223 Tasting Notes

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drank Matcha by Vitalife Matcha
223 tasting notes

I was inspired by the matcha recipes thread on the discussion page, so I made banana matcha smoothie with this:

4 bananas
1 and a half kiwi fruit
100ml milk
3 tablespoons honey
Handful of ice

It was delish! I’m freezing some for later because I made quite a lot too much (I had to use all the fruit that was getting a bit overripe) so I’ll see how that is.

KeenTeaThyme

how much matcha did you use? I’m a total matcha rookie but am trying to get more into it…

Alana237

Oh no! I forgot to put the matcha! I used 3tsp, but I think I was a little too enthusiastic and I would probably say 2tsp would be about right.

KeenTeaThyme

Cool, thanks. :)

Cofftea

1 TB is a lot of matcha… it’s a good thing you didn’t drink it all at once lol.

Alana237

I probably got about 5 servings out of it and I haven’t had most of it yet so I don’t get a caffeine overload.

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Got this ages ago and I can’t believe I haven’t posted a tasting note on this yet! Today I’m having this iced, because it is really quite warm and I really need to get the hang of making iced tea before the hot summer months. So I am making this double-strength hot, then sweetening and pouring over ice cubes. It’s pretty good! I can taste mostly green tea, but then quite a bit of pear. I also get a very slight mint note, presumably from the partridgeberry. Although I like this iced, it is definitely better hot.

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84
drank Cafe Latte by Tea Guys
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Thanks for this sample LauraR!

I hate coffee. I really do. But LauraR sent me this blend so I thought, why not? It has taken me a while to get up the courage to try it though. I made it as a latte, thinking this might help tone down the coffee a bit and surprisingly I liked it. A lot! It did have more a tea taste than a coffee taste and it made for a very pleasant surprise!

Cofftea

This stuff is amazing!

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100

The first thing I noticed when I opened this package was the HUGE blueberries! I could smell blueberries as soon as I opened the package, along with a pastry type scent. It tastes really good, more sweet than tart, a bit like blueberry jam. Then the cream cheese bit is more prominent than I expected from reading the other notes but it was a little tangy and quite creamy and sweet.

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87
drank Green Kiss by Life In Teacup
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This is definitely something I would stock up on! The taste of the green tea is dominant but there is also the sweet creaminess of the chocolate supporting that. I loved the little particles of tea leaves as well, they added texture, which made the whole thing more interesting.

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85
drank Champagne Mojito Green by 52teas
223 tasting notes

The scent of this is VERY strong, almost overwhelming, and it was hard for me to even get the courage to steep this based on that scent – I’m not sure how to describe it but it wasn’t pleasant. However, I’m really glad I made this because it is really, really good. I’m teetotal so I don’t know what champagne tastes like, but there was definitely a note to this which I couldn’t identify, so I’m guessing that was the champagne. The mint is the most forefront taste, but the key lime makes an appearance as well.

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86

Used the second steep of this to make a tea latte. It is incredibly good! I can’t taste the walnuts as much but it is still delicious!

Cofftea

I love using re-steeps like this. Even if I can’t actually taste the tea in the drink I still feel guilty chucking tea before it’s completely dead.

Alana237

Same here – I love finding new ways to use tea like this!

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86

This is soo good! I went a bit crazy and ordered a ton of teas from 52teas and then all three from iheartteas.com the day after (I was having a bad week, what can I say?) and got them all today so I am officially swamped in new teas. I knew I had to try this one first though, it seemed like the perfect choice today as I thought it might cheer me up as it is a cold, rainy, miserable day. And it certainly did its job! The banana is sweet and the most prominent flavour, which is good (I adore banana, hence why I ordered this tea) but then I taste the walnuts, which really give this tea so much depth. Yay!

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100

After the worst day I can ever remember having, I chose this as I know it will soothe and relax me, being the magic elixir it is. It is just as good as I remember and it was the perfect tea to choose today.

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73
drank Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio Teas
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I cannot for the life of me remember who sent me this, so thank you and sorry! Made this as a stovetop chai and the apple certainly adds something to this blend – a sort of appley sweetness that goes REALLY well with the spices.

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