7 Tasting Notes
My first experiment with a loose leaf oolong. The dry leaves were incredibly enticing as soon as I opened the package. They smelled delicious with the perfect coconut aroma. I steeped it at 190 for about 4 minutes and the smell afterwards was not as nice. It almost smelled a bit overpowering.
Seeing as how I enjoy trying new teas with no additives, this one was pretty good. It was creamy but not too rich or overpowering as the smell suggested. I may add a bit of sugar next time thought, because it could be a bit sweeter.
I liked this tea well enough. I steeped a little longer then I usually do, but I think it helped bring out the lemon flavor. With a tiny bit of sugar and a drop of milk, this tea was delicious. While I wouldn’t rate it as one my absolute favorites, it is perfect for me on a cold day inside.
I got this particular tea in the berries sampler that I ordered from Adagio. I wanted to try some flavored blacks and I figures that a berry sampler would be the way to go. I really enjoyed this particular flavoring. It was not too sweet, but it had enough blueberry for me to really enjoy it. I liked it much better then the Forest Berries blend that was in the same box. I’d like to try some other blueberry teas before I settle on my favorite, but I’ll be sure to have this in my tea pantry.
My first foray with Adagio’s English Breakfast, and I am quite impressed. I’m new to loose leaf tea, but I’ve had many different English breakfast blends from bags.
The loose leaf variant is simply superb, especially compared to its bagged brethren. The taste was very rich and indulging. I let the tea steep for 4 minutes, since that was half way through the 3-5 minutes suggested, and the flavor was fantastic.
The color was rich, and the aroma made me want to drink another cup as soon as I was finished with the first!
So, to update, I did in fact have another cup as soon as I finished my last one. This cup I added a bit of milk and sugar vs the honey that I usually put in my tea. I liked my first cup better. I’m not one for milk in my tea, but I wanted to see if it would make the cup better or worse. I think I’ll be strictly sticking to honey in my black teas in the future.