223 Tasting Notes
After a summer of matcha shakes I’m back to hot tea drinking :) Maybe, hopefully, i got a bunch of tea waiting for me…
This bit of the Rare Tea Oolong sampler was left since June.
And yumm. Good choice for a new start. It has a really pleasant, good and soothing taste.
I ordered more :D Hooked I am on Matcha NaNa Milk shake at the moment – and i spoiled some friends with it too. What i do is pretty much:
1,5 tsp matcha
few oz’s of milk
little bit of lemon juice
ice (almost as much as milk)
and a little bit of sugar (not necessarily)
I usually stir everything else first in the shaker, then add and stir the matcha powder in the end.
Interesting tea, bought 100g of this tea on the train station in Basel Switzerland. So they have the website in 3 languages – german, english and french. And the name of this tea is so different in every language that its almost funny. French version is Caravane Russe, german is Russisches Roulet. I just find that a bit peculiar :D
Was looking for some real black tea for my stay in Switzerland. And i preferred a new kind. It smelled quite rich comparing to English breakfast for example.
Tea smells like leaves, bit smokey I guess.
Oh now i remembered that i’ve sweetened it. Not a very good way to review a tea :D It was just meant for latte thats why. But its yummy like this.
The real review another day :D
First of 31 :D
It’s my work tea for the day.
I intended to steep it for 3 minutes then forgot a bit – so it was probably like 5 minutes or so.
Color is well black tea typical – more brown than red. It’s bit bitter for me. Quite strong. I even taste a little earthiness that reminds me of pu-ehr’s.
Think it would be great with milk. Gonna try it in a bit.
Oh it got better colder. Nice flavor.
Note – yummy with milk.
Quite good this one is. Yeeeesssss :D
Well when i got my DoMatcha reward tin and realized i loooove matcha latte i got scared i’d run out of it too fast. And matcha cant be bought in my country. Sad i know. Ordering little DoMatcha tins was kinda too pricey so i went to look for some more affordable decent replacement. And I found it. This was 20$ for 100g of matcha plus a gift sampler of some green tea (title is in japanese – having issues figuring out what it could be).
I made a latte and it’s almost as good as DoMatcha. Maybe it’s just slightly less delicate and smooth. But really barely. For me it’s almost as good. And that means yummm.
So see, ebay can be good too ;)
I also got the tea delivered in just 2 weeks from Japan – and shipping was free.
Here’s the link of the ebay store in case you dare to try ;)