47 Tasting Notes
When I first opened this tea I was blown away by how pleasant the leafs smelled. The bits of pineapple added the perfect amount of sweet to the classic rooibos scent that I instantly became uber excited to steep a cup of this…
LIES & DECEIT!
The flavor of this tea can be summed up in one word: lacking. The pineapple bits while giving the dry leaves a fun dynamic do not translate to the flavor of the tea. I added some cream to give it a little more personality, but so far have been sorely disappointed in this tea. Will continue to experiment for better flavor and more complex nuances.
After enjoying some more exotic green teas from the Adagio green tea sampler I was pleasantly surprised and delighted by the taste of this Pi Lo Chun. With a wonderfully smooth and mild body this tea offers a fantastic substitution for those of us looking to broaden our green tea palette. Nuances are the key to good taste and this tea isn’t lacking in exploration. A hint of saltiness compliments the classic green tea grassiness, a near perfect compliment. This tea’s character is one of full flavor that tappers off to a soft aftertaste that isn’t found in other delicate greens. Enjoy! Try a second steep for sure
While a little awkward, due to the fact that if I close my eyes it tastes exactly how I sense a warmed lime Perrier would taste, I think I may end up enjoying this unique sample of green tea. The citrus flavor, while obvious and strong gives this green an otherwise surprisingly refreshing finish. The second steep (3 minutes) was just right and diluted the punch to the face that the first steep gives. Not my favorite, but enjoyable none the less.
By far one of the most delicate teas I’ve ever tasted… I really like. Sure the aroma and flavor could use a boost (which apparently can come from a longer steep) I’m not so sure that’s how God intended this tea to be tasted. Being the first tea I steeped from the Adagio green tea sampler, I’m pretty sure I have a fun couple of weeks ahead of me. Anyways.
Green Pekoe, a light and mellow green tea that is as subdued as her color suggests. Enjoy the nuances and don’t come down to hard on her. :-)
I picked this up in my first sampler set from Adagio Teas and saved it for last in my sampling. Right off the bat I was a little hesitant due to chamomile, which if I’m being honest I’m not a huge fan of (due to the fact that most blenders over due it). The blend itself looks awesome though. The red rooibos and black tea mixture offers a very unique look while the addition of the chamomile flowers just says “sexy” all over it. I steeped for four minutes as a safety zone, may need to be a little longer. The color of steeped tea is a deep red orange, beautifully classic for those familiar with Rooibos.
Enough about the looks!
This tea is alright. The rooibos is by far the most prominent flavor in this tea. Unfortunately while the orange black tea aspect of the blend desperately desires to be enjoyed by your taste buds, it never fully gets the chance as the chamomile comes in quickly smoothing out the taste for a calming aftertaste. Personally I want this tea to be more dynamic than it actually is, however if you’re a fan of calm chamomile teas this may do it for you. Enjoy.
Smells amazing. That’s about it. I wasn’t to pleased with the deceptive nature of this tea. With what appears to be a hint chamomile and a few Goji berries this tea is easily over steeped. Perhaps I shall give this one another try in the future with a lesser steep time. Flavor over all misses orange as it’s primary target and we’re left with just the taste of chamomile to keep us entertained. If you like that then give this a try. If not, don’t be deceived by the aroma!
Where’s the flavor! While the aroma of this tea smells pretty awesome I was sorely disappointed in the lack of flavor. The tension between the vanilla and cinnamon (which always has the potentinal to ruin a good rooibos) was perfect but just needed to be turned up a notch. Any ideas on how to add to the flavor? More tea? What’s your steep time on this?
Ok maybe not all Earl Greys are made equally. This one just seems to have a lack of flavor that so many other’s bring out. Even in loose leaf I was sorely disappointed. Eh it’s ok, with a little sugar and cream it makes for a good tea to find on almost every corner in America. ;-)