From the Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box Round 2!
I am excited to finally try this blend. It has been one of the teas on my shopping list almost since I joined steepster.
I may or may not have tried Adagio teas before. I think this might be my first, but I could be wrong.
The dry tea smells very nice. A nice black tea with a sweetness and creaminess to it.
It brewed up really nice. I got no bitterness or astringency. There is definitely a black base present, but it is sweet. I am definitely getting a creamy taste and mouthfeel. However, it is similar to a powdered coffee whitener taste, which I am not saying it bad, it is just not real cream. I feel like I am also getting some hints of vanilla and nuts, maybe hazelnuts. At the beginning of the sip, the liquor is quite thick, but by the end of the sip it is quite thin.
I have read a lot of reviews on Adagio that complain of the base tea. But for this one, I think it is good. However, as I stated above I don’t think I have had a lot of experience with Adagio. You know you’re addicted to tea when…you can’t even remember which teas you have tried!
Also in other news, I think I am back :) I posted a while ago about being super busy. As some of you have noticed, and commented, I have been kind of lurking behind the scenes mass liking tasting notes every once in a while. But I think things should be settled down now. We will see.
In other other news, I was stalked and terrorized by a bee today. I am sure it was entertaining for my neighbours to watch.