20 Tasting Notes
This tea is a nice basic mint green tea. The mint isn’t overwhelming, but it definitely holds its own in flavor with the green. This is one of my go-tos for when I’m sick or just have the sniffles. It isn’t an exceptional tea, but it’s a nice one to have in your cabinet.
I got two free samples of this from Twinings, and I am very pleased with it. You can really taste the pomegranate, but I don’t think it overwhelms the tea. It’s a wonderful blend, and I am adding this to my shopping list. It also tastes good cold with lots of sugar (if that’s your thing). I prefer it hot without any additives, but I did try it both ways.
This tea has the perfect balance of green tea and cherry. The flavor is very subtle, light, and only slightly sweet. It tastes really good with honey. The color is very light (because of the white monkey green tea, from what I’ve gathered). I actually steep it a little longer than most green teas. More like 3.30-4 minutes. Perfect tea for the slumbering elder god, Cthulu. After all, it’s only a caress, and then he’s in your head before you know it.
I’m a Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, fan. The tea itself is a blend of Spiced Apple Chai tea, Almond tea (a flavored Ceylon), and Assam Melody tea. They’re all black teas, so you won’t want to steep this for more than three minutes the first time for the best flavor.
I was pretty excited to try this tea. Opening the bag for the first time was a disappointment though. The smell of the tea is awful. It’s sickeningly sweet. I was hesitant to add any sweeteners to the tea after that. Without anything added, it is a sweet tea. It tastes a bit like apple pie. I added a little honey, and that didn’t make it too sweet, but I wouldn’t want to drink a lot of it with something sugary added to it. That would be too sweet. Adding honey made it taste even more like apple pie, which is good, but not something I want to drink often.
When I had it today, I also added honey because I was adding milk, and I wanted to see how that would taste. It is good; it tastes a lot like apple pie with vanilla ice cream. While I enjoyed it, I would not want to drink a lot of it.
I’m giving this tea 3.5, maybe 4, out of 5 stars. The smell of the dry tea leaves put me off a bit, and it’s just too sweet for my tastes normally. It’s great if you’re into really sweet teas. I don’t think it would work well as an iced tea partially because of the chai. I do think it would be a good tea to bake with though.
Ever since I found out about Adagio and its most popular custom tea blends by Cara McGee, I’ve wanted to try the Tardis blend. The Tardis blend is one of the many fandom tea blends the site offers; this one being for one of my favorite television shows, the BBC’s Doctor Who.
The Tardis tea blend is a mixture of Earl Grey Bravo tea (Adagio’s signature Earl Grey), blackberry tea (which is a Ceylon black tea infused with blackberries), and vanilla (another flavored Ceylon black tea). The tea is naturally sweet, so I recommend tasting it before adding any sweeteners. Since it’s a black tea, you should steep it for 2-3 minutes.
I think it would make a nice iced tea as well, but I love how comforting it is while hot. It’s sweet, but the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the tea. You could even add sugar without making it too sweet. I like how the vanilla is more of an aftertaste. It takes you a moment to catch the blackberry notes, but I like that it doesn’t overshadow the tea.
This would make a very nice dessert tea. Some people on the website recommend it with milk, so I’m going to have to try that at some point. All in all, I give this tea five out of five stars. I’ve tried some blends on Adagio (some where my own, but not all) that haven’t really turned out well. I think this might become one of my new favorite teas!
Another thing I love about this tea? You get 4oz instead of the standard 3oz of custom blends… Because it’s bigger on the inside!
This tea is an amazing black tea. It’s incredibly smooth- a perfect classic black tea. Because it’s in the pearls, you can steep it a little longer than you normally should with loose leaf tea. I steeped it for about three minutes, maybe a little longer, but it didn’t taste bitter at all. I did, however, wait a couple of minutes after the water came off the boil, so keep that in mind if you try it yourself.
I typically like my tea strong, and the package recommends that you use two or three pearls for a cup. I only used two, but I would use three for the stronger taste. Two is about right for an average strength black tea.
A lot of black teas I drink have a bit of a smokey or citrus aftertaste, but this one doesn’t at all. It’s honestly the most tea-y tea I’ve ever had, as odd as that sounds.
I highly recommend the black dragon pearl tea. It tastes great hot and cold. I would say it’s a great morning tea since it’s pretty highly caffeinated. It’s a bit naturally sweet. I still added sugar though because I like my tea sweet.