392 Tasting Notes
I’m pretty sure this is the tea I have but not positive. I’ll check when I get home tonight. Anyway this tea was pretty yummy. It smells kind of like apple juice which I found odd, but it tastes like roobios. If you don’t like roobios this is not your tea but I happen to quite enjoy it. I had a cup of this while watching Fringe last night!
I got this as a free sample with my Lupicia order and I brought it to work with me today. I was looking over the tasting notes for this tea and I see I had a very similar experience to Morgana. I too wish I could try it under more controlled conditions because it was good but not as strong as I like.
Anyway this tea smells like those caramels that are little squares that are sometimes used for baking (that is probably a terrible description – haha – sufficient to say it smells caramely). It actually smells (and tastes) a lot like caramel tea from adagio which I love!
So like I said it was a little on the weak side. It tastes like a weaker version of caramel tea by adagio but with milk already in it. It certainly served it’s purpose as an afternoon pick-me-up. And this tea make me look forward to trying my other Lupicia teas!!!
This tea screams mint, both in scent and flavor. It tingles like mint, feels like mint and tastes like it too. I am throughly enjoying it because I love mint!!! I think this has spearmint in it which I normally don’t like, but I don’t mind it when it is combined with peppermint like in this tea. Also heres to hoping that Lupicia’s newsletter is correct and mint cools you down because it hit a high of 90 today and is supposed to do the same tomorrow – yay NJ – haha
So I have been really lax in logging tea lately with the start of school and all. I have been drinking way more then I log, but my order from Lupicia came today so I have to log my new teas as I try them!!! I totally caved on purchasing a bunch of teas from Lupicia to get the newsletter and samples everyone month and then a little more to get free shipping – haha.
Anyway this is my first Matcha experience. When I first smelled this tea I was reminded of two things – one was green tea ice cream and the other has completely slipped my mind. I will update this later if I think of it. Anyway the package says to add milk and then microwave but I am low on milk and decided to make it with water (and my beloved electric kettle instead). So I whisked in about 8oz of hot water.
My first impression was that the tea was okay, but as it cooled it got awesomer and awesomer. I love the slight vegetatal (okay I tried spelling this word about 8 times and I am failing :( )bitterness (I like when you can tell green tea is GREEN tea) so anyway I like the bitterness mixed with the sweetness of the caramel flavor.
At the end of my cup it got a bit powdery so I mixed in some cold milk and that was awesome too. I think this would be really great as an iced tea made with milk and I will at some point try it with hot milk too.
This tea is most definitely a winner. I look forward to the rest of my pouch :)