Cranberry Tea from Adagio Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Tea Description:

Premium black tea from Sri Lanka flavored with sweet, tangy cranberries. Clean, bright flavor with a juicy sweetness. This delicious autumn delight is a great complement to your next turkey feast, which your guests are sure to gobble down. Please give this limited-time tea a try– your teacups will give thanks!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea is one of Adagio’s seasonal teas, but, it is one that I think I would be happy to enjoy all year round!

I am usually hesitant with Adagio’s black teas, because I often find that the black tea base is too harsh.  However, in this particular blend, I am not finding the black tea base to be disagreeable; in fact, it’s really quite pleasant.

The black tea is a strong Ceylon tea with a fair amount of astringency, but it doesn’t taste course or bitter.  It’s actually rather smooth, a very pleasant surprise given my experience with Adagio!

The cranberry flavor is more of a subtle hint of flavor – this tea doesn’t scream out “hey!  I’m cranberry flavored!”  Instead, it is a pleasant black tea with a note of cranberry flavor that is a little sweet and a little tart.  I like that the tartness here is not a profound note; just a barely-there hint of tartness that reveals itself in the aftertaste with a tingly tart sensation.  Even then, it is not an overtly tart taste; it is quite enjoyable.

While it does have a certain seasonal flair to it, it is one that I would find enjoyable all year round!

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