2167 Tasting Notes
Ok, this is funny. I just mentioned I had this to a friend this morning, and she said she just finished her matcha flavoured peanut butter. So, that is a thing!
Anyways, this was much better this morning. I added 1 tsp sugar to 1 cup of hot unsweetened almond milk, about 1/4 cup warm water and 1 tsp matcha.
Mmm. Still not sure if the flavour was really peanut butter, but it was good.
This is SO GOOD iced.
I made the tea this morning(ish) by using 1.5 tsp tea and 1 cup 195F water and about 1 tsp honey. Steeped 5 min, then poured it over ice in a cold drink container. I think it’s 600ml. I topped it up with cold filtered water.
SO GOOD. Really. Peach and honey to start, with a lingering nice herbal taste of thyme and honey. A little dry feeling from the tea, very very refreshing. I can see me going through this super fast in the summer.
I got a couple samples of this tea in my first Teavivre order… I didn’t realize I’d be the first one reviewing it, though!
I would say that everything they say is true. It has a strong smell, the flavour turns to sweetness, and it stays in your mouth.
There is no fishy odour, which is very nice.
Generally I think I prefer a more “forest loam” tasting straight puerh. This one tastes as I would expect a puerh to taste… which doesn’t say much, as I’m still learning about them. There is certainly nothing about this tea that makes me dislike it, and I’m really enjoying my steeps this morning.
1 – rinsed twice for ~5 seconds each
2 – 1 minute steep with approximately half the sample pack and about 175ml water
3 – I cheated on my tea and had a small mug of coffee
3.b – 1 minute steep, the flavours are more… even, and the colour is darker as the pieces are starting to fall apart. I’d almost call the tea “smokey” at this point.
And now I have to head out to the post office, and pop into work for a bit. Depending on how late it is when I get home, I’ll continue the tasting!
Another sample from Cavocorax. :)
This one tastes buttery, too. Why do they all taste so buttery?!
Anyways, I really like this one. I’m not getting as much chocolate as I expected from it, but I definitely get Vanilla Girl Guide Cookies, or Vanilla K-Toos. Mmm. I want to drink it ALL.
Edit: In unsweetened almond milk, with 1/2 tsp sugar.
A sipdown I can’t even note in my Steepster cupboard, because for some reason the tea wasn’t in it!
Today it’s molasses cake. Not really gingery, but there are some spices in the background. I helped the molasses flavour along by adding 1/2 tsp brown sugar. Mmm.
I’d consider getting more of this, but I’d have to add a bunch of chopped up candied ginger for it to actually be *ginger*bread. :)
(Also: I “only” have 10 more rows of a cowl I started 4 or 5 years ago left to do. Yay? I want to finish now, but each row takes so long…)
I don’t remember what I had this rated at, but sure. 100. This IS the Best Licorice Tea Evar. Because it doesn’t actually have licorice root in it. Haha.
I figured the flavours would be comforting, and the fennel would help my tummy.
I love this tea so much. So. Much.
I added this to my cupboard, but I only have one more bag.
This tea is thanks to VariaTEA! :)
Mate seemed like a good idea due to the caffeination effects. Mmm, caffeine. Ahem. It tastes really good! I had a couple hot sips before I added a little honey, and the spices are what you taste. I don’t even really taste the mate. I added maybe 1ml of honey to my mug, but I don’t think I will for the next mug. Sniffing the tea, it’s warm and comforting. It’s essentially a masala chai, but with mate and green tea instead of Assam.
This really isn’t something I would have reached for in a store, so I’m glad I get to try it! I think I’ll put it on my shopping list, at least so I remember to smell it.