Drank it today. Not much left.
62 Tasting Notes
I had this from Chado Tea at the SF Tea Festival and it was pretty good. It was super hot, and I didn’t have much of it, but I did buy it, so there will be further reviews.
I am so confused!
I brew this tea at home, and I can’t get the color or flavor I want, even though I’m using all my fancy tea items, like my pot, and my precise zojirushi, and my good cups. Thinking this tea is nothing but dust, I take it to work.
Work, where the water comes out of an Arrowhead machine, where the brewing apparatus that I have is a plastic and metal travel mug with brewing basket. So I drank this tea all yesterday, and didn’t clean out the brewing basket. I come back into work this morning, look at the leaves and rebrew them, thinking I’ll get a weak tea. But no! Still a pretty strong tea. The color and flavor is exactly what I want.
This tea, definitely for work, but not for home. It doesn’t want fancy. It wants bare bones.
I meant to drink this hot. I brewed it up, walked away and forgot. By the time I remembered, I was leaving the house, so I stuck it in the fridge to drink for later.
While I can’t comment how it was hot, this tea iced is really good! The smell of the dried leaves had a faint peach smell, but once brewed and then iced, the peach really comes out to have a very good peach taste, with some light floral-perfume sort of after taste. The actual oolong part of the tea tasted more like a black tea than what I considered to be oolong. The overall tea is excellent, and I’m tempted to just keep drinking it iced. It was most refreshing in the morning, and I can see this being a joy to drink during the summer. A really great flavored tea.
I’ve been drinking this a lot lately since Green tea is a magic drug, and I’ve been having health issues. Green tea is supposed to be healthy, and whether or not this tea is, I’ve been drinking it. And I like it. Not very strong, but not very weak, this is a good middle of the ground type of green tea. Yes, it’s bagged, but whatever. That just means I can brew it up, let it set while I cook up whatever, and then drink it quick, or sip it slow. Either way, it’s not crazily caffeinated to the point where I might lose my mind, and it’s comfortable. Just don’t let the last little bit of tea in the mug go cold with the bag still in, or else it gets horribly bitter and you’ll wish you could’ve had something else that morning.
Drinking this wonderful tea this morning. Just a nice good quality tea to laze away a Sunday with.
Drank last night with people. Got 3 steepings out of it and could’ve got more. Very excellent quality tea.
Since the day I’ve received this tea, it has never appeared as a quality dragon pearl. There’s no taste, no flavor…nothing. I’ve been storing it properly (away from light and heat in an opaque metal container), I’ve been brewing it properly (3 balls, 1 cup, 212* water temp, 5 mins). It has consistently turned out as nothing but overly black water. Thankfully I have another brand of dragon pearls so I know how this is supposed to taste and turn out, but I am definitely not buying this tea again. Everything a black dragon pearl is supposed to be is not in this cup or the batch of tea I received. Sadness.
It’s odd. I picked up the tin of this tea thinking it would be full and found it nearly half gone. Thinking on this, I realize that pouchong is always the first tea to be emptied out of my stash, closely followed by wuyi ensemble. There’s something about this tea that makes it vanish into thin air. On the first sip, it has a very lovely, classic oolong taste to it, but with my vague cold, after the first few sips, it just taste like warm tea that will heal my throat. Either way, I’m enjoying it, and I guess if it’s the first to go, I should order more of it next time.
There are some teas that Adagio doesn’t do very well, and then there are teas that I only ever want to buy from Adagio. Jasmine #9 has this clear, pure taste of Jasmine, that almost feels as if you’re drinking crystal clear jasmine water. This is a good thing, because I feel this tea is sort of an elixir, a kind of tea that will keep you going strong. Although I wasn’t in the mood for jasmine when I was picking out a tea, I find this to be a wonderful noon reprieve. Relaxing, but not so much as to put me to sleep. A very meditative tea that I’m quite pleased with.
Always an excellent tea with wonderful chocolate notes, but a rich, smooth black tea taste.
The lemongrass really stands out in this tea. Not too much, but subtle enough, while a lighter green taste floats around in the cup. I really enjoy drinking this, especially at night. So warm and calming.
Drinking it some more. Have plans on finishing this up during the next several months for a variety of reasons including: it’s about 2-3 years old at this point. Kept very well (sealed, dark, etc.) but that doesn’t mean it won’t go bad fast. Husband seems to enjoy it as well. I do like it steeped a bit longer, and stronger. Had the part that I iced the other day. It was very fascinating. Too cold to really detect any flavor, and yet, felt like a really healthy drink, almost more so than water! Really enjoy this tea.
On first steeping, it was really light and there didn’t seem to be much discernible flavor. There was some left in the pot, so I iced that, left the tea leaves out over night and rebrewed it this morning, let it steep for longer. Mmm, good strong cup of tea with a smooth flavor and that beautiful gold color I like to see in my oolongs. Very good tea for morning or night.
There was a hint of pineapple before the entire drink went straight to tasting like just a plain ol’ rooibos. Unimpressed.
The leaves are red rooibos leaves with very visible pieces of chocolate. I’m saying that I could’ve picked out the chocolate pieces and eaten them. The bag mentions there’s also supposed to be sour cherry, but what I saw was just rooibos and chocolate. I brewed according to bag directions (5min, boiling water, etc.) and then poured. The chocolate cherry smell rose from the cup into a wonderful, comforting smell, with just a hint of rooibos. On first taste, I got the subtle hint of sour cherry on my tongue that faded into chocolate. A delicious blend of sour cherry, chocolate and rooibos. Definitely ordering again once I’m out. So in love with this tea!
Still not tasting as good as the one from Teavana. First time I tried this, there was no flavor, the second time tasted like plastic, and now this latest brew it tasted like cigarettes (no one in my house smokes or anything). I was really hoping this would be good, but it just isn’t. I’ll make my way through the sample and then continue buying from Teavana.
This last bag had been with me for years and the taste was still pretty good. I think this is about the highest quality bagged Jasmine tea one can get. I really enjoyed it and in the future, I will definitely get myself a box.
I’ve had this tea for a while now, so I’m unsure how fresh it is. Not much of a mango taste to it, just seems like general rooibos to me.
The leaves smelled great. After brewing, I like how the tea had a light flavor. I bet more leaves would have made a stronger tea, but this was just very good. I’m now interested in it as an iced tea. Don’t usually go for flavored teas, but willing to add this to a shopping list when I can stop buying every tea known to man.
Update this morning: Had a little bit leftover that I could ice. Quite tasty, though it needed to warm up just a tad to really experience the tea notes. Found that drinking it fast also exploded peach flavor. Really good.
Unsure just yet. Rather weak.
They actually make teabags of this now, and that’s what I drank today. Want to ice it to see if it tastes similar to the canned stuff, or healthier without the HFCS.
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I didn’t drink this exact brand. It was clearance from Target of their own brand, but it’s decent enough. Helped to wake me up.