1690 Tasting Notes
I got this one from MissB!
Cold steeped overnight in the fridge, it’s like a commercial iced tea except not sweet. Candy flavours, mild base, really not that bad.
I microwaved the second half of my cup to try it warm… and promptly forgot about it. Oops? Hmm. It’s way better cold than microwaved. :)
I’ll probably finish up the jug I have in the fridge. Probably. Maybe not. It’s not really to my tastes anymore, although I bet 5 years ago I would have added sugar and happily downed it.
This sample is probably from Sil. Thanks, Sil! :)
I have two other teas waiting for second-and-third steeps, but I decided to have something different. I’m contrary like that. :)
The result is… no. It’s way too roasty-toasty for me.
Sorry, thepuriTea. It’s me, not you.
I finished the Nana’s Fruit Garden today, and decided to make this!
So tasty. I hot brewed, then “flash” chilled with not enough ice cubes. It’s cool instead of warm, at least. :) I actually steeped in a 1L canning jar, then poured it into the “2 quart” Takeya jug. HA! It only filled it 1/3 of the way. 2 quarts = baloney.
This tea is almost done, too. One more jug of it and then I can refill the tin with Redberry Tonic! Whee!
Huh. Apples? I totally didn’t get that.
What I got was a delicious sweet black tea of yumminess. One that looks like it will re-steep really well.
Thanks, Dexter3657! I appreciate the sample. :) Just another thing to consider adding to my Tealux birthday order. Heh.
I picked this up at Winners last night (I know) since the plain matcha I have is getting kinda old and nasty. I only have a couple tsp of that one left, so I’ll dump it and start fresh.
This is not a Japanese matcha. It’s not made from tea grown in Japan, and it does not taste the same as even an inexpensive grocery store Japanese matcha.
It’s green, cut grass. No marine notes. It’ll be perfect for making lemonades and lattes, but I wouldn’t drink this on its own. It did froth up pretty decently, but not as well as the Red Leaf flavoured stuff usually does for me.
Which brings me to this morning. Mmmmm, matcha lemonade. I possibly overdid it on the matcha, but this is delightful. 1 tsp sifted matcha whisked with a little hot water (160F/70C), added to juice from half a lime, ice, maple syrup (to taste) and cool water to fill the glass.
Oh. This would be SO GOOD with Red Leaf’s pineapple matcha. Hmm.
I iced this, but I didn’t have enough ice to cool it all so it’s actually a little lukewarm. Ahh well, it’s delicious anyways.
I made it in this jug (http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-makers-infusers/p/blue-infusion-tea-pitcher-large) which they erroneously list as being 1.9 litres. Umm. No. I used 1L hot tea, 1L cool water, and an ice cube tray of ice and it still wasn’t full. The strainer is nice, though, since it fits really well for a hot steep in a canning jar. I can then combine everything into the jug without steeping in the jug, mix, lid, and lay it on its side in the fridge if it’s room temperature or cooler. Pretty awesome, right? (PS. It’s a Takeya unit, with the Teavana name on the top.)
The tea is berry juice. It’s good on its own, or with a little sweetener. I’m almost out, too. Definitely something to restock when it gets warmer out!
(2 big tbsp tea, 1 litre hot water, 1 litre cool water, ice. Steeped 10 minutes at 195F.)
Sipdown! I cold steeped this last night in a new cold steeping jug (http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-accessories/tea-tools/p/iced-tea-pitcher-with-orange-lid). It’s pretty delicate, but I will NOT be pouring anything hot in here. Just cool water and tea leaves, and into the fridge. The strainer in the lid looks pretty good, although I don’t think it’d catch everything rooibos.
I did 4 tsp in about 1.5 litres for this cold steep. And it turned out so well! The tea is delightfully lemony, almost candy-like. Didn’t really need sugar.
I’m going to have to keep this on my list of “teas to cold steep”. I might end up getting more in the summer. If it’s available…
Sipdown! This works really well as a cold brew, too. I brewed for 24 hours (oops?) and strained it tonight and put it in a to-go container for tomorrow.
It’s delicious roasted peaches. Really really interesting tea. I quite like it, and would consider getting more, but I don’t really want 50g. It’s more a once-in-a-while tea for me.
This is SO sweet.
Cinnamon candy. A little hibiscus/chicory/orange peel aftertaste.
But mostly cinnamon.
I don’t hate it, and it only cost me something like $1.50 for the 50g, so I consider it worth a try.
But… apple? Nope. No apple here.
Edit: Oh. Weird. Oh gross weird omg whyyyyyy. I pulled some Kale Chips out of the oven and gently salted them with Magic Mushroom Powder (ha!) and then sipped this tea. Sooooo gross! But I can taste the apple like this. :/