675 Tasting Notes
VariaTEA was awesome, and along with our joint matcha order, she sent a ton of matcha samples my way. :)
This one I did my standard way, mixed with cold milk and allowed to sit in the fridge a few hours. I’m not really getting anything distinctly toffee-like, but it does make a nice creamy milky drink at least. Nothing special for me here, but always grateful to be able to try matcha flavours without buying them myself.
I’ve been searching up wellies for a significant portion of the afternoon (you know, because it’s not as though I have exams to study for), and I think I’ve finally narrowed it down a couple styles. What do you guys have for wellies?
This was one of the samples I ordered with my RiverTea order.
It’s very reminiscent of Cantaloupe & Cream, a light tea base and light, but still apparent flavours. Overall a tasty tea, but maybe not one I need in my own cupboard. Though I can see why everyone enjoys it.
I still have some more, so I may try adding more leaf to my cup for a bit more flavour.
Bittersweet sipdown here. whatshesaid reminded me there’s no point in hoarding teas because when you eventually, if ever, drink them, they don’t have that flavour you once loved.
This one stared at me every time I opened my cupboard. I imagined it saying “why don’t you love me?” while I thought “it’s because I love you that I hoard you”. Hmm, anthropomorphizing tea? Perhaps all the studying has finally pushed me over the edge… :P
This tea really embodies strawberry rhubarb and the crumble aspect of a dessert. One of the few David’s teas I still love. I wish they hadn’t discontinued it.
This is my morning cup. I have taken to just letting the boiled water cool a lot before steeping to avoid any risk of astringency. Therefore I always have an awesome cup of creamy black tea.
On another note, I feel like crap but I’m not full-blown sick. Bleh. I picked up a bunch of oranges, so freshly squeezed orange juice will be plentiful today.
I’ve had a slight tickle in my throat for nearly a week and tonight I felt like ginger. I’ve been essentially overdosing on vitamin C and lots of fruit to fight it all week. I still have 4 exams and a paper to write so I cannot afford to get sick.
I love the gingery spiciness this tea brings. I am close to a sipdown which means I need to make time to run to David’s. I never really enjoy going to the mall, but if it means I’ll have more of this, I’m sure I’ll survive. :P