1107 Tasting Notes
I sorely wanted some kind of candy cane tea, but I have nothing of the sort. (Note to self: buy at LEAST two kinds this year while every company is selling holiday blends.) As much as I love mintastic, I wanted a heavier and more caffeinated cup, so I threw it together with matévana.
The result? Perfection. The mint flavor is very strong, but the almost-coffee taste of the maté still peeks through — and for me, a mint lover, I can think of nothing better. I’m strongly considering recreating this as a signature blend on Adagio.
This isn’t half bad — something that really surprised me considering that it smells vaguley of sweat (although that may have been the fault of how it was stored by the person I got it from). The taste is mostly darjeeling and oolong, somewhat spicy and more astringent than I would like. Still, for all that it has going on in terms of ingredients, I feel like this is a fairly boring tea.
Not the best jasmine I’ve had, but decent enough. It’s too bitter for my taste and I have to add something sweet — but then again, I almost always feel the need to sweeten floral teas. As others have said, this is definitely worth the low price point and I personally expect to keep some around as long as I’m on a budget.
(Pardon the name, I couldn’t resist.)
I decided to try this after spotting a similar blend on Etsy; gunpowder green tea and roses are two of my favorite things to brew up, so it seemed like a good idea. I need to work on the ratios for this (did 50/50 this time) and I’m not sure I like it as much as either one individually, but I nonetheless am enjoying this blend.