428 Tasting Notes
I am having such bad luck with my first order from California Tea House. Only 2 of 5 were ok. I am so disappointed especially since they were pretty expensive teas. Perhaps I am not steeping them right but I have been following directions and this one is just not good. The cherry is nice but the Sencha tastes weird. I don’t plan on placing any more orders with them. I feel like their blends are just not for me. Not to say it won’t work for someone else. This is the first time in a long time
that I will be dumping my cup of tea down the drain. I hate to say this about any company because of course this is based only on my own personal opinions but I just have to be honest. I have had LOTS of teas way better than this.
This is my 300th Review too. Let’s hope 301 is miles better. :-)
Edit: Turns out I had to delete a duplicate note so this is not my 300th review but really 299. :-)
I made this for my 4 year old daughter this morning since she is complaining that her tummy was bothering her and she absolutely is loving it. As I write I can hear her slurping down this tisane. Of course she loves honey so I added some to the cup and it was wonderful.
First, “Thank you, Marcus” for sending me this amazing delight. I just want to say that I truly feel privileged to have been able to try this amazing tea. I can’t describe my experience exactly, it is just so unique for words, but I can say it is hearty, robust, and thick. I get a bright splash of honey flavor from the start but it is mainly in the background. It fades leaving the same bold flavor from start to finish but then on the tail a slight floral note which is actually more prevalent than the honey notes. Delicious!
First, “Thank you Marcus!” for sending me this wonderful new Sencha of yours to try. I made this according to the perimeters given my Marcus and I must say it is absolutely delicious. I think “TeaEqualsBliss” hit the nail on the head. It very broth like, the liquid itself is thick. I expected it to be very vegetal in flavor but in fact it was just mildly vegetal. I can truly say it is a lot different than a lot of Senchas I have had in the past. It stands very well on it’s own. I really am enjoying it.
So I decided to start the Blizzard of 2011 with this sample I purchased not to long ago. Unfortunately, this is not for me. The blueberry itself was good but there was a weird flavor I just couldn’t get past. It ruined the whole experience. I hope I have better luck with the next tea I sample.