201 Tasting Notes
I have the best parents ever!! This is one of 2 teas they picked up for me from a place in Ann Arbor. I enjoyed it this morning.
The oolong is definitely center stage with the ginger making a cameo appearance. Oolong is becoming my favorite tea. This was perfect for this cold snowy morning.
Time to pack for the drive home. I’ve been vacationing at my parent’s house all week. It will be weird to be home alone this evening. Looking forward to having a cuppa and watching the Avengers.
I had my first genmai cha yesterday at an Asian cafe. Immediately, I fell in LOVE!! Purchased this today at the Asian grocery and it comes pretty close. I was hoping for a loose leaf tea, but this was the only offering they had. I love the toasted sesame sort of flavor that the rice gives. It’s nice and clean. It’s a tea I could drink every day.
Got this at Yogic’s pre Black Friday sale. Finally getting a chance to enjoy it – and boy is it enjoyable. A beautiful blend of chai spices. Made a foamy latte with it. YUM!
It’s been a few days since I posted. It’s hard to find time to post when you’re celebrating Christmas with family and friends. I’ll just have to make all the teas I’ve had again to post later ;)
After my chocolate tea disappointment of the morning, I thought I’d give another chocolate tea in my cupboard a try.
This tea made my day! YUM YUM YUM!! Absolutely no bitterness. Smooth, subtle, and delightful chocolate flavor. Delicious without any additives, and would make an excellent foamy tea latte :)
My samples from TheCozyLeaf are 2 for 2.
Update: For my second cup, I decided to make a tea latte. It tastes almost like hot chocolate. Wow!!!
On the 8th Day of Christmas…
I steeped this tea for 3 minutes and it is about as bitter as if I’d steeped it for 10. It has a lot of good reviews, so maybe I did something wrong, but I followed the time/water temp of many of the people who really enjoyed it. Strange.
After putting milk and sugar in, it is enjoyable. There is no way I could ever consider drinking it any other way. Sad :(
On a happier note, today is the first day of my VACATION!!!
I found this seller on Etsy and thought I’d give it a shot. She hand blends her teas.
This is a really wonderful tea. The tea is pale in color and smooth in flavor. The earthy oolong is definitely the flavor in the foreground. The lemongrass and hibiscus are mild and in balance with the oolong.
Putting this on my shopping list :)
Update: The more I sip this the more I can taste the sour (in a good way) lemongrass. YUM!
Another winner from Della Terra. I don’t think I’ve had a tea from them that I didn’t like.
This tea has everything I like about chocolate covered cherries and makes it work with the tea :) A wonderful dessert tea and a great way to start my vacation.