Adderley Exotic Winter Frost Black Tea

description

‘Dainty elegance’ is how you would describe the teas from Adderley. And offering a firm testimony to this claim is this fine winter flush pick from the estate. This tea is highly aromatic and there is an overarching sweetness to it, slightly floral and, to some extent, fruity. It's neither blunt nor coy, just reassuringly simple and thoroughly wholesome.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Sweet fruity bouquet, which coddles the senses with candied fruit notes and hints of toasted cashew.

appearance

Gold

taste

While bright in appearance, the liquor reflects restraint in its taste. Its smooth yet solid woody base beautifully balances the sweet floral flavors. Notes of tree fruits, similar to green guava, become apparent in the finish and cleanse the palate dry.

COMPLEMENTS

Light desserts, like vanilla cake and scone.

dry leaf

aroma

Clean and frosty; marked by notes of fern, fresh nuts and dried bell pepper in the attack and toasted cashew in the release.

appearance

Long, wiry, tightly rolled, dark brown leaves with greenish hue; some with silver tips.

infusion

aroma

Restrained vegetal attributes, similar to cooked beans, with hints of yellow fruit and touch of green pepper towards the back.

appearance

Fully opened, bright green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Feb 20, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFADB | GRADE Twirl | INVOICE I-1296
CERTIFICATIONS


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Likes

  • Great Aroma 1
  • Smooth Body 0
  • High Quality 0
  • Freshness 0
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Evening 1
  • Afternoon 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Anytime 0
  • Morning 0

Zach

Jan. 21, 2015

Light Afternoon/Evening Tea

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

I received this as a sample with my order, and was pleased to have some other teas to try out! The dry leaf has a fruity scent, and the brewed leaf has a malty and vegatal scent. This is a lighter tea, great for the evenings. A little too light for me, but a great break from some of the bolder and stronger teas that I usually prefer.

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