October is finally here and the Halloween memes are starting to fill up my Instagram feed. Outside, the leaves are finally starting to turn but there’s still a cool green freshness to the air.
Adagio Autumn Mist Green seemed to perfectly fit the mood outside and kick start the new season, so I brewed up a cup to enjoy while the rain pours down. You might have heard about this tea before, it’s one of the super-popular Autumn blends from Adagio!
Here’s what I thought.
Adagio Autumn Mist Green Tea at a Glance
- Blend: Green tea with apple, cinnamon, rosehips and crème brulee flavouring
- Flavour: Smooth, light apple and caramel notes with a marigold and green tea body
A very delicious tea that’s not as sugary and sweet as it sounds. Mellow green tea with caramel and apple create a light autumnal-themed flavour profile that’s great for warming you up.
Full Review – Adagio Autumn Mist
- Type: Loose leaf
- Tea: Gunpowder green tea
- Additives: Apple pieces, cinnamon, rosehips, natural crème brulee flavour, marigold flowers, rose petals
- Flavour Notes: Smooth, light, apple, caramel, crispy burnt sugar crème brulee topping, subtle marigold and green tea
- Aroma: Cream, caramel, Baileys (Irish cream liqueur), apple, cranberry tartness
- Milk or Lemon: Neither
- Where to Buy: Autumn Mist Green at Adagio
From the moment I cut open the loose leaf tea packet (it’s resealable) this tea was a delicious experience. The dry loose leaf has a strong creamy aroma, with notes of caramel, Bailey’s, apple and a hint of tart cranberry that comes from the rosehips. It’s very sweet and rich – mouth-watering
It brews up into a rich caramel-coloured tea with marigold orange-yellow hints. Once brewed, the tea aroma is much sweeter with that crème brulee flavouring becoming dominant. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’ll be drooling at this point.
The flavour is surprisingly light! Any fears of it being too sickly to savour are washed away with the first sip. It’s smooth and light with gentle apple and caramel notes playing on my tongue. There’s also a slightly burnt sugar flavour that lingers into the aftertaste – just like the crispy sugar top on real crème brulee.
Underneath these sweet and light flavour notes, there’s a soft green tea body with a hint of mellow marigold.
All in all, it’s a very smooth and gentle crème brulee flavoured tea with caramel apple and marigold hints. I’m a little sad that I couldn’t detect any of the tart rosehips or smokiness from the gunpowder tea, but it was an excellently balanced delicious cuppa nonetheless.
How to Brew Adagio Green Tea
Adagio’s instructions are 1 teaspoon of tea (make sure you get a piece of rosehip on your spoon), in 82°C water for 3 minutes. I have to say, this was perfect!
I used the awesome Adagio ingenuiTEA teapot (review coming at some point in the coming months) that they very generously sent to me in my large box of samples. It really does make brewing tea so much simpler. I just wish it wasn’t made of plastic, but I suppose that can’t be helped.
You could have Adagio Autumn Mist Green as a dessert tea after dinner, but I can see it being consumed any time of day. I’d fill a flask with it to sip on chilly autumnal walks.
It doesn’t need any additional milk, sugar or sweetener.
Why Adagio Loose Leaf?
For flavoured teas, Adagio is one of the best places I’ve found in the UK. They blend quality loose leaf tea (the gunpowder green tea in Autumn Mist Green is excellent) with real fruits, herbs and spices, plus natural flavourings. Crème brulee tea is just ingenious. Working the creamy notes with an often-astringent green tea is done so expertly with tiny pops of cinnamon and rosehip.
Don’t you just love it when there are real fruit pieces and petals floating around in your tea? It adds to the experience and I’m glad that it’s only the crème brulee that’s added natural flavouring.
I admit, for an everyday cuppa of something simple like a plain Assam tea, I don’t shop at Adagio. But for special occasions and seasonal teas to get you in the mood for whatever’s coming up, Adagio loose leaf teas are perfect.
If I tried to drink this tea every day, I’ve no doubt I’d get sick of it. It’s a special occasion tea when I want something a little indulgent on a Sunday afternoon or after a long day working. I highly recommend giving it a try if dessert teas with creamy, caramel notes are something you enjoy.
Basilur White Moon Milk Oolong Tea is a great option for more creamy, milky, green tea goodness. I reviewed it recently for the Immortal Wordsmith blog so make sure you check that out and subscribe for more Adagio tea reviews to come.