brewed 1 tsp in 6oz boiling water for 5 min, then added about 2 oz vanilla almond milk. Mmmm tastes much like coffee to me – roasty, a bit nutty, but also with a hint more sweetness than the burnt/bitter flavor that often comes with coffee. I’m so glad to finally try this!
1735 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this tea an awful lot in the past few months! I made a cup hot today while also brewing some for a pitcher of iced. So I’ll be drinking some more this week!
The first time I made this (last month) I followed the directions – basically dumped the powder into milk, stirred with a spoon, heated, stirred again… and got an almost undrinkable cup of hot milk, lightly flavored, with green clumps.
This second time, I went a bit overboard the other way on prep, but it worked. First I sifted the powder into my mug of Silk vanilla almond milk. HOWEVER, there is granulated sugar in the mix, which is too big to go through the holes. So after the powder was sifted through, I dumped the leftover sugar in after it (there were no tea clumps to worry about.) I whisked with a metal whisk to get the big stuff, then my chasen (bamboo matcha whisk) for a much finer result. Then I heated in microwave as directed, and whisked again afterwards. Finally, as an extra, I frothed about 2oz of 2% milk and poured it over top for a very luxurious drink indeed!
Next time I will forgo the sifting and use the chasen to whisk the powder into about 3-4 oz milk, then mix in the rest of the milk, heat, and stir. I think that will minimize the prep while still delivering a well-blended cup. The frothed milk on top really is nice, so I’ll probably keep that! :-)
Flavor-wise, I agree with Suzi – it’s slightly salty, but creamy and sweet too in my opinion. It does not taste like cherry or even flowers. It’s ok, and seems really to go well with the vanilla almond milk, but really it’s just lower grade matcha with sugar added. I’m looking forward to trying the strawberry and caramel which I hope will have a more intense flavor.
Meh. I was expecting this to wow me. Or at least to taste more brisk and fresh than Twinings IB teabags. It did not. :-(
tasted ok for the first few hot sips, then got a weird (artificial?) aftertaste as it cooled. Will try it iced before dumping it out…
drinking it hot and unsweet. I like it better iced and sweet.
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surprisingly flavorful. I probably had my water a little too hot, but there’s only a trace of bitterness on the finish. Adding some sugar, honey, or agave would probably smooth that out. This is another tea that’s probably better iced. It’s pretty full-bodied, for a flavored white.
mixed 1.5 tsp with 1 bag Red Chai & Rooibos Red Tea Blend by World Classics in a big mug to create a spiced cranberry rooibos drink. Nice for a grey, rainy day. Would be good in winter!
mixed 1 bag with 1.5 tsp Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java in a big mug to create a spiced cranberry rooibos drink. Nice for a grey, rainy day. Would be good in winter!
It is in fact very refreshing and yummy iced. However I steeped it too hot, so I’m not ready to give a rating yet.
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backlogging last nite’s smoothie – matcha, vanilla silk almond milk, chobani strawberry greek yogurt. MMMmmmm.
fruity and refreshing with a buttery green base, would be great iced
tastes like a balanced blend of lavender and rooibos, with a hint of rose. Not too perfumey or too woody or too “herby.” Ok I guess. Will let you know if it calms me down. I do like the scent, but could do with less rose…
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I’m gonna have to buy some of this, as I was loathe to use my last teabag, but wanted to drink it! I was craving it’s smooth, velvety texture. Maybe I’ll get it loose? I’ve never tried a loose Stash tea before…
so far I don’t like their other flavors, bu this one I actually have cravings for!
was looking for the right tea to go with my leftover pizza for lunch. I think this will fit the bill!
backlogging from sat 1 may -
Cup of hot Lipton with lemon at the Arcade diner in Memphis. The trolley couldn’t get there because the switches were out, so after walking the last few blocks through a deluge, with tornado sirens going off around us, this really hit the spot. Everything has it’s place, and the rest of our breakfast was worth all the peril we braved to get there.
This was GREAT with a teaspoon of good quality maple syrup. The perfect tea to go with my breakfast of fried egg on english muffin w/ provolone. I love the sweet, brisk, and slightly smoky notes of the tea. I am raising my rating, as the syrup really made this tea.
I added this to a Steaz Green Tea with Lemon – Unsweetened to make it drinkable (the “tea” tasted like lemon water!"). It did render it drinkable, but I have no idea why I liked this powder so much the first time. It tastes kinda fake and a bit chalky, with the occasional floatie.
very refreshing, natural-tasting flavor. This is my canned tea of choice (not that I drink much canned tea!)
I followed the time/temp parameters to the letter, but it tastes bitter and oversteeped :-(
I guess I’ll put it in the fridge and see if chilling will save this cuppa…