257 Tasting Notes
Last cup of this. Hopefully I’ll see it at another craft fair or some thing. It’s a nice green tea with warm, toasty flavor. :)
I have been slacking on coming on steepster and doing the tasting notes. Part of it is starting up the new school year and the other part is trying not to buy new teas! It is so hard when I see the sales and discussions… This is the first time trying this yuzu sencha green tea and it’s a nice green tea. I don’t get yuzu strongly but there is a little something there. I’ve been obsessed with yuzu since I got a yuzu honey in Japan last year. It was awesome and I can’t find an online store that I can understand that I can buy it from :(. It’s a rare rainy day here so I could drink this hot. I’ve also been sick so this feels great to drink, very comforting and mellow. Thanks to Judy for swapping with me for this, I really wanted to try it!
Helped with the tree cutting today and this was a great iced tea cuz it’s so very hot.
A tea from a mystery swap, Thanks Shelley_Lorraine! This tea smells really good, and I definitely got the tiramisu type taste. But I somehow tasted a little maple? The rooibos taste is pretty strong in this one but it kind matches well with the flavoring I think but this isn’t a tea I’d like to have a lot of. Good to try though definitely, a little treat :)
Thanks to Teascent for the oolong sample! I got 2 teabags in a foil bag to try out. What I love about oolongs is that the leaves are so small when dry but really plump up when brewed. The teabag became like a little floating pillow :) I started sipping at about 5 minutes, and the tea was light and floral. It seems like a nice tea for snacking with since the taste is not too strong. The bag floated on the top because of the air bubble but was too hot to grab so I just drank the tea and left it floating but after about 7 minutes the flowery taste got stronger and I preferred the lighter taste so i grabbed a spoon to fish it out. The aftertaste was pretty light as well. It does hold up to resteeping well and did not lose taste. I think I’ll give the second bag to my dad to try, he’s been having light green teas lately and I think he’ll like this one.
I do like the samples from Lupicia… Too bad you can’t just buy 1 teabag every time so that trying different teas would be so easy. I like this one well enough, it is fruit smelling and the berry taste is strong enough. It would probably be a nice iced tea as well. I can’t tell between various berry taste so it tastes good to me, kind of like jam/jelly. If my toaster still worked I would definitely have this tea with jam and toast in the morning.. I only found tangy honey mustard ruffles chips to eat so far.
I was worried how this would taste because I forgot to remove the tea and steeped it for about 6 minutes by accident. It was ok though, the lavender was super strong but not bad tasting. Not sure if this tea is something I really like and I wouldn’t buy more of it but it’s an ok tea to me.
It’s so hot that I’ve been cold brewing teas that I have a lot of even though it kind of seems like I should not or at the least that it’s not like you would immediately think yes, this sounds like it would taste good cold. Not bad though, the pumpkin spicy taste is ok and it’s creamy so cheesecake like. I think that I actually like it better hot but it’s not horrible cold… But I don’t think I’ll be craving any more of this cold at least.
Since I had the ATR Brioche tea this morning I thought I’d try this one to see if it tasted similar because of the almonds. They look a lot alike, the S&V has more almond slivers though. The Almond Sugar Cookie is a nice tea, the almond taste is good but if I need to pick one almond tea I would take the Brioche because it seemed sweeter and I liked the cinnamon. The tea base was stronger and slightly more astringent in the Almond Sugar Cookie.
Forgot to add that I got this from swapping with moraiwe :) Many Thanks!
Oh my… This is sooooo good. The smell and taste are delicious. I like the sweet almond taste a lot, this goes on my shopping list for sure. It’s good plain and I’m sure would taste good with some sugar and milk too. I’m having it with my croissant breakfast sandwich and it goes well with it… and cookies :) A definite treat, thanks moraiwe!