One of the most relieving sip downs in the history of ever. Glad to get rid of that powdered cheese aroma. I even asked my roommate what she smelled and she said it reminded her of buttered popcorn, and agreed with the powdered cheese. Weird, eh?
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Sipping on this golden tea while I wait for dry garlic ribs in the oven. First off, the leaves are beautiful. Like a light, caramel honey brown. The dry leaf smells lighter, yet roastier than the others I’ve tried. Like when brioche has that perfectly golden brown crust.
This is much thinner for an Assam. I’m used to that thick, full mouthfeel and deep malty richness. It’s even lighter in taste. Not as brisk as their organic Assam either. Slightly sweeter than the other Assams I have tried.
It’s quite enjoyable. A daintier, prettier Assam, but whenever I’m in the mood for Assam, I like that ultra maltiness.
Instead of reading an article and writing a paper on it, I’ve been gawking at tea sites, listening to music, and now, finishing off my last piece of Chocolate Bourbon Walnut pie. What am I doing with my life?!
This is quite mellow this time around, maybe because I gave it a really good rinsing.
Kind of happy about this sip down. Just wasn’t for me, I guess.
But that just means more for everyone who loves this one.
Time for another matcha review. Seeing that my Caramel matcha kicked the bucket, I thought it would be appropriate to start this one. As a side note, I’ve never actually tried English toffee before but the smell of this alone makes me want to go out and hunt down the real thing.
I ordered this in basic grade and “There’s Matcha in There?!” level of flavouring. I’ve been going all out on the flavour.
Dry, this reminds me of Caramel matcha but it’s much creamier. Maybe there is a hint of chocolate but I can’t pick up any nuts. But honestly, that doesn’t matter to me since overall, it smells quite tantalizing.
Prepared, this definitely tastes creamier too with a hint of chocolate mixed in. Not as gooey as the Caramel but in a way, it still faintly reminds me of it.
Like the other flavoured matchas, I prefer drinking this as a cold latte. This time around I whisked it with a little hot water, added about a cup of 1& milk, and was extra bad and added a splash of Pinnacle whipped cream vodka.
I can see this one being really good with steel-cut oats and a bit of brown sugar.
Sipping on a class/cup/mug of this is a million times better than downing a sugar-laden cup of English Toffee cappuccino at a café. A by far healthier option and tastes better too.
English Toffee matcha is available here with other tea bases and levels of flavouring:
Sip down on this one already. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find with many DT teas lately, with every cup I drink, they get sweeter. When I first tried this, I thought it was perfect. The subtle cookie dough flavour wasn’t too cloying.
But the last few cups were a little too much for me. Perhaps a lot of the brittle settles at the bottom of the pouch, so near the end, you’re left with more sweetener and less tea leaves. The liquor in the last few cups has even been quite a bit murkier. So moral of the story: mix that stuff up.
Wait a minute, if I already logged this months ago, that means that H&S gave me two samples of this. Not complaining!
It’s a reliable one. Full-bodied, malty, and well-rounded. I’m enjoying this with some 1% milk and brown sugar.
w00t booked a trip this upcoming May to Banff and Canmore! This term can’t end any sooner now.
I’ve had this for a while, and drank it quite a few times already, but keep forgetting to log it. As I’ve mentioned about H&S flavoured black teas before, they’re not overwhelmingly sweet like a lot of other companies’ can be.
I normally don’t like adding stuff to my tea, but I like this one best with some milk and sugar. The base is a little too astringent if left alone. A couple pinches of sugar livens up the flavours in here. I can taste the chocolate sooner than the hazelnut, which is subtler that I anticipated.
I actually bought whipped cream vodka the other day (which smells like vanilla icing!) and added some in this time around. Really goes well with the pastry-like flavours in this. Would be a nice hot drink to serve to company.
So, this was pretty much the only tea that I bought at the Victoria Tea Festival. It’s just that good.
The best rendition of a milky-esque oolong I’ve had to date. The first steep is a little on the floral side, with a touch of cream.
Second steep, the creaminess comes out a bit more, but the floral undertones hold on.
Third steep, the floralness is waning while the creaminess gets fuller. Note that the creaminess isn’t heavy at all. Very dainty and sweet.
Fourth steep is soft and buttery. Soothing and wholesome.
This alone was worth paying admission.
This just may be the saddest sip down in the history of ever. I decided to treat myself to the last of it today because it’s V-Day (although I ultimately don’t care about it anyway), I’m sick, and frustratingly writing a paper on Tagalog phonology for days now, and can’t seem to say everything I want to say within the maximum page limit. Blah.
Wouldn’t it just be fabulous if this were reblended? I’d go ahead and get a pound already but that just may be too much. Perhaps there will be enough people on the Island who will be interested in splitting it. :)
Ok, is it just me or does this tea smell like powdered cheese? It’s been like that for me for quite a while now. At least it doesn’t taste like cheese.
Didn’t add anything to this. The base leaves my tongue a little dry. The coconut is rather faint.
Lemongrass and coconut: two very awesomesauce fragrances and flavours. This actually smells and tastes like Thai coconut curry to me. See, I love that stuff, but not sure if I like the idea of it being translated into a tea. I tie that curry flavour to rice and vegetables, seafood, etc, so it’s weird taking a sip and thinking you’re eating a plate of that.
The tea base is quite mild. I can taste a bit of sharpness from the leaf but the curry is distracting me. It reminds me of the time I made stir-fry vegetables with lemon ginger rooibos. That was… interesting.
I’m sick so this was an obvious choice for me this morning. Green tea AND lemon AND marshmallow? Sheer perfectness.
I let the water cool down longer than usual and this is better than the previous times I’ve steeped it hot. No bitterness. Mostly lemon marshmallow.
Yummeh. Like liquid apricot candy. My grandma always soaks Christmas cake with apricot brandy. I’d imagine that infusing it with some of this would be awesome too.
Totally forgot about Mardi Gras. Everyone’s indulging in crazy stuff so I thought I’d make bannock for the first time. It’s in the oven right too! Chickened out frying it since I have a gas range and that makes me nervous.
Held off trying this until now since a) I’ve been trying to cut down on tea spendage and b) thought this would be too sweet. Lately, most newer DT blends seem too over-the-top sweet for me.
But once I smelled it, I couldn’t say no. It really does smell like cookie dough. The caramel in this reminds me of Salted Caramel, but this blend is a lot smoother and daintier.
The scent of the steeped tea is like milk chocolate and brittle. I swear I can also smell a little rolled oats in there too. Smells chewy!
This works with the white tea. There’s a hint of chocolate and gooey caramel. I swear this tastes sweeter when prepared in a pot than pouring it into my Timolino.
I was seriously considering buying more after finishing up the 20g but I don’t know. It’s great but not ZOMG NEED MOAR great.
Wow, a final sipdown. I kind of got out of the habit of drinking flavoured matcha so this one went a lot slower than the ones I had before. But now that I finished it, you know what this means? That I can now start my English Toffee! Don’t like having 43094084 matchas started at one time.
I’ll miss this one though. It’s a best seller for a reason.
Note to self: Honey is much better with matcha, and cold.
I’m so weird. I love honey, like in desserts, in a peanut butter and honey sandwich, or even with chicken or something, but I never cared for it in hot green tea. I swear it takes on a different flavour. But is it ever yummy in a cold matcha concoction.
Sip down. How can this be? Oh yeah, that’s because this tea is amazing and I just couldn’t help myself. Was one of my favourite indulgences this winter. So snuggly and comforting.
Quite possibly my favourite nutty tea!
Another tea I sampled at the Victoria Tea Festival. I was majorly intrigued by the combination. I really like both orange blossom and chamomile, both as fragrances and flavours, and together sounded like a fabulous ideas.
Overall, I found the chamomile to be a little too overpowering. I barely tasted anything else in this. There is supposed to be mint in here? Had no idea. I detected a hint of citrus in the back, but it wasn’t distinct at all. I guess in a way, the other flavours pulled the chamomile back a bit without allowing one to actually taste the other flavours, if that makes any sense. Because while the chamomile was the star flavour (practically the only flavour) it wasn’t as loud as it usually is.