2353 Tasting Notes
Today is just an iced tea day, and I feel like I’m drinking gallons of the stuff!
This was brewed along with a generic white tea bag and then poured over ice. I must admit I usually prefer cold brewing a tea if I have time since the ice dilutes so much of the flavor. Nothing too remarkable about this, it’s straight up spearmint I believe, but it seems very refreshing today with our Indian Summer weather!
Having an afternoon tea here, this came for free at the office, I actually don’t mind this one. I brewed it and then poured it over ice and it’s pretty good that way. The sunny weather here is perfect for iced green tea, I somehow crave green tea more when the weather is warmer and go “back to black” when the fog returns. I guess it makes sense! This is lightly tropical and reminds me a bit of mango/papaya but still seems a bit more artificial than I would like.
Good morning Steepster. I am doing okay aside from having a fractured finger which is really annoying and somewhat painful!
Anyway this is a good tea for consolation purposes. ;-) Today it’s a sipdown. I will certainly get more someday, it’s a great Golden Monkey. Today I am really getting such nice malty notes.
This is one of the teas that came in the Lupicia summer grab bag and I was fairly certain I was going to hate this because generally I’m not a big fan of grape flavored anything.
The bag says to steep this in boiling water which I found to be kind of strange… I’ve never done that with a green tea. I believe mine was steeped around 180 F. This really smells like grape candy – the aroma is a little on the artificial side for me.
However, I was surprised by the flavor in this. It isn’t as obnoxious as I was fearing it would be. The package says “sweet and mellow” kyoto grapes and that’s an apt description in my opinion. It reminds me a bit of white grape juice but definitely isn’t overpowering. Mostly it’s sweet and fruity but I get a slightly sour aftertaste. It goes really well with the sencha. REALLY glad I don’t hate this since I have a whole bag of it, next up I might try cold brewing it, it could be really good that way.
This was a bit of a disappointment to me as I’m not getting very much cherry at all, the chocolate is present in aroma and lightly in flavor. Eh, it tastes like tea flavored with Nestle Quik. Not sure what I might have done, if anything to mess this one up. Probably my least favorite thing from Della Terra so far. Better with soymilk added but not a big winner for me.