1883 Tasting Notes
This tea isn’t bad, but it’s not one of my favourite flavours.
This means: SIPDOWN! I’m giving the rest away to a friend who really liked it.
It is exactly as described. A slightly herbal berry tea with a tart taste. I definitely prefer it with sugar, as I find the base quite puckery as well.
So glad I got this one to try, but not one I’ll be buying again.
This is definitely more spicy than sickly-sweet-cinnamony.
Steeped 1 cup of tea extra strong, then poured it into some heated almond milk. This is pretty decent!
(Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE cinnamon. Sadly, I’d been drinking Teavana’s Maharaja Oolong thing, which IS sickly sweet cinnamony with very little tea flavour. So this is a really nice change.)
Thanks for the sample, Heather!
I’m not the hugest fan of green oolongs, and this isn’t really an exception. The leaves smell green and somewhat roasty, with a hint of mineral.
Steeped (I used 2 tsp in 16 oz), it smells sweet and a little floral, reminiscent of the ocean sand. I could swear there’s jasmine in here, just a hint.
It’s really different. I can’t say I really like it, but the fact that it’s not the same as other green oolongs I’ve tried is nice. The flavours are more “me”. While there’s a mineral aspect, it doesn’t taste like seaweed. It reminds me more of a nice jasmine green than anything, only with WAY less jasmine.
This time, it’s pretty good! I made 4 cups of tea, and diluted a cup and a half or so over ice for drinking now. The other 2.5 cups-ish, I diluted with cool water and put in the fridge.
Very sweet, candy-like flavours from Tea Forte. I added a little sugar to boost the “candy” a little, and this is quite delicious! Still a little drying at the end of a sip, but nothing that will prevent me from guzzling all the tea.
I only have one cup of this left! And that’s only if I mix it with some Divine Temptation!
Anyways, delicious as always. Very coffee-like today. All I added was some creamer.
I think I’ll ‘have’ to pick up 50g of this one, and 100g of Divine Temptation (when I eventually head back out there), because the mix is perfect for the winter!
Sipdown! Thanks, Incendiare.
Drinking this as an iced latte, as usual. I’m really just too lazy to heat my milk most mornings, so it’s a good thing these flavoured matchas are good cold.
Possibly not one I’d buy, but the flavour feels pretty authentic. Definitely an interesting choice for in the morning, before work!
Aaaahhh!!! Apparently this tea never made it into my cupboard here on steepster. No! The count should go DOWN, not UP!
Oh well. This one will likely be finished soon anyways. I gave over half of it to a friend (who really needed the care package), and will gladly drink what I have left and probably order more.
This tea is soft. It tastes like vanilla, and frosting (because I added some sugar). I’d say it’s a bit like the gluten free sugar cookie I had the other day, light and fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla-y cake-y goodness.
The cookie was a “Party Pants” cookie, with pink frosting and sprinkles.
So, uhh, maybe not what was intended, but still delicious. I guess I’m biased because my birthday cakes were almost always chocolate. Or ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream. Mmm.
ShayneBear recommended this tea to me, and I picked it up, umm, a couple months ago.
It’s really creamy. Super duper creamy. Also very light and lemony. This would be an excellent summer tea, and might even be really good as an iced summer tea.
Not something I’ll keep around all the time, but very nice.
After one of the teas I drank earlier made me think of soup, I decided to make some.
Brown Japanese rice, tinned tuna (better with grilled salmon, but you work with what you have!), red perilla rice sprinkles, a tiny drizzle of soy sauce, and tea!
So good. Chazuke is a lovely way to use up rice and tea. :)