Adagio Aquarius Black Tea

HERBAL (17)

Black and oolong tea with a sweet, nutty kick! If you’re a lover of darker, rich, sweet and savory teas, this is for you! And if you’re an Aquarius, this is a must try! You’ll get a just-sweet-enough vanilla kick with a balancing hazelnut flavor infused into rich black tea. There’s also a hint of cocoa nibs mixed in which seem to fall right in between the sweetness of the vanilla and nuttiness of the hazelnut. Blue cornflowers are a beautiful addition to the presentation of this tea, reminding you of the Aquarius roots of this tea. Definitely try brewing this in a clear glass kettle, you’ll love the ascetic!

This has turned into a frequent morning cup for me. I just can’t get over the flavors working together to create a smooth black tea that’s not too strong yet full of exotic flavors. You can smell the flavors before you even open the tin, and when you open the tin, boy it’ll blow you away! One of my favorites! When ever I brew I cup, I’ll make that two!

Intensity:

This tea isn’t too strong or too light. You’ll get a wonderful, sweet aftertaste of vanilla mixed with a cocoa covered hazelnut. The black leaves will linger around for a while after the sweetness fades away. Your throat will feel soothes from the richness of the black tea. Definitely a great tea to start the day off with the right kick.

Flavor Profile:

Plenty of floral, nutty and sweet flavors in this blend. 50% nutty, smooth black leaves, 20% hazelnut, 20% floral vanilla, 10% cocoa. Everything blends together so well, and creates multiple flavor profiles which satisfy your palette.

Sweetness:

You’ll get a well balanced sweetness that’s about equivalent to adding a teaspoon of honey to a plain black tea. The sweetness is drawn from the vanilla and cocoa, with a very floral tone to it. No honey or sweetener needed in my opinion! Don’t worry if you think it’s too sweet, you get plenty of black tea flavor that balances out the sweetness, and lingers around.

Brewing:

I brewed one teaspoon at 215° for 5 minutes, and 8 minutes my second steep. Full of flavor, I wouldn’t recommend going under 5 minutes your first steep.

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One thought on “Adagio Aquarius Black Tea

  1. Jackie G. says:

    This sounds scrummy! I have the Leo blend (as that is my sign), but I haven’t tried it yet because I’m intimidated by it. It’s a blend of oolong tea, rooibos tea, chamomile flowers, orange peels, and vanilla and orange flavor. I’m perplexed by oolong and the chamomile showing up together!

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