7 Tasting Notes

100

I finally invested in a actual matcha whisk and HOLY CRAP, it has made a huge difference! My tea started tasting a lot better. It has gotten less bitter. More savory. It doesn’t have that soapy taste anymore. It’s beautiful!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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100

First off, Matcha tea is my favorite tea (so far). This is the brand I own. I love the stuff, but for some reason, lately the taste hasn’t been as great as I remembered. It looks fine, and it smells divine! However, after I whisk it, make it all frothy, and add just a little bit of honey, it almost tastes….soapy. Even with the honey it is bitter and soapy. It wasn’t like that before. I remember my tea having that wonderful sweet, matcha taste to it. Now it barely tastes like tea at all! I wonder if it is my tap water, or the way I am whisking it. Whatever it is, I just want the beautiful taste of my match bacl :(

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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100

I’m still trying to find out different way to prepare this tea. I don’t have a very good whisk so it sometimes become a little sandy. I like the taste but if I drink to much it can become a little overwhelming. I would love this tea if I could only prepare it right. I always want to try other way of preparing matcha tea in general, so if you have any suggestions please tell me.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Welcome to steepster! I finally broke down & got the whisk. Previously I had used a crappy little egg beater looking thing, & getting the ‘real’ whisk made all the difference in the world. :)

Emily

I finally figured out how to properly make matcha tea. and it’s amazing! I like to add a little bit of honey to it. I swear, I am addicted to this stuff. I want to drink it twice a day, but I only drink it in the mornings to conserve my precious green treasure!

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98
drank Citrus Lavender Sage by Teavana
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This is my boyfriends favorite. This tea is super tangy and citrusy. It has a nice combination of flavors. My boyfriend likes fruity teas and likes mixing this tea with the strawberry slender tea they have. To me the two tea together phenominal. The flavors don’t completely mix together, so when you take one sip you might taste the strawberry creaminess, and the other sip might be a little more tart due to the citrus. It’s really yummy and we both love it. Something you should definitely try for yourself one day.

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drank Spice of Life by Teavana
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I had this tea to go at my local Teavana store, since I don’t have a favorite tea, I usually just ask the person who is assisting me “what’s your favorite tea?” This was the first time I was rather disappointed. She said the spice of life, with a little bit of milk or half and half. So I asked her to make me a cup. The flavor was rather odd. It was definitely something you either loved from the first sip, or grew accustomed to over the years. It was very sweet and creamy. The smell was very obnoxious to me, if I didn’t take a couple hours to drink it, I probably would have gotten a migraine. I love tea with a burning passion, but this is definitely not one of my favorites.

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drank Maharaja Chai Oolong by Teavana
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This tea is amazing when you mix it with the samurai chai mate. The combination of those two teas are amazing. Seperate, I really don’t like them to much because it tastes pretty watery. But together is a burst of cinnamon and other flavors. I always add about a half a teaspoon on sugar per 8oz. That way I have my sweetness, but it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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99

This is the first tea I bought when I first bought my cast iron tea set. I have to say, if you steep it right, it will be one of the best green teas you will ever have. I absolutely love it. Personally, I always add a little bit of sugar to whatever tea I drink, just so I have a little sweetness but not to where is over powers the tea. So like, half a teaspoon. If you leave this tea in longer than 2 minutes, it will become very bitter, but it’s still good. The best part about it is that you can use the tea leaves more than just one brew. It’s amazing how far this tea can stretch out. Truely one of my favorites.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I love tea so very much. My favorite is Matcha green tea. It’s my delicious obsession.

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