drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

My first experience with Adagio Teas.

The leaves were disappointingly fine-cut, but that may be the fact that I’m drinking from one of their 5-cup samples rather than a bigger bag. The ingredients list apricot amongst the usual and expected suspects, and that comes through strongly in the powerful scent of the leaves. It’s very reminiscent of Revolution Tea’s Dragon Eye Oolong, actually, which shouldn’t be surprising given they’re made of similar stock. These leaves smell a lot better and/or stronger than Revolution’s, but look to be of equivalent quality.

The liquor is a gorgeous dark amber, no surprises from a brownish oolong like this. The scent from the leaves is still coming through in full blast, but unfortunately that strength didn’t stick around for the taste; a slight hint of peach and woody tea are all that distinguish it from the hot water in which it’s steeped. It might be better with a bit more honey to flesh out the flavor a bit – I used my typical half-teaspoon.

I probably wouldn’t be so disappointed by the flavor if the leaves hadn’t set the bar so high with their scent. Not a bad tea by any means, but when I want a flavor of this sort I’m sticking to the aforementioned Dragon Eye Oolong.

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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