I’m honestly not certain if it’s the green rooibos, which I’ve not had before, or the pomegranate overpowering everything else, but I just cannot get into this one, which is a shame, as it smells heavenly in the bag. The hints of apple and lemon in the background are interesting, but overwhelmed by an almost synthetic fruitiness.
33 Tasting Notes
I think I may have just found my new daily cup of the morning. It is full-bodied without being overwhelming, and has a really unique tingle without being peppermint-y at all. I’d like it a hair stronger, but as Adagio claims it can’t be over-steeped, it may just want another minute or two in the press.
This is very rich and has an almost metallic bite to it (which I think would be greatly improved by a teaspoon or so of agave). Definitely buying the next size up.
They’re not kidding about the umami with this one; it’s super-aromatic with a thick mouthfeel, and the best I can describe it is as bracing. Definitely not for those who prefer more delicate flavors, but I could see this being a lifesaver on a cold winter morning.
This is the first of Adagio’s flavored teas that hasn’t bowled me over. While it is as fragrant as any of the others (seriously, my kitchen smells faintly of oranges a few hours later, even though I only brewed a cup), the actual taste is of mediocre black tea with a faint touch of citrus in the background.
This is the first time I have ever tried real rooibos, and I am passionately in love. It is warm, rich, and hearty—it almost tastes as if it’s got protein in it. :) It almost reminds me of Suntory whiskey; not that it tastes of alcohol, but rather that unique, full, sweet, brightness. Really, really excellent; my search for a low-caffeine alternative has ended; now to try all the variants I can find!
Lime has always been one of my favorite flavors in everything from juice to candy, but I still don’t think I’ve ever encountered a retail product quite so !! as this. It’s almost overpowering when brewed hot, so I can see why people who aren’t as enamored of the flavor are turned off, but I have a feeling this would make absolutely divine iced tea.
The actual tea is not quite as strong as I’d hoped, but the balance of spices is great.
I threw a sample of this on my last order simply because, c’mon, blueberry tea? I’m floored by how delicious it’s turned out to be, and I don’t know what sort of blend it is—flavor oil, actual blueberry bits, etc.—but it is amazingly fragrant as well.