10 Tasting Notes
First and foremost, the color of this tisane is awesome! A bright blue when first steeped, and then it becomes violet when you add lemon. Very cool!
At first taste without lemon I wasn’t crazy about the taste. I think with Chai in the name I was expecting more spice. But after drinking it a little more without the expectation of the spice I think it’s growing on me. It’s got a vegetably taste, I’d compare it to a mild corn. With a little bit of lemon juice I think it covered up the herbal taste a little bit.
Definitely interesting, I’m going to give it a few more steeps and see how it goes.
I just found some of this in my tea stash, I forgot how much I like this tea! It’s not a typical Irish Breakfast by any means, but it has a really unique flavor that I enjoy. I’m going to go with what it says on the bag, it has a jammy flavor to it. I think is a great tea for first thing in the morning, especially when it begins getting chilly like it is now.
I got a sample of this from Adagio since it’s such an expensive tea. This is my first Gyokuro, but I can see why the price is so high! It’s very smooth and flavorful. I brewed it at about 160 due to recommendations, but I am going to play around with the temperatures a bit to explore it a little bit more.
I decided to give this a try vs. my usual goto masala chai from Tranquilitea in Plymouth, MI. I made it with a teapsoon of sugar and a little bit of 2% milk. Not bad, but it seems a little heavy on something, maybe the cardamom? I like my usual masala chai better, but this one certainly isn’t terrible. I certainly wouldn’t have a problem drinking it on the regular.