Pipe smoke, Mrs. Hudson’s Biscuits, and, yes, a bit of Jam spilled on the kitchen counter. Everything that makes 221b home for our favorite consultants.
ingredients & lore
blended with black tea, lapsang souchong, rose hips, hibiscus flowers, cranberries, natural almond flavor, natural forest berries flavor, blueberries
teas: lapsang souchong, almond, berry blast
accented with orange peels
Inspired by BBC’s Sherlock.
created by: Cara McGee
hand-made by farmer fang ai hua in wuyi, fujian
Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Lapsang Souchong tea has a famously smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea. This tea sometimes gets a bad rep for being brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren’t like that at all. Adagio’s Lapsang Souchong is very approachable: clean and slightly cool smokiness in the aroma, like menthol. Sweet, refreshing smoky flavor, crisp and edgy. Golden-coppery color in the cup; the mark of a Lapsang that hasn’t been smoked to a jerky. Sweet pine flavor, lightly evaporating finish. It’s amazing all the dimensions of ‘smoky’ you can experience in one, very well made cup of tea.
The tangy, bright and perfectly balanced flavors of Ceylon black tea is a great canvas for many flavor expressions. The very best Ceylons blend easily with flavors and other teas, giving them excellent depth and complexity. Take our Almond Black, for example. Touch of raw almond aroma, plush mouthfeel reminiscent of creamy marzipan, with nutty sweetness upfront and a balanced, clean astringency. A beautiful, well-blended flavor. Come see how lovely a simply dressed up cup of ‘plain black tea’ can be!
A delicious blend of natural fruits and spices that brews up a mouthwatering cup of herbal tea. Entirely caffeine free, it holds a special appeal for kids and sweet-toothed adults. The flavor is all natural, emanating from black currants, cranberries, raspberries, elderberries, bilberries, hibiscus flowers and rose hip peels. Bold and slightly tart flavor, with a juicy clean finish. No sugar or other sweeteners added.