308 Tasting Notes
It’s finally snowing here today. This tea is perfect for an afternoon of reading a book under a blanket. It’s been a while since I’ve had this one and I feel like the flavors have muted a little. It’s still great, but the cinnamon was the most present flavor today; less of the bakey bread and icing flavors.
Now this is the tea I was trying to get when I bought the Harney’s Thai Tea. Last weekend I went into my local tea store where I first had this tea and asked to buy it despite the crazy price on it. They were out so I quickly said “Where do you get that tea, Adagio?”. She said yes. I must have thrown her off with my surprise question to get an answer. So, I ordered it from Adagio at a much much lower cost.
I love this tea. It’s like tea, no wait, soup, no wait, tea. Nom. It’s got this interesting savory quality to it that’s killer. It tastes like someone poured full fat coconut milk into my tea. If you like coconut, then this tea is for you. It’s coconut and ginger and a little lemongrass. The other flavors in the tea are just mild accompaniments to the coconut. This one is really great.
I picked up a sample of ‘Oscar Wilde Strawberry’ today at Atticus Tea in Park City. I know they get a few of their teas from Adagio and this one looks to be an Adagio tea so I’ll review it here. This tea is pretty good. It has a nice strawberry flavor, not too much though. It’s tart. I added a fair amount of agave nectar to it. It has no medicinal flavor like many fruit teas can get.
I definitely like it, and yet, could not add more of it to my shopping cart when I was in the adagio site a few minutes ago. I like it, but cannot imagine wanting more than a sample size of it. It’ll be nice for a few cups.
And, I have to give props to Atticus Tea for giving this to me for free. I was buying something else and asked if I could have a 1/2 oz of this to try. They wouldn’t charge me for it.
I guess it’s winter that makes me do it, but it seems like every cup I make nowadays is some sort of mint chocolate. I’ve had ‘Read my Lips’ A LOT lately. It’s late tonight so I didn’t want the caffeine so I went with the Mint Chocolate Rooibos. It’s definitely not as good as ‘Read my Lips’ but it hits the spot. It makes me happy but when I am done, I won’t remember it.
I seriously love this tea. I love it so much that I keep moving the pouch to work and then home and then back… but then I forget where I left it last. I was very excited to find it hiding in the back of the tea drawer today. I swear it wasn’t in there the last time I checked. Anyway. Love.