1453 Tasting Notes
This tea is so good. I had a Moment and grabbed my new gongfu teapot from Davids…it’s so wee and adorable! I’m not allowed to handle glass, though, so my wife did the actual steeping. We started with a 30 second steep and went up 15 seconds for each steep, pouring the tea into a bubble teapot. We made it to 1 minute, 15 seconds before the pot was full, and the leaves were still giving off lots of flavor. It smells heavenly. It’s creamy and delicious and everything I love about this tea.
Coldbrewed into a world of nope. It tastes like grapefruit that’s a few days too old and dried out. It’s not a pleasant tart, it’s a stomach-churning tart. Like taking a bite out of a white grapefruit peel.
Maybe it will be better hot. I hope so. I hate wasting tea, but I don’t think I can finish this.
Coldbrewed. This is…okay. Just okay. It’s juicy enough and I loved the first sip, but as the cup goes on, it’s less and less tasty. It’s got a weird taste to it that I’m going to assume is the chamomile, as I’m not overly familiar with it. My next cup will be a sipdown and that is more than okay with me.
It’s gone! YAY! For literally years, I have picked up this blend, wrinkled my nose, and put it back. But enough is enough, so I cold brewed this overnight with about twice the leaf I needed in an effort to empty the bag.
Full disclosure, it’s easily been two years since I got this blend and it’s been stored in a plastic ziploc baggie. So…I’m not holding my breath on this one.
I’m not going to change my rating because, well, it’s old. But despite twice the leaf, it’s weak and tastes like lemon cardboard. I’ll chug it for the sake of hydration, but I am glad to finally get it out of my cupboard.
I freaking love this tea. I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed it before. Oh well.
As we were packaging up some of this for Christina, I knew I needed to have some soon. Unfortunately, every time I remembered it, it was after 4 pm and I knew that if I had a cup, I wouldn’t sleep.
But today, it was awful hard to get up, so I am all over this matcha thing. This matcha is lovely, I’m drinking it cold with some sugar and it tastes just like a wintergreen lifesaver. Yum.
My wife loves cherry, so I chose this for our shared cold brew tonight. I had a sip before I added my agave and hoo boy. It was lip-puckeringly tart. So I added my agave, fixed my wife’s cup for her, and I added sugar to mine.
So I have a painfully sweet cup because I can’t be bothered to pay attention XD. It’s good, but it’s got so much hibiscus, it’s making my stomach hurt. This blend is all for her.