Adagio Teas Red Bloom

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: tightly rolled, dark colored ball
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Glass Teapot
Liquor: pale amber

As flowering teas go, this one isn’t the most spectacular looking but it still puts on a pretty good show. My five year old cousin was enthralled. I felt that the quality of the tea was better than most though so perhaps it’s a bit of a trade off. It is also one of the few I have tried that fully opens on the first steeping. The taste was mostly floral with some earthy undertones. There was a sweet, honey-like aftertaste that lingered after each sip. I love that this tea never gets bitter, even when the bloom is left sitting in the water. I would definitely recommend this tea. The bloom that I had looks a bit different from those pictured on Adagio’s site so they may have changed the product slightly.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.