Allegro Fine Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

65

China Clouds and Mist from Allegro offers a unique taste that I wasn’t really expecting when I steeped it. The scent is very vegetal like bitter herbs and spring greens, while the flavor is very dominantly minty like spearmint with sweet undertones. There’s even a slight cooling sensation like mint. After a second steeping, I’m getting some smoke and asparagus notes underneath the mint. The third steeping was similar, but more mellow. Each repeated steeping finished with a drier mouth-feel than the last, which wasn’t desirable, but wasn’t overpowering either. This green tea certainly has a unique flavor that struck me as very interesting at first, but wore on me just a bit. I do not like spearmint, so that may be why.

Flavors: Asparagus, Bok Choy

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

64

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71

I wasn’t expecting much from this relatively cheap black tea from Allegro, but I had never tasted a Ceylon tea before and the leaves looked long and attractive so I decided to try some. After brewing my first cup this morning, I am very happy I went with an ounce instead of just a half ounce. The first infusion was somewhat lighter than other black teas I’ve tasted, which I attributed to the fact that I steeped it at a little lower temperature than I should have, but once I tasted it I was very impressed to find complex, fruity tones over a smooth base of black tea goodness. The second infusion was very weak, I think next time I’ll just brew it hotter and longer the first time and then throw it out, this being the only real downside to this tea. Otherwise, very impressed with the oolong-like characteristics of this unassuming black tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

34

It might just be my preference for strongly flavored teas, but this tea just comes off a little too weak for me. I tried brewing it at various temperatures to try to draw out the taste, but it’s still fairly bland. I prefer Tazo tea’s Rooibos (African Red Bush) to this.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.