772 Tasting Notes
This was a pleasant surprise from the September Monstrositea box—I was anticipating it to be just a normal flavoured matcha but it’s actually got starch in it as well so it thickens up into a texture that reminded me a bit of an Italian hot chocolate, sans the milky/creaminess. Really interesting and quite exciting to try! Great job Monstrositea—I love the adventures this tea box takes me on.
One from my awesome swap with VariaTEA and tonight I had a simple no-nonsense cup on a short steep of around 2mins. Really tasty, a nice black tea with a touch of sweetness. The first time I tried it was in a cold brew overnight and the flavouring was so delicate it didn’t really come through—but tonight we have a winner!
The first sample off the bat for me and High Tea with Harriet and already I’m loving their customer service, hooray! An Aussie online company that sells samples as well as full boxes—YAY.
I popped this one open first, it being an evening and I’m funny with names. This wasn’t high on my list to try but I grabbed it as a flavoured white anyway.
WOW this one needs a better description because it smells like a peach explosion in here! I suppose I haven’t encountered a fresh mirabelle before so it could smell like that, but my brain said peach. Wow wow WOW wow.
Served too hot and you lose that delicate fruit flavour, but as soon as it cools (or if you brew it a bit cooler) holy moly, that flavour carries through from dry to wet nose to tastebuds! I wish I had an ingredients list for this because surely some flavour has been added to boost the mirabelle. This is crazy sweet. And the sample’s big enough to gimme a cold brew run too!