257 Tasting Notes
I totally should have sifted this because it took forever stirring and trying to smash up matcha clumps but the good thing is that it took so long that the hot milk cooled to easy driving temperature by the time I was done. I used soy milk and it was soooooo good but maybe too thick so maybe I should water it down with a bit of water next time. It was a little clumpy at the end since the matcha settled so the matcha taste was really strong at the end. So I need to mix well next time… Or I could’ve added some hot water to draw it out.
This is a nice blend. I used a pretty low temp to brew because of the white tea, and other times I’ve tried white teas I think a lot of the time the water was too hot because it would have bitter tastes. This time, no bitterness! yay! It’s a mild tasting tea and the fruitiness is pleasant. The aftertaste is more flowery than while you drink it. The more try different teas, I think that white teas are too subtle and finicky for me to buy many of them. This one might be a good iced tea candidate though, it came out better than the White Asian Pear I’d gotten from Teavana that I kept misbrewing so it tasted like I’d added some toxic chemical in. Thanks to BrewTEAlly Sweet for the sample :)
My sister bought a little of this and told me she liked it so I should try it. I smelled it and thought it smelled like dried apricots? When brewed it did taste really good, not sure if it’s what most people would be expecting as I taste the black tea with a hint of sweet cherry syrup. I had thought it’d be like the sakura flower tea i had from Lupicia before but its not. It is still good, perhaps I will “help” her finish the package :)
Ah Strawberry… smells great. Like the Strawberry Vanilla that Lupicia does, the strawberry smell and taste are strong and sweet. I liked the strawberry vanilla better though since it has that added creaminess. I got the one sachet sample with my newsletter so I can’t experiment too much but I’m sure it’d taste pretty good with sugar and creamer too.
This was yummy. It was sweet without adding anything and had enough spice to know it was a chai but not too much that it was too strong for my taste. I was a little worried it’d be too spicy and burn but it was smooth and tasty.
It smells like dried banana slices! I like it. The brewed tea tastes like bananas and keeps the strong banana smell too, it’s slightly sweet and the coconut is pretty light. Makes me want pudding to eat too just to match up :)
This tasted good, but not exactly what I was expecting. The raspberry taste really comes out and there’s a vanilla smoothness. I cold brewed a bit too and that was even better at bringing the vanilla-y taste out to match the raspberry. The raspberry pieces are visible in the dry mix and the smell is enticing. Thanks to moraiwe for swapping! I wanted to make an order but wasn’t sure so getting to try this one out first is great.
I got the little packet sample with my last order from Den’s Tea. It sounded so healthy I was worried it’d taste horrible lol, but it’s ok. It just tastes like mild seaweed. I may have used too much water, also the water was room temperature and neither hot or cold. Having things in it to suppress histamines, this might be a good present for my mom since she has pretty bad allergies at times. Wonder if it would help me when the vog is strong and I suffer with itchy eyes and runny nose? The little packet is the perfect size to carry around. Also, no clumps. When I plopped the whole thing in the bottle, there were clumpy bits so I thought it’d be like when i didn’t sift and my matcha has clumps and stick that way even when shaken but the benefuki powder dissolved really nicely. Not even a chalky texture at all while drinking.
I kind of forgot about my water when it was ready so it must have been a lower temp than 212 but it came out really well. It absolutely tastes like Orange Dreamsicle! I was thinking it would need some creamer and sugar to make it really taste like it but the vanilla and orange comes out strong without it. I might need to buy this… a lot of it. Thank you BrewTEAlly Sweet!