171 Tasting Notes
I ordered this as part of the 4 for 3 deal. I love peppermint, however I got it at the flavouring level “There’s matcha in there?” BIG mistake! While it still tastes wonderful, it’s sooo darn peppermint-y it’s like drinking a glass of scotch mints. My husband loves it, I feel like it would make a great addition to a cup of hot chocolate or blended into another flavour. I will definitely order it again, once this runs out, but I’ll ease up on the flavouring.
When I first opened the package I was in love, it was the first one of the order I opened and the one I was most excited about. The smell reminded me of Sunday drives with my late Grandpa. He always had a big bag of peppermints in his car and my cousin and I would eat them as we drove through the city, stopping at yard sales. This was also the first matcha I ever sifted. to me it seemed silly to think that could make a difference. Boy does it! This little baby frothed up like a champ! I made it as a latte and even tried it with a little agave nectar. I will buy again but probably at distinctive level.
You can buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peppermint-matcha.html
I’ve taken some time off work and I feel like I’m on house arrest. Gotta keep watch of Octane. We got good news from our vet this weekend, but we’re still on seeing the results in him that we should.
So, with stress at maximum level I was grateful to have my tea club haul arrive yesterday. I’m escaping in this cup today, it’s fantastic, on my fourth cup, it’s smooth and sweet and woodsy. I’m in love!
I haven’t done a tasting note for a while. One of my babies (my dog babies) was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and he’s dying. He’s responding to his meds really well and has finally started eating on a regular basis, and I think he’s toying with sticking around a bit longer. According to the vet, he shouldn’t have made it this long. From this day forward, everyday with have with him is a celebration of beating the odds stacked against him. I love you Octane!
So anywho, it’s been pretty dark around here. There has been tea drinking, but it hasn’t been as enjoyable. This morning I desperately wanted an irish breakfast, but it’s gone. So I went with an english. I just wanted a nice bold cuppa and this guy is perfect. I do not enjoy it steeped for the 4-6 minutes they recommend, far better at around 3 minutes. Perfect compliment to toast and jam.
Here’s to brighter days! :)
Spending the day with this, comforting my dog. He looks like we may have a bit more time after all. I didn’t drink or eat anything yesterday, but with our spirits up, I picked this one to enjoy.
Oh, the sweet, tangy comfort you bring. I love you and I need you and you always help to clear my head.
What a day. My poor dog had a rough go of it and ended up going through a million tests and getting diagnosed with a heart condition. We still need more answers though. But, man what long terrifying day.
I figured out that this is my go to tea though
Sipping this, this morning blended with the 5 year aged tieguanyin. Wonderfully compliments one another. The creaminess of the oolong is in perfect balance with the spice of this blend. Happy Friday!
I ordered this one for my husband. I have to throw something in for him every now and then or he gets upset about how much I spend on tea. lol, Thankfully he LOVES this one almost as much as the Pumpkin Pie one.
When I first opened the package it didn’t smell like a whole lot of anything. I dove right in anyway I got one of those lovely little bamboo spoons for Christmas in the 12 days exchange. I tend to heap them, I love the taste of matcha. Once I released this bad boy from it’s package I got a whiff of a light, sweet coconut mixed with the nutty scent of matcha. It whisked up beautifully in 70 C water, I prefer mine on the cooler side. I also used steamed milk to make a latte. It looked almost as good as it tastes. The taste is like pure, unsweetened coconut. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet and there isn’t even a hint of artificial to the flavour. I have always told myself that I am not a coconut fan, Then I try a tea like this and it completely wows me. If I wasn’t a fan before, I am now.
I purchased starter grade in “There’s matcha in there?!” flavour level.
You can buy it here!
Mmmmm! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, but I feel like I don’t need to now. This tea is fantastic and I’m thrilled to add it to my collection.