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This is another tea I’ve been sipping on today. This is a nice bold tea. Nice and malty, with a hint of cocoa, and some caramel like sweetness. I can see this being a great breakfast tea. I’m glad that my sample is big enough for a few more cups, because one this is so yummy, and two this is pretty heavy in my stomach. I look forward to drinking more when I’m feeling better.
I’m not sure, but I might have some sort of tea powers. While I was searching for another caramel houjicha, somebody mentioned this company, and I found this tea. It smells nicely nutty and like caramel. The flavour reminds me of this soft serve I got from the Japanese market. This will now be one of my evening teas.
Flavors: Caramel, Nutty
I drank this one Friday, before going down town for my boyfriend’s birthday. Since I didn’t write up this note up right away, I’m going off of the quick short hand notes I jotted down. I remember thinking that this smelled strongly of baked goods when the water hit it. The first steep was lots of honey, maybe some caramel, and lots of fresh baked bread. Delicious, I recall typing “my name is Mandy and I approve this tea” in the tea chat, so there’s that. I think I did three steeps before heading down town, and the flavor stayed strong through out. This was more light to medium bodied, but I steeped in a mason jar so this might have been due to heat loss. Definitely one that I plan on reordering, because not only does it taste great, its also so pretty and fun.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Honey
from the (Mostly) Unflavored TTB
This one really does remind me of an oolong. It’s creamy and I bet I could steep it for forever. It’s like a creamy, but still really green, oolong. It’s tasty. (I’m doing this western style, and I’m on my fourth infusion and it’s still going strong.)
I took my car back to the body shop this morning to get them to fix the button for the hatchback that they broke. I thought it would be quick (because that’s what they told me) but I wound up being a couple of hours late to work. Blah.
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Flavors: Butter, Vegetal
MzPriss’ Unflavored Tea Box – Tea #9
I could smell this through the baggie and it smells like buttered popcorn. Must. Steep. Now. I would have guessed it’s an oolong since it is rolled up like an oolong, but it is actually a green tea. By the flavor I would have guessed green, so there you go. It’s a mild green flavor. I know some oolongs have that veggie flavor, but not many. Most of the flavor is just like the fragrance: buttered popcorn. So kind of like a milk oolong if the base was green. The second cup has the same level of buttered popcorn but it seems like the base is more like oolong now rather than green tea. Sheesh, most of these teas in the teabox have a high 80 rating on Steepster. I hope what I add to the tea box does it justice! One teaspoon left of this one for someone to try!
Steep #1 // 1 tsp // 25 min after boiling // 2 1/2 min
Steep #2 // 20 min after boiling // 2 1/2 min
Thanks VariaTEA and by extension Amariel for the small sample. I have to say, I’m really not sure how I feel about this one though. Taste wise I’m getting some really weird stuff from it.
I definitely pick up on a vegetal roastyness characteristic of a Houjicha, but on top of that is a really intense metallic taste and zero caramel notes. I also really vaguely, under all the metallic taste, get a sort of coffee like flavour which I have seen a few people mention in tasting notes so maybe I’m not totally crazy.
But overall I’m not really enjoying this one.
Flavors: Coffee, Metallic, Roasted, Toasty
I don’t know what I am doing wrong because I have had this twice now and both times I couldn’t find the caramel. The houjicha was just too strong for my tastes. Thank you Amariel for the opportunity to try this tea but I just don’ think its for me. I will try the last of this cold brewed and see how that goes.
I received this in a swap long ago but had forgotten about it! It had a nice smooth jasmine flavor without the tea base overpowering it. I prefer my jasmine a bit stronger so I won’t purchase it personally but would definitely give as a gift if trying to introduce someone to jasmine.
For some reason, I can’t get it out of my head that this tastes like sweet strawberry-milk. It’s so great! Although I would advise against drinking this everyday as it gets old quick. However, for a nice treat every once in a while, this tea is perfect! I’m definitely keeping this one in my tea stash.
Wow, did someone put out a campfire in my mouth?! Sat down with my tea at breakfast this morning and my husband said he smelled a fire. I casually told him it was my tea and he had to sniff it to believe me. Then I had to hear how it’s probably filled with carcinogens which is bad for you. I’ll just pretend he didn’t say that part. It’s so smokey! I like it!