I have been putting off drinking my Adagio teas that I ordered this past fall/winter since I have been been introduced to so many good blended tea companies and straight teas. I will say that may tastes have definitely changed over the past year. Despite that, I still have a soft spot for companies who have fan blend themes and Adagio has fan blends galore. Starting to notice that I am not as big of a fan of many Adagio base blends as I used to be but that is probably just because my tastes have changed.
Preparation: Western (no additives)
Tasting Note: I remember when I first bought a sample tin of this blend 5 or 6 years ago, I was pretty new to tea at that point but the thought that tea fans could customize their own blends and add adorable nerdy fanart blew my mind. This tea was in my top 5 favorites at the time and though I never bought a 3 oz bag of it, I thought about it a lot. Well, fast forward to 2021 and I did get the bag.
Actual tasting note: This is my second cup of this tea since opening the bag awhile back, so I doesn’t seem to be as fresh anymore. The tea has a good body but the flavorings mild and muddled at this point. I don’t get a lot of blueberry but there is a little creaminess. The oolong doesn’t have a lot of nuance but it does provide body to the tea and a richness. The tea tastes a little artificial and I am wishing they leaned more on the real ingredients and less on the artificial flavorings.
I have quite a bit left of this tea in the bag and am thinking at this point it isn’t worth finishing. I don’t think it is a very strong contender to be shared either as it isn’t unique or high quality. Bummer.