16 Tasting Notes
I don’t know what it is about this tea but it recommends me of sunscreen. Maybe it’s the coconut and the creamy texture. This tea is pleasant overall but I do think that most of the elements that are described don’t make it into the final taste. I taste nothing in regards to black pepper and essentially no ginger. My roommate steeps this with the ginger tea from yogi teas and that seems to bring back some of its intended identity. It’s a mild rooibus taste which is fine by me.
Flavors: Citrus, Coconut, Ginger
Seems like the marigold petals keep this from being overly bitter or astringent. Based upon my experiences with other adagio black teas, I opted to steep this a shorter period of time than other teas and the results were alright. I will definitely be playing around with this blend more in the future.
Flavors: Floral, Lemon
I tried this with the blender’s recommended recipe for “sick tea” once. It involve steeping the tea in hot milk and stirring in a little bit of butter. This is just a really comforting cup of tea for cold, rainy or snowy mornings or if you need something really mellow.
Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel
Bears a striking resemblance to Reichenbach Recovery because they have the same base but this one does smell or taste as subdued. Not one to normally reach for earl gray but recently it has become more my cup. I think it’s the bergamot that I’ve had in other teas that made me willing to try this blend. Although this is advertised as having berries as a main note, I don’t taste them. It does come off as a floral, creamy earl gray which is nice with a dash of milk and sweetner. Maybe the berry taste is found in this steeped black. Something to try in the future.
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Sweet
If I could take some of the beautiful scent in the canister and put it towards bolstering the taste of this tea, I would. It’s a lovely blend of peach, ceylon, and ginger but RoT teas do steep on the weak side so that means double the tea bags.
Flavors: Ginger, Peach, Sweet
This tea is a bit jarring at first and initially I didn’t like it. It has a strong black licorice flavoring with cinnamon spices when sipped but if you slurp it and let the flavor develop on your tongue, its charming aftertaste reveals itself and hangs around. Sure, this makes drinking the tea a little more labor intensive than other teas but tasting the full profile of this tea is worth it.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Licorice
The key with this tea is to let it sit for a very long time so often I will put it in a thermos and take it with me. With long steeping times, the flavor becomes very spicy and full-bodied, almost like a chai latte. It gives an excellent boost of energy and requires very little sweetener to compliment.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Vanilla
A robust blend of green and black tea, this tea will keep your kicking while warming you up. Although I expected more chestnut and anise, the first taste as a bit astringent without modification. It’s bold, like a stout. With a dash of milk and sweetener though, this loud and strong tea becomes a full-bodied, thick, and caramel consistency that lingers pleasantly on the tongue.
Flavors: Chestnut, Malt, Smoke, Spices
I received this as a sample tin with another purchase and initially wasn’t sure about it after Adagio failed to deliver an up to par peach white tea— so imagine my surprise when I liked this blend more than the blend I had ordered. This tea is both dainty and full-bodied. The smokey oolong paired with the gentle marigold petals and peach create a balance feels distinct and refined. I like the mixing of the oolong and white teas a well. The white tea and its natural sweetness makes the peach flavoring soft and honey-like rather than overpowering.
Flavors: Honey, Peach, Smoked