504 Tasting Notes
Sorry for the spam of reviews.
I drank a lot of tea this weekend but weekends are bad for logging, too much going on.
I saved the best for last though!
This was my Saturday morning tea. I got up and knew that we had plans to go see a movie at 2, so I figured I had plenty of time to properly enjoy this tea.
There are two types of tea for me, the ones that are special and deserving of my time and attention, and possibly multiple resteeps…and the ones that I pretty much guzzle all day long. I can go through a cup really quick once it’s cooled down to an acceptable level.
Anyway, Golden Orchid falls into the first category. I haven’t been drinking these delicious favorites lately because I’ve been trying to sipdown my silly amount of samples.
SO – knowing that I had lots of time to properly devote to it, I made a cup of Golden Orchid. I even bought a jug of spring water just to use for my “special teas”. So I used it.
I’m sniffing the bag, just taking my time. Then inhaling my delicious tea, waiting for it to cool off so I wouldn’t burn my mouth (done that before, too often)….
Then my husband was all like “let’s go out for breakfast at Homestead (local place) before the movie! How fast can you get ready? We will have to leave in an hour tops”
Which doesn’t sound too bad, but it meant I had to chug my tea down while I got the baby ready to go and got myself ready.
Hardly the experience I had been hoping for.
Though, it was still delicious.
It’s almost good that I’ve been drinking an abundance of mediocre samples lately, makes me really appreciate teas like this!
I really like this tea. I just finished drinking it. It’s 11:50pm here….I think I need to order from Herbal infusions once I get my cupboard down to a manageable size….I need some caffeine free options for these nighttime tea cravings
Thanks again for sending the sample, Courtney :)
Super old sample….going to give the rest to my friend to try.
I made this to bring to the movie theatre, added milk.
I think my “stained” stainless steel travel mug (the one that kind of has taste remnants of all the flavoured teas it has ever contained) may have ruined the taste of this one for me a bit.
It wasn’t very potent or delicious.
I might actually have to try again one time before I give it away!
I don’t consider this a 92 based on my tastes today, so I’m lowering my rating accordingly.
Super old sample sipdown… Thanks to Shmiracles for sharing this with me long ago!
I didn’t really care for it, unfortunately. Might be because I don’t love orange teas very much. I did like Davidstea’s chocolate orange, so maybe chocolate would have helped this one.
It was really musty and dusty and murky and putting orange flavouring on top of that didn’t make it taste any better to me. Like sticking an orange air freshener in a dank old basement….you never can hide that mustiness.
Not the pu-erh for me, I guess!
Though I appreciate getting to try it :)
Another sample from Cavocorax!
I don’t much care for apple flavoured things, so admittedly I wasn’t excited to try this one.
It smells pretty good in the bag though.
And I do like apple cider, so I was kind of hoping it would be along those lines.
It ended up tasting pretty weak, though. Not really worth drinking!
Happy to have the chance to try it!
Thanks, Cavo :)
I love Sherlock, but I did not love this tea, sadly. Though not unexpected, given my track record with Adagio.
Honestly I find all these chai/spicy/green/black blends these people come up with all manage to taste the same to me.
It was “Meh” times 100.
Thanks for passing it along for me to try, Cavocorax!
otherwise I’d wonder forever about Adagio and me.
Had another cup of this for breakfast this morning, thanks to the generous sample from the TTB.
I accidentally forgot to fill my kettle up with enough water for a cup, so I had to let it sit after I poured it, while I waited for more water to boil.
It got really dark and bold. I added milk , or maybe it was a splash of cream…I forget. Anyway it was good and rich and thick and creamy.
Glad I have a bit left!
Another sample from my friend, I accidentally ruined it.
I’m always disappointed by maple teas, I expect too much mapley deliciousness from them apparently. Reality never lines up with my hopes.
So I kind of assumed this would be no different. And then I got the genius idea to add some cream to it, I figure it would make it extra desserty and the creaminess would make up for the lack of maple flavour that I was anticipating.
Anywaaaaay, I went to add the cream and forgot how full it was, so a bunch came out and made my tea pretty much white.
I took a few sips but it wasn’t anything but watery, creamy, tea flavoured liquid.
Sample sipdown from OMGsrsly, my second creme brûlée tea of the night.
It’s a pretty potent tea. I definitely get that slightly bitter burnt caramel note.
It’s a very heady dessert tea that I wouldn’t mind having a small quantity of, but nothing I would want to drink regularly. I’d probably add a bit to my cart if I was ever going to place an order but I wouldn’t place an order just for this.
Thanks for sharing, OMGsrsly!
Uhhh, I can’t seem to recall who sent me the sample of this tea. I’m sorry.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was pretty good! (For a chai).
I did find it tasted a lot like a creme brûlée with major big time chai. Super spicy chai. This is probably exactly how spicy chai normally is, but the last few chai-ish teas I’ve had were Adagio fandom versions of chai, not as spicy.
It was a neat dessert tea to try, I enjoyed drinking it, though I wouldn’t buy it because of the strong slickness.
Thanks to whoever sent it, sorry I didn’t have the foresight to write your name on the bag when I got it in the mail!