Exciting news Tea Bellies! Back in January I was announced as one of five Adagio tea reps!!! I'm super excited to be working on this project and look forward to sharing some of their teas with you!
What will change?
Nothing! Well… Basically nothing. Being an Adagio Tea Rep means I get to choose, and try, a selection of their teas. From now, until May, I'll be sharing photos of the tea I selected on my Instagram page once-twice a week. Here's the gem... Because I'll be tasting them, I thought I should write about them too. Stay tuned, I’ll be bringing you a few Adagio reviews to give you an insight to their collection!
I want you to know, this is not a paid or affiliate program. The opinions are, as usual, honest and my own.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Dried Coconut, Cardamom, Lemon Grass & Natural Coconut Flavor.
Tasting Notes: Lemongrass and coconut add a playful Thai dimension to the classic chai flavour. The citrus notes are offset by the coconut and spices, each distinct flavour mingling together in a light and breezy way. I enjoyed it, but had hoped the coconut was going to be stronger than the lemongrass!
Earl Grey Moonlight
Ingredients: Black Tea, Orange Peel, Blue Cornflowers, Natural Vanilla, Bergamot & Crème Flavours.
Tasting Notes: This tea has a special place in my heart. Not only is a vanilla earl grey (sometimes called earl grey crème) one of my favourite blends, but this is also the first Adagio tea I EVER tried. I remember being excited by the engulfing sweet creamy notes and devouring that first packet. I loved it then, and I love it now.
Ingredients: Apple Pieces, Orange Peels, Flavouring, Strawberries, Rose Petals, Mango, Pineapple, Apricots.
Tasting Notes: First. This blend smells divine! It's so peachy! Second. The ingredients list is stunning! When I came to taste it, my palette was inundated with a ton of vibrant flavours that I had to try and identify! No shocker that peach is a key flavour, but there's also a kick of pineapple that leads into apricots and hints of mango! I also cold brewed Peach Bellini. It was exactly like juice: sweet, and fruity, and refreshing!
Darjeeling Puttabong Summer
Before tasting this tea, from the Puttabong Estate, I was expecting the flavour to be totally different to the average Darjeeling, for two reasons. First, classic Darjeeling isn't oxidized to the extent this black tea has been. Second, the most notable Darjeeling teas are harvested in the spring. I wasn’t surprised to find that a bulk of the flavour is more like a dark toasted oolong, with light Assam notes. Towards the finish is a quick fruitiness and very slight muscatel flavour, that is prominent in Darjeeling. Again, the whole first hit of notes are dark, but the end holds some light white grapes and peach notes.
Yunnan Golden Curls
Everything about this tea is beautiful. From the leaves, to aroma, to flavour, it's all stunning. While brewing it carries a sweet black tea aroma, accompanied by sweet tobacco and a raisin fruitiness. The golden liquid it produces is like nectar! It's fruity-sweet and dances through the mouth to hits the back of the tongue in a sprightly way, teasing with a combination of light and dark tones.