791 Tasting Notes
Finished this one off, too! Glad to have a decaf for the 7:45 cup of tea. Added some sweetener since I was skeptical of decaf and it turned out about as you’d expect. Probably won’t order again since I don’t normally particularly like either decaf or vanilla, but was glad to have this option when I was pregnant and nursing!
I’m not drinking tea as much lately as I used to. My Steepster use has shifted from documenting every drink to documenting unusual ones. And documenting when the tea has left my cupboard. And that’s what happened with this one.
I really love the Adagio Hazelnut tea, and enjoyed the Almond as well. It’s not quite as good to me as the Hazelnut one, but that’s probably because I prefer hazelnut to almond in general. It’s a good cup and one I’d like to replace one day… once I’ve gotten my tea stash to a reasonable level.
I am excited about the Insider Tea Club, and I am excited about this tea! I am using a small, 4oz, teapot for this, to allow for multiple resteeps and forces attention to each sip. I am doing this note from memory, so I look forward to documenting the next one a bit more clearly. What I remember most about this first pass was the smooth mouthfeel and the pale color. It was also slightly sweet. In fact, I wondered if the instructions were spot on due to the pale color, but really, the instructions were perfect. Here are the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/6772671397/
This is FAR better than I expected! I didn’t have high hopes (I love Den’s Extra Green, and nothing I’ve had in the genre has lived up to that one), but it was a great cup!
Based on reviews, I was expecting awful. So it was a pleasant surprise when I could easily drink the entire cup!
This was FAR better than I expected it to be! The cranberry wasn’t overpowering, but it was present. It smells great. I’m looking forward to more!
This tea has a bit more of a “fresh” feel to it than I would expect. I guess it’s from the actual candy canes that are in the tea. (Really! I saw several, with tea stuck to them, in the tin.)I think the thing I like most about this tea is that it’s clearly tea with peppermint in it, rather than a minty tisane that has some tea to it.
I am such a sucker for samplers. I just ordered the adagio holiday stocking stuffer set that included this and five others. It’s good, though I think it could use some sweetener. It actually makes me think back to the hazelnut tea (it’s not quite the same, but reminds me of it) and makes me think I might need to order a larger quantity of that one.