1392 Tasting Notes
Oooh, thank you CrowKettle! I have a few matcha samples to try out and I decided to start here! I took about half a tablespoon of matcha and mixed with 2oz hot water, then added ice, 5oz of milk and I shook it like crazy.
The result? This is pretty good. And different. And strong. I can definitely taste the matcha, and the creaminess. Did I get the proportions right? I don’t know. I do know this was easy to make and quite tasty so I think that that’s the important thing here.
Oooh! CrowKettle sent me a sample of this! (thank you!) After seeing how quickly it was snapped up when it was reblended, I felt I needed to get my hands on it!
I love the smell. It’s like vanilla blueberries. When I taste it, I lose the vanilla notes but I get a nice bit of creaminess. It’s not quite as creamy as I had hoped for though. I’ve had fruity teas that were so friuty that it felt like I was eating actual berries. DT’s Pom Tango does this. This tea does not. I’m still really happy I was able to try this though! You never know with the 52Teas blends. It makes me nervous knowing they are limited time only…
Hee! I’m just craving this tea every day now. Looks like I’ll be out of it next week at the rate I’m going. I placed another order with Bluebird last week, but that was for the Rhubarb Custard and the Terry’s Chocolate. Should have added this one too, but I’m not sure I’d even tried this at that point. :P (Too impulsive)
I’m just enjoying my tea while I share lunch with the baby. She’s eating ham, avocado, cheerios and fancy cheese, and I keep snacking on the pieces she doesn’t want. Win win! I wish I’d realized how tasty avocados were years ago!
Oh yeah, I did it! Once I saw the free shipping I realized this would probably be my only chance to order from AD&D and so I picked this tin on impulse.
It’s such a pretty tin too!
Happily the tea is also very nice. To be honest I expected it to be a bit bolder from the description but it’s not SUPER bold. It’s quite strong but drinkable with a slight astringency at the end of the sip. There are a few fruity notes in there too, which I associate with Assam tea.
This is very good. I think I prefer Butiki’s Taiwanese Assam, but this is a close second! (It really dries out the mouth though!)
That’s the end of this – sipdown!
Della Terra threw this in as a free sample which is great because I was curious about it, but not really willing to actually buy it. It’s so sweet and tart!
When I first sipped it I immediately thought of wine, which is odd for a “kid’s” tea. Then I got hit with the hibiscus backlash. Yowza!
All in all, it’s an interesting experiment, but it’s not for me. Della Terra can make some great blends, but this isn’t one of them…
(Oooh – I’m at about 85 teas in my cupboard. I’m hit by a sudden impulse to buy a billion samples from Teavivre or Upton but that’s irresponsible and also, I’m afraid to. Seriously – when you’ve got 20 types of Assam to choose from how do you know what to buy? I might just do it randomly if I do it).
Goodbye, goodbye! I had such high hopes for you, sweet little tea. I’m sorry, but I don’t think it will work out for us.
This is my last cup, so I guess I’d better rate it once and for all. I used extra leaf this time around as I didn’t have enough for two full cups, and that made a difference. I can taste the marshmallows a bit more, and a slight chocolatey note at the end of the sip, but I’m not blown away.
I am enjoying this last cup but there are so many teas out there to enjoy that I feel no regret moving on.