512 Tasting Notes
Holy chocolate batman! I made this one into a latte and apparently made it much too strong! Oh my. I didn’t notice the orange as much, but the chocolate was definitely there. Oh my… This isn’t one of my favourite teas to begin with so in some ways it doesn’t surprise me that I was kind of… not sure about this as a latte? It’s not bad, but not amazing. I dunno.
Not a tea for me… But it has a nice banana flavour and there is definitely a nut taste to it, but I’m not much for banana stuff unless it’s just straight up a banana or banana bread.
Either way, it was a good tea but I probably won’t buy any as I don’t really think I’d be the type to grab for this one.
The first time I had this one I didn’t care for it, but I think it was much overleafed. So today I’m trying it again with a three minute steep and only a perfect spoon in my mug. It’s grassy with a lovely almond flavour. I probably could have let it steep 30 more seconds, but I’m glad I tried it for less. This tea has a nice flavour. Almost like an amaretto but not as sweet unless you were to sweeten it. I would be intrigued to try this iced.
Tea judging. And I don’t mean critiquing. I mean judging. Making someone feel like they are absolutely crazy for liking a certain tea because you yourself don’t like it. I have experienced that in the last few days. And for some reason it’s really bothering me. I had someone look at me like I had a third eye for commenting that I liked a certain chai tea. They couldn’t believe that I could like it. And it got me to thinking. This isn’t the first time that this person has done this. Normally I would shrug it off, but it’s really gotten me to thinking. I’m sure they don’t mean any harm by it, it’s probably just a more… shock than anything, but at the same time, I have to wonder… do I do that?
I love tea. And I have for years now and for many different reasons. I have my favourites and I have the ones that I hate. I know there are ingredients that I don’t like and ones that I do.
But when I find something I don’t like, I think I try to avoid sounding as though I’m judging the person for liking that tea. There maybe times that I am shocked, but I think overall I don’t. Or at least I don’t mean to. It’s funny how different everyone’s tastes truly are. We all have our own opinions and likes and dislikes and really it’s not up to us to make others feel weird or bad for liking certain teas. It’s just one of those things. Everyone’s tastebuds are different.
So, to go along with that, I do like this tea, but I think I made it a bit too strong for my tastes today. I’m still going to drink the cup probably ‘cause it’s not that bad but I probably won’t make another one of this today.
My taste buds are off today. I have my four wisdom teeth out yesterday and today I’m attempting tea. haha I actually feel really good. I had no pain yesterday whatsoever, which makes me really happy. Today I’ve got a little bit but it’s more of a sore jaw then pain from the incisions. I’ve taken an advil to see if it’ll help. I probably should have taken two.
Anyways, so I decided that this was the tea to have as I can’t eat too much yet. Lots of pudding, yogurt and soups… and I’m going to attempt scrambled eggs and a soft tea biscuit if I can make myself mix them up and bake them.
So, I am having a hard time getting all the flavours from this one like I was hoping. I really wanted to taste the buttery-ness to this one as that’s what drew me to it. I wanted something with that taste because frankly I’m so hungry and want something, anything that is of substance. haha Either way, I’m not really getting the buttery, but rather the straw flavour from this one. There might be a hint of butter or something…
Like I said, my tastebuds are off today, but that’s okay. I’ll eat something, I’ll continue to heal and life will continue to be good. My baby is coming home early today (he was suppose to be at my mom’s until this evening, but she’s not sure how to keep him entertained I guess so she’s bringing him back.) I’m not too upset though. It’s been more than 24hours since I’ve seen him, so I miss him and I’m sure he does too. :)
I have to admit that I’ve kind of fallen in love with this one. I can’t get over how much I love it. I am so sad about this. haha It’s the only matcha so far that I like. I’m actually thinking about buying the bowl and whisk kit so I can make this at home. I might actually do that this weekend. Or maybe sooner if I can’t wait any longer…
My husband tried it and said that with the milk added it tastes like those cadbury chocolate eggs with the candy shell. YUM!
I have fallen in love with this tea. It’s absolutely lovely. The gentle fruitiness of this one with the calming lavender is such a great combo. And the interesting part? I’ve only had this one iced. I know I should try it hot, but I just love it cold so much. I have this one several times a week right now iced because I love it so much.
And funny enough, as someone that doesn’t like hibiscus, this one is surprising because the hibiscus isn’t that strong. Honestly, it’s very hard to even notice it’s in there.
I’m pleasantly surprised by this one! I only steeped it for about 3mins and that was absolutely perfect. I added some soy cream because that’s I had and it made it so yummy! Lovely blueberry flavour. I didn’t think I would like this one as I had the bagged version but honestly it was so good. If my mom-in-law still has some the next time I come down I’ll probably have it again but making sure I don’t oversteep it
Trying this one next to the Tie Kwan Yin tea to see which one of these straight teas I prefer as they both say floral to taste.
I’m preferring this one over the other one. The colour of this one is light yellow, which is lovely. I find the taste to be light and floral but not overly. It’s so light and refreshing. I could actually see this one being really good as an iced tea surprisingly even though I’m not much of one for floral teas. But this one is so good and I know I’ll enjoy the last spoonful that I have.