5 Tasting Notes
Okay for making Southern style sweet iced tea. Outstanding for a sunburn/windburn soothing soak.
The package I have has extremely large bags, making 4 cups worth at a time. Convenient when making iced tea for a group. Or running a lukewarm bath to take the sting off a nasty sunburn.
Not as astringent as some of the other US Supermarket bagged black teas for iced tea.
Flavors: Tannin, Vinegar
Okay for making southern style sweet iced tea.
The package I bought has double sized bags and no wrappings over the bags, which is convenient.
I’m not the biggest fan of iced tea, but I am trying to cut down on soda and hot tea in TX at the start of spring —> summer can be unappealing, as can putting warm/room temperature “builder’s tea” into a reusable water bottle.
Flavors: Tannin, Tea, Vinegar
Another hit out of the park from Cara. What looks like a hodgepodge of flavors, reading the ingredient list makes me think of mixing a lot of “tea remnants” together to make a enough to brew, but turns out to be delicious.
I know Adagio likes to “ship” their custom fandom teas together, but it really does go well when paired with Cara’s Steve Rogers blend and a tea biscuit.
Flavors: Apple, Berry, Chocolate, Malt
This made me an Earl Grey convert and is my go-to, everyday brew lately.
OK OK OK it practically requires milk, which is usually a huge no-no with EGT. But the vanilla and cream teas somehow keep the bergamot oil from curdling the milk and melding the flavors all together deliciously.
Hands down – the easiest way to make a London Fog (inauthentic, but they are soooo yummy) at work or a lazy day at home when you’d rather spend the time knitting than fiddling with making vanilla syrup and frothing milk.
Flavors: Almond, Bergamot, Vanilla
I have found that I really really prefer “builders” teas – black, somewhat malty, with sugar and milk added. This practically requires a little additional sugar and a long splash of milk to quell the astringency and pump up the maltiness.
Flavors: Malt, Tannin