786 Tasting Notes

97
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
786 tasting notes

I have been eyeing this one for such a long time! Well, I finally ordered it and when I opened the bag it smelled like chocolate ice cream! Mmm :] The smell of the steeped tea is so relaxing. I’m about to fall asleep so hopefully this mate will kick in! I love roasted mate and that’s mainly what I’m getting from this. The chocolate malt lingers in the aftertaste. It almost reminds me of warm rocky road ice cream. Mmmmmmmmm :]

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Babble

I really like this one. For a while I was “meh” about mate, but this is really good!!!!

KallieBoo!

Mm I love mate! And I love this one too. If you liked this one you’d probably like Chocolate Vanilla Twist from Big Tea House :)

Babble

Ooooh, I’ve never even heard of that tea before but I’ll have to check it out. Thanks :)

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93
drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
786 tasting notes

Finished the rest of this :[ Now I’ll be craving more until I actually remember to order it. It has definitely made my top 5! :]

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74
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
786 tasting notes

Thank you Tattooed_tea!
This is a pretty rooibos with all the colors and petals in it. This has a weird fruit flavor to it. It kind of reminds me of fruit punch. I can taste pineapple and coconut. And maybe a bit of vanilla. There is different fruit flavors with each sip but that darn coconut just keeps wanting to over power them. I like it and I’m happy I got a chance to try it, but this may be one of those teas I just don’t run and order right now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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97

I was excited to see a wintergreen matcha! I love wintergreen! It is my favorite flavor out of all the mint flavors you could find. I’m happy I saved it for last. Last is best of all the game, right? You can find it here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/wintergreen-matcha.html

MMM this smells like wintergreen Altoids! I could eat a pack of them a day. And I do :[ My wintergreen Altoid habit is getting expensive.. haha The smell is very strong and wakes my senses up a little bit. It’s slightly spicy, slightly sweet. It made my entire tv room smell like wintergreen. Now let’s see how it tastes…
Woo! It even tastes like wintergreen Altoids! The flavor is spicy, sweet, and cooling. I feel like mints and green tea go together quite well. In this case they make a perfect couple! They compliment each other. You think it would be weird hot but I almost prefer it hot! And it makes an excellent iced matcha as well, obviously.. I can see myself running out of this quickly. This is a very unique one, too. I haven’t seen many wintergreen flavored teas around so I’m very happy I found this one :] I’d recommend you give this one a try if you are a fan of mint teas!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I just ordered this one!!!!

KallieBoo!

It’s delicious!! :)

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100

I am slightly surprised that this was not on here so I’m sorry if I accidentally made a double! Anyways I’ve never officially tried champagne except for that one time on New Years.. But that was long ago(and not very well remembered), and I can no longer remember what it tastes like haha You can find it here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/champagne-matcha.html

When I opened the package I got a lovely, sweet smell. I actually felt like I was smelling the top of bottle of actual champagne. I even felt like I could smell a bit of that alcohol smell that makes you crinkle your nose, which made me think twice about actually drinking it… But when whisked it has a beautiful sweet, grape smell to it.
Oh my goodness. This is actually REALLY good. It’s very sweet has a bit of a natural grape flavor to it. It’s very light tasting. The flavors kind of mix together in this one. There is a little bit of both present. This is PERFECT if you are just looking for a light, after dinner tea. This one is also missing that bitter aftertaste, or I just found the perfect temperature or water-to-matcha ratio. This is a very unique matcha and I would recommend it to anyone feeling a bit adventurous! Here is the link:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/champagne-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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100

Well on my last Red Leaf order I just had to order it with the Champagne matcha.. Strawberries and champagne! :] Anyways you can find this matcha here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/strawberry-matcha.html

Opening this package was such a joy! The smell was delicious! It smelled like ripe, tart strawberries. It almost reminded me of those strawberry hard candies with the soft center. Ugghh.. now I’m craving them :[ This even made my kitchen smell so wonderful! Yay :] I love when that happens!
To me the flavor is somewhere between natural strawberry and candy strawberry. It’s a little more on the candy side but that makes it all the better! For some reason it kind of reminds me of the fluoride at my dentist’s office(which is totally a good thing because I LOVE that fluoride. It also tastes like the candy :D and that is the last thing I say about teeth tonight :]). Anyways.. the strawberry works SO well with the matcha. They bring each other out so nicely. This matcha is not only sweet. It has a little bit of a tartness to it! But that just adds to the experience! I think it’s safe to say this just might be my new favorite matcha from Red Leaf! :] So I will leave you the link just in case you need to order some amazing matcha:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/strawberry-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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56

Well I was saving this one for more of a fall-like day but I seriously couldn’t resist not buying it any longer. And just my luck it went on sale right after I bought it :P And as always you can get this fabulous matcha here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pumpkin-pie-matcha.html

When I opened my little gold bag the smell of warm pumpkin pie hit me in the face! When I dumped it into my little tin all I could smell was cinnamon and clove. MM :] It’s very strong…
The flavor is also VERY strong. The spices in here are very, very strong. The main flavor I’m getting from this matcha is clove. The clove is the dominant flavor, by far. And I’m not sure how I feel about that :[ I use cloves to numb tooth aches so it just reminds me of tooth aches… I’m really happy I got the “delicate” flavoring on this one because I just don’t think I could handle any more of this.. I really wish there was a bit more cinnamon or something in this. Maybe next time I drink it I will add some cinnamon and a TINY bit of sweetener to round those edges.
I really wanted to like this one.. But I just can’t handle this much clove..

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Babble

Bummer. This is supposed to come tomorrow so we’ll see what I think..

KallieBoo!

Maybe it’s just my taste buds. Everyone else seemed to love it!

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84

I’m continuing my matcha journey with White Chocolate Matcha! And you can find it here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/white-chocolate-matcha.html

Mm this matcha smells pretty good! It smells like melted white chocolate. Like I left a candy bar in my hot car and it melted in the wrapper. Lately I’ve been taking my matcha to work in my tumbler so it was really nice to have a big, frothy bowl sitting in front of me.
This is a really creamy matcha. But for some reason I’m not really getting the white chocolate flavor. It tastes like a matcha cupcake with a smooth frosting. I really like the semi-sweetness of the white chocolate along with the sweetness of the matcha. Usually, to me, the matcha has a slight bitter aftertaste (not a bad thing). I feel like the white chocolate just kind of smooths that out. I really like how this is working out! It’s nice and delicate. But next time I think I might go for the “distinctive” flavor option instead of the “delicate” and see how much of a difference it makes.. I would recommend this to anyone just starting out with matcha! It keeps the matcha flavor and smooths out the slight bitterness. I’ll leave you the link again:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/white-chocolate-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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68
drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
786 tasting notes

I feel like all of the holiday teas I got were a bad batch :\ I’m having an epic sip-down today and decided to try and finish the holiday teas. I remembered that this one would have a VERY bitter aftertaste so I added a bit of sugar.. It actually helped round the bitterness and bring out the sweet gingerbread taste. Now it’s a bit better. It’s a little spicy but mostly sweet. Now it just tastes like gingerbread with icing :]

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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95

Thanks to Sare (not By Bo lol) for this sample! MMMM it’s so good. I can taste hints of cherry and cream or almond. It’s very sweet and you can still taste a little green tea. This is very delicious! Thanks again Sare!!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I love camping, longboarding, listening to and making music, hiking, yoga, cooking, the color blue, The Beatles, and of course the wonderful world of tea!
My journey with tea started about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve learned a lot and that my favorites include oolongs, pu-erhs, and silver needle. I love a good dessert tea but I have found recently that I’m craving pure teas more and more! I look forward to learning a lot more from my fellow Steepsters :]

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