Thursday, December 22, 2011

Adagio Teas Gingerbead Tea (Pyramid Bag)

imageCountry of Origin: Sri Lanka
Leaf Appearance: small, dark in color
Ingredients: black tea, natural gingerbread flavor, ginger root, cinnamon bark, orange peels
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: dark brown

Gingerbread is one of my favorite cookies and flavors so I was excited to try this selection. Although it was very aromatic, the taste of this blend was surprisingly mellow. There was a mild astringency along with a slightly sweet and cake-like aftertaste. As I was sipping, I couldn't help but feel like there was something missing. Typical of many dessert teas, it delivers on aroma but not so much on taste. That doesn't necessarily make this a bad tea. The black tea base was more than decent, I just expected more out of it. I found myself wanting a lot more spicy cinnamon and craving the tang of ginger. This blend wasn't for me but it may be just right for someone else.

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