When my husband and I first opened my box of herbal tea samples from Adagio Teas, we both went "oooh! Blood Orange!" So, last night we both brewed us a cup. Jordan is more of a coffee drinker and has been enjoying his Dr. Who teas from Adagio, but I rarely get him to venture out into the world of my teas. I was excited to get to do this tasting with him and we were definitely were not disappointed.
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So, I love the art and the concept of this tea. Great job, Aun-Juli on the art! But the flavor, man - I just can't do it. I tried this tea a few times just to make sure I hadn't burned leaves, or used enough or too much...but I think it's the coconut that throws it off for me. It's just not a good blend, unfortunately.
I have had the Spiced Apple Chai tea by Adagio Teas on it's own and really enjoyed it! I've never had the cinnamon or the coconut but I'm sure they all taste great on their own but in this melody, it's just off to me. The spice definitely brings out the fierce-ness of the Targaryen dragon. The tea was pretty and like I said, I love the tin and the art but I won't be drinking Viserion's Bane again.
Smooth, strong with a touch of spice - the Stark Winterbrew brings out all of the fabulous undertones of the Stark family. When you open the tin, the spice grabs your attention - making you think of cold Northern winters at the Stark's homestead in Winterfell and beautiful weirwood trees. But even better, the real charm to this tea comes in the smoothness of the ceylon sonata and the delicate caramel after taste.
This loose leaf is a beautiful blend of Adagio's Green Chai, Ceylon Sonata and Caramel black teas. With hints of cinnamon bark, ginger root, orange peels, cloves and many more natural spices. Steeped at 200 degrees for about 3 minutes, the Stark Winterbrew gives a rich aroma that instantly makes you feel warm inside and the bold, yet smooth flavors are top notch.
You can order a sample or a larger amount at Adagio Teas. With winter coming, you won't want to be without this warm brew to keep you alert and ready for the night walkers and if you get separated from your fellow direwolves, this tea will bring you back to their memory.
The tea is sweet to start with a tangy after bite. The flavors are all so equally blended that you fill like you are truly drinking liquid fruit. I started out with zero added sugar just to get the first taste of the tea but I added a dab of sugar towards the end to see if I could mask some of the bite.
Results: Best fruit tea I've ever tasted!
All in all, this is a fantastic tea. I did add a little sugar to make it all smooth around the edges and that's what I would recommend if the tangy bite is off putting to you. I definitely see this tea being mighty tasty as a cold brew, too.
I rate this delicious fruit tea a 5 out of 5 stars!
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