Emerald Isle Dreaming

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From Custom-Adagio Teas

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Take the invigorating flavor of Irish Breakfast, add a bit of cream for sweetness, and a touch of rum to brace against the cold, and you’ve got a trip to the Land of Erin in your cup.
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Growing up in our family, Irish Coffee was a staple. As I got older, I turned more toward tea than coffee, so this is my way of getting a bit of those memories back. The bonus to this is that it doesn’t have the calories or the alcohol which might prove to be a problem at times!

Created by: Erin Germain
Contains: irish breakfast, cream, rum

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This is one I received in my box o’ tea from Liberteas via teatra.de a year or so back. As is frequently the case with me, my eyes were bigger than my stomache and I’ve only made a small dent in the bounty of tea she provided. Looking for a black tea this afternoon I stumbled across this one and the aroma appealed to me. I’ve only ever had one or two other adagio teas and I remember the black tea base to be very finicky so this got a precise 2.5 minutes, just in case.

The dry aroma put me in mind of caramel or vanilla, which fits with the flavourings this has (rum and cream, I believe?) Anyway, very appetizing aroma in the dry leaf whcih translates well to the steeped liquor. Deep brown and with similarly caramel/cream aroma. There’s an aspect to the steeped scent that makes me think this might get bitter, hopefully that doesn’t come through. From afar the cup puts off an aroma of burnt sugar, almost reminiscent of a creme brulee.

First sips yield a strong breakfast tea taste – not bitter but certainly bold. I’m not much of a ‘breakfast tea’ person as they tend to feature the bolder black teas that I don’t yet appreciate, but this one is muted a bit by the sugary flavours I am getting. I wouldn’t call it cream, but there is a sweetness that presents at the end. There is some distinct maltiness going on here, they might be Indian teas? I am starting to get some bitterness as I get deeper in the cup, this is one that would benefit from a slight stir of honey, I think. I don’t like to add anything to my teas but this one is so bold I think it needs it

Half a straw of grapefruit agave later, I have a much nicer cup though I have definitely changed the composition. I find agave to be super sweet and that is definitely present now, the cream has been smothered by the flavoured agave. The bitterness/maltiness are more bearable but it is still astringent with my tongue feeling dry after sipping.

While this tea isn’t exactly my thing, it is pretty nice and I am infinitely grateful to have tried it. Plus it gave me an excuse to use the grapefruit agave in something other than matcha. :)

As an aside, I’ve been drinking all my tea lately in my Japanese Latte Mugs from Davids Tea which I absolutely love. The first time Davids had them it was $50 for the 4 so I admired them from afar but they came back in the fall/winter for onlr $20 for the set. Yay! I think they’re absolutely wonderful

CHAroma

Too bad they’re sold out of those mugs. They do look awesome!

Uniquity

I didn’t realize they’re sold out now. : ( I had hinted at the beau how nice they were and luckily I got them for Christmas. My mother also loved them, I had been contemplating getting some for her. Perhaps they’ll come back yet again!

CHAroma

I just have really bad luck. Every time I check the DAVIDsTEA website for something, it’s sold out. LOL! :P

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Started my day with this – it is good and strong and yummy. Sweet and creamy. Here’s my full-length review of it: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=17464

The Purrfect Cup

Can’t wait to try this soon!

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I received a sample of this from LiberTEAS – thank you! To me the tea smells somewhat malty which is a good thing almost makes me feel like I’m smelling (and about to enjoy) a good Irish Stout well before 5pm! It tastes very rich and creamy and not at all what I expected from a black tea. There is a hint of rum in this cup…I wasn’t sure at first but it’s there in the aftertaste, yum! This is great and I feel I might need to look into purchasing some asap!

The Purrfect Cup

I spoke too soon…seems there isn’t any for sale on their site!

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Thanks LiberTEAs! This is very cream-creamy!I didn’t get much or any of the rum but the flavor is really, well, creamy! And dreamy! Good blend!

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