This is the last of the 10 free tea samples my humans received awhile ago. It’s been quite a tea adventure trying them. This little yellow teapot has picked his favorites. How about you?
Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 5 minutes
Tea type: Black
Scents, flavorings, etc.: Sesame
Aroma, dry: Sesame
Aroma in the cup, plain: Sesame
Taste, plain: Sesame, toasty, no bitterness
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: Sesame but mellower
Taste, enhanced: Mellowed sesame, no bitterness
2nd Infusion: Lighter color and sesame flavor
Chilled: Didn’t try
This is the 7th sample of flavored black tea from Adagio I have tried. One thing is for sure: the tea leaf piece size is consistent throughout. I followed the instructions for water temperature and steeping time on the tin’s label, as I have for the other samples. Adagio is known for their attention to details like this, and I, for one, thoroughly appreciate it.
The scent of the dry leaf was so enticing that Hubby couldn’t wait to taste the tea. He knew that the brew would be equally appealing. We were both quite satisfied with the results. This is a tea that can easily be drunk plain, with no bitter edge to take away your tea-tasting pleasure.
Hubby recommends this tea for when you are having your own Mongolian grill at home. I think just about any Oriental food would be a good “go-with.”
We deducted a half teapot because of how persistent the sesame was even hours after finishing the last cupful. However, that doesn’t mean this is a bad tea. On the contrary, it is one of the best “flavored” teas we have tasted to date. Hubby and I did rock-paper-scissors to see who would get to finish off the last of it. I won.
Disclaimer: The teas reviewed here were provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are strictly objective.