4315 Tasting Notes

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drank Apple Matcha by 52teas
4315 tasting notes

OK… I couldn’t wait to try another of the trio of matcha teas from 52Teas.

I like this one a lot. The apple flavor sort of melds in with the flavor of the matcha to make it an almost a seamless flavor. This doesn’t taste like apple flavored matcha… it tastes like “apple matcha” – if that makes sense.

I like it a lot. I think the next time I have some, I might try it with a little cinnamon and nutmeg and have my own version of apple pie matcha.

Yum.

Jillian

Sounds yummy! I’ve been waiting for someone to review these matcha blends so I can see if they’re any good. The apple one in particular is one I’m eying. :)

Cofftea

Mine actually came yesterday too! It was just too disgustingly hot to get the mail. High of 90+ and heat index of 100+ today, but I think I have just enough time to enjoy a hot chawan full.

52teas

Today, we are expected to reach six consecutive days over 100 (consistently like 105-106 with heat indicies hovering around 110). 90 sounds like winter weather at this point.

Cofftea

Frank- I love snow but hate the cold… 3 times this week I’ve asked when winter will be here! That’s bad lol. Then again I’m used to A/C which we don’t have right now. P.S. Cranberry matcha review coming up.

52teas

Seriously, look at the last two weeks here: http://www.accuweather.com/us/ks/wichita/67201/forecast-month.asp

UGH!

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88
drank Earls and Pearls by Tea Oh
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Finishing off the last of the sample I have of this…

I must say that I REALLY like this tea. I don’t think I gave it enough credit yesterday when I first tasted it and I’m going to increase the numeric rating a bit because it really deserves it.

The Earl Grey here (or should I say, bergamot?) is much more subtle than one might expect from an Earl Grey tea, but that is alright, because where it lacks in the bergamot it more than makes up for with the very unique finishing note. It is creamy, sweet, and I don’t know how else to describe it… it tastes so good.

This tea is quite a treat for me.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
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I won these in the Art Contest that AmazonV held – thanks AmazonV!

Having tried (and loved) something similar from Teavana, I was very curious about these pearls. Alas, since I don’t have the pearls from Teavana anymore … I can’t do a side by side.

Anyway… this is nice. There is a slight smokiness to it but I don’t find it off-putting, perhaps because it’s paired so nicely with the chewy, bake-y flavor of it. And the malty note is quite pleasing.

I like!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Banana Matcha by 52teas
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Guess what arrived today!

YUM! This is really very good. The banana flavor is well represented. The only thing that would make this particular matcha better in my opinion is the addition of chocolate. :)

Excellent!

52teas

Let the jealousy over who got their package first ensue!

LiberTEAS

Yes, let it be known that I am Frank’s favorite. :)

Cofftea

I think I will like this w/ pineapple juice instead of water… maybe as a slushie using frozen pineapple instead of ice… I’m honestly not expecting to like it hot though. But that’s ok- I need more ways I truly enjoy cold matcha and will take any variation even at the expense of liking it hot.

52teas

Way to think positively, Cofftea!

Jillian

@ Cofftea: You know I could see these being good in baking too. Banana bread with Banana matcha anyone?

Cofftea

Jillian- not for me personally, but I think that’s a WONDERFUL idea! How about Banana chocolate chip cupcakes? With a matcha glaze?

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80

Decided to try another from Zoomdweebies…

This one has the lime flavor nailed down. At first, I wasn’t sure exactly what it was that I was tasting, and then all of the sudden, the citrus-y-lime flavor came through and I’m like… ohhh… it’s LIME!

It’s really good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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81

Starting my day with another random selection from my collection of Zoomdweebies tea.

This is pretty good. I can taste both the chocolate and the strawberry although I must admit that I wish the flavors were stronger here… but then, if a little chocolate is good, a lot of chocolate is better.

It’s nice though. Pleasantly sweet. A nice tea to wake up to.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95

The aroma of the dry leaf is very lovely and somewhat difficult for me to find the words to describe it. I can smell hints of flower and fruit, as well as a caramel-y note and a very subtle earthy character.

The more I drink this tea the more I love it.

I just got finished writing up my review for this tea – it will be published on the SororiTEA Sisters blog on the 19th of August!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Earls and Pearls by Tea Oh
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This is a very unusual Earl Grey. The finish is very different… it does have a creamy-ish finish, slightly sweet with just a hint of citrus.

This … kind of tastes like an Earl Grey creamsicle – made with bergamot oranges.

It’s nice. I’m enjoying this unusual twist on Earl Grey! It is also quite nice as it cools… this would be very nice and refreshing as an iced tea.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I love the name :)

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91
drank Genmaicha by Obubu Tea
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I love Genmaicha so when I received this sample I was very happy to try it.

This is a slightly different tasting Genmaicha than some others that I’ve tried. The tea tastes different – but not in a bad way, in a very, very good way! I can definitely tell that I’m tasting a sencha rather than a bancha – I can taste the fresh, bittersweet flavor of the sencha. This tastes a little less “roasty-toasty” (bancha has a natural sort of toasted flavor to it, in my opinion) than a typical Genmaicha, and a little more … complex.

The delicate bitter notes add a unique interest to this tea – it isn’t a strong or distasteful bitterness. I would describe it more as a semi-sweet taste rather than a BITTER taste… if that makes sense.

I really like this Genmaicha… a LOT!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

I felt like I needed the energy boost that I get from Yerba Mate today – so I reached for some Chai from Mate Factor.

I really like this Chai – the Mate makes for a deliciously different chai. I went latte today, and it’s rich, smooth, creamy, spiced just right – DELICIOUS!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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