I’m having one last cup of this before sending the last little bit to Ashley. I still think this is a little on the light side but also think it’s pretty pleasant.
Got a sample of this with my last Adagio order.
The leaves are large, with a good percent of stems to leaves. I’ve never really seen stems in the tea unless it’s a white tea, so not sure if this is common, but the few I’ve tried loose have had stems.
These leaves smell vegetal, not really smelling the tangerine when dry. Once steeped the leaves open up to be huge, so I’m wondering if I guessed and used too many leaves, as they nearly filled my finum infuser while steeping and expanding in my 16oz cup.
Not getting much aroma at all from the wet leaves. The tea brewed to be a very pretty tangerine colored liquor.
This tea is very light in taste. Once every few sips I’ll get an aftertaste of something citrusy but nothing like the sweet nectar greatness of fresh tangerines. Maybe as it cools more…hrmm.
Nope, not much more as it cools. Maybe I need to steep longer than 7 minutes? Or maybe this is just how light white teas are? I will try this again before I give it a rating.
When I opened this today I was instantly taken back to my childhood. I used to spend most of my time at my grandmother’s home. She had lots of fruit trees and a really wonderful garden. My favorite part were the raspberry bushes. The dry leaf smells just like those bushes somehow.
When steeped this has a darker amber color and smells mostly like white tea rather than flavoring. If someone preferred their flavoring light I’d suggest Adagio’s white tea blends because they are a lot more toned down. This mostly tastes like plain white tea with a slight sweet edge to it. Mostly honey like to me. This might as well be a plain white tea, but not a bad one by any lengths.
Got a bit of this from my BFF. I opened it up, and squinted a little because it was not a good citrusy scent. It smells a little like … lime rinds? That unpleasantly, acidic citrus, not even like an orange or lemon peel. Which is weird, because there’s no lime in it.
Anyway, steeped it as the package instructed. It’s not bad. The smell mellows out once the water hits the leaves, so it just has a faint citrusy aroma. It’s not bad. The flavor is also not bad, and very light, but it’s not memorable, either. I doubt I would go out of my way to buy this tea, though I wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered. Too bad, it sounded like it would be amazing.
I have tried this one twice and both times, I just was not very thrilled. Opening the package, it smelled very citrusy so I was hoping I was in for a treat.
I took time to watch it steep in my IngenuiTEA infuser and noticed the color was very light, something like a tangerine color. Very pretty.
My first sip was tart, almost sour flavor. It didn’t taste at all like tangerine. More like lemon. I thought the addition of honey would help this one along a bit and it made it more palatable but not exactly tangerine flavor. I will probably put this one away for a while before I try it again. Not my favorite.
I like this tea and though there are some teas that I only need to steep for 3 minutes instead of the 5-7 mins some suggest this teas is better when it’s left for 5-7 minutes. I like the Tangerine flavor better than some orange flavors. Now I haven’t had all the orange flavor teas so this is tentative for now. I would suggest trying it and I had it with Pesto Pasta Primavera and it was great
I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed this very much. The sweetness that I was expecting wasn’t there, and it tasted a bit too vegetal for my liking. I tasted way more of the white tea than the tangerine, which I hardly tasted at all. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing (especially if you like white tea like I do), but if you’re wanting a tangerine white, than I wouldn’t recommend this. On the bright side though, it doesn’t have any aftertaste because it is such a light tea.
Even though I only steeped it for just over 2 minutes, my mouth was left feeling curiously (and annoyingly) dry. I can’t think of why that would be, since I didn’t oversteep.
This is another one that I’d be willing to trade or give away if nobody takes me up on the offer.