196 Tasting Notes
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.
The dry leaf of this smells good! I love pineapple and I do really enjoy it on the grill so I had to add this one to the cart when I was looking to restock a few items (yes I am there now!). The color of the liquid is also pretty, a sort of dirty, dark yellow. It also smells pretty darn good. Trying for a more educational sniff of this, I might be getting some of the roasted or popped rice that are listed in the ingredients. The taste is enjoyable I am getting the pineapple and could call it grilled (although that portion may come from the smell as you drink). I’m also getting an apple taste out of this. I did not have to add sweetener to this one, likely due to the candied pineapple along with the dried chunks. I must try this iced, even though my trials with making greens iced usually fail. Maybe a cold brew first.
Experimenting with lattes! This one is 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, and 2 tsp tea steeped for 3 minutes. It’s alright but I think I need to make the tea stronger to get more of the chocolate flavor I was hoping for, or maybe less milk. It still smells like a black tea. I do get a light chocolate flavor, not bad for the first of the day. Overall, this concoction is drinkable but needs improvements on my part.
Cold brewed with 8 tsp in 32oz for 8 hours. The color is beautiful. I didn’t take the time to take an after picture. But the end product was a deeper purple than pictured. I feel like I want to mix this with lemonade and it would be wonderful. This is drinkable but I don’t really know what happened, it almost tastes disjointed, if that’s possible. When I take a sip it tastes like water and then the taste follows shortly after. It’s a good taste so I don’t mind, just strange that it’s not right when you take the sip.