36 Tasting Notes
I drink very little bagged tea, but this is one I make an exception for. You would never know this is a green tea; it’s a lightly spicy, citrus-y, and sweet almost like a chai, and never bitter, no matter how long I steep it. Maybe not in my top ten or anything, but something I keep around for wet days or any time I want something comforting, easy and familiar.
Holy smokes. I’m in love!
This tea came in a sample set from Adagio, and it was probably the one I was the least excited about, mainly because the description sounded a bit vague. So, it’s kind of a like a chai, but not really? I couldn’t tell for sure.
This tea knocks my socks off. I completely adore it. I’ve been nursing a giant 20-oz mug of it all morning and all I can think about, as I’m nearing the end, is how soon I can make more. I had decided to put off ordering more tea for at least a month, but there’s just no way I can hold out that long. I need this tea in my life!
I’ve been on the search for the last few weeks to find “my” go-to chai, the favorite I could keep around as a pantry staple. I think this is it. I can’t imagine an improvement to it. It’s delightfully sweet, spicy but not too spicy, comforting, lovely. I want to start and end every day with it. I want to fill a bunker with it in case of the nuclear collapse of civilization. It’s just that good.
Adagio sent this as a free sample, and I’ve been really excited to try it, because I’m a pretty big fan of the chocolate-mint combo. Well, I’ll keep this short, because my husband wants to play a couple video games with me and I don’t want to keep him waiting. So yeah, I love it. Absolutely. It’s like an Andes mint, honestly. I am completely thrilled, and putting this on my “permanent” list. Another wonderful green to keep around; I couldn’t be happier.
You know it’s a special morning when I’m indulging with a cup of my Almond Oolong. I love the heck out of this tea. I have to be extra careful with the preparation, because it’s so delicate. But when I get it right…wow! So soft and smooth, light and subtle, very slightly sweet, with a lovely marzipan flavor. I could drink gallons of it!
I am really not sure what to make of this tea. I feel like I really should love it. I’m a big fan of so many of these Adagio flavored blacks, like Cream, and Chocolate Chip, and Caramel. And there’s certainly nothing WRONG with it – it’s a pretty nice, smooth, vanilla-flavored tea. Good black base, takes milk and sugar well. Maybe I’m just in a mood. But this just seems rather plain. Rather, if you’ll forgive the pun, vanilla. It would probably combine excellently with other teas. But for whatever reason, it leaves me wanting more.
So I was busy washing the dishes this morning and forgot I was steeping tea. Ack. And I was especially worried because this tea had a pretty short recommended steep time (3 min) and I’d never tried it before. Ruining my first pot of this tea was NOT how I wanted to begin my morning!
Surprisingly, it doesn’t taste in the least oversteeped. Not bitter at all. I did add a healthy amount of almond milk and truvia, but that was more a matter of personal preference than actual need.
I like how another reviewer described this tea as “ferarro rocher minus the chocolate,” because that’s exactly what this is. The hazelnut flavor is VERY strong, and pleasant. Honestly, it makes me want to have this with “Chocolate Chip” tea from now on, I won’t lie. :-)
I was not expecting such a spicy chai, to be honest, since all of the other rooibos teas I’ve tried lately have been so smooth and sweet, honey-ish. That’s not what this is. It’s got a bite to it, and I can’t say I love it, honestly. I just think I wanted something a little lighter.
This tea has a high bar to clear, simply because I already have and love Adagio’s “Chestnut” and “Almond Oolong” teas. This one was sent as a free sample, so I’ve been looking forward to it, but I’m wary if it will live up to the other two “nutty” teas that I already have in my cupboard and am so attached to. And…it doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong, this is fine. The almond/marzipan flavor is present, it’s nicely fragrant, and delivers exactly what was expected. Nice, almondy, but nothing more. I can’t see ever reaching for it instead of the Chestnut or Almond Oolong.
Ooh, just in time for the holiday, my Valentines tea arrived from Adagio. First whiff, not hugely impressed. There’s a little scent of the promised chocolate-strawberries, but something is throwing it off. Can’t put my finger on what it is. Nevertheless, I brew up a healthy portion, and as usual when trying a new tea, slowly add truvia until I get it right. I needed to put quite a bit in there to bring out the full flavors, (about 1 tsp truvia for 16 oz tea?) but once I got it right, this tea is GREAT. I mean, it definitely tastes like strawberry-chocolate candy, with a nice deep black tea base, exactly what I was hoping for. I’m very pleased!