731 Tasting Notes
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.
I let this one chill with milk in the fridge all afternoon. This is the delicate flavouring.
Even in a mason jar full of milk, the buttery flavour is prominent in the scent. The taste is vanilla-like and creamy. This one is quite tasty. I’m so happy I took a chance on this one. I might even go the next flavour up to see if it gets more delicious.
I think I will put together another batch right away, and let it sit in the fridge for later on tonight. When I’m battling to stay awake until midnight. :P
Thanks VariaTEA for the idea on this one!
Flavors: Butter, Vanilla
This is another tea from my swap with EvaGrimm.
For a bagged tea, this actually packs a lot of flavour. The spices are much more prominent than any actual pumpkin flavouring.
So many pumpkin teas taste exactly the same, and not at all like actual pumpkin, but like the spices that would go into a pumpkin pie. This one has all those spices, but they must be in varying amounts from other pumpkin teas, because it seems to be more to my liking. And now I just want to make my pumpkin ice coffee.
I’m trying this one hot today. I whisked 1 tsp. of matcha into the tiniest bit of cooled boiled water, then poured heated milk into my mug. It’s creamy, and the chocolate is more apparent. There is a slight, very subtle underlying chemical taste that was also there when I had this as a cold latte that I’m not a fan of.
Perhaps I’ll try it next just in hot water. Too much milk also throws me off my game. Not that that will take away the underlying chemical, but it may just make it more enjoyable overall.
I’m having the last of the sample Sil sent my way this morning. I was hoarding it until my own matcha order came in.
This one is so delicious. Banana matcha milk is my favourite. Check out my matchas (in their lovely resealable bags!) lined up so nicely on the bottom shelf on my cupboard.
I need to stay up until midnight tonight to register for spring and fall courses. Joy. Sometimes course registration is more stressful than exams.
This is a great breakfast tea. It’s about time for supper, but breakfast teas are my favourite and I drink them at all hours.
This one is just a lovely mixture of black teas. It’s not anything overly special, but it’s got that comforting black tea thing going on, and I would happily pick up some more.
It looks grey outside, and like it might rain. I love the rain. The smell, the sound. It’s all so calming. But it never rains here. I just checked the weather forecast – no rain. Le sigh.