1792 Tasting Notes
I made my unknown matcha blend as a latte this morning. I added some hot water to the matcha powder and whisked it rather poorly. Then I added cold almond milk, a little sugar syrup, and ice. Yum. I really like matcha this way, especially the ones of unknown quality I pick up randomly at Asian supermarkets. :)
Oh, and weirdly my “Likes” are disappearing. :( I can’t keep track of the ones I’ve read and haven’t read. So sorry to the people who might be getting multiple notifications that I’ve liked their tealogs!
It’s green, it’s a little tiny wee bit smoky, and… I don’t think I really like darjeelings.
I can’t deny that it smells good in the package. It’s like an expensive tea perfume, one that doesn’t have perfumy alcohol notes or added fragrances. Green fields, a campfire off in the distance, the smell of deciduous forest. There are some flowers and fruit in there, but the green fields are prominent.
The taste, however? Not for me. (This time I’m having it in a tea cup. I think I had it in a travel mug last time.)
I don’t know why this one wasn’t in my cupboard, but it was, and I drank it.
I went hiking this weekend. 7+k in, 10:30pm-1:00am via headlamps. A cold sleep, woken by lots of mosquitoes biting my face (OMG! I need a tent, not just a tarp!). A long walk up to a lake (5k there, 500+m elevation gain), and back. I slept in the cabin that night. Then I lazed around the campsite while some others bushwhacked up a ridge, then back down. One guy ran the ridge and came down the trail from the lakes. Amazingly fast.
Then the ~7.5k down to the car, dinner in town, then a long drive home.
Ultimately, it was successful. I found out where the holes are in my gear, and what I desperately need to remember next time (antihistamines! bug spray!). The bug netting for over my hat was the BEST thing I’ve purchased all year.
I drank this tea with honey in the mornings. It was delicious, even though it was hard to drink through the bug net. Next time I’ll get brave and actually take loose leaf tea and a strainer. :D
Robust, from CrowKettle I.. think this is what I had this morning. Shaken with almond milk, ice, and a little sugar syrup. It was sweet and delicious. The flavour isn’t a strong one, but I like it. I’d probably go for a lighter flavour level, just because I prefer to put a lot of matcha into my drinks, but I don’t want any metallic “flavouring” taste.
This morning I had coffee, and there’s not really any place to brew tea in the area I work (no really, it’s a 5 minute walk to the filtered water and nice kettle), so I went for bubble tea.
Lemon “red” tea with lemon jelly.
Yummers. I usually get stuff 1/2 sweet when I get jelly or tapioca, as the additives tend to be rather sweet. I didn’t, but it’s still good. Super strong tea, fresh lemon juice, chewy lemon jelly, yay!
I need to find a recipe for the flavoured jellies so I can make them and add them to my iced teas at home. So good.
Thanks to Cavocorax and, I think, Sil for this sample.
This tea is definitely a puerh. As soon as the hot water hits the leaves, there’s this delightful bready scent.
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I really like this one. It’s not bread as the texture is liquid, but the flavour is delicious. The rest of the sample is going to Heather, but I kinda wish I could keep it. Anyone with a Tea Mule planning on doing a sTEAp order? :)
(Edit: I’m drinking steep 2 today in my travel mug, and it’s delightful.)