2585 Tasting Notes
I really loved this when I first had it and then I fell out of love with it. In an attempt to use up the leaf fast, I cold brewed it. Surprisingly, I really started enjoying it again when done this way. Today, I have both a cold and hot brew and though both are good I think I prefer drinking it cold. However, now it is gone and I don’t know how quickly I will be restocking it after going through over 60 g of it.
Thank you Josie Jade for the chance to try this tea. As I said last night, it is definitely one of the better Adagio teas I have tried. Alas, I got distracted and let this steep for an additional 15 seconds and the astringency is already creeping in :(
When I first tried this tea, I had it hot and it was vegetal and had just a hint of strawberry flavor. In a desperate attempt to use up the leaf quicker, I decided to cold brew it – no that cold brewing uses more leave per ounce but rather if I am not enjoying it, it is easier to drink it down quickly.
However, despite my worries, this ended up being an awesome cold brew. The vegetal base disappears to the background and the strawberry flavors take center stage. More than that, papaya flavors also appear making for a tasty, juice-like drink. Yum!
Flavors: Berries, Grass
Sad, sad sipdown. (157)
My caffeine-free options seem to be dwindling by the minute. This is one I really enjoyed. the marshmallow leaf base makes this fluffy and sweet and helps to keep the mint from being over powering. Furthermore the chocolate in this is a nice milk chocolate flavor that helps make this creamy and smooth.
I may have been checking Butiki’s website daily (okay, hourly) waiting for Nutmeg Cream and Eggnog & Pralines to be posted. Once that happens I can place an order and get more of this tasty treat. Hopefully, I will also be able to add a fair amount of Birthday Cake to that order as well. Then I would be in caffeine-free heaven.
I thought I had more of this but apparently there was merely enough for one cup. This is similar to Jessie’s Tea but with the addition of berries. Personally I prefer Jessie’s Tea but I know my roommate prefers this. It is always interesting to see how tastes can differ. Well this is gone now and I may or may not see it again.
Flavors: Berries, Coconut, Flowers
Thank you Josie Jade for sharing. This is truly a tasty cup. The blackberry is the most prominent flavor but the vanilla and cream are detectable as well. There is no astringency and the base is mellow and in the background, as it should be. This is certainly one of the better Adagio blends I have had.
Flavors: Berries, Cream, Vanilla
This cup is a touch vegetal but not overwhelming. The almond flavor is present and the coconut helps sweeten it so it is reminiscent of a biscotti. It is certainly tasty but I don’t think I enjoyed it enough to restock.
Flavors: Coconut, Nuts
I had sent this to people but never actually tried this myself. Now having experienced it for the first time I can say that it definitely delivers on its name. It is creamy. It is coconutty. And there is certainly a buttery white chocolate sweetness. It is almost too sweet for me – enough to stop me from ordering it again but not enough to ruin the cup.
Flavors: Butter, Chocolate, Coconut, Cream