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Gala Tea

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70
drank Matcha by Gala Tea
7 tasting notes

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87
drank Summer Breeze by Gala Tea
1258 tasting notes

It was ok. Apple goodness and black tea. I don’t blame the tea for falling short, not this time grumbles… darn head cold

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87
drank Summer Breeze by Gala Tea
1258 tasting notes

Backlog!
It’s been a busy weekend, so when I finally got a chance to sit down with a cuppa, this is what I chose.
And I gotta say, this is the first apple tea I’ve really enjoyed!
There was so much of it in the package(traveling tea box), that now I regret not taking more… so that I could have added more of something else! heh, yeah that’s the reason why :P
Anyhow, with just a touch of sugar, this was a hair too apple like, or rather, the black base was pretty hidden. That said, the apple part is really nice. I mean, feel like I’m complaining about there not being enough icecream on my pie.
Second steep turned out just as tasty.
Aghhh and now I’ll be thinking about this one until I can have it again! but I don’t wanna take it into work because I am in the process of taking all my teas home and can’t have caffeinated teas in the evening so it will have to be my Saturday morning treat :P

Sil

just remember if you need room because your teas are coming home from work you can always drop them off at my place lol

Indigobloom

LOL Sil, I DO need to make a little purge… :P

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70
drank Matcha by Gala Tea
2 tasting notes

This was my first taste of Matcha. I probably should have tested a tea shop’s preparation first so I knew what it was supposed to taste like. But I followed all the directions as closely as possible. I sifted it with my tea pot strainer to remove the clumps, I used the proper water temperature (175 degrees), and the right proportions (1 teaspoon to 3 oz water), and I whisked it in a bowl with a bamboo whisk (which was more expensive than the tea).

The color of this tea is great, it just looks healthy. I would consider the taste to be a grassy with a grainy (powdered) dirt like taste. Some might call it earthy. After my first taste I added milk and sugar and finished the cup. The caffeine level seemed light, but since I drank it first thing in the morning, it might have only taken me to awake.

I need to keep experimenting with my mix and preparation, but overall it was enjoyable. I did make a cup of Oolong after, which I enjoyed much more.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Kama Sutra Chai by Gala Tea
58 tasting notes

One of the most delightful chai blends I’ve ever tried. Definite hints of orange…really, it is pure sex. I’ll, um, be in my bunk…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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