1901 Tasting Notes
Oh, I am having a green tea kind of day and this tea from Verdant is just delightful on a sunny day! See previous notes for more info & Happy Friday!
I decided I was going to try cold brewing some of this last night as an experiment; I always have problems waking up in the morning so figured one less thing to do in the a.m. would be a good idea.
The experiment was a success, it tastes pretty good this way. I don’t know how thrilled I am about drinking cold plain sencha, but it was nice warmed up in the microwave for 60 seconds. I hope I have not offended any tea purists with that statement!
I thought I had rated this before but I guess not… I will do a proper tea brewing and tasting of it soon. For now I can say it is very clean and vegetal tasting.
okay, I am finishing this sample up today and I really like it – I upped the score a bit and put it on my shopping list. Because of course I need MORE tea! :-D
Lemon-y goodness, yum!
I picked this as another thing to try from Della Terra recently. Rooibos & Honeybush blends can be very “iffy” but I do tend to like lemon flavored things.
I steeped this for around 5 minutes and added soymilk, perhaps I am weird but I drink practically all my rooibos and honeybush tisanes this way. This really reminds me of a lemon bar, it’s slightly sweet, lemony and tart and with a nice “creamy” quality which is certainly helped along by the soymilk. I’m actually puckering up a bit… ha ha
This is good, I’m enjoying it! It’s better than I thought it would be and will probably help me kill some after lunch/dinner dessert cravings. Another nice offering from Della Terra.
I’m finishing off the rest of this one today – the smoky flavor would make it a better tea for a rainy day, I think. It’s very earthy and natural tasting. I don’t believe I have ever had eucalyptus in a tea and I’m quite enjoying it.
I ordered a smaller size bag of this about a month ago but am just getting around to trying it now.
I have loved all my white teas from RtR so I had really high hopes for this one. The leaves smell so sweet and fresh in the bag and are long, fluffy and slightly fuzzy.
This is a lovely white tea, it’s slighly vegetal with flavors of freshly shucked corn and cream. There’s a slight fruity sweetness in the finish reminiscent of nectarines. I’m not surprised this tea was a North American champion, it’s really nice!
This was my tea of the morning and I am officially out of Assam in my tea cupboard which gives me an great excuse to buy more tea. :)
This came as a free sample from RtR & I’ve had it for a while but just got around to trying it today.
I like this okay, it’s very vegetal and slightly pungent, it reminds me a bit of a gunpowder tea. Yes, I am picking up on a bit of smoke but also a trace of bitterness which is not exactly to my liking this morning. I will finish the sample off but probably won’t need to buy anymore. If you like very assertive green teas, this could be for you.
Tisane of the afternoon… I really like this one!
See previous notes for more info.
MMmMm… this is yummy
I smell a lot of cookie flavor, like cinnamon, when I open the bag. I also get a lot of vanilla and brown sugar here. The raisin flavor is slightly subdued, but present. I wasn’t expecting to like this much but it is good. Definitely on the sweet side and perfect with a splash of soymilk. I like it!