1904 Tasting Notes
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tin is how oily the leaves look, like the whole container was dropped in a pot of sesame oil. The smell made me think of Chinese food, or maybe teriyaki. When I started steeping though, the smell reverted back to being just like a bag full of sesame seeds.
I goofed on the steeping time so I’m not sure how long it was, but it’s probably somewhere around four minutes. When I rescued it, the surface of the ‘tea juice’ (ha!) was covered in a distinct sheen of oil. The flavour is very much like what I’d expect toasted sesame to taste like; so Adagio gets points for authenticty. It seems to also work quite well with the tanins in the tea base.
This isn’t a flavour I’m used to tasting in my tea (obviously) so my tongue is sending my brain rather mixed signals and confuzzling the poor dear. I think I’m leaning towards liking it, but not loving it – further testing is required! ;)
Brrrr! It’s bloody cold outside and I, in all my wisdom, thought today would be an nice day to walk to and from the mall. In my thin autumn jacket. My fingers were turning blue when I got home so I grabbed the first canister of tea I could find which happened to be this one. Frankly I don’t care what it tastes like so long as it warms up my insides!
You know, I’ve found that since I’ve started drinking this tea that I’ve disliked the licorice flavour less as time goes on. It seems to only be the natural licorice root that this phenomena applies to, though; black licorice and licorice-flavoured jellybeans still garner a “Yurgh!” reaction from me.
First of all the name of this company weirds me out just a touch as it sounds more than just a little dirty – like you’re being molested in a dark room or something…. 0_o
It’s worth mentioning that bakeapple isn’t an apple at all but a type of wild berry related to a raspberry. I orginally thought that this was a loose-leaf tea, but when I got it I was disappointed to see that it’s actually a set of tea bags filled with fine tea dust (Boo!).
The taste started out lightly fruity and berry-like, but then WHAM the bitterness hits at the back of the mouth. I’m all for buying stuff from small, local companies but I wasn’t terribly impressed with this.