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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
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.