199 Tasting Notes
When I ordered this, I had expected more of a familiar Earl Grey aspect to it because of the bergamot. In the end, that is not what I pick up on. I mostly get the black tea, a little fruit, a little vanilla, and something sweet or caramelly (yeah…that’s not actually a word, is it?). Nice, but I’m pretty sure I oversteeped a bit. My second steep tasted totally different and was void of the vanilla and caramel flavors. Hmmm. I’ll have to give it another go and rate again later.
The first thing I tasted was a caramel/honey sort of thing going on. Otherwise, this shares similar flavors with Paris, which I tried first (even though I’m pretty sure I’m writing these tasting notes out of order). This was nicely sweet without adding anything to it. I’ll try this cold next!
Flavors: Fruity, Honey
I really like this! It smells wonderful and tastes nice and rich! This one is definitely going to get mixed with other stuff quite often. I love that it is caffeine free so that I can mix it with other flavors for a dessert tea at night just as easily as adding it for flavor in the morning.
First, let me say that I will DEFINITELY be buying this in my next H&S order! I got a sample of this in my recent order and am blown away by how much I like it. I immediately smelled the peach when I opened the bag. It’s lightly sweet and so so good. I brewed it hot this time, but I imagine cold would be lovely, too :)
Whoa! So lemony! When I ordered this, I must have been so blinded by the beautiful tin that I totally skipped over the part where it said lemon and only paid attention to “green tea” and “flowers.” To be honest, upon first opening the tin, all I smelled was Lysol. I forced myself to try a cup and just ignore the smell. The taste is better and the fragrance calms down quite a bit after brewing. I’m never really a huge fan of lemon scented things, but I won’t mind drinking this. Definitely going to try it iced next.
This was a free sample for posting to Facebook on my first order…I’m glad I didn’t pay for it. Pumpkin?….Where? Now, it’s not a bad tea. It just isn’t what it’s supposed to be, in my opinion. Will I drink the rest of the sample? Most certainly….but….like….with my eyes closed when I reach for the bag ;)
That’s it! No more honeybush til I get a better infuser! It’s insane just how much of this I ended up chewing….it’s a good thing it tasted good. I think I would rather blend this with something than to drink it straight, but I was very pleasantly surprised with its flavor. It would pair wonderfully with chocolate flavors. I’m going to try making a cup of this mixed with a bit of the Cream sample that I also got from Adagio. This also makes me want to try their black tea version of hazelnut. It’s certainly nice to have a cup of this sitting nearby just to smell it!