286 Tasting Notes
Mmmmm, this is quite fantastic.
Finally, I got my parcel from 52teas in the mail yesterday. It was a good mail day for me. This is the only one of the three teas in the package that I was able to try yesterday, and it was so delicious. I had three infusions, and I think the second one was the best. But all three were absolutely wonderful. I am already sad that I can’t reorder this tea whenever I want it.
Courtney sent me a sample of this one, and even though I absolutely hate champagne, I really wanted to try it because sweet and fruity pineapple sounds delightful.
It is way too similar to champagne for me.
I do see from several other reviews that this one gets bitter if it is steeped for longer than 1-2 minutes, so I will try that next time to see if it’s any better, because I have enough for a couple more cups.
After having regular matcha and then trying this today, I was actually able to taste the caramel flavor. Oh, holy yum.
I actually think I prefer regular matcha, but this made for a lovely post-lunch treat. I am super happy that Courtney sent me a sample of this, because I can definitely see myself enjoying this again. Over and over.
I was a bit intimidated by matcha, and now I just want to order ALL THE KINDS.
Yum, this is tasty!
After my first cup, I had thought of all these things I wanted to write about in my tasting note, about the floral-y fragrance mixed with a dark, malty taste… but mostly, I forgot all of it as I drank my second and third infusions. But it is delicious, and I am sad that my sample from Courtney only contained enough for one taste of this.
I bought 100g of this before it disappears, and I thoroughly enjoyed several cups before bed tonight. I had a busy Saturday, and wanted something calming and warm and delicious while I finally get to sit down and relax and watch Labyrinth.
This is so perfect. I love that it’s similar to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, because I love them both, but it’s got this extra element of warmth with the cinnamon and orange peel, the ‘crumble’, I guess.
I’ve had this before and not logged it, because it was a quick taste while I was visiting with my dad. I thought he might like it, so I brought it out to my farm to have with him one afternoon.
I was in the mood for black tea, but I wanted something warm and light, not overwhelmingly dessert-y. It came down to this one or Ceylon Star, and tonight, Glitter & Gold won. I actually really enjoy this tea. It’s kind of quiet and understated and delightful.
I’ve seen some people compare it to Della Terra’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and while I can see where this comparison comes from, I much prefer this.
(Man, trying to write up a tasting note without my glasses on is kind of tough. Letters all look the same, YARGH!)
EDIT: Sadly, it appears that this tea does not re-steep very well. I normally prefer the second infusion, but not this time.
This is very good and fruity, but not for me. I am not a fan of mango, but I do enjoy how sweet and fresh this tea tastes. Thanks, Courtney, for sending me a bit of this to try! I have enough for another cup, still, and I am thinking I’ll try cold-brewing my leftover leaves to see how that works.