6342 Tasting Notes

85
drank Pineapple Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
6342 tasting notes

Sipdown!

My matcha was composed of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Distinctive

I have a soft spot for the pineapple flavour in life savers. It might be my favourite. Even if it’s not quite actual pineapple taste (which i LOVE), those life savers are my happy place. When i cracked open this matcha – it was like smelling an entire package of those delicious life savers. I was in my happy place. Now, I’ve shared this matcha with a few people but i haven’t yet gotten around to reviewing it. Today, i figured why the heck not!
I opted to drink this as a latte even if some part of me was a little wary about milk + pineapple. Honestly? SOOOOO Good! I think the distinctive level is the right way to go for this one, or possibly delicate. Robust would make this a little too artificial i think.
The milk actually helps to smooth out the edge of the pineapple. Each sip is like the first instant you put a life saver into your mouth. Before i knew it, i had finished up my double mug of this! Even after it was gone, i could taste it, lingering…the best part? the after taste is more like actual pineapple. I think this will likely be a reorder!
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pineapple-matcha.html

JustJames

YUM!!!!!

tea-sipper

The pineapple lifesaver is my favorite lifesaver too!

OMGsrsly

I loved this one. Thanks so much for sharing. :) I haven’t tried it with just water, or in a smoothie. Lattes all the way!

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78
drank Yunnan Impérial by Mariage Frères
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sipdown! the last little bit of this, i set aside for Cavocorax. I have enjoyed this one, though I have found many other teas that i love more. However, i wouldn’t turn this one down ever, if it was offered :)

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82
drank Blackberry Custard by Trail Lodge Tea
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terri…this is so good! seriously. green teas? not my favourite but this is totally custardy and delicious without being overly sweet or too “green” YUM!
Thank you so much for sharing!

QueenOfTarts

I’ve been looking for a custardy tea! Does this really taste like a creamy custard?

Sil

I think it does. Terri could likely give you her opinion too. I’m not a fan of custard but this is like a mouthful of creamy deliciousness.. :)

Terri HarpLady

Not sure if it tastes like custard, but it was pretty nice!

JustJames

yum! added to shopping list!

gmathis

Mercy, that sounds good!

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72
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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someone drank this yesterday and i’m supposed to give someone some of this but i remember nothing of that now. But it was the reason this got pulled out of the cupboard today and it was DEEEEEELICIOUS! so yay for life’s simple happy moments!

Cavocorax

Was it OMGsrsly? Because you gave her Chocolate “O”? Or do I have that backwards.

Yeah. This is a great one.

Sil

that is very much a possibility… today i know nothing….my brain is on hiatus from me..almost said it was on hiatus from my mind… yep. that’s me haha

Terri HarpLady

It was me that drank it, & I think dexter wanted it…

Terri HarpLady

At least that’s what ms Theresa said…

Sil

HA! yes! you are correct terri :)

Sil

goes to write that down

Dexter

:)) Unless you are enjoying it and would prefer to keep it.

Sil

dude please…even if i am, there’s always room to share with friends! i have a tin!

Terri HarpLady

(enjoying fond memories of planning that massive order with Sil & Cavo while I was in Florida)

OMGsrsly

You did mention this to me, but I don’t want any more teas right now! EEP! This weekend I’m going to have to drink tea till I’m sloshing and buzzing with caffeine, just to make a dent.

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87

i had 2 cups of tea today. I won’t get in to my day, but it suffices to say that I’m currently hiding from my blackberry having 5 mins away to drink some rye and coke before the next headache starts. As a result…i didn’t get to fully appreciate this while i was drinknig it today but it DID get my through the day. I did NOT add maple syrup to this one as i usually do with keemuns and it was a really wonderful cup of tea. thank goodness i’ve got more to enjoy later!

TheTeaFairy

Sorry about your day :-(
Hoping your are heading to a great tea week end and lots of delicious sipdowns!

Sil

that is the plan! if nothing else, i can look forward to sleeping on tomorrow!

Cavocorax

:( Rye&Coke sound like a win. Hope you wind down.
We picked up Gingerbread Kahlua so… I’m looking forward to some of that!

Sil

soooo i know you haven’t spent copious amounts of time with me…yet but stick me on a 12 hour call for “issues” and i guarantee there will be fun to had. I often have folks sending me notes because i keep everyone laughing and smiling even when it’s the shittiest situation ever. (’cause i know when to get back to business). so sucky day…mostly exausting more than anything after i got over ppl yelling heh

Terri HarpLady

I believe that :)

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75
drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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well i made it to 160 tonight after adding the teas that dexter sent me to my cupboard and getting a work from home day with which to drink a bit more tea than usual. I’m having a cup of this though while i add in all the teas that terri sent me in addition to the BBB Box (travelling black tea box that i share with terri and tastybrew). I’ll miss this one when it’s gone. I’ve also come to the conclusion that i have somehow managed to find myself with a cupboard of 150+ teas, of which probably 98% of which are black teas (flavoured or unflavoured)…meaning when i want the occasional tea without caffeine, my options are seriously limited lol

Oh well…i can remedy that later!

Edit: Dear Terri…180. (dexter – a few means 16+ to terri!)

Fjellrev

Ha! I had a similar issue, which is why I started to explore fruit blends to cold steep. Got to cut down on the caffeine!

Sil

heh. I don’t have much of a problem with caffeine in terms of sleeping or anything like that but i always feel like with the amount of tea i drink, i should try to ingest less heh

Fjellrev

Caffeine never gets in the way of my sleeping either but I’m more concerned about its diuretic effects. I need to get more water in, or at least, cold brewed fruit blends which pretty much count as water.

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47
drank Northern Wilds by Verdant Tea
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sipdown…i couldn’t finish this cup. Sorry verdant but this one just isn’t for me. too similar to 52 teas witching hour i think it was for this to be tasty.

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drank Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng by Verdant Tea
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I had this over the afternoon but sadly i lost my tasting notes on it. Luckily my tea sister is awesome and i have another session of this one. it was a pretty delicious cup and i enjoyed a number of steepings!

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71
drank Cherry Ripe Tea by The Tea Centre
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This is another tea from Alice and i can’t say that I’ve ever had a “cherry ripe” bar but i was curious. I’ll have to try this with milk next time as i mostly had a sense of the coconut while drinking this. There wasn’t a lot of cherry or cranberry. However, this is chocolatey and coconuty. Coconut isn’t my favourite taste but i was still looking forward to drinking this. I’m glad i have a few more cups! thanks Alice!

alice

Haha yes I agree that there is almost no cherry or cranberry in it. Definitely one for the coconut lovers.

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90

sipdown! yeah i figured what the heck. To be honest, i like normal LB better than this version. it’s not bad, but this version has a little bit more…dirt? taste than the other.

Barbara

90 for ‘a little more dirt taste’ is still quite an amazing score! :-)

Sil

Haha true…I love me some LB though…and this is still laoshan black, just a little different :)

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