355 Tasting Notes
Sadly, the last cup of a now apparently discontinued tea. Not getting the cocoa as much today. I think I’m going to have to make a SpecialTeas order today; my black tea stockpile is getting dangerously low. Looks like only about 10 or so half-full sample tins of Adagio blacks left. I’ve only tried a few of SpecialTeas’ blacks but I LOVE them, so I want to try more.
Yeah, my tea selections are boring today. I am so eyeing up that Samovar deal. Unfortunately for some reason, my work computer hates Samovar’s website; I get errors the second it loads up. So gotta wait til I get home.
I don’t know why this is tasting so good lately, but it is. Any recommendations for other good Keemuns?
Best part of sencha: knowing that great resteeps are yet to come.
This tea is so delicious, and hopefully will help me on my eternal quest to drink more greens. Light, sweet, buttery, and with an intoxicating pineapple aroma. I still have a small sample bag of their orange sencha that I need to try.
It would appear, based on my recent interest in this tea, that I quite like Keemuns. The smokiness and bakey-ness are really great.
Last of a tiny sample that I bought (apparently almost a year ago!) in the bulk bins at Whole Foods. As I said in my decades-old tasting note for this, this taste like a not-so-sweet creamsicle tempered by a bit of an undercurrent of jasmine. I really dig it. Mighty Leaf charges $12.95 for 2.2oz of this on their site, however, so if I can’t find it at Whole Foods again, I won’t be getting more.
Ever since I read Rishi’s description of this, which includes the phrase “raisin sugar,” that’s all I can think of when I drink this tea. Which works, because that’s exactly what this tastes like to me. Bumping the rating a bit.
Woohoo! Another sample done! My tea stash has gone down pretty dramatically in the last month or so. I still have a lot of small samples from the fine people of Steepster, but I’m running through Adagio sample tins – 9 done in the last month at last count. I might do another swap/giveaway of teas that need a good home in the next week or two.
Anyway, I liked this one overall, but I don’t think I’ll reorder. The caramel taste can be too synthetic and sugary at times.
I know Shanti is a love it or hate it tea, and I love it. The smokiness really shines through, with a slight hint of vegetal flavor. If you don’t like smoky teas, you won’t like this.
I know this is sacrilege, but.. I think I prefer this to SpecialTeas’ Almond Cookie. It all depends on what you’re looking for, I suppose. Almond Cookie is much sweeter and has a lot more of a cinnamon sugar than an almond taste to me. This, as I’ve said before, has more of a true, bitter almond taste that I prefer.