108 Tasting Notes
Ok… not loving this a much as I did the first time. There is something about it that’s just not doing it for me today. The aftertaste on it is a bit artificially sweet and lays on my tongue funny. This time I got WAY more of the base flavor, which I don’t mind, but all together not as in love with this as I was at first. Lowering the rating to reflect my indifference.
This was a surprise stand out for me. I just grabbed a black tea from the box of samples from MissB and went with it. This was what I grabbed and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I couldn’t tell you what exactly I tasted in it, though subtle fruity flavors were there for sure. I drank this with breakfast this morning, so all the flavors sort of mingled and did not give me a good picture of the subtleties of this tea. I just know that I really liked it! Can’t wait to have another cup!
Thanks, MissB for sending this one my way. I am glad to find that I do like more than just the one Genmaicha from Whispering Pines.
This one doesn’t smell too appealing as dry leaf. Very seaweedy, but it steeps up very nicely and I really like how that seaweedy green tea tastes with the genmaicha. I will happily enjoy the rest of this sample!
well one of my Adagio IngenuiTea things bit the dust this weekend and I think the other one is on its way out. I’ve had them for several years, so I can’t be too mad, but definitely going to need to invest in another one or a similar one soon. Any recommendations??
This was exactly what I was craving. A good solid and decedent black tea. I definitely picked up on the vanilla this time. After reading that I should shake the bag to make sure it’s all well combined. Definitely need to remember that next time, because this was even better than the first time!
My first cold steep ever! Hooray for it not going horribly wrong!
I put what I had left from the sample MissB sent me into a mason jar with some cold filtered water before I went to bed last night. I didn’t get to check on it or drink it until after work so it had been steeping for a good 20 hours or so at that point.
It tastes nice, I might have put too much water in the jar for the amount of tea, because it’s a bit lighter than I expected as far as taste goes, but it definitely got even smoother than it was hot. The taste is similar, though the vanilla isn’t as pronounced for sure. I’m pretty happy with how my first cold steep went!
This smelled so good while it was steeping, and I couldn’t wait to taste it. Defintiely wasn’t dissappointed. It has a very nice creamy smooth flavor and the fruitiness of the rhubarb is so nice. I don’t find it to be tart at all. I do find that all black teas with vanilla in them feel weird in my mouth. I know that sounds absurd, but that’s the only way I can explain it. But that strangeness aside, I really like this one and I absolutely think I might cold brew what I have left of it because from what I’ve read in other people’s tasting notes, that makes it even better!
Thanks again, MIssB, for sending this one my way!