9 Tasting Notes
Well, I’m only using one pearl/ball, because I don’t have many in this sample, and didn’t want to waste any. So far, it’s got a woodsy aroma. It’s a familiar scent, subtle yet present.
Taste…crap. I mean, crap, I should have used two balls here. I can vaguely detect some of the chocolate that others have mentioned, but I just didn’t give it enough oomph here. As I sip through to the bottom of the cup, it is a naturally sweet tea, and not too bad. Next time, for my 6 oz. cup, I’m going with the standard 2 ball steep.
Hmmmm…Ok. Full disclosure. I’m a rookie, a noob, a novice, a padawan…whatever. I’ve just started to drink teas that are not bagged and sold by Lipton. So, with a grain of salt, believe me when I say this is good, fancy tea! It steeps really dark (bag recommends 5-8 min., so I went for about a 6.5 minute steep), and smells like a chrysanthemum, mixed in with some very sweet smells…a little floral, on top of the chrysanthemum. The taste, at first, was a bit generic. But as I let it coat my tongue and go down the hatch…wow. It is really lively. Not spicy or overly strong, but just…bright? It’s kind of heavy, as I finish the cup, so it’s not something I’d drink 4 cups of in a setting. But, this is a delicious tea. I may have to get some more for me and my Jedi tea master friend.
I was hopeful this wouldn’t be bad, as my mom picked it up from a discount department store.
I’ve never tasted a cocktail of pond water and kerosene…but those are the flavors I think I’m picking up. I may put the rest of the bags in with the garden mulch. However, I fear I may kill the friendly worms that help our soils.
Hmmmm…not what I was hoping for as I entered in this tea’s information to the database. It’s not a BAD tea, but I’m not really picking up on much more than the standard black tea, other than a hint of chocolate and some bergamot as well. Not bad, but not as good as some of the other Kingsman teas from Adagio.
Flavors: Bergamot, Chocolate
So, this was a light, fruity tea, but a bit of a disappointment. It wasn’t a bad cup, but I probably should have added more or steeped it longer (it was a 5 minute steep). My very educated tea mentor mentioned that I should have done one of the two things just mentioned…I should have listened. I did add a little sugar, and it seemed to spruce it up a bit. Overall, I’ll finish the sample, but not go back to this particular flavor (convenient, since Teavana is out of business).
Ok, so my first review here is this tea. It’s pretty good, but maybe a little generic on the taste. Nothing really jumps out at me. I feel like I’d finish the cup wherever I was, but would probably need to blend it with something that has a stronger finish to it. It isn’t a bad tea, but may just need more steeping time for me. But then again, I am a neophyte to the tea world, so take my review with a grain of salt….or half a shaker.
Flavors: Berry, Butterscotch, Cinnamon, Clove