1183 Tasting Notes
Oh my god Azzrian you are a doll for sending me this matcha. SO GOOD!!
At first I made it too strong and all I could taste was this chemical bitterness but then I diluted it and all was well.
Well kindof. I guess because my first exposure to Matcha was through a latte, I’m accustomed to it having a thicker feel. and I have a feeling Starbucks adds extra “flavouring” so that it shows through the milk, because when I make a latte at home, it just isn’t the same punch of flavour.
but, I am slowly getting used to the thinner consistency and flavour. In fact, in the butterscotch here, I quite like it that way. Its like a candy but liquid and oh SO VERY TASTY. Werthers? yes please!
This was yesterday. Made using the shaken bottle method.
Then this morning I tried the Blueberry matcha, which I did not like at all so probably won’t write a review, atleast til I try it again. Anyhow, I added some agave and it was much better, more bluberry candy than sugarless jam. THEN I added some butterscotch matcha and it was 10x tastier. Butterscotch (does anyone else have trouble typing that?!) fixes everything. I am a believer :D
Oh and a dash or two of milk didn’t seem to make much difference.
Definitely need to experiment some more.
Four days without internet. Now that was no fun at all! Phew, glad that’s over. Anyhow… Thank you Azzrian!! this was SO good. Really captured the essence of a raisin cookie. A little spicy to, which I was not expecting.
At work now so don’t have the time to write the review this tea deserves :)
WOW I love this green! and for me to say that… well, that is big.
This is right up there with the Kiosque Dragonwell. Oddly though, Steepster has eaten both of my reviews, for both this and the Dragonwell. Odd!
SO this is definitely creamy, in a green way, not milky at all. Reminds me of creamed spinach. Only on my second steep, so will update with whatever emerges in #3!
Oh and I just made a cup of Golden Fleece for my boss. She said “It’s sooooo goood! I’m a fan!” Yay! This totally made my day :D
Anyhow, my head is spinning this month, I haven’t been sleeping well at all and I’m so busy trying to get my career straightened out that I feel my notes have been lacking. Sorry for venting here. I just needed to put this out there, anywhere…
The last time I tried this it was much better. This time, I got very little “mandarin” and mostly a stinky gym sock kindof flavour. First steep was bearable. Second one, not so much.
Last time I added agave so perhaps that was the difference?
Either way, my rating is being lowered :(
Had a cuppa yesterday. Backlog!!
and I could have sworn this one was from Kittena, but I don’t see any notes from you so now I’m not sure?! but then I don’t see any notes from anyone I’ve traded with…
Anyhow, I quite liked this! the mango is very mild, and the mate is nice and robust. Added honey to the first infusion because I wanted to taste the mango more, and the mate was overpowering it. It had some depth. Second infusion, the mango emerged more, but in a tart sortof fresh mango way. Yum!! better than the other mango mate I have, no question.
Thanks Kittena or whoever sent this my way!
wow. Thanks for the sample Azzrian! this is a neat one :)
When the cup is hot, I get some smoke. but not like LS smoke, more like tobacco that’s smoldering. but no longer lit. or even unfired.
After that, I find a sort of sparkly mineral note, and then something fruity/corn like.
Second steeping was more of the same, only a touch lighter.
Be careful not to oversteep here, I almost did and it got a littl thick.
Now I am off to the store so I can exchange some boots. They gave me two left feet!! and I did check that they were both there before taking them to the cash… but they had trouble finding the price marker so it must have gotten mixed up. Oh well. It gave me something to chuckle about!
Just don’t ask me to dance, k? ;)
Having a cuppa this now and it is still oh soooo good. I’m still on the hunt for a good chocolate rooibos equivalent but they all seem to fall flat somehow. I want just a CHOCOLATE tea. Not choco-orange-strawberry-ginger-mint. just cocoa. Please.
Anyhow, I am so sleepy today. Dunno whats gotten into me. Hopefully my matcha will arrive soon to keep me awake. It is all I can think about…
On a side note, what is with all the peach teas going around today?! I swear I think I’ve seen four reviews for peachy black teas all from different companies. I thought about posting mine but since it smelled like paint thinner, and tasted just ok with an awful aftertaste I’m gonna email them and see if the batch was bad.
Bah. It was free tea, so I’m not complaining!
Backlog from Saturday! Was so tired when I got home, this one totally slipped my mind.
So… from what I remember this was a great pot of tea. Notes of hay, spun wheat and mineral came through. I wish it had more depth.
In later steeps, something chocolate like emerged. A mild cocoa type flavour that shadowed something else. Malt balls perhaps? without the sugar of course.
Was tempted to try it with milk but the server was so busy that I dind’t want to hassle her. Well that and the two girls I was at tea with are purists… who don’t add anything. Not that it matters. Just saying! haha.
Lovely staff at Tsaa, they are so incredibly friendly and genuine that I can’t be upset about it! :)
On a side note, I stayed home yesterday waiting on a phone call from my web guru and he never called. gah! Now I feel guilty cuz I could have gone to see my Aunt who broke her leg on Saturday facepalm
This is some potent stuff. Holy shabaaaam!
A spicy chai rooibos this is. Like cinnamon hearts! with some agave and a dash of milk that is. My fave type of chai.
Reminds me of Bengal Spice actually, only a little more plain and lacking in the cocoa note. This will be fun to experiment with. I’ll be adding this gem to all sorts of other teas!
Rating: TBD but somewhere in the mid/upper 80s
So. A few months totally chills this baby OUT.
Dunno why but I have been craving this all week, even though I’ve only ever brewed it up once, and didn’t like it much at the time.
But today, oh yes it was spectacular. Ginger and oolong and oh so good. A little too thick for my liking, despite my diluting the cup.
The “tea” part is rather mild still, but in a complimentary way to the ginger. I wish I new what the base is.
A touch of honey brought out a creamy texture I wasn’t expecting, in a really lovely way. Next time, I may try one of my infusions iced. Or maybe that is what I’ll do with my fourth :)
Now I wish I hadn’t shipped most of this off in swaps! ha.