1176 Tasting Notes
2.5tsp caramel, 1.5tsp cheescake, plus some almond milk and 1/2tsp of sugar.
I had to make it a strong one so that it would fill up my large mug, and so it could overpower the almond! and it worked. Well mostly.
There was a little more almond than I would have liked but then the matcha was edging on bitterness. Hrm. How to fix that… think think think! (I heart Winnie)
I gave some to my aunt and you should have seen her eyes. They bugged out, it was too funny! but she had to reluctantly give the mug back because it was too late in the day for more caffeine. (she had coffee and I made a cuppa Curiosity brew) So, I’m making her one for breakfast :P
Anyhow, I have a job interview this morning and was full of nerves last night so couldn’t sleep! not good right before bedtime!
Really hoping I get it. It’s an HR/Marketing/Admin role so right up my alley. Oh man I want this…
(Somehow I forgot to post this? written last night so if you see any past/present tense confusion that’s why!)
Thanks for sharing CHAroma, this is a really tasty tea!!
I’m just not quite sure how to regard it. The marshmallow and lemon really goes well together, and I quite enjoy the taste… but to me, the aroma is that of bergamot, and well, we allll know about my little hate affair with the big Berg. In fact, when it was freshly hot, I could barely stand taking a sip. For that reason, it’s much better as it cools.
Taste wise, it reminds me a bit of Graveyard Mist, which could be due to their shared base tea, or is there some other ingredient that creates the same foggy effect?
Anyhow, the lemon and marshmallow round each other out perfectly. So much in fact that I’m not quite sure what to think. Does it remind me of lemon candy? or marshmallows? agh I can’t quite put my finger on it!!
Thanks again CHAroma!
Edit: on the second steep now and some of the smoothness is missing. Lowering the rating a hair. Of course, it’s still great tea!
I made this for myself and my coworker today. She’s been letting me foist tea on her all week, AND I get to choose! so I haven’t been logging notes much, since these are all teas I’ve a) already tried, b) I am choosing them for H, not me, and c) I’ve been a little harried!
Bah. So H, well, she loooved it. The peach notes really came through this time and I gotta say, it was GOOD. Dang good.
Anyhow, it was my last day at work so I was all over the place, saying my goodbyes, thinking of last minute training items etc. When it was all over, I needed a distraction, which was readily available in the form of a tea event! (you were missed Sil!)
It was amazing, I quite enjoyed it. So the event is free, but they wanted people to sign up for the “tea of the month” club, each of them a pu-erh. $15 for a 100g cake, including shipping. Not bad really. This will be one of the first things I do when I find a job.
The talk from Jeff was inspiring as well. He spoke about the people of Yunnan and about how the first tea of the month, he had trouble acquiring it, since the village people make only enough to sustain the village and send as occasional gifts.
There were pictures of said villagers available for purchase as well. Masterful, soul peering pictures that made me want to take them all home.
Anyhow, I am off to bed after a day that was longer than the Nile. Night all!
I wish I’d gotten more of this. Not much left in my packet, maybe two more cups. Something about the ginger and fruit just makes me swoon. Today I added a touch of honey and it really brought out some zing. Wow.
Had this with a friend after an amazing dinner at Joe’s.
As for this cuppa… Still good, but a little sour. Lowering the rating a bit as I think this was tried the first time before the Tsaa Sweet Temptation discovery.
Anyhow, I am waiting for my contract at work to finish. It keeps getting extended in little bits. I’m grateful for that, but… is it wrong that I’m getting antsy because I expected to have some time for organizing/cataloging my teas and now won’t have a chance/space for maybe two more weeks?? Seriously, I just want a week off with my teas! :D
Thank you so much to CHAroma for sharing!!
I had the Marshmallow Genmaicha earlier this week, and realized afterwards that well, I should have saved it to compare with this one. but alas I did not and here I am drinking this one all by it’s lonesome.
Anyhow, I’m surprised to like the Cherry version more than the Marshmallow.
I don’t get any rice flavour, but definitely something fruity, and faintly cherry. Cheesecake? I’m not so sure. Would need to try another few cups to suss that out.
Overall, I like this. Not love though. and… am I the only one who got a minty/cooling sensation from the Marshmallow version?!
In any case, I only have a few minutes. Sorry for the hasty note!
It’s been a busy weekend, so when I finally got a chance to sit down with a cuppa, this is what I chose.
And I gotta say, this is the first apple tea I’ve really enjoyed!
There was so much of it in the package(traveling tea box), that now I regret not taking more… so that I could have added more of something else! heh, yeah that’s the reason why :P
Anyhow, with just a touch of sugar, this was a hair too apple like, or rather, the black base was pretty hidden. That said, the apple part is really nice. I mean, feel like I’m complaining about there not being enough icecream on my pie.
Second steep turned out just as tasty.
Aghhh and now I’ll be thinking about this one until I can have it again! but I don’t wanna take it into work because I am in the process of taking all my teas home and can’t have caffeinated teas in the evening so it will have to be my Saturday morning treat :P
At first, when this was hot, I quite enjoyed my cup. The ginseng sweetness was interesting, but certainly not typical of my normal tea rotation. It definitely lingers!
But then when it cooled I started to dislike the fake sweetness, because it reminded me of splenda, which I cannot stand the taste of. Overall, I give this one a thumbs down. Not something I’d try again, even if it was offered to me free of charge.
Although… the oolong part was nice. I suppose that is about the only positive thing I have to say here heh
I do not. Like this tea.
First cup was grainy, bready, and a touch floral. Kindof a Jasmine floral that stuck in the back of my throat. Some sugar spruced it up, but even then I had trouble sipping it down.
Then… I made the mistake of brewing a second cup. MORE Jasmine! eeek. Added some sugar. Well that didn’t work so I tried it with milk. Still bad. Down the drain it went.
This came from the traveling tea box and it’s the first one from the pile I didn’t like at all. Ah well, can’t win’em all :)
Thanks to whoever gave me the chance to try it!!
EDIT: and now I’ve made another cup of tea, a White Peony from STE and I can still taste the jasmine and none of the delicate notes I was craving. Dang that stuff is potent!
Ever have a really low day for no apparent reason? Ok well maybe I have a small one, I’m just worried that it’s bringing me down so much.
I need a hug. and positive thoughts, about getting a job before this one ends or else we will have to sell before renos are done. Sighs.
Even this tea didn’t do anything for me.