1246 Tasting Notes
Ohhhh man is this ever TASTY!
I bought the Royal grade with distinctive flavouring and it is perfect. I may go with robust next time just to see what the difference is and for a change. and yes there will be a next time, size large.
I really taste the almond/marzipan. It isn’t exactly nutty though, definitely more on the almond paste, dessert side. This time, I tried it with and without a splash of milk, and I like it both ways. With the added dairy, it’s even more treat like so if you want to push it to that place, I recommend it.
Also, I got an odd astringency from the tea. It was a touch sour! Not sure if that was the base or the flavouring, or perhaps a combination of both.
Either way, I am in love. What’s that Beatles song? All you need is love…
A lovely sample from Kittenna! thanks, it’s pretty good!!
It’s not often I find a softer chai like this. With milk and sugar, my cuppa was mild and yet punchy all at once. The cloves and ginger don’t overtake everything either, which I was kinda worried about.
I wonder what the base tea is.
It’d be awesome to have it in my cupboard for those days where it is just what I’m craving. BUT I don’t love it enough to go out and purchase a bunch.
I’m not rating this just yet. I need to experiment!
The raspberry really shines here. It’s tart and very yummy, just like a truffle! However, I wish the chocolate note was stronger as I’m really not getting much at all. It’s more like the inside of a truffle, you know that pink creamy filling? that is it exactly, but without the chocolate coating!
Also, there is a touch of that fake chemical taste I dislike. Not enough to put me off, but I don’t think I’ll order this again unless I can find the sweet spot.
For this cup, I tried making it as a plain matcha and it was just ok. Then I added a splash of milk and oh yes that was much better. Oh and 1/2tsp sugar. Yep, not bad at all. My cup was drained fast I tell ya!
Based on my initial impression, I’d rate this an 82. Will report back when I’ve done the rounds :)
What a fascinating tea! Thank you so much Stacy from Butiki Teas for the sample, I really enjoyed this experience. Wow!
My first steep, this was unlike any pu-erh I’ve ever tasted.
Super spicy, peppery even, with a smoky aroma, a soil/clay aftertaste and a drying sensation as the cup cools.
Somehow, it’s wine like, with that muscatel sensation.
Second steep, less wine, less spice although thicker on the tongue. My least fave of the bunch.
Third steep, more of the same.
Fourth, same again. A tad lighter, perhaps some hay, or maybe honey?
Fifth, getting much sweeter now. Definitely honeysuckle. Less clay and more like an egg tart cookie.
Sixth, more floral but still sweet. Yummm
Overall, the beginning was rough but towards the end I saw some awesome infusions.
I’m thinking this is not the pu-erh for me. Lighter pu’s have always been a tough sell for me so no surprise there.
That said, I’d never turn a cuppa away. It really was a fun afternoon!
Robust flavouring, Organic Royal grade matcha. Size large!!
Wow this is amazing. I loooooove wheatgrass. Yep call me weird. heh.
Whatever. This… this is SO GOOD. Just what I was looking for.
A wheatgrass and matcha drink all in one. Amazing.
I knew I’d like this. So much so that I ordered a large. I never do that without trying a tea first. But I was that sure. and, I was right. Oh yeah.
It’s the perfect amount of wheatgrass. Not biting or sour like a true wheatgrass shot, but the perfect balance of flavours between matcha and grass. If you love those ultra expensive shots from Jugo or wherever, this will save you tons of money. It is so smooth and fragrant and rich. Deep, bright green.
Trouble is, I love smoothies almost as much as I love this matcha, and I can’t have both in one day… so I’m stuck choosing. Agh!
Smoothies help me reach my veggie/fruit intake goal so they usually win. Pickle much? sighs.
Not bad not bad at all!
I’m at a friends house and ended up not wanting the tea I brought so defaulted to bagged cranberry ceylon. I’m surprised, based on the reviews, I expected this to be terrible.
The tartness of the cranberry really comes through, along with that slight bitterness but not in an astringent oversteeped way.
I could really get used to this. Super tasty!
Eeeep, when this was really hot, at the very beginning of each sip I got an odd biting sensation. Almost burning. And then it continued into the aftertaste. I can still taste it now. Could it be that I was reduced to using tap water? (yes I know, a corny play on words. I am a dork)
Bleh. I’ve been trying to use up all the blends that I feel won’t be impacted as much by nasty water… and I figured this one would hold up ok. Not bad…
But I miss my white tea! been craving for awhile but the two cups I’ve made since my h20 shortage turned out pretty dismal. A 60 rating if I’m generous.
Anyhow, my real issue for the moment is bigger than that. I can’t write about it publicly, and it is driving me nuts. Anyone who is online right now… puhhhlease IM me, as I need to chat with someone who gets my tea obsession!! gah!
this was pretty tasty. Vanilla and creamy, a touch spicy. No sugar and it was pretty sweet all by itself.
I’d have it again, if I can get past the oh so mild fake taste. Looking at the ingredients, there is something artificial in there, so that could be it?
Anyhow, I know I have a bunch of emails to answer but I am sooo tired after a super long day. In a good way. Kindof.
There is a new tea shop in town, and they are hiring! I might work there. In fact, I pulled a “try me” shift today, and it was fun. There are tons of details to work out but I’m pretty excited. and nervous, as I don’t know if that is what I really want.
On a positive note, the product is absolutely amazing. I’ll never drink down the rest of my stash if I get the job. Seriously, it’s the Mariage Freres of Canada. Dang good stuff, and I’d get it freeeeeeee
Edit: Thanks a bunch to whoever sent this!! It’s bagged, so ended up in my random bagged basket. Ooops!! :/
Sipdown sadness! I shall miss this one. Esp since I discovered this morning that our fridge filter has finally given out. Meaning that all my tea tastes funny. Gah, I so wanted to go out with a bang on the last of my blueberry jam tea. The sub-par aqua made it sortof flat and really highlighted whatever stevia is in there. Blech. Ah well.
No more tea for me today :/
(I made three other cuppas before determining the issue!)