576 Tasting Notes
This is a tough one for me. I tried it iced and hated it! So I opted for hot tea with this infusion and the verdict’s in… it’s still just OK. Nothing to write home about. This may be my intolerance of pu-erh. I’m trying, folks, but it’s not an easy path. Pu-erh just reminds me of dirt, and not in a cool, earthy way like the Demeter perfume/fragrance. Like a mud pie made from dirty dirt.
I’ve steeped it multiple times – meaning once letting it steep for five minutes, and this recent cup, for just under two minutes. There is flavor but it’s not a fave.
This will go into my Tea Swap rotations, or I might sell it in a lot to add more money to my tea budget – and necessary surgery fund.
Oh I love you, Carrot Cake Oolong! I purchased some from the Last Chance sale at David’s Tea and I’m so glad I did. This is one I will really miss. It’s sweet but not overly sweet. (Perhaps the carrot adds that sweetness.) It tastes like carrot cake, one of my fave vegetables. Cake can be a vegetable if there is one in it! ;) So delish. I’m glad I stocked up!
I’ve tried this iced and it’s OK, but I’m not prepared to sacrifice any of my stash for “OK.” I’ll keep it as a hot treat!
I previously enjoyed this and would have rated it high, but this latest batch tastes off. I don’t know if the formula changed or what, but the chocolate taste is very off-putting, and artificial. I don’t want to rate this one, I’m sure the fault lies with Adagio. Lately their dessert varieties leave me wanting more – and want me to rinse my mouth out! (To quote comedian Jim Gaffigan, “Gotta eat something else, get rid of that flavor.”) It’s a shame because this was always one of my faves – I even have the old tin Adagio used to use before the bags.
I’ve had this a sample in my stash so I decided to try it – as iced. I’ve had migraines all this week and I love a glass of iced tea when I’m feeling sick.
This is light and airy as a tea – perfect for an iced tea blend. I didn’t need any sugar (it’s rare that I add it nowadays anyway); the coconut is sweet enough. I was also able to reinfuse the leaves for a total of three times – stretching the tea dollar is always nice.
Since it’s a sample, I’m keeping the last part to try hot. Will report back soon! :)