22 Tasting Notes
I didn’t get around to making tea until this afternoon about 2:30 and I just finished it ten or so minutes ago. I spent this morning figuring out a tea order when I found a $30 gift certificate on my Adagio account. Sweet! I ordered a bunch of nicer blacks , a green, and a sample of one of my blends. I had never tasted it but it’s been ordered a couple of times so I decided I should at least try it. Any who, this is a very nice Earl Grey. The bergamot isn’t super strong, and I don’t really care. I like my earl grey flavor to be on the lighter side. Strangely enough, when it comes to earl grey, I’m the opposite of my grandmother who likes the bergamot to punch her in the face. (my words not hers) We had originally bought this for her but she didn’t like it and she doesn’t like to mess with loose tea. I probably never convert her. I will probably always have this earl grey in my pantry as it’s a good price and a good everyday brew. If I had a choice though, I would go for Earl Grey Bravo mixed with some Earl Grey Lavender from Adagio. This was a really rambling review. I have a headache right now from the products the handymen are using in the house. The point is that this tea is good but not amazing.
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy
I can’t believe that I never reviewed this tea. I’m currently drinking my last cup of Read My Lips. I must say, that I bought this tea because so many people seemed to love it. It really is amazing. The black tea provides a nice background to the mint and chocolate flavors. I feel that without the black tea, Read My Lips would be really light in flavor. This tea tastes amazing sweetened with honey and good without. I drink it when all I want to do is go eat tons of sweets. Totally a healthier alternative. And just as satisfying. To bad I don’t have anymore. I’m running out of loose tea and frankly it’s making me very sad as it’ll be a while before I can buy some more tea. My budget’s really tight right now. Anyway, Read my Lips is delicious, like a light tea version of Andes mints.
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
I bought this tea about a month and a half ago to help with my headaches caused by sinus problems. Despite there being stevia in this blend, the tea isn’t overpoweringly sweet. It’s a perfect balance of sweetness and lemongrass flavor. I wish this tea was more citrusy and minty. It’s a very mellow blend. It’s not my all time favorite, but it helps with my headaches and convenient.
sniff It’s my last cup of Glitter and Gold. But on a positive note, I made it in my new mug that I got for tea while traveling and staying in hotels. I have a vacation coming up and I will be taking a rolling briefcase full of tea and an electric kettle. We need our tea. I really love this tea. It reminds me of Christmas, with its blend of spices. It’s also super photogenic. I like this one with or without honey. (my sweetener of choice as it helps with the allergies) I will definitely buy this again. Ok, I’m done rambling now.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves
Just brewed this. I am so excited to try this tea and am waiting for it to cool a little. I brewed it in a paper filter (The ones by Melitta- LOVE them) The dry leaf reminds me of Terry’s chocolate oranges. (yummy) LOL, just tried to drink out of my travel mug….and then realized it was closed. (fail) Wow! That is amazing tea. It’s not overly sweet, but rather a perfect balance of dark chocolate and zesty orange. Will definitely be sipping on this more. And on a less important note, this is my second pu’erh!
Flavors: Chocolate, Orange, Vanilla
No tartness. That really is my only complaint. I feel that the cranberry-ness is very subtle. I mainly get a slight fruitness and some vanilla. This tea didn’t win me over or leave a huge impression, so I won’t be buying it again.
Flavors: Fruity, Vanilla
My sister brought me back this tea from Romania, when she returned from her missions trip. Unfortunately, I cannot read the box, which is why there are so little ingredients on the tea’s info. The back has Polish, Romanian, Czech, Russian and a few others. This tea brews up a dark reddish purple. I love this tea! It’s very fruity and is a much better version of Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger. I really love it sweetened, which I don’t do with any other tea. I need more.
I have to confess. I bought this tea because it glitters. I brewed this up in my glass teapot. Its soooo pretty. And even better? This tea tastes amazing. Its Christmas in a cup. Next time, I’ll brew it a little longer for a stronger taste. I showed this to my Grandmother and she was blown away with the glitter. (Her being blown away is a rare occurrence when it comes to tea) She also loved the flavor. I will definitely buy this again. I especially loved that, even though the tea was pre-sweetened, it wasn’t super sweet tasting! Ya!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla
Got this in the order I just received from Davids. Biggest tea order for me ever. This tea smells tart in the bag with vanilla notes. Brewed, you definitely can taste the cranberry. Its mellow but with a tiny tartness. I keep searching for the pear in this tea. I think its hiding. FOUND IT! (Yes, I know I shouted). As the sip finished, there is a gentle fruity-ness. Like pear-sauce. I’m going to shut up now.
Flavors: Cranberry, Pear, Vanilla
Busy day. Exams tommorrow and Saturday. Had a cup of this while I did homework. Not really a bad mix of flavors. I don’t know what is more fun, reviewing tea on Steepster or reading all the discussions. Would love to participate….But I don’t because it keeps the grandmother happy. Anyway….I love the balance of green tea and mint in this. Will keep this around as my bagged tea back-up.