Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Adagios – White Tropics blend. A white tea based blend with Rose, pineapple and coconut. With spring & summer coming soon (hopefully) I thought it was about time I started doing some Let’s Talk Tea posts featuring blends that are perfect for both of those seasons. So why not star with the tropical paradise in a cup from Adagio.Here’s what Adagio themselves have to say about this blend over on their website: ” Get swept away to paradise with this wonderful White Tropics blend of naturally sweet white tea from China and the flavour of coconuts and pineapple. Rounded mouthfeel, delightfully simple sweet finish. Soothing from start to finish. Even on a dreary, cold day you can be transported to a sunny beach by enjoying this unique White Tropics blend hot or iced. Don’t forget your sunblock!”
Ingredients: White Tea, Rose Petals, Natural Pineapple Flavour And Natural Coconut Flavour
Tea Tasting Notes
As I’m sure you all know by now white tea is not my all time favourite yes I drink it ever now and then but its not something I normally reach for over other teas. However I do love pineapple and coocnut so when I saw that this blend has the both of them in it I was so excited to jump into trying it. The dry leaves smelt like toasted coconut and fresh juciy pineapple with a slight floral hint from the white tea base and the rose petals. Normally I wouldn’t have a blend like this hot because I can’t really stomach hot fruit notes and hot white tea gives me really bad heart burn but I wanted to give you all a well rounded review of this blend so I tried this blend hot on its own and iced on its own. Before I had even taken a sip of this both hot and iced I knew it was going to be quite sweet so I didn’t see the need for honey and this is definitely not a blend I would add milk to.
When prepared hot the white tea and the rose are the stars of the show with the coconut and pineapple being much more subtle than I thought they would have been as they seemed to give off quite a strong tropical aroma in the dry leaves. The white tea gives this blend sweet honey like notes, a light vegetal note, a slight floral note which is amplified by the rose petals and an earthy after taste. This was actually quite nice hot but I would have loved to have been able to taste the pineapple and coconut a bit more. Surprisingly after drinking a cup of this hot I didn’t get the bad heartburn that I usually do so maybe this blend is a turning point for me when it comes to white tea.When cold Steeped / Iced this is much more my cup of tea the white tea notes that were present during the hot steep were still there which I was pleased about but the rose was much more subdued and the pineapple and the coconut stood out a lot more. As I said earlier in this post pineapple and coconut are two of my favourite things to to have them come through a little more in the iced version made me very happy. The coconut still comes across as a toasted coconut note to me and even though it is a flavouring that provides this note it was in no way shape or form artificial and actually one of my favourite things about this blend / and the same goes for the pineapple though I think if I do buy this again I would add in some extra coconut and pineapple dried because i would love those notes to be stronger.
This is definitely a tea I think would be perfect for spring/summer and once I lift my tea buying ban if its still warm I’ll definitely order some more of this. Something tells me I could make great tea ice pops or a tea based mocktail with this and I will definitely go on to experiment with this tea. It was an absolute pleasure to drink and I’m so thankful that Adagio gave me the chance to give it a try.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.98/5
If you want to fond out more about Adagio Teas or purchase some of this blend for yourself you can do both here (for the UK) or here (for the US). As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll do my best to answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*