8 Tasting Notes
I first started with a sample but liked it so much that I ordered a full-size portion immediately. I really enjoy this tea, especially on a cold, rainy morning. I brew at 180 for 5 minutes and stir in a bit of stevia. I have tried with milk as well and like that too but as I drink at my desk at work, I do not often have milk. I needed a change in my daily green tea repertoire and this hits the mark perfectly.
I bought this tea based on high recommendations on Adagio and after coming off a “Mango green tea high,” I was at first slightly disappointed but I have since come around to enjoying this tea. I recommend steeping it for less than 3 minutes otherwise it can get bitter.
I was looking for a nice citrus tea, similar to the Citron Green, but unlike that tea, this one is not remotely citrus flavored. The aroma reminds me of…well…fake worms with which you use to fish. Once I get past that aroma memory, I can drink the tea but it is not my favorite. I only bought a sample size and seeing as I have a whole sample tin left, I do not think I’ll purchase this flavor in a full size.
I love Earl Grey Bravo so I thought I would try this for variety. Earl Grey is my favorite black tea but this version, not so much. I didn’t dislike it exactly, it just didn’t satisfy my tea craving. Too much caramel flavor for me. I added honey and milk and steeped for stated time. I am glad I only bought a sample size and I do not think I will order again.
I was a little hesitant in ordering this tea based on ratings on Adagio so I went with a smaller tin…now I wish I ordered a bag! Currently replaced my other daily favorite of Citron Green. I usually go for a couple of cups of this in the morning. It’s fruity but not too fruity. Very lightly flavored.