1077 Tasting Notes
I got this as a free sample in my last Della Terra order, I was very pleased I got this one, because it was almost in my order! I had a cup a few weeks ago but forgot to log it, so I will now, as this is most definitely an Eastery tea due to the name!
I was unsure of what to expect looking at the dry blend. There were a few peas, quite a bit of corn, some carrot bits, and the tea itself. The peas had me the most worried, because I really hate cooked peas (raw are delicious though, and pea pods are fine haha). But the dry smell is pleasantly peachy and very light. I steeped for 2 minutes. The steeped smell is peach once again, but with a different, full smell from the vegetables. I think it’s the corn that’s causing it. It smells quite mouthwatering and refreshing.
The taste is very light and quite delicious. First I get a wonderful mouthfeel, kind of thick yet light, from the vegetables. There’s a mild corn taste, and mid-sip the peach really shines. The tea base goes perfectly with this blend as well. The aftertaste tapers off and leaves a clean feeling in the mouth. I don’t get much lemongrass anywhere, but this tea is still pretty good!
Overall, an interesting tea, I wasn’t sure what I would get with so many vegetables in the blend. But they add more to the feel of the tea rather than any strong veggie flavors, and the peach brings it together nicely. Thanks for the sample Della Terra!
I am finally just about done this, it is getting pretty strong as it is fairly old. This morning I was wanting something sweet because it’s Easter and I don’t have any candy (insert sadface) so I mixed this with my caramel matcha, half tsp of each. I then added about a half tsp of sugar after whisking with hot water. The result is not too bad, but the blueberry is mostly overpowering the caramel and it is pretty strong. The caramel is mostly present in the later part of the sip. Not bad, and I am feeling the matcha energy! Perfect for working on my one paper of the term! (how I dislike papers lol) See previous notes on both of these matchas :)
Oh, and Hoppy Easter!
So I have just returned from the mall, and I am beat. Note to self: never go shopping on a long weekend Saturday. I have a lot of work to get done tonight too, so I thought I’d finally bust out my guayusa. This is my first experience with it, I have been a bit nervous about the caffeine buzz, especially because this is straight guayusa, not in a blend. But here we go!
The dry leaves are nice and grassy smelling. I didn’t really know how long to steep for, so I did the wimpy end of the scale at 4 minutes. The liquor brews up a murky green, reminds me of a river, maybe the Amazon! :P and yes I totally am getting that jungle feel, with the color and the smell. It is a very leafy, green, grassy smell, and there’s also a hint of sweet. I tried pouring this into my clear mug to fully see the color and sniffed the empty mug and there was a lovely sugary sweet scent to it!
As for the taste, it is very green tasting, definitely getting a grassy flavor out of this one. It is actually reminding me a bit of straight green rooibos! I think it’s the hint of sugar in the aftertaste. Oh, and this feels very refreshing to drink as well.
Overall, it’s not bad at all. I would really like to try some blends with this as well! Not bad, although I’m not sure if I would get more than my sample of it, that remains to be decided. So far it is pretty tasty though!
ETA – I can feel myself slowly regaining energy, which I like! This also becomes very smooth and easy to drink once it cools, and the feeling of refreshment grows. Very nice, and happy I tried this tea!
Second cup of the day, heading to the mall once I can pull my boyfriend away from working on our design project lol. I only have one cup left of this one, I was going to put it all in and do a sipdown, but it would be a lot all at once haha. So an almost sipdown lol. Light and sweet, I will probably miss this one more than I think once it’s gone. See previous notes :)
Had a cup of this in the morning for energy. Going to try to get to the mall today to get some new clothes, as I desperately need some new work-like attire! So this was my choice for some thirst quenching energy, sans caffeine. I didn’t even add honey today and it was awesome. I love ginger teas, especially this one! See previous notes :)
Another tea I haven’t had in ages! This is so tasty and I am definitely getting sugar snap pea flavor tonight. The mouthfeel is also super silky. I did the first steep for 20 seconds in my little glass walled teacup with a brew basket, probably 4 g of tea. Absolutely delicious! Going to have a few more tonight. See previous notes on this tea!
Sipdown – my second most logged tea! :( this is delicious, and will probably get re-ordered at some point..but I have Lime Chiffon and Lemon Lime Cream Tart to drink down first! A smooth cup of lemon cake right here, see previous notes on this awesome tea :)
Oh, and this is my 300th tasting note! One of my favorite teas for it too :D
I was going to open a new Verdant oolong today, but I looked at my Yixing and realized, man, I haven’t used you in forever! So I had to have a session :) I did two rinses for my Yixing pot to soak up as much tea as it could! This is divine. Still my favorite oolong ever I think. So much honey sweetness, burst of fruit, just lovely. I remember why I like Mi Lan Dancong black now as well, the flavor profile has similarities to this one, particularly the bursting honey flavor. I will continue steeping this for a while, and continue debugging code with the boy. Happy Good Friday as well everyone! :) See previous notes on this tea too.
I’m getting close to a sipdown of this, about 2 cups left! This one is nice and light and fresh, a good contrast to the sweet carmamel banana tea I had before it. It’s actually quite thirst quenching to me as well, but I think I would prefer a bit more mint and jasmine than green tea for flavor, it still has that grassiness that is ok, but not my favorite. But it’s still yummy, and I will gladly finish my cup. See previous notes on this tea :)
ETA – this gets much tastier as it cools, the mint and jasmine become more pronounced. I like it :)