738 Tasting Notes
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.
What an interesting flavour. The scent and flavour profile is simultaneously intriguing me and making me feel ill. I have a weird relationship with berries. I love them individually, but any sort of berry mixture never goes over well. The cinnamon here seems to create the pie effect, at least in my cold shaken milk, and I think that’s what is allowing this flavour to work for me. I’ve also never had a berry pie, so perhaps this is what it’s supposed to taste like? Perhaps a warm latte would work better?
Red Leaf arrived! YES. I absolutely love the resealable bags.
After a 12 hour day at school, I finally made it home, ready to fall asleep standing up, and this was waiting for me. I pulled myself together enough to choose this one to put in a mason jar and shake up with milk.
I haven’t had super fresh matcha in a long time, and the green colour was so vibrant. This one has the scent of chocolate that I know from somewhere, but I can’t pinpoint it. It’s pretty tasty in cold shaken milk, but it may be better hot. Or in a smoothie. So many choices. The memory of that chocolate taste is right at the edge of my mind. Gah. My brain is exhausted, but hopefully it will come to me.
I came to school bright and early today, a full 7 hours before I have my classes. It’s nose to the grindstone for the next 20 days before I leave for paradise. The scent of this tea is wafting out from the Timolino and it is intoxicating. Part of me doesn’t want to drink it, just so I can smell it for as long as possible. This tea may get permanent cupboard status.
I’m taking a quick break to write this note, and to do some math. I love quantifying things. Everything actually. I average 75 hours per term per class in both lecture and lab, and for spring histology, the amount of time I’ll spend in scheduled lecture and lab is 108 hours. HEYO.