168 Tasting Notes
This was free with a recent purchase when at the store. Since I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to try and my spouse had sniffed this in the display by the cash register and pronounced it “good”, decided just to try this since it was free and I hadn’t had it before.
It smells quite nice and chocolatey but the flavor doesn’t quite seem to match. There is some chocolate and some heat from the peppers, but somehow there is something lacking. It is very similar to read my lips but the mint in that one seems to give it that little something extra that this doesn’t have. It is an OK tea but not my favorite. Better with cream or milk and when cools a bit.
Probably would be a good base for hot chocolate!
So, I thought I didn’t like green tea. In the past I’ve had the random bagged green tea which was always terrible and bitter, and the odd cup had in restaurants was OK but nothing special.
Then I recently received this sample pouch from Verdant. I wondered if it would be the usual bitter, finicky tea like I’ve had before and wasn’t sure if I’d even bother with it, but finally decided to give it a try.
I brewed a teaspoon or so in a small glass – a few steeps poured into another glass for drinking. Well…wow…this is like nothing I have ever had before. Incredible! No bitterness or anything unpleasant that I always associated with green tea. This is buttery and nutty with creamy, fresh and sweet green beans. So fragrant and absolutely delicious!
I love this tea and am very much looking forward to having this again. My tea world has been expanded!
I made a pot of this last evening as was craving something sweet without caffeine.
Very fragrant like pancakes with maple syrup, and although I have found this to be sweet enough on its own when I’ve had it in the past, this time decided to add a small teaspoon of maple flakes that I happen to have.
The addition of the sweetness and flavor from the maple flakes made this more delicious than I recall from previous cups, and made for a perfect dessert beverage.
This probably smells more flavorful than it tastes really, but it is still good and I think I would continue to add the bit of extra maple (flakes or syrup) when having it again and in the mood for something sweet.