333 Tasting Notes
I have tried quite a lot of different pu erh teas but never a flavored one.
This one is pretty amazing. I regretted buying only a sample size as soon as I took the first sip. Rick, toasty hazelnut and berry undertones are in perfect balance. Other taste notes include brown sugar, cream and maple.
I have t admit I’m not too big on pumpkin flavor. However when I saw Lotus Stamens, Organic Pure Ground Vanilla Beans among the ingredients I was sold.
I can taste the pumpkin (not too much), cinnamon and vanilla. The darjeeling base seems perfect for the blend. Lovely, lovely seasonal blend.
Was exited to see my designs for Adagio Teas (wellness teas and kid friendly teas) finally in the store. My favorite design: “Monster Brew”. Monsters are so much cooler than princesses :)
This tasted like sawdust. Was it because it was stale or I’m used to more fancy tea. I’m not sure but this was not good.
Easily my favorite oolong, this tea has a honeyed richness nothing short of ambrosia. The complexity of flavors actually made me think this was a blend at first.
It’s so true to its name that I was immediately transported to memories of eating pistachio gelato in Rome. The cream flavors make it decadent, like a dessert that’s not too heavy.
This is one of my favorite Butiki blends and one that I often drink after dinner. It has an incredibly light and clean taste, and smells like a combination of orchids and a warm summer breeze.
I’ve been drinking this a lot lately. This is a perfect summer tea – light yet so flavorful. Ginger explodes in your mouth without any bitterness and the smooth and sweet finish of strawberry complements it perfectly.
I asked Stacy for this sample out of curiosity. I thought there was no way tea could actually taste like potato pancakes with applesauce. Guess what! It really does taste like most scrumptious, slightly crunchy potato pancakes with a bit of an applesauce. And now I HAVE to make them!
I’m not a huge fan of ice teas but this is what I made today and I really enjoyed it:
Green Tea and Strawberry Lemonade
Step one: making tea ice cubes.
I used Adagio’s Sleeping Dragon (because I had it at hand) and I brewed it a bit stronger than usual. Regular ice cubes tend to make everything taste too watery.
Step two: cut a box of strawberries into quarters, put them into a bowl and added some vanilla sugar (regular sugar would be fine too) and let them sit for about 30 min. The amount of sugar depends on how sweet you like your drink – I use very little sugar (just a personal preference)
Step three: Brewed a some 3-4 cups of Adagio’s Sleeping Dragon using twice as much tea as I normally would. Pop it into a fridge to cool down. After the tea cooled down I added the strawberry/sugar and to it.
Step four: buy sparkling mineral water of your choice. I used San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water.
Step five: I used a tall champaign glass, added 2 of tea ice cubes which I had prepared in advance. Filled 50%of my glass with green tea/strawberry mix (adding some strawberry pieces) and filling the other half with San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water.
This got to be on the top of my list for flavored teas. It is silky, buttery smooth, vanilla and caramel perfectly balanced with a malty finish. I wish I could make a graphic banner about each tea instead of regular reviews :)