12 Tasting Notes
Trying out this tea for the first time. I opened the bag and the smell of the dry leaves was overwhelmingly coconut-y. Very tropical I guess. The taste is good. Chai, black tea, astringent, and lemony. I don’t really taste the coconut, but the smell stays. It’s okay. Probably wouldn’t get more after the sample is done though. Not to much my taste.
Flavors: Astringent, Coconut, Lemon
This is my second time trying this tea after having a cup prepared for me at the David’s Tea store. I actually got that as my free cup cause I wanted to get more into green teas. I liked it after trying it there so I bought a 2oz bag of it online.
I have to say, I think the reason why I didn’t like green tea before was because I was essentially burning the leaves and constantly getting bitter tea. (I finally got a temperature control kettle for Christmas) This tea is smooth and tastes like seaweed, salt and vegetal. After I brewed it, the smell was as if it was bitter so I was actually scared that I used water that was too hot but it was perfect.
I wanna see how many resteeps I can get out of the leaves.
Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Salt, Seaweed, Smooth, Vegetal
Tried this out today after my shipment came in. I may have steeped it too long anyway. The dry leaves definitely smell like coffee and a hit of chocolate. The liquor after steeping was dark. Definitely the darkest I’ve seen from a tea. It was kinda bitter on it’s own but I added a teaspoon of sugar and a tablespoon of milk and it tasted better. It was earthy, coffee-tasting, bitter and with the sugar, sweet. I kinda like it. I’ll have to play around with how I brew it. But I think it’s a nice tea for someone who doesn’t like coffee but doesn’t mind bitterness.
Flavors: Bitter, Coffee, Dark Chocolate
Trying out another sample from my Adagio tea shipment. I brewed this tea too long. So it was kinda bitter and astringent but it’s strong in taste. To make this drinkable I added 2 tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of sugar. I really like it this way. The flavor is strong so it still comes out through the milk. Now that I think about it really reminds me of the malta goya drink. And I like that drink. So now when i crave that I can drink this and it’ll be healthier. I may try steeping this shorter to see if I can like it without milk but I like how it tastes as of now.
Flavors: Astringent, Malt
Trying this tea out for the second time. And I think the way I brewed it the first time was better. I get a small citrus taste with the initial sip but the rest leaves a lot to be desired. It’s still smooth, maybe somewhat of a spice or tiny kick, but I liked it the way it was the first time.
Though quite honestly for a citrus oolong it’s not the best I’ve had so I’m probably not going to get more after this sample is done. But I’ll try to make it work while it lasts.
This is the second tea I’m trying from the samples I bought from Adagio teas. I was excited for it because the smell of the dry leaves were vanilla-y but not overbearing. There wasn’t much of a scent while it was brewing. The taste was underwhelming, there is a little bit of vanilla taste and I didn’t taste to much oolong. Though it was smooth.
I’m gonna try this again with boiling water and longer steeping time at a later date.
I bought a sample of this in a big order I made from Adagio teas. I made this after breakfast and I liked looking at the liquor, dark and golden.
The smell of the dry leaves in the bag is very strong and quite overpowering. Kinda made my stomach queasy. But the portion I steeped wasn’t overpowering in smell which I appreciated.
The first brew was very creamy in taste. And hmm it’s manageable but I liked the second steeping better. (2nd Steep: 5:20min, Boiling) More of the earl grey taste came through but it’s still smooth.
I think I may not like creamy teas unless I add milk. So I might try that the next time I have this.
But for now I have other samples to try throughout the day.
Flavors: Cream, Earl Grey, Smooth
I’m trying this out for the first time today. The grapefruit scent on the dry leaves is very strong. It mellows out after steeping though. The tea is smooth and the liquor is dark looking like a black tea. The citrus taste isn’t very strong. It’s more woody. It reminds me of english breakfast without the astringency. I’ll have to play around with how I steep it. I’m gonna resteep the leaves cause the leaves haven’t completely unfurled yet.
Flavors: Citrus, Grapefruit, Smooth, Wood
I really like this tea because it smells lovely of vanilla and black tea. The taste if brewed too long is a bit astringent. But when brewed correctly it tastes like black tea with a hint of vanilla. I feel like adding a bit of milk and sugar/honey helps bring out the vanilla taste a bit. This is one of my favorite teas to have as a latte.
Flavors: Astringent, Vanilla