597 Tasting Notes
This one came my way in a surprise envelope from Sil. Thanks!
I read the notes beforehand thankfully, and steeped this below boiling. I got preoccupied actually, so the water was nice and cool. I’m not getting any astringency here, but the smell is far better than the actual taste. The taste seems watered down, but I would say that’s definitely my fault. I should have added more leaf, since my mug is oversized, but I wanted to save enough for a second cup in case I messed up haha. There is a hint of soft spiciness and a touch of nuttiness.
I also spent the last hour worrying about the feedback on my albatross research, because three other classmates received their feedback last night. I was sitting here thinking “the feedback/editing must be extreme, how much could I possibly have screwed up?!”. But my prof just emailed me and said it was excellent and looked professional. PHEW.
I am going through this buttery delight faster than I’d care to admit. Between this and Banana & Cream I’ll be placing another matcha order at any moment. I don’t think I can live without them. I cannot get over the butteriness of this one. The scent, the flavour. It’s all so heady. Butteriness itself doesn’t seem overly appealing to me, but in vanilla cookie tea form it just works. I’m so impressed, and all with the delicate flavouring.
I discovered Dem White Boyz on Vine a few nights ago. The juxtaposition of teenage boys doing choreographed dance is hilarious (https://vine.co/v/hMZLYMIdAH0). This morning I was reenacting some dances, because you know, procrastination, and I threw out my knee. Old much? My knees are already a mess from years of running, but I hurt my left one the other day, and I really should not have been reenacting dance moves. So now I can barely walk. Sadly, I haven’t danced since this morning and now I’ve wrapped my knee and been icing it all afternoon.
I’m getting dangerously low on this tea, ahh. This morning I’m having this awesome tea with my oatmeal with maple syrup and coconut (I’m out of blueberries, but avoiding the grocery store as long as I possibly can). I’m planning on adding Cacao to the resteep, mwuahaha.
I’ll have to start thinking of a Verdant order, but I never have quite enough to hit the shipping threshold.
I’m also working on a bunch of smaller assignments I didn’t get done last night because the internet was out. :|
Ehh. I don’t know guys. This one is alright, but it’s nothing compared to Strawberry Cream. I’m not huge on mint anyway. Mint equates to sick for me. I’m picky about it in my regular teas. I forget where it came up now, but I hope they come out with a orange cacao. That would be awesome.
I had the best intentions to get 2-3 smaller assignments done tonight… then I discovered Vine, and more importantly “Dem White Boyz”. I felt old for not knowing what Vine was (I definitely got stuck at 20 and the last few years evidently just haven’t happened), but more importantly I spent the last hour watching the videos of these guys and laughing. Not productive school-wise, but awesome nonetheless.
It was another long 12-hour day at school. I’ve only gotten 4 hours of sleep the last two nights because I’ve been working on conservation, and tonight will be the same. But tomorrow night I will be able to get at least a full night of sleep. Now to just make it to then…
I came home and wanted something comforting and thought of this tea. Breakfast teas are amazing, and although I love black teas, I haven’t too many straight ones around. And the ones I do have are special ones that I don’t want to drink all the time. Thats where this tea comes in. Comforting? Check. Black? Check. Not too unique that it will be ruined by drinking it too often? Check. Thank you Northwest Breakfast.
You know, I may need to add this to my cupboard.
This one smells so deliciously buttery, gah. This one will be a permanent fixture in my cupboard. I am loving it. It may be time to go through and rate some of these matchas. I so rarely rate things, but every so often I feel I should.
I meant to have this one last night, but in my attempt to keep my caffeine levels consistently high, I went a little overboard and had to burn off some adrenaline in the form of exercise at 11pm because I felt like I had rocket fuel coursing through my bloodstream. But, despite that, I managed to register for both spring and fall courses and got into all the courses I needed. YAY!
This is also my 500th tasting note. Certainly a great tea for it.
This one came in the Hapa-tite swap I signed up for via Nicole.
First off, look what a pretty colour it is! The camera didn’t quote do it justice, but you get the picture.
This one smells just like Forever Nuts, Brioche Free, etc. I have a pretty good feeling it will taste similar. Although, it does have popcorn as an ingredient.
What a shock – IT DOES! Haha. I do enjoy the taste of all these teas, but I can’t drink them all the time. This was nice surprise though, since I haven’t had Forever Nuts in ages. Probably close to a year. This is a great herbal in between my matchas.
When I initially bought this one in my first Red Leaf order over a year ago, it was my least favourite. Little did I know, it would sneakily grow to become my favourite of the four I picked up.
I’m happy I picked up more because it is a delight. I’ve been drinking so much matcha today, but I’ve been trying to keep my caffeine levels consistently high so I can stay awake for registration. I’m having this one now, shaken with cold milk. I didn’t let it sit, but I’m sure it tastes the same as if I had. The French Butter Cookie on the other hand, is still sitting in the fridge for later. Yum.
You guys, I just got this order in on Friday, and I was already on the Red Leaf site and chose my next 5+2 order. There’s a screenshot saved on my desktop. Oh dear.