860 Tasting Notes
I honestly didn’t know if I’d like this tea because the aroma of the dry leaf really got to me. I hate the smell of cumin so I was super hesitant to try this tea. Steeped up it’s actually a really interesting tea. The smokey black tea is what pops out first, then a touch of spice, and after all that the anise and fennel. Surprisingly I really like this tea. The flavors blend well and it makes for a bold, unique cup.
I’ve been putting off trying my pu erh teas for a time when I can sit and relax. The first time I tried this one I could not get it to taste right. This time I steeped it for 1.30 at 212. degrees. Much better :3 It is sweet with a lovely floral note. The sweetness almost reminds me of peach or apple. It still has a soft earthy taste to it. I’m happy I chose this one today. Very relaxing.
Finally finished this one off! Today it made a nice, malty cup. A bit darker than the last one. Has a nice citrus zest to it. Like an orange peel or something . I like it but it’s not my favorite from Adagio. I probably won’t end up ordering this again just because it was nothing special to me and I think Adagio has a few teas that are better.