122 Tasting Notes
Smooth and grassy with a slight honey sweetness. It’s a great end of the day tea.
A nice super rice heavy genmaicha. Not my favorite though, I like ones that have some matcha thrown in for good measure. Still a good basic genmaicha that I like to have in the afternoon, it also makes me super hungry.
A strong malty assam with a very earthy taste. Assams are not my favorite unless I have a big indian meal to accompany it. Also do not oversteep, the website says three to five minutes but I think thats crazy. I poured boiling water and my cup instantly turned dark amber, the tea is strong enough for a minute-ish.
This tea is from one of my favorite stores in chicago, the guy who runs it is the sweetest guy in the world and he is incredibly helpful in finding new teas for people. This tea is not my favorite I’ve had there but it is very good. Do not steep for too long because it can become bitter in almost two minutes, I go for a minute thirty at most. It has a nice light sweetness with a slight tart aftertaste.
As per usual at Costco this box of green tea comes in bomb shelter size. It’s almost a year’s worth of green tea. And yet it’s pretty good. The matcha has real nice sweetness to the tea. I tend to cut off the top of the tea bags and pretend its loose tea which seems to work just as well.
Second steeping brings some sweetness and slight fruity flavors, don’t think I could get another steeping out of it though.
A nice creamy oolong with a tangy aftertaste. I really like Argo although sometimes I feel like some of their teas haven’t been bought since 03. When I brought this oolong up to the counter they gave me this look like nobody had ever asked to buy loose tea, especially this one. All in all, a good tea.
A good simple peppermint tea, needs a little honey or sugar. Tastes better then others, some of which have a Listerine after taste.