333 Tasting Notes
Working on a design for Antique Silver company selling unique 19th century silver pieces (many tea sets as well) so it seemed appropriate to brew some Rose tea + had a small piece of cranberry scone.
Wondering why my butler doesn’t show up …
One of my favorites. It has a lively “bite” and sparkling character.
Just checked Spring Darjeeling from MARIAGE FRÈRES. 30,00 € Hmmm … I’ll stick with Adagio for now.
This is somewhat contradictory tea: it’s earthy but light at the same time. It also has a “clean” taste. It’s a perfect after dinner tea. I had vegetables from the farmers market, black beans with herbs and feta and marinated tofu strips and finished it with a cup of tea. That was SO good.
Sadly this was the last cup left. Everybody in my family likes this so it did not last long.
Nice as usual. One of my favorite flavors. I had it with a Japanese cream puff.
This is complex, rich and at the same time light tea. It has also what I can describe as “mineral” taste that I find so appealing. I’m having a piece of raw, extreme dark chocolate with my cup. So good ….
Amazing. Turns out I love this kind of Pu-Erh. It’s not funky or fishy at all. The underlaying flavors I can detect are apple and honey. I had this with a small piece of raw, extra dark chocolate: what a perfect pairing. Will certainly reorder.
I just saw that Adagio teas now has a tumblr and they have posted the new Zodiac Series tins. I worked on the design in December and finally I can see the finished product. So exited!
Wuyi is one of my favorite teas ever. I almost always have at least one variety in my cupboard. This was less dark/toasty than I expected, still very nice. I did detect some herbal (rosemary?) undertone. However, the tea magically transforms when cooling down – all the lovely toasty flavor shines through.
Rose tea just makes me happy. Rose adds some smooth subtle sweetness to the tea. The smell is intoxicating.
Reordered this. I like it even more that the first time. I think the amount of peppermint is just right. Peppermint is such a strong flavor that it often “kills” all other flavors – all you can taste is just peppermint. Not with this blend: it’s more like a subtle hint which I really like. Very refreshing.
I made an order just to try this as it contains 2 things I like a lot: bergamot and rose. I was, however, slightly disappointed. Then again Verdant Tea has raised the bar pretty high. It’s a nice blend but does not have the “wow” factor (at least for me). It’s not too heavy on either bergamot or rose so I can actually taste the tea.