593 Tasting Notes
Red Leaf Tea – Sample #4
30 May 2014, side-by-side comparison with Sample #3
Dry: Not as vibrant as previous matchas.
Straight: Dark green liquor. Grassy and bitter as well. Ahh my water might have been a bit too hot? Ahh well, I’ll see how well it does when I add milk to it.
Latte: So SO much better. I the milk definitely helped; the bitterness was replaced by nice and sweet flavours. No need to sweeten :)
Suggested Price: ((I’ll edit this later))
//will try again later with a lower temperature water haha
Red Leaf Tea – Sample #1
30 May 2014, side-by-side comparison with Sample #2
Dry: Nice vibrant green colour. A bit less aromatic as compared to Sample #2
Straight: Just tastes like watered down green tea? Decent, but I’ve had better.
Latte: Ahh well, this is how I like my matchas! It’s still okay though. The matcha base was a bit bland, even with a touch of sugar for an attempt to bring the flavours out more. The vanilla almond milk helped bring it out, but there’s only so much you can do with an okay matcha base.
Suggested Price: $10
Red Leaf Tea – Sample #2
30 May 2014, side-by-side comparison with Sample #1
Dry: Nice vibrant green colour. Slightly more aromatic than Sample #1
Straight: A really nice matcha! Great green colour, and tastes… like grass. Which is how it should taste haha.
Latte: Oh this is wonderful! I really like this matcha. At first I was slightly afraid when I saw the package. I’ve only ever had just a couple matchas before, and I definitely thought that all these teas were going to taste the exact same, but I really do see a difference between Sample #1 and #2. This one was much more flavourful from start to finish. I find myself reaching for this cup more often, so sample #2 wins this round!
Suggested Price: $15
Thank you MissB for a sample of this tea!
Ahh this tea smells very different compared to all the other rooibos teas I have. Not quite a woodsy rooibos scent, and definitely not a dessert cupcake and caramel scent. Just.. different? I can’t quite put my finger on it though. It has a sharp cherry medicine smell to it, but like the good kind! Like Robitussin… but I actually like Robitussin so this tea might actually taste really good for me haha.
Steeping, it’s starting to develop a stronger, unpleasant smell to it
Dark amber in colour
Tastes… I can’t describe it? Slight cherry medicine, but not as strong. Slight notes of ginger and spice.
I don’t know what to make of this tea! I neither love it nor hate it. Thank you MissB for successfully finding a tea that confuses my tastebuds; this is a first! Hahah well I’m enjoying this tea at the moment. Sorta mindlessly drinking it as I watch the series premiere of The Night Shift which aired yesterday! Eoin Macken and Jill Flint though. I love them so much.
I had a very small like 1g sample of this that I took from the TTTTB and it was good.
Thank you to QueenOfTarts for sending me a much larger sample, yielding a much larger mugful of this tea tonight :)
It’s… unique. Fruity in a sense, but darker. I’ve never had fig before, but I’m assuming that’s the main flavour that I’m getting right now. The rose is ever so slight.
Unique and very nice for tonight :)
Flavors: Fig, Rose
A big ol thank you to VariaTEA for sending this tea my way!
Oh dessert teas. And it’s caffeine free as well! Ahh I love teas like this :)
This is dang good okay. It smells like a typical vanilla birthday cake dry, and the sweetness just carries over as it brews. The woodsy rooibos takes over a bit too much to my liking so the sweet birthday cake gets lost a bit, but it’s still totally fine.
But this is a lovely tea. Love love love all my rooibos at night :)
From the name, I’m assuming it’s supposed to have notes of white wine. I honestly don’t know how wine is supposed to taste like since I’ve never had alcohol before! Yep. People are very surprised to hear that I don’t drink and I’m like.. I’m not old enough?? So yeah. That’s a thing that happens all the time.
I have cooked with alcohol before. White wine in our risotto, red in our coq au vin, beer in our bbq shrimp, and oh our tequila lime chicken was quite possibly the BEST thing I’ve ever tasted! But never alcohol on it’s own.
This one smells nice! It smells familiar in a way with the muscat since I always had muscat gummies when I was younger. This tea looks and smells great! I love the addition of the jasmine flowers and the cute little sugar nodes :)
Taste-wise, it’s really good! Oh wow, I really like this one. I think I like muscat flavours over grape. Muscat is sweeter, which I love :) But yeah, I’ve definitely had like 2 muscat teas and 1 grape tea in my life so I can’t really compare them.
I’ve had this tea for a while and only now did I decide to drink it? Dang. Well this is an absolutely wonderful tea. Definitely an ‘everyday’ sort of tea… if only that can be a thing! I have so much tea I need to rotate it all. But at least I know this one is great :)
And I sorta feel like Lupicia is starting to boom here on steepster :) I used to never see them on my dash, but now they’re there all the time, which makes me uber happy :)
Decided to try this one iced!
Ahh I think I’m starting to love iced teas now. I used to only drink hot tea, but this one is pretty good iced.
I taste no lemon whatsoever, but the cream is good. Ori was one of the teas from the Hobbit sampler packs that sounded so good on the website, but it is sort of a let down. It didn’t taste as good as I expected it to be, but it’s just a nice, generic creamy black tea.
Just 2g of this left so into the sipdown pile it goes!