2055 Tasting Notes
Happy Valentine’s Day Steepster!
I thought I’d try to drink something flowery this morning due to the holiday. I steeped this for 5 minutes with no ill effects to the tea. This is more strongly cardamom flavored than rose flavored which is fine with me, as I love cardamom. I hope everyone has a great day, I have a sweet evening planned with my Valentine. :)
This is my “after nap” tea and another one I received from Indigobloom in a swap. Thanks IB!
In my opinion this is all mint and no chocolate, which is kind of a bummer considering that Chocolate is the very first word in the name of the tea. The mint seems so strong and overpowering that you can barely taste the keemun in here. I get mint with a muddy aftertaste. Better with sugar added but I just don’t think this one is for me somehow. Generally I enjoy minty things but was just hoping for something more and am struggling to finish the cup.
This came in the last Lupicia grab bag I ordered months ago but I just opened it recently. Having the variable temp water kettle is great for green teas, no more guesswork or digging around for the tea thermometer which I can never find.
This blend is described as full bodied and I like it. It’s very brothy and strongly vegetal, reminds me a lot of green beans. I feel somewhat like I’m drinking a vegetable soup but it’s fresh and nourishing. I prefer my senchas slightly on the sweeter side but this is tasty, think I will go in for a resteep :)
Wow – it’s my 2000th tasting note on Steepster?! crazy!
I had a really rough evening last night, did not sleep well at all. It’s difficult to find a sleeping position that doesn’t hurt my broken arm but I also ate dark chocolate before bed, which was not a good idea in hindsight.
This is really hitting the spot today, the soymilk I added is bringing forth some gentle cocoa notes but there is also a lot of malt, yummy goodness!
I just spent the better part of 15 minutes digging around in my tea stash (and not finding) a plain peppermint tea. It’s strange how someone with so many different teas could be craving something so basic but I guess that’s how life goes sometimes. This is definitely minty but I’m hoping the caffeine this late in the day won’t keep me awake!
Thanks to Indigobloom for picking up a sample of this tea for me. I LOVE ginger so I was pretty excited to try it. I think I may have underleafed this tea because it came out very light in color, not what I’d be expecting for a sencha. The flavor is pretty light, mildly vegetal with an almost floral note. I get the ginger in the background but when I make ginger herbal tea, I usully steep it for 5 minutes or more.
I wish I had more of this to play with, I bet it would be perfect cold steeped which would really allow the ginger to come through without oversteeping the green. I feel like I can’t really give this a proper rating dur to user error… :-)
Herbal tea of the afternoon and somewhat of an impulse buy. I originally got this just thinking it would be nice mixed in with other things like green tea, white tea and rooibos. I went fishing around for some health information on lemongrass today and found that it’s supposed to be good for pain relief as well as being an antifungal & antibacterial.
So I decided to drink this plain at least once just to try it. It’s straight up lemongrass and that’s a flavor I like but your mileage may vary, obviously. I think it is better with sweetener added; today I had a bit of stevia. My packaging was a paper container with mesh tea sachets and the insructions state you should use each tea sachet twice.
yummy… I want to try this iced some day.
This came as a free sample with my last C&C order. It’s pretty basic, just lemongrass and rooibos but I like the combination. I wouldn’t mind a bit more lemongrass in this mixture and might add a bit of lemon peel the next time I make this. I recommend sweetening with a bit of rock sugar.