387 Tasting Notes
Very much ruby red grapefruit — slightly sweet at the front with tartness and just a smidge of bitterness at the tail.The grapefruit flavor is natural and quite good and compliments the slightly sweet, buttery green well. There’s no astringency in the base, so I’d suspect that those who wanted more grapefruit could bump up to 2 tsp. The overall flavor is more zest (as in fruit zest) than juicy, but it’s fantastic with a little honey added in.
I kept wanting the fun grapefruit tingle that Butiki’s Grapefruit Dragon offers, which I prefer.
This is Fiance’s favorite iced tea, and while I don’t necessarily like using my favorite teas to make a pitcher of iced tea, I can’t really fault him for it.
It’s naturally sweet and the muscatel notes are fruity and bright. The aftertaste is just a little earthy and reminds me of a fall day after a rainstorm.
(It also got rave reviews when I served it to a friend at our last game night on Saturday.)
I got this in the mail (attached to a RoT catalouge) mid last week. And I can say this isn’t something I would have tried otherwise.
The apple element is a lot like a green apple Jolly Rancher and the caramel doesn’t really become prominent until it cools, and then it becomes a burnt sugar, caramel note. All in all, it reminds me a lot of those caramel apple suckers.
Unfortunately the rooibos is also a prominent note, which isn’t exactly my favorite flavor.
When I grabbed a sample bag of this with my last Adagio order, I really, really thought it was coconut and mint. But um. Nope. That’s not hugely disappointing, but was a mild surprise when I opened the sample baggie. This seems to be a common thread in the reviews, so I don’t feel too stupid about this.
That said, this is a little like melted Junior Mints. It’s dark chocolate with a slightly artificial tasting minty flavor. When hot, it’s basically a dark chocolate green tea with a minty after effect. The artificial flavors are waaaaaaay more prominent this way, and I can honestly say I don’t like it. It’s much better iced where the mint is the prominent flavor and the chocolate is less plasticy and more subtle overall.
Definitely an overwhelmingly meh cup.
This is pairing so so well with the maple shortbread cookies I’m eating.
Aaaaaand they’re gone. :(
Oh boo. I think the feed is broken, again
Hmm, I think I was expecting more spice. I mean, come on. It’s called Red Hot.
There’s definitely a spicy, nipping element, and that does increase as the cup cools, but the sweet cinnamonyness of the cup wins out. In that way, it actually really does remind of the Red Hot candies, just once the biting spicy outside coating is all gone and leaves only the cinnamon candy.
Primarily coconut, with light florals on a dark oolong base that’s dry and just a little earthy. There’s not nearly enough orchid for this to be an orchid oolong.
The coconut gets a little cloying towards the bottom of the cup, and hangs nutty in the aftertaste. I like this, but I don’t love it, and I definitly don’t find this as one I could handle in large amounts (so in that way, it’s probably good that it’s only decent for about two steeps)
Thanks for the sample momo!