1928 Tasting Notes
WOOOO!!! I got the shared tea orders from VariaTEA today! Butiki (which needs to be shipped off to Amarial tomorrow), and Cornelia Bean. And some samples. I see what you did there, VariaTEA. :)
So this is the first one I’m trying. Next up will be a white chocolate raspberry and cream matcha latte, I think. Mmm…
Right. Back to the tea I’m with now. This is definitely an assam. I sniffed it dry and brewed, and it’s very… assam-y. Yeah. There is some vanilla in it, both a hint of alcohol-based flavouring and the bean. Takes milk well.
So yeah. This is pretty good. I don’t really think it’s spectacular, but it’s tasty and nice and strong. Not too fussy of a base, and fairly mild flavouring. It’s mostly enough vanilla to take the edge off and supplement the flavours of the base. Makes the tea a little creamier.
Oh hey, this is pretty good! Thanks for sharing, MissB!
It’s vanilla-fruit green tea. I was hesitant because I don’t often reach for green teas, but I really like the flavours. It probably won’t give me quite the caffeine kick I’m looking for, but it’s really nice at brunch. :)
This one came from CrowKettle.
Sadly the tea is really flat. There’s no life to it. I added milk and sugar to see if it would perk up at all, but it didn’t. I didn’t quite finish the cup (I was in an all day training session, and the smell of coffee was just… I gave in and had half a cup), and that is sad.
This really isn’t a tea for me, although I really liked the last Wanja tea CrowKettle shared with me.
Oh. It’s a high altitude tea. Maybe that has something to do with it.
This sample from CrowKettle. You, uhh, gave me a lot of tins! A lot! Tins! :)
So, it’s pumpkin SPICE matcha for sure. Mostly spice. Not so sure about pumpkin.
I think it would be best as a milkshake, with some extra additions… like rum. Yep.
Just shaken with milk? Uhh… not really for me. I think I’m going to put this in the blender with some frozen banana and a drop of vanilla and maybe some other things if I can find anything interesting.
Gotta sip down the minty stuff since I’m moving in with my BFF, who is horribly allergic.
This is from Cavocorax. :)
Kind of disappointing today really. Not much tea, lots of mint (which is surprisingly ok for me this morning) and the DavidsTea chocolate flavour of meh.
Generally I do like this one as an occasional treat, but I’m not too disappointed I won’t be able to have it again.
Thanks for sharing, Cavo!