58 Tasting Notes
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?
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.