Another rice milk banana matcha smoothie. This time with fresh blueberries and flax oil!
55 Tasting Notes
Had 4 steeps of this in the yixing this morning. Extremely flavorful and smooth. Impossible to over steep. The tannins are in hiding on this one.
Cooled me off after my long bike ride to work.
Finished the last of the steeps this morning, from our brew last night. The best Pu-erh I’ve had yet. Extremely smooth and flavorful. Almost chocolatey. Yum.
Continued the steep in a Gaiwan from yesterday.. Running on the 7th or 8th steep. Very nice dark roasted flavors. Going to need a fresh batch soon.
Extremely aromatic and so so fresh and green. A winning Oolong from spring.
Just made a Matcha Rice Milk and Banana Smoothie. I also put a little vanilla protein powder in there. Very good and recharging.
Very clean nose. Reminds me of the fresh smell of rain. Refreshing taste. Extremely enjoyable.
WOW! The smell of this is like freshly cut grass without the allergic reaction! Great smooth taste too. Steeped this for about 20 seconds in below boiling water. I think a lower temp water with a longer steep would make it even better.
Sencha day. I feel meh about this one today. Perhaps because it’s up against the Sencha shot I had.
Everytime I drink this, it gets better and better. Soooo good.
This tea is beautiful. It’s so soft, seriously. These little hand rolled balls of tea feel like clouds. I rinsed the balls before steeping, letting the Jasmine fragrance fill my nose. I steep this for about a minute. The smell is very very strong. But suprisingly the taste isn’t as strong as the smell. It’s still Jasmine-y but the mild taste of green tea seeps through. I wouldn’t buy this tea to drink on a regular basis. It’s alright. I am curious to try more varieties of this tea tho. Just the pure artistry has my interest.
I found some in my stash at work today. I can finally wake up! This is by far my favorite Earl Grey. I think I enjoy it better than Samovar’s pot of gold. I don’t drink a ton of black tea, but when I do, I definitely prefer Earl Grey. As my co-worker says, it’s very “minty” on the nose. Yum.
This tea is very yellow. It doesn’t yield the caffeine levels I’m yearning for this morning, as I saw The Decemberis last night and now it’s work time. Needless to say it’s been a long morning with 4 infusions of this tea for about 20-25 seconds long and it’s still going. This tea reminds me of Oolong. It’s toasty tasting. Nothing to rave about, it’s what I had in my bag today. I’m longing for a really strong cup of tea right now, but this’ll do for now.
Second steep was way way better. I can taste the floural sweetness. When I think of Chinese tea, I think of this. It tastes like China to me, if that makes sense. I also learned that the fuzzys on the leaves weren’t mold but the leaves curling and turning silver. Silver tipped. This tea isn’t awesome. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I don’t care for it much.
Inspecting the leaves this morning I was very confused. They were extremely dry and around the edges was this strange fuzz I’d never seen before. I thought it might be mold. So I rinsed this tea twice before steeping it for about 50 seconds. I think I steeped it too long. It has a very tinny taste. A very subtle sweet floral aroma on the nose, but I don’t taste any of that, as it’s covered by the metallic tongue. Next steep I’ll try for only 30 seconds.
I’m not the biggest fan of brown rice teas. But when I can across this unique sencha/brown rice tossed with matcha blend, I knew I’d instantly enjoy this. Made it a little on the weak side this morning, as I was rushing to get to work as always. I did manage to enjoy my 25 second steep with Brandon in bed tho. Felt like I had been up for hours on my way to work. I’m very particular with what tools I use to steep this tea, so it makes it rather difficult to enjoy it at work. What to drink now…
Ok, so it’s not really a “tea” that I “drank”. But I saw this at the store when I got my Tea’s Tea and decided to give it an impulse try. It’s not that good. I saw a recipe for matcha truffles floating around online recently and was hoping this chocolate bar would be in similar taste. It’s not. The chocolate is weak and the green tea filling tastes like baby powder. Plus the green tea is the last ingredient. It’s not even made with matcha. What was I thinking?
Amazing. Favorite cold tea ever. Unsweetened and kissed with the taste of perfection. I could seriously drink these teas all day long.
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Good and pungent. Hitting me right where I need it this morning to wake up the senses and put me to work.
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Surprisingly this is better than the Sencha I had the other day from Silk Roads…It has a fuller flavor, more grassier and stronger. I brewed this particular cup for about 30 seconds. I think the steep can go for even longer. I still would like to try more senchas. This one is good, but I know there’re way better ones out there.
One of my favorite Oolongs from Samovar. Brandon made this for me this morning, it was the last of our stash. Very full bodied tea, floral nose with a buttery finish on the tongue. 2 pots of this helped put that extra step in me this morning. I wish I could drink this tea everyday without going broke.