I did it wrong.
It tastes like pencil shavings.
I’ll try again later.
I did it wrong.
It tastes like pencil shavings.
I’ll try again later.
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
Part of the Adagio White Tea Sampler. Very light, to the point of being bland. Not horrible, but not good either. It might taste better with a longer steep time than 4 minutes.
I ordered this as part of Adagio’s white flavors sampler. It’s not my favorite, but I still enjoy it when I want a lighter, less caffeinated tea. If the tangerine/citrus flavor was more pronounced, I think I would like it more.
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.
So I’m not sure if I’ve ever eaten a tangerine before but I know what the flavor is and this tea has it. It follows suite with the other Adagio white teas I’ve tried thus far, a light tea with subtle hints of the fruit in it. I also lowered it’s recommended steep time of 7mins to 5mins per reccomendations of fellow steepersters.
Another winner from Adagio, I am drinking this as I post … lightly floral and relaxing at bedtime. I pour my first cup, and then let it steep a bit longer and add it to my cup, I like the differences between the lighter steep and then the darker notes… I let it cool pretty far and don’t mind at all at room temp.
Light tea that I drink at night to relax me before bed. It doesn’t have a strong tangerine taste, but the hint of flavor is the best!
It smells more blossom or floral than tangerine to me…but you can get a hint of tangerine just not as much scent as I thought based on some of the other Adagio Teas. After steeping there is little scent but you can grab the white tea aroma. The color is a typical white tea color with tint of color to it. The taste is more white tea than tangerine…there is only a hint of it there. This would be a good tea if you are new to white teas or aren’t into extreme flavors or heavy tea tastes.
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.
A little on the light side today but still tasty.
Forgot to log yesterday…
Finished up my stash…I enjoyed it! :P
steeped longer today…lost a little of the tangerine taste…it morphed into something else…not bad…just different.
Steeped a little cooler today but for longer. I can REALLY taste the tangerine more than usual. NICE
Nice and light – just what I was looking for
Steeped more and for longer. It certainly was darker in color by doing this. Not too much of a scent change, however. The taste is wonderful and a blossom-y/hint of Tangerine mix. I like it!
There was a very faint fruity smell when opening the pouch, but that disappears when steeping. The tea has a nice flavor, but no tangerine at all that I could detect. It’s not offensive by any means, but not something to get excited about either.
I have been looking to try more white teas. I picked this one in the sampler pack. It’s not bad. I don’t get a lot of the tangerine notes. There is a citrus aroma as it brews, but during drinking it seems to lessen. Maybe it’s just me, but I wanted a stronger citrus taste.
Overall, not a bad flavor….but it should be stronger.
didn’t like this tea too much until I recently came down with a cold, at which point, it started tasting better… shrug