Category: black

Episode 012: Pisces Tea

Adagio Teas has this astrological tea blend series that I really wanted to give a try. As a Pisces, I was drawn to the Pisces blend.

There’s a lot of flavors going on here — citrus, chamomile, black tea, rooibos, etc. — and sadly, the taste is more similar to what you’d find from a regular supermarket black tea. I really wanted to like this, but…nope. I’m not a fan.


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Episode 017: Gavati

Here’s another older blend from Handmade Tea — Gavati. This is their first oolong blend, and it’s a real winner.

Light, melony oolong is blended with black tea and lemongrass. I thought at first these flavors would clash, but the proportion here makes for a really well-balanced cup of tea suitable for daily brewing hot or iced. If Handmade Tea decides to bring back any past blends, this should be at the top of their list. Delicious!

Episode 031: Mango Pineapple Darjeeling

Darjeeling is such an interesting tea, y’all. It’s a Chinese tea that grows in India and can have a really layered and complex flavor profile. In this mango pineapple darjeeling blend, the good folks at Zoomdweebie’s have added freeze dried mango and pineapple to create a really satisfying cup.

The fruitiness of the mango and pineapple really play well with the darjeeling, and it makes for a fruity yet balanced brew. This is so, so, so good.


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