336 Tasting Notes
I was so exited to try the new and improved Zodiac Series, which you can find under “gifts.” It is definitely an upgrade from the previous version.
The tea looks amazing with the bright marigold petals and cornflowers. It is delightfully complex, yet light: green and white tea blended seamlessly with apricot, pear, rooibos and chamomile.
Very calming and refreshing.
This quite mild and and quite smokey, perhaps a bit too much smokiness for my taste. Still pretty enjoyable. When cooling down even more smokiness comes through.
Made a Pinterest board matching Zodiac teas and books: http://pinterest.com/moodsappetites/tea-books/
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.
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.