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drank Almond Oolong by Adagio Teas
2029 tasting notes

I had most of this note written and then my browser crashed, boo. Anyway, this tea comes courtesy of Jillian, thanks! I’ve been interested in flavored oolongs since although I haven’t had a lot of them, I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve tried so far. And this one is almond, so I’m definitely excited to try it because I love almond-flavored anything.

The scent of the dry tea isn’t very strong, but I definitely catch an almond aroma; nutty, not quite sweet marzipan-type almond. The brewed tea smells really nice. Almondy, yes (though again in more of an actual-nut kind of way), but also distinctly appley. It reminds me of apple-almond pastries.

The flavor is light, but tasty. I wish I had brewed it for a little longer, I think. The main flavor of the sip is really the oolong: a little bit fruity/floral, a little bit roasted (just a tad!) from the darker oolong. The taste isn’t as appley as the aroma, but I do get hints of it, which must just be coming from the oolong. The almond blooms at the tail of the sip and lingers primarily in the aftertaste, and its slightly more sweet-almond marzipan than in the aroma. All in all, a tasty tea and I look forward to trying it a couple more times with different steeping parameters.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I’m glad you enjoyed it – sorry about how long it took to get to you.

Nathaniel Gruber

Like you, I’m not one to drink too much flavored Oolong either. The way you described it makes it sound nice and light…complementary to the flavor of the Oolong itself. Always a good thing when you’re working with flavored teas – to have the flavor complement the taste of the tea itself. Sounds nice!

Dinosara

Jillian- Sorry the post lost them the first time, and thanks for resending them!

Nathaniel- Yeah I think with the light brew the oolong is the primary flavor, with the almond in a supporting role.

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Jillian

I’m glad you enjoyed it – sorry about how long it took to get to you.

Nathaniel Gruber

Like you, I’m not one to drink too much flavored Oolong either. The way you described it makes it sound nice and light…complementary to the flavor of the Oolong itself. Always a good thing when you’re working with flavored teas – to have the flavor complement the taste of the tea itself. Sounds nice!

Dinosara

Jillian- Sorry the post lost them the first time, and thanks for resending them!

Nathaniel- Yeah I think with the light brew the oolong is the primary flavor, with the almond in a supporting role.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

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