37 Tasting Notes
First impressions are not great. I feel like I “don’t taste anything” and don’t really love whatever flavors are present. It’s not a bad taste, so I’ll keep experimenting with different parameters until something comes of it.
Tastes pretty bitter to me. Tried to subdue it with some milk. It tasted best to me when the milk had settled and the tea cooled down. Although it was drinkable, I’ll probably avoid teas such as this one in the future. I’m left wondering whether this one is representative of most Assam teas.
This is a full-flavored Earl Grey, whose leaves, both dry and wet, are strongly aromatic of citrus and flowers. Someone should invent an Earl Grey potpourri. The tea itself has a nice dark amber color and tastes pretty good, but not flavorful in the way the leaves would suggest. I’m finding with this one, and which probably goes for most EG teas, that letting it cool down too much causes it to feel more astringent/chalky.
This a pretty standard everyday cup. Smells and tastes of bergamot, as one would expect. A little milk can be okay, but sugar doesn’t really fit for my tastes. Oversteeping unfortunately yields a chalky mouthfeel and residue on the cup.
A nice afternoon blend, just my style. Refreshing, smokey, and not overwhelming. It could be the placebo effect, but using an infusion basket instead of the Ikea teaball yielded a more pleasant flavor.
This is my first tea from Adagio. Only my second foray into loose leaf teas. Pretty tasty. Taken plain. Doesn’t have a bitter bite like the other few black teas I’ve tried. The used leaves smell like grass, but not in a bad way. This leaf scent is nearly absent from the tea’s scent and flavor. As for the tea itself, I don’t yet have the vocabulary to describe it, but it’s mellow, smooth, and almost savory. I was worried that five minutes steep time would make the taste too strong, but it came out great.
Tastes like everything and nothing at the same time.