Today 2 things happened to make me happy. My 16 year old granddaughter Megan came over to spend time with me and drink tea, and my custom blended Adagio Frontrange Winter tea arrived. I had uploaded a photo of the Rocky Mountains taken from Douglas Lake which was printed as the label (see it on the left). Looked nice. Big bag of my blend of Pu erh, chocolate and orange. Now, I was not expecting a fantastic brew…like my Davids tea Chocolate Orange, but what I got was a nice mellow Pu erh with a light chocolate and a hint of orange that I can live with. The whole idea is fantastic. I can find out what tea flavors my little grandsons love, berry….vanilla…etc…and upload their picture to go on the front and call the blend Micah’s Mud or Ian’s lizzard Lips if I want to. Nice gift for their tea stash. My granddaughter thought the tea tasted fine and earthy without being unpleasant. She had a pot of my DT Cream of Earl Gray going. We watched Midnight in Paris on my big screen and talked about boys. Then she tried on a nice evening dress and heels from my closet (I’ve got a lot of stuff). She’s conducting a choral piece in Latin about the death of Caesar that she composed and is pretty excited about it. Previous pieces have been orchestral. Nothing better when you’re old than family or friends that you can help mentor…encourage…and sip some tea with. Not fishy!
Second Review. I decided to have this again this morning. Needed to finish up my taxes, I OWE BIG MONEY! BLEH!, and do other paperwork…so Puerh it is! Need some caffeine! I created this mix before I had much tasting experience…so it’s time to review. As it goes, I almost forgot it was steeping and it went a bit long…which was not too bad for a latte. Lucky for me it didn’t go bitter! The mix of chocolate tea, puerh and some orange was light and easy. You get quite a bit of tea in the custom blends from Adagio for sure! This is good for just brewing up some tea instead of studying tea for an hour or two. More of a hit and run…have some puerh, make a latte…go out the door type of thing and it tastes good. Nuff said.
Oh, the picture is Douglas Lake behind my daughter’s house looking at the Frontrange. I live closer up against them. Looking the other way from her house is the spot where all the atomic clocks and watches are set time to (this is for trivia buffs) in a field…little red lights flashing on long pole towers like aliens.