Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
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This custom blend was created by Adagio Teas customer Inguna Trepsa combining Adagio’s Irish Breakfast, Coconut Black, and Vanilla Black teas. I am very grateful to my tea drinking friend that sent me a sampling of it (thank you!) – I am happy to have this opportunity to try it.
The aroma of the brewed tea is very inviting with its notes of coconut and vanilla. Irish Breakfast blends are traditionally very stout, strong black teas with a vigorous flavor to get you going in the morning. This blend maintains that vigor, while incorporating the flavors of coconut and vanilla to give the bold Irish Breakfast an interesting and flavorful twist.
Of the two flavors, I find the coconut to be the most pronounced. I tasted the coconut right away, but it took a few sips before the vanilla tones could be fully tasted. The overall flavor is creamy and sweet with a strong, bracing taste of black tea in the background.
I have found that some of Adagio’s teas are a bit “too much” for me, that is to say, the black tea base that they use can sometimes be too harsh and brassy. However, I am not experiencing those harsh tones that I’ve come to associate with Adagio’s teas. Rather, this is a quite delicious! It does have a fair amount of dry astringency, something that can be curbed a bit with the addition of milk, which also enhances the creaminess of the flavors very nicely.
A very pleasant Adagio custom blend – I’m glad I got to try it!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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