1196 Tasting Notes
I was sad that I hadn’t accomplished any sipdowns today, so when I ran out of coldbrews, I made two cups of this one.
It was…okay. Just okay. The first cup I only doctored with sugar and while I got some vanilla, I mostly got astringent black tea. The second cup, I added a splash of milk hoping to up the creaminess and round off the bite, but instead it just weakened it. I’ve got too many other vanilla blacks to waste my time with a reorder of this.
This tea is in the sipdown tins pile and with good reason. It’s okay, fairly good, actually, but it’s not something I ever reach for…
…okay, now that I’ve given it a shake and the sugar has mixed into this coldbrew, my opinion is changing. The strawberry is coming forward and while I’d call this a strawberries and cream more than shortcake, it’s still yummy and deserving of the 94 rating.
Staying in the sipdowns, though.
Love this tea. Love, love, love this tea. Damn you, Adagio, for your insane shipping prices. Ah well, there are other teas for me to love.
I ran out of cold brewed teas and didn’t quite know what to do with myself. So I sorted the Adagio samplers into “drink hot” and “drink cold” and had to have another cup of this. I have enough for two more cups and then I will be crying forever.
It’s still delicious blackberry pie in a cup and I love it.
Today I had a Moment and reorganized our tins, picking out 10 for sipdowns/giving away so almost all of the tins fit in the drawers of our tea cabinet. It looks so much better.
Anyhoo, yis. Eric is a friend of mine, but he needs t’ go. So I have him cold steeping for tomorrow and then there’s just enough for one more cold brew. And then I’m going to work on The Mad Hatter’s Blend.
Color me surprised, however. I sent a timolino of this to work with my wife and she really likes it! And as a general rule, she doesn’t like iced teas that actually involve, well, tea. So yay for trying new things and liking them!!
Coldbrew sipdown (323/305)
This is a decent tea. it’s not great, it’s not awful, it’s not a must have, but it’s not something I mind drinking, either. It’s a peachy black, but with nothing special about it. It’s just…there. If you’re in the States, it’s fairly good for a peachy black, but here in Canada there are other teas I have better access to than this one.