843 Tasting Notes
Drank the last of this in the same fashion as last night’s strawberry & cream – delicious warming soy lattes! This is far less sweet than last night’s (and it didn’t help that I was bolstering with honey last night and decided not to tonight) but this is definitely my pick of the matchas I’ve tried, and I’m not the only one by the looks of it. Shazam.
A sipdown AND my 800th tasting note, this calls for a celebration!
Hooray, another sipdown! I’ve been trying to be ruthless over the last few months and not buy any new teas, but I suppose my ruthlessness only extends to not buying MANY new teas… I couldn’t resist going into Lupicia in Melbourne the other day, but that’s fair, because who knows when I’ll next be back in Melbourne? And I have picked up a T2 box here or there, but only a limited edition one… I swear. I swear.
I believe this sample came from VariaTEA last year… finally getting to the end of the delicious Red Leaf flavoured matchas and I will be sad to farewell them as they’ve been brilliant dessert options to have around. I’ve cheated tonight and finished this one off at work, where I’ve got access to a lovely big steamer and some delicious soy milk, so it’s Soy Matcha Latte Sunday in my hood. No regrets. Bloody marvellous.
I’m in danger of eating all the ginger kisses, too, if I’m not too careful.
Couldn’t resist and cracked this one open at breakfast with my porridge, mmm. Not as sweet as its dry scent but I reckon just a tiny bit of sugar would explode that dry sweetness like whoa. Nevertheless it was beautiful and I’m glad I got it, no thanks to Steepster for making me add it to my shopping list though!
Things I didn’t need to do on my Melbourne holiday: buy more tea.
Things I did do on my Melbourne holiday: buy more tea.
I guess it wasn’t SO bad—I managed to walk out of my first visit to Lupicia with only three tins (this, chaud les marrons and melon oolong). Not a cheap trip but to be fair the prices are comparable to T2, yet I’d rather give my money to Lupicia these days. Also the store staff were absolutely adorable and so sweet! My friends who were with me also walked away with some tea. I’m such a tea enabler.
This blend wasn’t on my wishlist (the other two were) but physically being in store and getting to smell the dry leaves of some of my wishlist teas did end up seeing me cull a few. We also got to try the sample of the day, which was the super grade momo oolong—another from my wishlist, and the sample didn’t leave me gushing, so off it came too.
This one smelled so fruity and lovely dry that I couldn’t resist it—plus the tin was so pretty too. It’s cherry blossom season in Japan, I’m weak! It’s low caffeine (or maybe even decaffeinated) black so I poured a bedtime brew. Just plain it doesn’t do much but add just a small sprinkling of sugar and BLAM, the berry flavour smacks you in the face! In a good way, I think. I don’t regret this purchase!
This sample’s gone the way of my feelings toward guayusa—I think I was a little blinded by the excitement of trying something I hadn’t tried before and that made me biased toward it. The caramel and vanilla flavours aren’t enough to overpower that other, less favourable flavour for me, so while it was a real treat to try this, I won’t return to it.