643 Tasting Notes
I got super pumped for a mug of this last night for dessert and then as I was microwaving the almond milk (I’m a classy broad) I remembered I was holding off on matcha until my whisk arrives. Oops.
Another great flavoured matcha! Smells and tastes like banana candy. No added sweetness needed thanks to the flavour, bed it’s just a real treat. Perfect for a dessert latte. I’m only two matchas in and it’s already reinforcing that I’m gonna have to make a Red Leaf order in the future.
Thanks so much for these samples VariaTEA — they’re knocking it out of my park.
Rats. This is definitely not what I was hoping it would be—my hopes were high, but that’s just because I’ve come to expect a certain deliciousness from a flavoured black. First short hot steep was underwhelming (not awful, just underwhelming) so I hoped a cold brew would redeem it and bring out those peachy fruity notes… but sadly not. Any fruity notes were overwhelmed by the bitterness that came through from the Ceylon. Really? Huge bummer. I didn’t think a bitter brew was possible with a cold steep! Meh.
Finished my sample of this from VariaTEA today for morning tea, with a dash of sugar and milk, and a big ol’ pumpkin pie doughnut on the side. I can only think this was the perfect tea choice for it!
Like, really. A+ morning tea. Lovely sweet and spice flavours through the black tea, ah.
I have also been stressing about the fact that my current house guest, despite having fifty or so open teas to choose from, keeps going back to my precious dwindling supply of Fantasy Island, aka my personal favourite that just gets saved for special occasions. WOMAN, BACK OFF. TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I’m so bad at confrontation that I’ve ended up just hiding it. Lucky she leaves tomorrow.
WELCOME TO A DELICIOUS MOUTHFUL OF BACON TEA!
For real, it’s been a while since I’ve had some lapsang souchong, but I can’t remember other brands I’ve tried being quite this preposterously smoky.
This is divine, from start to finish. A real single malt whisky of teas.