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i have had a few genmais but after a couple of months of not having had much tea (when i got back to the philippines, i didnt have water heating implements and time to get some and prepare some tea so i subsisted on matcha mixed with cool water to keep me awake in class, thanks to Red Leaf Tea i was able to pay attention to biochem this summer) when i had this, i was like…transported to japan! ah, it is wonderful to have good tea on hand!
Thanks to Azz for this swap! Im enjoying every sip of it!
I’m finally getting my tastebuds back.
I may never eat grapefruit again…
I made a nice big pot of this to enjoy in the bubble bath. It was very pleasant. Early on I tasted sweet juicy apple. I don’t know if there’s actually apple in there, lol, but that’s what I tasted, along with a gentle black tea & caramel.
This is a sipdown from the Super sampler Sil sent me. Thanks again!
So in order to get through the TTB quickly, I’m using my 4 oz gaiwans to brew half cups, that way I can sample a bunch of tea in small amounts. I’m still going with western parameters though.
This tea initially seemed like it might be kind of nice, but after a few sips my mouth began to feel strange, & my sinuses feel the way I feel when someone wearing perfume enters the room, so I’m guessing there are artificial flavors in this.
Let me preface this note by saying that my experience is probably just a matter of personal preference, so I’m not rating this tea. I love some green teas, but they tend to be mild and sweet varieties, with delicate vegetal and/or floral notes. The stronger a green becomes, the less likely I am to love it.
I wanted to like this tea. There was a strong green-bean aroma in the dry leaf and the broth was very green, thick, and salty, like soup. Unfortunately, with each sip it took on a bitterness that crept in incrementally until its presence was overpowering. I actually had to spit out the last sip I took because I thought about it too hard and the bitter notes in the cooling tea activated a gag reflex (I’m sure you wanted to know that…?).
The good news is there’s probably someone out there who would love this freshly-opened package of tea.
Ah, sweet potato pie… I can taste sweet potato but I don’t think pie when I drank it. The bag got a little squished when I had it so a lot of little dust particles floating in my tea so it was pretty dark for a 3 minute steep, not sure if that’s the right color. Tastes ok, but not something I’d get more of.
Got this sample from Shelley_Lorraine :)
I guess I’m having a hard time getting past the base here. It’s a really a strong, robust black tea. I definitely get the caramel and vanilla taste, and something almost nutty. It’s definitely a strong tea first and cookie flavors second though. And the leaves after steeping smelled almost like…popcorn and milk that was left on the counter all day. Kind of a turn off.
I have enough for one more cup, so maybe I’ll rate it then after I try it with milk and sugar.
Sipdown #7, ending the day at 311 teas, I think. They may not be entirely accurate, actually, because there were a few teas I restocked from Butiki, but I’ll settle out the numbers at the end of the month.
This was a generous sample from Sil, a nice fruity blend, also a decaf, which allowed me to drink one more cup of black tea into the evening. Thanks Sil!
Collaspes on your Steepster dashboard.
As you can see from my lack of notes I have been part of an assassination plot known as an 8 page paper + test one day followed by a 38 question take home final, homework, and another test the next day. I have lived, I am not sure if my grades did. (Who am I kidding they’re probably all on life support anyway but at this point I just strive to meet the grades that make the class count.)
BUT I am now done with 1/2 my semester and I don’t think I even have to go to school tomorrow and I have one class entirely left and then a week to study for micro. And then after that test I get a week off before I’m taking environmental econ. I hope I don’t need to repeat any classes but I might have to repeat one. Which sucks but ugh this semester.
So now I can finally log my teas from the past couple of days starting with Cookie, which helped me write my paper. I got this from Azzrian forever ago and I was messing w/my teas last week and realized how many things I’ve gotten from people and held onto for ages and haven’t tried, so I’m attempting to do that over new things. I’m gonna try not to open packages now and get through these old ones.
I was pretty sure I was going to have to go grab milk and sugar to make this tasty, since it’s CTC and old. But it turned out just fine and was tasty. The flavor was more like a tea biscuit rather than a cookie, but better than your average biscuit…this has caramel.
I have enough left to give it a shot a bit stronger, I’d be curious to try it that way with milk and sugar. Just didn’t want to this particular day.
Got this in teabag form as a sample the last time I was in the Lupicia store. I thought I was in the mood for this one this morning, as I usually like dark berry flavored teas. I may have pversteeped it, since I’m used to steeping parameters for loose leaf rather than teabags now. It got dark really fast. The dark berry flavor was very pronounced…good, but not as well rounded as i would like. Unfortunately, it turns out I really don’t like the Lupicia black tea base. Oh well, at least I know that now!
I have been wanting to try this tea for months. It has taken every ounce if willpower to not order it sooner. I love hojicha teas. And I think it’s a great base tea for flavors that go well with roastiness. And I love caramel. So I finally caved and ordered some.
I think they sent me the wrong tea. I hope anyway. This has zero caramel flavor. Even when I close my eyes and think only caramely thoughts, I get no caramel. There aren’t any caramel or almond chunks as seen in the picture either. Gotta be the wrong tea, right?
Or is this just bad? I mean its a good hojicha. But that’s not what I wanted. I wanted a buttery roasty hojicha with a little bit of burnt sugar flavor, or creamy caramel, I don’t really care which. Just something! Boo!
I’ve been diggin the roasted grain teas lately. This tea is a little too strange for me. The soybeans dominate. Add a weird sweet soy nuts flavor to it and the aftertaste is really medicinal. Once I added a dash of salt it’s not half bad. More of a broth than a tea. I won’t restock this but have about 50g left. Anybody want to try it?
Sil Sample Sipdown!!
I’m sitting here waiting for the Game of Thrones to start. I’ve been enjoying sipping teas.
I have to say, rooibos freaks me out, LOL. I don’t know what it is, but it’s really creepy looking stuff. It looks like insect legs, or something. It looks like it’s made out of the same stuff beetles are made out of, shellac or whatever.
Regardless, I’ve enjoyed this peach & rooibos tea. Thanks Sil!
I threw this in my purse sometimes yesterday afternoon to bring to Tony’s, & a little while ago I remembered it was there. I tend to love anything that tastes like Peaches, & most of the people I’ve traded with have read that in my bio & sent me every Peach tea under the Sun. I probably need to update my bio to take that Peach bit out, because I’ve learned that most Peach teas disappoint. Usually the flavor is fake tasting, or it’s more of an under-ripe peach flavor. I’m also not a huge fan of rooibos.
This Peach Melba, which is not a true melba, since there are no raspberries in it, is non-the-less probably my favorite rooibos blend to date :) In the bag, it smells wonderfully peachy & juicy, mouthwatering really. In the cup it’s not quite so, but it is still very tasty & comforting, with a mild peachy taste, a creamy feel, & I have to say, the flavors meld nicely. I think maybe Peach is a complimentary mix with Rooibos.
Thanks to Sil for sending me this sample (& many more). :D
Meh. I am just not impressed with Lupicia’s peach flavor. Even if it tasted like peach candy, I’d be happy, but I just don’t get peach at all. This one at least is the most tolerable out of all momo related teas, which is good because I got an entire tin in that happy bag.
The green tea itself is really good though, I wonder if it’s the vanilla that just throws everything off for me. I may have to try cold brewing it to see if I like it better cold and maybe prepared a different way.
I decided I’m not going to class tomorrow because I am afraid of going downtown until this Final Four stuff is done. Also pollen but that’s a terrible excuse as I’m going to be planting. My city started up a community garden and I may get a plot! I just have to keep living here then…I was considering going back into Atlanta proper when my lease was up but I am dying to be part of a community garden, especially if it’s just starting up.
Dry, this smells like fresh strawberry candy, or maybe the sugary strawberry beginnings of my mom’s homemade strawberry jam. The sugary-strawberry doesn’t come through as strongly once it’s steeped; just a pleasant light green tea base with a fruity aftertaste that stays on your tongue.
Perfect for a genuinely gentle, warm spring afternoon in my patio glider. I may never go inside.