678 Tasting Notes
I usually adore this tea, but the last couple cups have been sub-par. I’ve been rushing them. Tonight is much better. Back to the normal tastiness I enjoy.
I’m procrastinating and putting off the copious amount of schoolwork I have to do, which means I’ll have to work even harder tomorrow, but I have zero motivation tonight.
Having this delight for breaky, along with fresh papaya and bananas, and coconut pineapple breakfast loaf. YUM.
I just checked the Verdant website, and they finally have Vanilla Citrus Spice back in stock, but not Laoshan Black. Le sigh. I refuse to order one without the other and pay shipping twice. I will try to be patient.
I’ve finally decided what coffee grinder (gasp, coffee!) I’m going to get, and as soon as I’ve showered I’m going to pick it up. I brought back 4 lbs. of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans and I can’t wait to enjoy some and share with J. The more I read up on this coffee, the more I realize I should’ve brought more back – looks like it’s the world’s best coffee, and I believe it.
Another awesome surprise from Dexter3657!
This one I may prefer over the Gaba. They are both great black teas, but this one is not quite as thick tasting. Perhaps that’s just due to the shorter steep time. This one has all the aspects of black tea I love. The subtle sweetness and smooth taste.
This was in a surprise parcel waiting for my from Dexter3657 when I got back. I’m on the resteep now, and I had the initial steep last night so this is mostly from memory.
Upon my first sip, I was reminded on Bailin. Which is great, since I keep that one around in decent amounts. The honey, syrup-y thickness was awesome. I have begun steeping Bailin at shorter steep times just because the syrupy quality can be a touch overwhelming, but not knowing what to expect I steeped this one longer and it was still tasty. The resteep is tasty, but in a much lighter flavoured way. Overall a great introduction to Mandala.
Well, I’m back. I honestly would’ve permanently cancelled my return flight in a heartbeat if I was done my degree. I had the last of this awesome sample from Cavo this morning as I huffed in the scent of beach from my swimsuits that needed to go in the laundry. I posted photos on my Instagram if you guys are interested. :)
On a happier note, I’m on the RiverTea website right now choosing teas for my cart. Suggestions are welcome. Thus far I have this one and Happy Banana. This one is so delightful. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a cup of tea since last week, or because I’m sad to be away from the beach, but the raspberry deliciousness that is this tea seemed even tastier this morning.
Thanks again Cavovorax :)
I’m in Montreal guys! I immediately got off the very full plane and headed to get this tea. This has become a bit of a habit when I have stopovers in Montreal, which is nearly every summer.
I’m not usually a Starbucks fan, but this is the one treat I allow myself. It’s a nice pick me up after the somewhat long flight. I’ve got about an hour and a half to kill before my flight home. Home, eeee! Even though I’ll only be there for about 7 hours, I’m so excited.
P.S. The paper and presentation I saved for the flights, well I finished the paper within the first hour and got two chapters of studying done for medical evolution. Productivity for the win.
This tea is wonderful. It isn’t nearly as sweet as the smell may lead one to believe, which I personally really enjoy. The graham-ness comes through clearly as well.
I’m almost packed guys. I actually just used our carry-on size luggage piece, and I’ll bring my bookbag too. J decided he would take the entire day off to drive me to the airport tomorrow morning. :P He did ask me for a breaky date at Cora’s before I’m off, so that will be lovely. There is a massive storm at home right now, so hopefully flights will not be delayed or cancelled flying into Halifax tomorrow, eek.
I am really enjoying this one. I was a bit concerned that it wouldn’t be as flavourful as I’d hoped, but it is. Yay!
I believe this is delicate, because it came as a sample size envelope, and I’m finding it quite flavourful. That sift vanilla I’m accustomed to. I would buy this one for my own cupboard.
I threw both this and French Vanilla matcha in the fridge with milk this morning to sit all day. Now it’s time to compare.
Upon first sip, the vanilla is here with a hint of, is that cinnamon? It’s very subtle, but there is something that isn’t just pure vanilla. Or maybe that’s what Madagascar vanilla is? It doesn’t seem to be cinnamon exactly, but I can’t figure it out. Not nutmeg either, since I generally do not like nutmeg.
I just checked the French Vanilla, and it’s definitely only in the Madagascar. Fascinating.
I would say this one is tasty, but I don’t really need it in my life. I’ve drank half the jar and only one sip of the French Vanilla, but I am preferring the FV.
Thanks for sharing both these awesome matchas Cavovorax! Also, is this one delicate?