516 Tasting Notes
Oh my! Has it really been that long since I last tea-logged? I know it has been ages since I’ve had a cuppa tea, but surely it couldn’t have been that long. It has been so hot recently and I’ve just been so exhausted coming home from work that it has been hell.
But this tastes really good. Hot with milk and a big steaming cup full of it. I need to figure out a good way to make a bunch cold steeped tea with tea leaves for this hot weather.
I am pretty sure that this was what the last batch of iced tea was made of. Been drinking it on and off all day, successfully killing the pitcher. Also been sleeping most of the day because of bad stomach cramps. Feeling a bit better now. Have a doctor’s appointment in an hour, so I will see what they think.
After developing a taste for iced coffees, I finally talked myself into having tea instead of coffee. I brewed up the last of my chocolate mint tea (that may or may not be from the actual chocolate mint plant) and added milk.
In the words of Takei, Oh my!
This is delicious! Lovely and minty and chocolatey. The milk brings out the mint and chocolate more and then it makes it creamy. Like mint chip ice cream! Decadent~!
My brother and I went shopping for Mother’s Day today and we stopped by the Coffee bean stand. I got some more Taro bubble tea and it is awesome like always. They have an almond flavor that I think I’m going to try next time, but I am almost too fond of the taro flavor to change. I really need to find some taro powder so I can make it at home.
This isn’t bad if you are picking up a bottled tea. Now, I drank most of it with a meal of sticky rice and honeyed tempura chicken, so I didn’t get any of the green tea out of it. Even when I drank the last 1/4 there wasn’t any green tea flavor in it.
But the jasmine is a lovely aftertaste. It is a lot of jasmine, but I like knowing that it is there in an aftertaste. Really nice and refreshing. Pleasantly sweet as well.
I’m not sure if this is a tea blend or actual leaves from the chocolate mint plant, so I decided to put this tea in here. One of my old roomies sent me this tea and I brewed it up today.
The liquid is a dark brown. It is like I’m brewing up a black tea instead of an herbal, so I’m not sure what I’m getting. The scent is like a hint of cocoa. I’m not getting any mint in the taste, but it does remind me of a Hershey bar. It is really interesting and I have enough to brew another cup. I might try it with milk next time.
Ha! More bubble tea today. They made it with matcha and it was fantastic! I actually ate most of the bubbles this time because I didn’t want to waste any matcha taste clinging to them. So fantastic!
The bubble teas they have in the mall are more like smoothies than anything, but it was fantastic to have something nice and cold on a hot day after a long day at work.
My stomach just feels upset this morning for some reason. I’m not sure why, so I thought some tea might help. I dumped the rest of the leaves that I had in my press to steep with the older leaves from last night and it tasted lots better. Yummy. I’m sad to see it go, but that means that I’ll just have to get more when I am able to.
I must be on a green tea kick today. I love how this one smells. It reminds me of a marshmallow. I used less leaf on this one today and if I re-steep it tonight then I’ll toss the rest of the leaf I have in with it. I have to remember that I tend to like a little more leaf and a little less time.
I might have to put this one on my teas I need to get list for later. I do really like it. Nice and toasty and green.