336 Tasting Notes
Every spring I try to order Sencha Sakura. This year i chose Rishi and I do not regret it: the sweetness of Sencha mixes well with the subtle floral notes. It also helps that I have a brand new tea corner :http://www.pinterest.com/pin/50313720811653877/
Cast iron tea pot from adagio teas. Cherry blossom branches from my local flower shop. Vase from IKEA. Vintage Japanese print book (Utamaro). Cup from http://www.teavana.com and large print from Lost Meridiem Productions https://www.etsy.com/listing/186864488/ready-to-hang-canvas-print-12-x-18-nyc?ref=shop_home_active_7
This tea has the right balance of sweetness and tartness. It starts with a strawberry sweetness and the finish is slightly tart that pleasantly tingles your tongue. As the tea cools down the tart notes become more prominent. This blend has such a refreshing quality. I think it will make a super good iced tea in the summer. Right now I’m having it with a chocolate covered apricot from Mondel’s Chocolates http://www.mondelchocolates.com
I have tried quite a lot of different pu erh teas but never a flavored one.
This one is pretty amazing. I regretted buying only a sample size as soon as I took the first sip. Rick, toasty hazelnut and berry undertones are in perfect balance. Other taste notes include brown sugar, cream and maple.
I have t admit I’m not too big on pumpkin flavor. However when I saw Lotus Stamens, Organic Pure Ground Vanilla Beans among the ingredients I was sold.
I can taste the pumpkin (not too much), cinnamon and vanilla. The darjeeling base seems perfect for the blend. Lovely, lovely seasonal blend.
Was exited to see my designs for Adagio Teas (wellness teas and kid friendly teas) finally in the store. My favorite design: “Monster Brew”. Monsters are so much cooler than princesses :)