223 Tasting Notes
I used the last of this sample to make a latte. This is weird, though, because every time I make a green tea latte, they always end up tasting like some type of biscuit or pastry, which, although nice, is bizzare. So, this was good as a latte, I got plenty of strawberry but not much vanilla, making the latte taste just like heated NesQuik strawberry milkshake. There was quite a lot of matcha at the bottom of the cup, but I still I couldn’t shake the pastry/biscuit taste.
My local Whittard of Chelsea brought this out yesterday while I was in there, so I got a pouch to try. The dry leaf scent on this is very strong and ery sweet – like sticky toffee pudding, actually! Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate to the steeped aroma and it just smells like plain black tea. Hot, this doesn’t really taste like much, just black tea with the slightest hint of caramel nuttiness.
But iced, this is AWESOME! So good! It is a very sweet tea without additions and cold I can definitely taste the caramel/toffee part of this. I just brewed up a gallon and can’t wait to get started!
I used this as a base for making chai this afternoon. Yummy!
Thanks to Batrachoid for this one! This is lovely – the black tea base is good and strong and the lime, although subtle, adds a very nice note. I did expect this to be more tart, but the lime is sweeter than I expected and not at all tart. A good tea overall!
I really adore this. I was having a cup today and it struck me how unique this tea is. I have tried plenty of blueberry teas, but this really is just gorgeous. The cream cheese aspect adds just the right touch and I get such a creamy, sweet, smooth cup. Definitely bumping this one right up!
I have had this one before, I just haven’t logged it. I don’t know why though, this is pretty good! In todays cup, the banana is very strong (I don’t remember it being so strong in previous cups – maybe I got a few more bits of banana today) but I can still taste a little bit of chocolate and the peppercorn kick, tiny as it is, is present at the end of the sip. I have never really got apple from this, and today is no exception. I’ve had this as a latte before as well and it is amazing, so it gets more points for being multi-purpose!
Thank you to LiberTeas for this one. This is a very pretty blend, lots of fruits and if I’m not mistaken, crystallised ginger in the leaf. This brewed up very light and a lovely clear green. It is actually quite refreshing and the ginger gives a nice warmth to the end of the sip
The dry leaf of this smells exactly like strawberry milkshake mix! Steeped, it smells less strong and I can mostly smell the green tea. The matcha in this cup has settled at the bottom so the liquid is a clear, light green. The taste is very pleasant – the strawberry and vanilla flavours are subtle but this is a very smooth, enjoyable cup with no grassiness that I sometimes get with greens.
I froze some of the smoothie I made earlier, and I’m eating it now. It has turned out really well and it is like eating ice cream. Yay! I love the versatility of matcha.