33 Tasting Notes
I just don’t think green rooibos is for me. The strawberry/citrus blend is wonderful—though my bag seems (happily) free of marshmallows—but there is an underlying wrong, chemical-y taste to the whole concoction. It’s not undrinkable, but I’m going to have to try icing it to see if that cuts the weird flavor.
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.
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 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!