Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Adagio Teas Cucumber White

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: varied greens with silver buds
Ingredients: white tea, natural cucumber flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: pale gold

I enjoyed the White Blueberry from +Adagio Teas so much that I had to pick up this one with a store credit that I received recently. The combination of cucumber and white tea sounded just crazy enough to work. Luckily for them, it really did! The taste was wonderfully light and refreshing. I was still able to taste the vegetal and floral character of the base tea. Taking a sip reminded me of the fancy spas you see in movies where everyone is handed a glass of cucumber infused water. The finish was crip and cooling, almost like the real thing. I can only imagine how tasty this would be as an iced tea. That will probably have to wait until the spring as winter is rapidly approaching. Some of the reviews on their site noted an aroma of pickles on the dry leaves. I detest pickles and I can tell you that I did not notice this at all.

White Cucumber sample provided by Adagio Teas.