1474 Tasting Notes
Weird how this had decupboarded somehow? Regardless, I love this tea, and still think of it fondly from last night. Tip for anyone new to this one however: make sure to use a paper filter with it, otherwise you’re getting lots of floaties. Which is cool, if you like that sorta thing. ;)
Hm. I want to love this. Really, really love it. Chocolate peanut butter is my favorite ice cream, dessert, you name it. If I could find this in tea format, I’d be in heaven. I even ordered a version of this through the Southern Boy Teas kickstarter project for “my” personal blend… Which got me thinking. I need to try making this myself, perhaps with a pu-erh base. Hm…
Anyway. There’s something missing in this blend, and I’m thinking it’s the peanut butter flavoring. It’s there, I get it in the aftertaste, however I’m just not getting the peanut feel I want and love. I’m also thinking it’s the reason for the unusual and hard-to-place smell with this one.
I’m already well aware that I like the custom Adagio blends more than the basic teas, however anything chestnut calls to me. I literally can eat a bag of the cooked ones I find in a local Asian grocery store in two minutes flat. So, this tea appeals to me on several levels, even if I had lower-than-normal expectations.
I steeped it less than recommended as I find Adagio’s bases sometimes get bitter, fast. This definitely worked for me. Interestingly, this reminds me strongly of one of the TARDIS blends; this must be the base in it. I’m getting little chestnut however and more of a… hm. Creamy EG, with more cream than EG? Odd. Still tasty, just wondering if somehow the wrong tea was put in the wrong bag – or maybe I’m feeling more off than I thought. Holding off on rating, for now.
EDIT: Looked at the tea again; this is definitely not chestnut. Emailing Adagio now.
Started this last night/this morning, and just finishing it now. Whatever was bugging my stomach last night has now moved lower on down, and while I feel better, I’m still a bit off. Going to take it easy today, knit, drink a lot of tea, and hopefully get a bit of writing done to boot. This tea? Amazing, as always. One of the few 52 Teas I’ve purchased more than one bag of.