1219 Tasting Notes
I forgot I even had this matcha! This was the first matcha I got, and I didn’t get the tin, so it was in a glasslock container squirreled away in the back of my tea book shelf. (yeah, my teas take up a book shelf)
I made this as a breakfast smoothie with soymilk, soy protein powder, caramel matcha and vanilla ice cream. Very yummy! I might need to get more of this matcha, but we’ll see once I start sipping down the others.
As a latte, with honey and german rock sugar. Adding both honey and german rock sugar has been my sweetener of choice these days. The german rock sugar is good, but the honey adds a little extra flavor. Really nice evening dessert tea.
Drinking this tea while snacking on some korean puffed rice cake. Kinda miss the korean market back home in Vancouver Canada – they had the crazy machine thwacking away making them.
CRAP, forgot to check the tea isle while I was at the korean market!
Having a reward cup of pu’erh after 2 hours of making kimchi.
I was up to my elbows in reddy spicy garlicy sauce! Phew, so much work but so worth it. I used this recipe http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/easy-kimchi
I did a really short steep of 45 seconds, so I can have a lighter cup, but with a bit of tropical flavor. yum! My roommate likes this tea way more than I do, but I love the bold pu’erh taste mixed with tropical combination.
I don’t know what is up with pu’erhs, but when I have an icky cough, a few rounds of pu’erh helps out.
This pu’erh is really nice. Oddly, I had a great first steeping which was unexpected. 2nd was too strong, 3rd was tasty! I’m on the 4th now and it this is the best one, next to the first!
Geeze, I’ve been so pooped today. I drank this tea with lunch, finished my blog review, then napped longer than I thought I was going to nap!
Now, after waking up from my nap, I think I’ll need another cup of bursting lychee before I cut off my caffeine for the day. Man, Steep City, not sure what it is, but all the teas I’ve tried are pretty tasty. I love the lychee flavor in this – it’s juicy and even milky like eating a real lychee.
Sweetened and iced, this tea tastes like lychee juice! Very good!
Full review on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/bursting-lychee-from-steep-city-tea-tea-review/
OMG THIS TEA HAD CORN, PEAS, CARROTS AND PEACHES! I have no fear in trying this tea! (though, in the back of my mind I was worried this would taste like veggie broth). Benson, my holland lop, will be very angry if I didn’t buy rabbit themed tea!
Hot, this tea is quite light tasting that is slightly peachy, with lots of buttery vegetal flavors going on. The corn adds some interesting body to to this tea that I’m not sure if I like or not. It’s kinda weird. Sweetened, it really tastes like corn. Weird.
However, cold steeped is where this tea is at! 2 hours in the fridge = magic! The light Rabbit Garden tea becomes this full flavor garden of super peachy and sugar snap peas deliciousness!
Really hard for me to put a number rating on this tea. Hot, it is okay – really light though. Cold steeped is amazing! I will cold steep the rest of my 1oz stash!
Full review on my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/a-rabbits-garden-from-della-terra-teas-tea-review/
I was planning on making a strawberry matcha post weight lifting smoothie, but I found some sad looking frozen blueberries in my freezer and decided to do an all blueberry smoothie instead.
blueberry matcha 1/2tsp + soy protein powder + 1.5 cup soy milk + blueberry jam + frozen blueberries + some greek yogurt + ice. phew!
and I inhaled my smoothie! I was so hungry and this doubles as lunch!
I decided to attempt another photo shoot with Benson for the photo contest http://www.butikiteas.com/Contest.html
I chose to use this tea as I should really drink it up, and it’s spring + bunny, hey!
Anyways, I got the bag thrown at me and it got chewed. Now there’s holes in the bag.
Thankfully, I got one good picture and a video evidence of the bag getting chewed and tossed. Benson! My bunny is full of mischief! I’ll link the pic and video once I get it submitted.
Now, I can relax and have some of this tea. I forgot how crazy buttery and full flavored this tea is! yum!!!
Really nice chocolate, orange and marshmallow taste in this tea! With a fab black tea base to boot! Totally reminds me of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and chilling out with my Dad.
I had some interesting steeping observations, I noted on my blog:
I had a few steeping times that were off due to impatience or not paying attention. I accidentally oversteeped it by 30 seconds and the marshmallows really popped out. The marshmallow was interesting, but I preferred a weaker marshmallow flavor. I found at the 3 minute steeping mark you get a good balance of the chocolate/orange/marshmallow. The 2:45 minute mark there is very little marshmallow flavor in the first steeping.
Full review with pics at my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/three-friends-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/
EDIT: this is my 500th tasting note! WOWZZAAaAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!