597 Tasting Notes
So I have been saving the last of this sample which I think originally came from MissB a while back, with the intent of cold steeping or making iced. Well, as I was searching out teas for a friend, I spotted this and thought today was a good day to do this.
Sadly, it’s still just ok, and I’m actually just getting a green tea taste with not much of the peach, oddly enough. I’m not sure if I used too much or steeped it too long or what. I’m glad I tried it.
On a side note, my hubby looked at the steeped tea and veggies in my infuser and was like, “What is this?!” and I said that it was tea. He says, “It’s not tea; it’s salad!” and I was like, it is green tea but it does have peas and corn. He kept saying it was salad. :P
This is another of the samples from the Harry Potter customs I wanted to try, so Dexter sent me this and a few others. I can taste the raspberry and a little chocolate, but not much of anything else. It’s a pleasant enough tea, but not something I’d want to buy, to be honest. I am glad I had the chance to try it though. I have enough for one more cup.
I just got my teas from Teavivre today! They’re all green except for one white. Traditionally, I have not been a huge fan of straight greens, but decided that maybe different preparation or harvests or types could be the difference in what I like and dislike, so I’m always game to try more, and see if I can find something that I really like.
I’ve had this kind of tea in the past and it has not been my favourite, but I read some reviews and decided if a change in preparation was in order. So I used the whole sample packet, in my normal steeper from DAVIDs, filled up as much as I could get, and did a minute and a half to two minute steep with water that had cooled off at least 5 minutes…maybe longer.
The resulting brew is still a pale liquor, but it has a bit more flavour than I’m remembering from the past versions of this tea I have had. I’m actually drinking it unsweetened too. I’m not finding it bitter or anything. It is actually fairly smooth!
I stink at describing the tastes of vegetables like peas and artichoke and whatnot, so I can’t really say what it tastes like other than smooth and simple and mild. I am detecting a slight creamy feel, too. I may even resteep this.
I’m not one to have straight greens, but today seems like a good day for this. It is nice and sunny and relatively warm out today. It seems very fresh and crisp. Seems right.
Thanks to Angel at Teavivre for sending me the sample to review.