590 Tasting Notes

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Well, I’m actually surprised this is a Yunnan because it almost tastes like a Darjeeling to me, it has that faint sour grapey-ness to it that I really don’t like in Darjeelings. It’s very malty as well. Not much cocoa at all or pepper notes that I usually expect from a Yunnan black.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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96

Decided to wile away my evening with some matcha, black matcha because that’s what I have on tap at home, all my unpacked green matchas are at work.

Put in about twice as much matcha in this as usual, as an experiment. A bit more sugar than usual too, though it’s hard to tell when I’m just using a normal spoon to scoop it. It’s not bad, but I think I like it better with the usual amount of matcha in it, about 2/3 tsp, or since I have a little ‘perfect matcha spoon’ here a rounded one of those. It’s not bad though, just not perfect.

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68

Made a milk latte out of this. Totally forgot to put sugar in it this time. I’m not sure if the cinnamon is less strong today or if it’s just overwhelmed by the slight burny sensation my tongue has after I ate dinner. Freezer pizza was a bit too spicy, despite not having any spicy ingredients. I don’t really want to drink through the rest of this. Swap?

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92

Craving a soda so badly but there is none in the house and I’m not going to the grocery store to get one so made a pot of this instead. First cup I put a bit too much sugar in and it overwhelmed some of the flavours with sweetness. Second cup with less sugar and it tastes much like my previous tasting note indicates.

Now to go try to figure out what I lost when all my browser tabs closed without my permission.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
590 tasting notes

Almost to the end of this, although I think I may have another bag of it in my giant box of unopened teas. I’ve been eating too many sweetened things so this has been tasting almost dull but it’s okay. Too much going on to enjoy it completely.

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90

Have you ever had a situation where you like something so you order a lot of it and then because you have a lot of it, the thought of drinking so much of it makes you not want to drink any? Or maybe it’s just me. My brain isn’t making any sense right now.

Anyway, made a champagne matcha latte, have enough of this to get through that I really should be making one on a more regular basis, at least on par with how often I have the creme brulee matcha. We’ll see.

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drank Berry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
590 tasting notes

Having a pretty bad day. Made this in an effort to make it better. Still not my favourite matcha but I chose it strictly because I didn’t drink it yesterday and I’m trying to be even-handed in my matcha drinking so they don’t feel left out. May have put a smidge too much matcha in this one, it’s a touch bitter.

Stephanie

Hope things get better!

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86

Having a cup of this. Trying to wake up. Seriously, I keep falling asleep with my eyes open and start falling out of my chair. Really makes me wish caffeine worked on me.

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drank Orange by Love is Tea (LIT)
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Okay, I’ll just plain say I didn’t like this. The base is mediocre and doesn’t add any real flavour except generic ‘tea’ flavour and I’m not even getting anything I would identify as orange from this, just vaguely fruity tasting. I have no patience with anything today so I’m not even going to finish drinking this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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96

Last matcha of the work day. Back down to 2/3 tsp of matcha powder. I think that’s my sweet spot for 10 or so oz of liquid (2ish of hot water, 8 of hot milk).

Very tasty, though I’ve been reading through the other reviews (again) and now I want to try it with french vanilla (although my french vanilla isn’t very strong). Maybe next time, maybe even tomorrow! At a rate of 3 or 4 matchas at least 4 days per week, I think I’ll go through this pretty fast. It’s funny how these types of habits sneak up on you. I bought 2 half-gallons of organic skim milk for my home in preparation of making more at home too. It’s mostly a test to see how long they last. My matcha habits at home are still undefined.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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