Adagio Teas : Rum Flavored Black
A Tea With a Pleasant Rum Flavor
Summary : I'll confess...I was surprised by this
tea. While no substitute for rum, the tea does indeed have a moderately
weak flavor of rum to it. Additionally, the tea itself was totally lacking
in bitterness....always a good thing.
Review : I really wasn't in the mood for wine that
much tonight. Yes...I drink 1-2 glasses of wine a night. Combine that
with the tea and you do have a nice "boost" of anti-oxidants, for sure.
Although admittedly wine and tea can occasionally be a, well...bad mix.
Still, while not in the mood for wine tonight, I did sort of want to
have some booze. And then I remembered! A flavored black tea from
that had the name of "rum" in it. So...what better way to get your alcohol
fix than by trying a tea that tastes like alcohol, right?
Here is how
describes this tea on their website : "Premium black tea
from China flavored with a spoonful of island rum. An intoxicating treat,
delectable both hot and cold. If you like Amaretto or Bourbon tea and
have yet to try gourmet rum tea, you'll be pleasantly surprised by its
superior taste. Indulge your taste buds. Give our Rum Tea a try."
Now, I was partially encouraged by the aroma of the tea. But only
partially. Yes, you could get a fragrance of the rum...but it definitely
wasn't as strong as I had hoped for. Still...it was better smelling
than many other flavored black teas I've tried, so I was still in good
The taste of the tea was about what I expected though. I've had way
too many flavored black teas that have left me on the rocks of despair
to really be disappointed anymore. Indeed...I guess you could say many
flavored black teas really don't taste much like the flavor that has
been added to them...but instead still tastes like black tea...with
all the bitterness thrown in for good measure.
Happily, that wasn't the case here. The tea wasn't bitter...just don't
steep beyond 5 minutes. Additionally, the rum flavoring added was noticeable...it
just wasn't nearly as strong of a rum flavor that I had hoped for.
Overall, this is a pleasant flavored black tea. It does have the flavor
of rum, but the flavor just isn't that strong. So if you are looking
for a true "alcohol replacement" tea without the hangover, I suspect
you'll be disappointed with this tea. That said...if you don't mind
a weaker flavored rum tea...like over the holidays or something...then
this tea may just fit the bill.
Recommendation : Yes, although it depends on how strong
you want the rum flavor to be. The rum flavor in the tea was rather weak...but
still noticeable. People who want a strong rum flavor will be disappointed.
But others will probably enjoy this tea.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Rum Tea
- Manufacturer :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Flavored Tea
- Leaf Type : Loose Leaf Tea
- Date of Review : May 11th, 2007
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Place 1 teaspoon of
loose leaf tea in an infuser. Boil 1 cup (5.5 ounces) of water.
Pour water over the tea and wait 5 minutes.
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