258 Tasting Notes
Nope. I wanted to like this. Dry this has almost an alcohol-esque smell to it. I tried it a few times with cream and sugar and without. Without cream and sugar it tasted a bit harsh… bite-y. There was some cinnamon and maybe a wine like apple flavor but not in a good way. The cream and sugar muted it a bit but it also muted almost everything else. Just didn’t work for me.
Flavors: Alcohol, Apple, Astringent, Cinnamon, White Wine
I’m really surprised that this tea is rated as low as it is (currently). It is sweet, smooth, and has a few layers of flavors to chew on. Over steeping can lead to bitterness but it shouldn’t be an issue if you are paying attention. Then again, I may be bias because as a Scorpio, it could just naturally agree with my palate! ;)
Flavors: Chocolate, Fruity
I am pleasantly surprised by this. Really nice balance of spices and a smooth mouth feel despite a bit of bite (in a good way). Tasty and comforting. I am a fan! Which is semi surprising as I am beginning to realize that despite Adagio being my first experience with a larger tea company (and loving the creativity given with fan blends and the point system online), their tea seems to be lacking most of the time when compared to other teas I have had.
But this one? A-ok in my book.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Pepper, Spices
This is actually one of the better flavored greens I’ve had. The tea is clean, fresh, and silky feeling. The Tangerine flavor is subtle but lingers very nicely on the back of the tongue. I’m really digging this tea tonight.
This is a decent enough tea. A nice peach scent but the flavor isn’t as pronounced as the smell. The ginger is minimal. The tea itself is not super high quality but is also not bitter. Middle of the road really. The saving grace is I was able to get 4 oz for around $5. I still am not sure I would buy this again. Too many teas out there that are better than this one.
Very solid Rooibos. Actually, it barely gives off the typical Rooibos flavor. A light, sweet, spice is present here and it’s not over powering. Second steep I added a drop of real maple syrup. Really nice. A great tea to have at night.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Maple, Spices
I might be the first one to say this but I kind of wish there was more ginger bite to this one. The tea is very smooth and flavorful and there is a ginger warmth to it. I am of the ilk that wants ginger to bite me and hard. Don’t get me wrong, this is a really good tea. But I wouldn’t mind if more ginger happened to slip in the mix