408 Tasting Notes

75
drank Citrus Green by Red Leaf Tea
408 tasting notes

This is a nice tea, but it’s still not as nice as the first time I had it. I think I got all the lemon peel in the first cup and just not as much since then. It’s still nice, though, but not like that first cup.

I woke with a bit of a stuffy head this morning. We’re getting new furniture and are moving things that haven’t been moved in 11 years. Oh the dust. Oh my allergies! So I decided to sit and enjoy a mug of tea before getting ready for work. It’s really helping.

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84
drank Amaretto Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
408 tasting notes

I really like this one. A lot.

Even though it’s cold and snowing again, I decided that I wanted this as an iced latte for my drive into the office. Delicious. I ordered a bigger cocktail shaker, and I also got a milk frother, just because I love this matcha.

I also ordered the Belgium Chocolate one when it was on sale a couple of days ago, just because of this one. I really shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist.

Anyway, this really made my morning.

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77

This was the end of the tea I had. Just a little more than what I needed for a mugful, so I added it in. Plus, it was dusty being the end of the packet. I will leave it in my cupboard because I love genmaicha in general, so I’ll probably go get some more of this next time I’m at the grocery.

I love the way genmaicha smells while steeping.

I slept like crud last night, and had an early conference call this morning. Fortunately, I could be on said call in my jammies at home. With a mug of genmaicha. The timer went off while the call was connecting, so I had a mug for the whole conversation. It made that so much easier to deal with.

Toasty rice, grassy green, delicious. Comforting. Warm. Happy thoughts.

There was more sediment in this mug than normal, but it was totally expected being as it was the last of the packet and I was not awake enough to avoid the dust. In fact, I was having trouble getting the rest of the rice, so I just dumped. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t do that, but I needed tea for this call, so dump I did.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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75
drank Citrus Green by Red Leaf Tea
408 tasting notes

I had this again this morning on my way to work. It was better than when I had it Saturday morning, but still nowhere near as delicious as it was the first time I had it. I have decided to lower my rating.

I think the first time I had it there was a lot more lemon peel in the tea than either of the other two times. This time was more of a balance of how it should be, I’m guessing. It was citrus, but not too citrus. I finished it just before I got to work.

I overleafed it, too, to see if that would help. Maybe it did. I don’t know. It’s Monday and I slept cruddy last night.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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81

I’m having some of this tea this morning, trying to clear my throat and head after allergy and asthma nastiness from cleaning yesterday. I’m also on a conference call, so that doesn’t help either. (I have nothing to add, nothing to gain from this call, but I had to be on it, because my boss might have been on it.)

This is an interesting tea, although I’m betting that it’s actually from last year and therefore old tea, but it still has a nice taste. The description on the company’s website says this is a clear tea. Mine is not. It’s pretty dusty and while it clears up pretty well when it sits, it’s not entirely clear.

It has a “fresh” flavor, even though I said I think it’s old. It is very “Green” tasting, grassy, but still light. There is nothing astringent about this tea at all. It’s quite nice. It tastes like I think spring should taste, if that makes sense.

I need to get moving, but I just don’t want to. I hate Monday mornings.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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75

I just wanted something without caffeine tonight, warm and tasty. I decided to go with this one because tart sounded good. This one is really cranberry. Maybe not the best choice after all because my throat is a little scratchy right now. Oh well. I’m enjoying it.

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74
drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I had this again as an iced latte. It definitely does help for me to mix the matcha first with hot water and mix, and then add ice and milk. I love the way this smells, and I enjoy it, but I wish that it was at a stronger flavor level. (I assume that the free sample is at delicate flavor level.) It just doesn’t taste quite cheesecakey to me. It’s still good, don’t get me wrong, and I enjoyed it, but having gotten the amaretto in distinctive, I realize how much less flavor there is.

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85
drank Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons
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Today I just decided to go for this one with maple syrup for the whole mug since I loved that addition the last time. I normally never add anything to my teas, so this is a change, but I like it.

Just a touch sweet because of the syrup, but I love the added dimension that it gives the smokiness. I think I’m done after one mug of it, though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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75
drank Citrus Green by Red Leaf Tea
408 tasting notes

I loved this tea the last time I had it. This time, somewhat underwhelmed. I’m not sure why. Maybe I didn’t leaf it quite enough. Oh well. it was still a nice cuppa for the morning, and my husband asked for one as well.

I’m going to leave my rating where it’s at and hope this was just an off morning for me.

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70

So I have had this cold steeping since Wednesday. Oops. It’s surprisingly still pretty good. My husband poured himself a glass and declared it tasty.

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

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