19 Tasting Notes
Nice stuff. The perfect proportion of citrus flavor. Downright tasty. This is really good as is, but my wife has found a way to make it even better. She created a custom blend on Adagio, mixing the Citron Green with Oriental Spice making “Citron Spice.” Delicious either hot or iced. I think Citron Green would mix well with other flavors as well.
This was my first “real” chai. All the others I’ve had were the powdered, syrupy sweet, instant varieties. Wow! What a difference! I love this stuff. I hit it with some hazelnut coffee creamer and Splenda. Can’t wait to try Adagio’s other chai varieties. They all sound great.
I bought this one for it’s medicinal properties. My wife has frequent sinus problems. We bought a pound of Peppermint. When she opened it up and took a deep sniff she said, “Wow! I want to buy another pound of this just to use as an inhaler.” It cleared her up instantly. Works pretty well as tea, too, straight or blended with other teas.
Shameless plug alert — I’m the creator of this Adagio custom blend. It was my first time trying to formulate a blend and believe me when I tell you that this was pure beginner’s luck. To find it in Adagio’s blend section, you have to search for it by tea name (Green Chamoflage) or by creator (Phil Hovatter).
And yes, I know that Chamoflage is misspelled, but that was intentional to reflect the ingredients of the tea: 50% Green Pekoe + 20% Chamomile + 30% Mango Melange = Green Chamoflage.
This tea is good through three infusions. The first infusion produces a pinkish liquor due to the presence of some blood orange in the Mango Melange part of the blend. The blood orange also gives the first infusion a hint of tartness, offset by the sweetness of the mango. All in all, the first infusion is definitely the most fruity. I like it.
The second and third infusions have the fruitiness and pinkness cooked out of them. This is when the chamomile steps up to the plate and begins to assert itself — rich, mellow, and fragrant. I typically steep the second infusion for five minutes and the third infusion for up to seven minutes.
This is just one crazy tasty little blend. I’m a heart attack survivor on a low caffeine diet, so the 50% green tea – 50% herbal mixture is low in caffeine by design. Makes a great nighttime tea, but be sure to stay awake for the second infusion.
I struck gold with this first attempt at crafting a blend. Everyone I’ve served it to likes it a lot. This is one that I will always have in my cupboard. Stop by and I’ll brew you a cup.
I don’t know the guy who formulated this custom blend, but I know that he has a knack for crafting an insanely tasty tisane. I’m on my second order and will continue to stock this tea as a staple in my collection. The chamomile is fragrant and the fruit flavors complement the main ingredient perfectly. All herbal, completely caffeine-free. One of my favorites. If you love yourself, buy a tin today. (You can thank me later.)