. If you enjoy it, bless you. But no. Just no. Pu’erh can provide some interesting depths of background flavor (I like the Berry Pu’erh from Tea Harbor and the Hazelberry Pu’Erh from Adagio) but straight? Ain’t happening.
Flavors: Cut grass, Dirt
As noted, a pleasant black tea with solid peach flavor. I like my fruity teas really fruity, and this delivers, although it’s almost so strong it’s like drinking hot peach juice. Not quite, but almost. :) It definitely needs a bit of sugar, peachy or no, as Adagio black tea can be a bit bitter without some sweetening.
Flavors: Peach, Tea
Sample from Nichole. Thank you!
I’ve been wanting to try this ever since I had it in one of the custom blends, so when I saw it in Nichole’s box I grabbed it right away. I like it! It has a really light, creamy, ginger-molasses-honey flavor. The base is extremely mild, but just noticeable. All in all, it makes for a pleasant cup. I might try this double strength with milk at some point.
It’s been over a week since I was last on Steepster. It’s really good to be back! It was mostly a perfect storm of real life issues all cropping up at once. Things should be better this week, although the latter half of the week I’ll be busy getting ready for Easter.
Flavors: Cream, Ginger, Honey, Molasses, Sweet, Tea
I just picked this up from Adagio this afternoon, and couldn’t wait to try it. However, after following the brewing instructions on the package, I’m not really tasting a lot of fruit. Perhaps I’ll over steep it next time. This is the second flavored white tea from Adagio that I’ve tried and so far, I’m not too impressed!
This is my first pu erh, and looking back I probably should have tried an unflavored tea to base my opinion off something. Oh, well. I was a bit intimidated by the smell of this tea in the package, but I’m glad I took the chance. This tea is coming in close second to Earl Grey Moonlight. On my first steep I did 6 minutes instead of the recommended 5 and added very little sugar, I got a very earthy and chocolate taste. It was strong , but very smooth. My second go round I only steeped for 3 minutes and added double the sugar. I found orange and the chocolate calmed down a bit. It’s making me a bit sleepy.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Orange, Sweet
Seriously very nice. The bergamot is sharp without being too aggressive and lovely floral highlights of lavender with a mild black tea that has just enough body to carry it through. Adding milk feels like a desecration, but I often to do anyways. Creamy and dreamy.
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Lavender
Finished this one off tonight! I really enjoyed this tea. It has a nice flavor. The vanilla is creamy and compliments the green. The green tea is slightly vegetal and sweet. The vanilla is subtle but you can still tell that it’t there. I like that I can taste the green before the vanilla flavor.
A friend at work let me sample this – I’m drinking right now! I’m going to hold off on rating, since I can hardly taste anything. I’m not currently an avid fan of white tea, but I have had some very delicious varieties before. Therefore, I don’t think the issue is that I’m just not used to the delicate nature of white tea. I followed the brewing instructions and used the right amount of water at the right temperature, and I added a dash of honey. I’m about halfway through the cup now, and I’m only tasting the honey so far, with a faint aftertaste that might be blueberry flavor if I squint. I should also note that this was a sachet that I used, and not loose tea. I was under the impression that sachets were of comparable quality to loose tea, but I could be wrong. From some of the other tasting notes, I’m seeing that this is yummy iced; maybe I’ll try it that way next time!
I’m not sure if vanilla mixes well with tea or not, but for this tea the answer is no. Sure vanilla smells good but when paired up with a dark woodsy oolong it just doesn’t blend well. I was unable to drink the entire cup that I brewed of this tea, but I was able to drink some of it.
I only got to drink two cups of this because my best friend loves grapefruit and when I brewed this she really liked it so I gave it away, however I remember it quite well. The oolong flavor in this tea keeps its integrity while being present in the midst of a grapefruit flavor that is identifiable. I found this tea to taste quite well, but it wasn’t my favorite.
This was the worst oolong that I got from Adagio teas and I hope it stays at that position because I wouldn’t want anything worse. The natural almond flavor that is added (however it is added as well) ruins the oolong taste in this tea. Maybe I had a bad batch or something but it was quite repulsive- enough so that I threw it out.
Monthly TTB club.
I like floral teas, including rose, but I’m not sure how I feel about rose black teas. The worst of them taste like soap to me, and I haven’t found one I love, but I’m still interested in trying different brands. This one was on the better end of the spectrum. The base was light and smooth, and the rose flavor was distinct but not overwhelming. I didn’t notice the lemon flavor that other tasters have mentioned. If anything though, I think this was a little too light. I’ll probably try overleafing this and maybe see how it blends, before I make up my mind on it, though.
Flavors: Rose, Tea