85

This one confuses me. It does not taste like cheesecake! more like milky cheesey candies? of a thick creamy nature.
The aroma puts me off a little, especially when made hot. Definitely not for me when made that way. Shaken bottle method it isn’t so bad. Better, but not by much.
The scent is somewhat stinky, like aged cheese, so I really don’t wanna know what it tastes like with milk. I added some the first time I made this so that could be why I found it so horrid.
BUT all is not lost. I’ve discovered that it mixes really well with strawberry, and I am guessing it will do the same with Peppermint.
In fact, with my strawberry, the tartness seems to be enhanced, yet the creaminess is deeper than with plain strawberry as well. I’m impressed, to be honest. It’s raised my opinion of this one significantly.
In fact, I may repurchase this with a better base. That could be what is throwing me off as I find that I enjoy the Royal base much more.
It should also be noted that I’m very particular about my cheesecake. My Aunt makes this “diet” cheesecake because it uses cottage cheese or ricotta, I can’t recall which, and I just love it.
The thicker, dense creamy type, well I somehow never got around to liking it. Something about the texture and intensity just bugs me. Anyhow…
This one has the Basic base, Robust flavour level, and it was a size small. If you want to order some up, get it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cheesecake-matcha.html
As for my rating, it goes like this:
made hot with a dash of milk… 60
made shaken bottle method with a dash of agave… 73
made hot with strawberry and a dash of agave… 85

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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