199 Tasting Notes
Lots of ups and downs in life lately. My company and my dog are all sleeping. Time to have a little help with sleep. I love this tea.
First attempt at a tea pop. 3 tsp in 8oz for 2 min, some ice and 2 cups of sparkling mineral water. Ended up tasting very watered down and I think I need to find a different source of bubbles as this was pretty flat.
Due to the lower rating and the hit and miss nature of black teas for my current palate, I decided to make this sample as a latte. The smell tingles in my nose in a mostly pleasant way. Taste wise, it seems as if something is missing, possibly as this is an old sample. Maybe I want more maple because I like syrup. Happy to have tried this but with so many out there yet to do the same with, this won’t make it on an order.
Today is a treasured day off. Planning to use it to get caught up on studying and drink down some of my samples and older teas. Made this sample one as a latte as it is becoming my morning ritual to do so while I put dishes away. I’m not usually a fan of Chai teas but as a latte this is more than just drinkable. I get the cinnamon and maybe a tiny bit of heat but that is mostly hiding. Overall, tasty for someone who usually doesn’t reach for something “spicy”. I’m not going to rate this one as I don’t plan on buying it again.
The “leaf” of this one is gorgeous. I get a strawberry/apple smell from it with something that I can’t identify and can’t decide if I like it or not. It tastes more apple-y than strawberry sadly (at least this cup, I can see different scoops of different “leaf” materials changing the taste). I think I’m also getting a floral taste out of this, which is strange for me. The addition of Truvia brought out even more fruit flavor, tasty!
Found this in my sample drawer last night while I was inventorying and organizing for this weekend’s get together. I don’t yet have something to shake matcha in nor do I have the bowl and whisk. Latte it is.
I’m getting a sort of powdery feel in the back of my mouth on the first few sips of this, not pleasant. Maybe I need less matcha? I put in 3 tsp like usual. Stirring doesn’t take away this sensation. I don’t know what I did but I don’t think I will be able to finish drinking this before I leave for work :/
I had this one simply steeped a while back and it didn’t impress me. However, I am beginning to get into the “tea latte” thing and this as a latte, very yummy! I believe I am getting more vanilla out of this than I remember, it’s also the creamiest latte I’ve made yet.
I brewed 3 tsp in 1 cup of water while I had 2 cups or milk and some sugar warming on the stove. I put whatever amount of the milk fit in my mug after the tea and the final concoction is wonderful.