3065 Tasting Notes
Uhhhh I’m pretty sure I have written notes on this tea before, but perhaps it was under a different name…….. anyhow, drank this the other day. Nice and beany but I oversteeped so it was way too strong, bitter, and astringent. Whoops. And because I have no time during the week, I definitely did not manage to get another infusion out of the leaves, which is kind of sad :(
Trying to use up some old matcha, and discovered something one should never do – mix flavoured, sweetened matcha with sweet protein powder. Holy overly sweetened-ness! I mixed a bunch of this in skim milk with some soft-serve vanilla Promasil… yikes. I still drank it, but it was too much. I think plain matcha would have been a better idea. It also doesn’t help that I am not overly fond of this particular matcha, especially because it’s sweetened.
Again, a sipdown. And again… meh. I really don’t need flavoured matcha, honestly. Just plain stuff is perfectly fine for me, then mixed with “regular” (aka a bit sweet) almond milk. I did mix this stuff with unsweetened almond-coconut milk, and it had the perfect amount of sweetness, but it’s silly to pay high tea prices for sweetener. Anyhow, it wasn’t overly vanilla-y, but was good. I believe I prefer Red Leaf’s matches, however, especially with their ability (if it is still around) to select your matcha grade and flavour intensity, so you could really amp up on vanilla flavouring if desired.
Another tea that, although good, I’ve been drinking too much of. Despite my large hoard of tea, I’m really getting bored with what I’ve been drinking lately, because my travel-mug-compatible teas are actually rather limited. I need to go through my cupboards to find more teas-in-large-quantities-that-work-in-travel-mugs. Haha.