No tasting notes for this? Really? This tea smells so good. It’s bursting with citrus and vanilla. The flavors are light but enjoyable. They’re pretty equal, too. The citrus doesn’t overpower the vanilla and both blend so well with the green base.
“No tasting notes for this? Really? This tea smells so good. It's bursting with citrus and vanilla. The flavors are light but enjoyable. They're pretty equal, too. The citrus doesn't overpower the...” Read full tasting note
“I was sure I'd written a tasting note for this one, but apparently not. I know I've tried it at least a couple of times before. Still, better late than never! Usually, green tea is not my thing....” Read full tasting note
A sunny, citrusy green tea, with a hint of delicious vanilla. Contains green tea, lemongrass, sunflower petals, citrus peels, and lemon and vanilla flavor
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I was sure I’d written a tasting note for this one, but apparently not. I know I’ve tried it at least a couple of times before. Still, better late than never! Usually, green tea is not my thing. That’s probably why I wasn’t hugely encouraged when I opened the tin and saw how dark the green tea leaves are. In my mind, dark green tea leaves equates to bitterness, although obviously this isn’t a reliable rule of thumb as I’ve proved to myself on more than one occasion. This time is no exception.
I used 1 tsp of leaf, and allowed the water to cool to around 170. I gave the leaves 2.5 minutes, and the resulting liquor is medium yellow-green. The taste is surprising. It’s so creamy, it’s hard to actually taste the green tea base at all. The main flavour is sweet, candy-like lemon, with a strong, creamy overcoat of vanilla. It’s like eating cheesecake, or some kind of delicious lemon cream dessert. It’s not often that I really, really enjoy an Adagio tea, and seemingly less often that I really, really enjoy a green tea. This one has defied all my expectations, however, and is actually very pleasant. I can see myself coming back to this one a lot in the future. I may even take some home for icing, as I suspect it would work just as well cold. A surprise hit!