2088 Tasting Notes
Another backlog of a tea I had a while back (and just remembered). It was just as delicious as I recalled, and my boyfriend even noticed its delicious, delicious aroma. Mmmm. I taste less blueberry and more cake/sugary sweetness, but it’s really quite good.
This one has definitely lost flavour over time, but I’m not sure it’s really a bad thing, haha. It was pretty darn potent before! Anyhow, I should have sweetened this, but it’s perfectly smooth to drink straight, therefore fairly enjoyable.
Finally trying this one again, a year later. Thankfully, it no longer tastes quite so tomatey/brothy (though I can sense similar notes, so it’s probably just that flavours have muted over time). Anyhow, it’s not bad, although I’m not particularly fond of it. There’s a nice light, sweet cinnamon, but I can’t really pick out the other flavours. They are verging on savoury, which is a little odd for me.
Anyhow, perhaps sometime in the future when I’ve sipped down a few more things, I’ll try Whispering Pines again :) There are some blends I’m dying of curiousity about, haha!
Grrr, Steepster ate my note. Something about delicious vanilla creaminess, and mixing it in the future with milk oolong. Thankfully this wasn’t a note I had spent a bunch of time on!
Hmmm, whoops! I brewed this like a black, because it definitely looked like one. Luckily, it seems to have fared ok. This pretty much tastes like a jasmine green to me… nothing overly special, although there’s perhaps a bit of additional flavour and body compared to typical jasmine greens, and it may be a bit less floral. Not a huge fan of it, though, but I’ll finish off my sample, which is definitely over a year old.
Another tasty one. Kind of like a tempered version of Strawberry Pie HB. I still don’t get much rhubarb, but I like this blend anyhow.
Also had a cup of this one. Delicious. Ever since I figured out to brew greens for only 2 min, it’s been quite tasty, very nutty and coconutty, with a nice green base (almost verging on seaweedy).
I hadn’t had this in a quite a while, so made some this weekend…. oh man. Just like I remembered, so oolongy and banana-y and perfect. No overwhelming stevia, so I really do think that that was just a product of the bottom of the packet last time.
Anyhow, a part of me wishes that I’d stocked up on this one, but…. I have so much tea as is, haha. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough for them to bring it back at some point.
Sil gave me the remnants of two of her matcha latte mix samples from Red Leaf (way back), and I finally got to trying one sometime a week or two ago. I made it with milk, because I’m silly like that (I assume it didn’t need milk? Or maybe I’m wrong), but anyways, it was pretty delicious. No need to add sweetener, because it’s already in there, and the powder dissolved beautifully. Since I wasn’t doing the actual taste test for Red Leaf, I didn’t feel the need to compare the two samples, so I wouldn’t be able to comment on differences, but I did find it enjoyable and easy to use, and honestly? If I didn’t have so much tea, I’d be tempted to pick up some of the pre-made mixes just because it was so easy to use. I didn’t sift my matcha, didn’t heat any water/milk (I used cold milk), and it was ready to go, and delicious, in a couple minutes. Yum. Thanks Sil!
So, I made a bunch of teas a weekend or two ago, and didn’t log them, and now can’t remember them all! Boo. I wrote them down somewhere, but then proceeded to move… little pieces of paper get lost awfully easily.
Anyhow, this is one I know I did try. I remember it being fairly tasty, although not quite as ice creamy as I was expecting; it tasted more like a basic strawberry black. I think I have enough for another cup for myself, and will test it again and make some better conclusions (hopefully!), but it’s probably nothing I feel the need to restock.