Monday, September 8, 2008


Tea: Adagio
Vendor: Lupicia USA
Price: $8.00 / 50g
Vendor Description: Adagio is a flavored green rooibos tea with lemon grass and scented with grapefruit.

Leaf: The leaf for this tea has a very strong lemon scent to it. It's very obviously a mix of rooibos and also had a large seed and what appeared to be small pieces of dried fruit, the two of which I assume to be from the grapefruit flavoring.

1st Infusion: The tea gives off a strong clean lemon scent to it. It reminded me of lemon scented cleaner or soap. The flavor is very short lived and a very mid tongue flavor. It is very crisp and very lemony.

2nd Infusion: This is not the same flavor as the first. It has less of a rooibos flavor to it and yet the lemongrass flavor is showing through still. It is still crisp and short lived though. It felt like a very light flavor nonetheless though.

Rating: 4/10

Conclusion: The flavor of this tea is very short lived and brisk. I would have preferred if it had more depth to it. The grapefruit flavor was not very noticeable. In the end it felt a bit mundane and not remarkable. I find myself at a loss about what to say about it. The one sentence description from Lupicia does a fairly good job of describing it and what to expect.

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