23 Tasting Notes
I was a little worried when I opened the bag and the floral scent nearly knocked me over. During and after steeping, there was delicious aroma that reminded me off red Starburst candy. Fortunately, the actual tea does not taste overly floral or overly candied so don’t let your nose fool you. This blend is earthy and reminds me of actual fresh fruit rather than something artificial. It has a warm, floral aftertaste that I found pleasant, but it won’t be for everyone.
The color of this blend is phenomenal after steeping. I dumped the tea and hot water into my ingenuiTea, set the timer, and walked away to do something. Came back when the timer went off and was presented with this deep red violet color that wowed me. So did the scent. I worried it was going to be overpowering on the pineapple/coconut because of the scent, but it’s not. It’s quite juicy and warm, even when iced and tastes closer to juice than any tea I’ve ever had. The taste got better the longer it was in my iced tea glass, too. I’m definitely holding onto this one to brew a pitcher-full the next time I have friends over
I thought I was going to be bowled over by the nuttiness, but it actually tastes more like a warm, nutty cookie than a handful of nuts. The taste lingers so I wouldn’t recommend it as a meal tea, but it’s great on it’s on in the morning or for a desert tea. It’s also very aromatic and the scent hung in the air even after I finished steeping. Someone asked me what I was baking. I usually add a little sweetener if I’m drinking it hot, but nothing when it’s iced. I also stir it a bit and let it sit after steeping. Seems to taste better that way, which I could actually say of most Adagio blends.
Dirty fruity goodness. I get a little overwhelmed by the passion fruit when its lukewarm, but it’s more even keeled when iced or hot. It’s also quite strong in flavor and I really have to be in the mood. Took a couple tries for me to warm up to this one, but I’m still a little wary of it, which sounds about right if you consider the character of Kate.