1610 Tasting Notes
I can’t believe I’ve been on Steepster for more than 2 years! Looking back on my tasting note on this tea, I also couldn’t believe that I used to put sugar and/or milk in my rooibos. I no longer do that. However, I am willing to give it a try for this tea.
I went to a mall near me and was surprised to find The Zen Shop in there! I moved since 2009 so I didn’t think there would be one near me. I found this tea, and I was excited to try it again. I had remembered it tasting sweet and delicious. Upon tasting this tea, it didn’t smell like I thought it would smell. It didn’t taste as sweet as I thought it would either. I guess my taste has changed or this tea blend may have been altered. However, judging from the ingredients on the package and on this site, they are the same.
This tea is delicious. It is warm and mildly spicy. The spices didn’t translate strongly. The rooibos predominated this tea, which was tasty. I can’t wait to try this one again. For now, I know that I need to bump the rating down on this one.
I found my samples of mates by Adagio in my cupboard. I put them in my “daily teas box” so I can reach for them more. I tried this for the first time. I wanted something bright and cheerful. Citrus sounds right. This smells like lemongrass… very strongly. This tea reminds me of a tea that I’ve had before. Perhaps a Numi lemony mate? I am not sure. Regardless, this is a good tea. Since I love lemongrass, I am a fan. I love the hint of orange in this tea as well. It is also a bit grassy and bitter in the aftertaste. The mate mix looked powdered, so I had to use a disposable tea bag for this tea.
I finished this up today. It was a good tea! I love the matcha in here and the bright green brew! Very colorful and very much like spring. It is a bit astringent, even with my shorter steep time. Overall, a good green tea. Not my favorite though. The only other matcha green blend that I’ve tried and absolutely love is genmaicha with extra matcha.
This one was interesting to me. First, I love brown sugar! I have tried figs before, and I know I like them. They have a certain starchy taste to it. This tea definitely has that taste. The flavor wasn’t very strong. The black tea was a little astringent, but it wasn’t terrible. I added brown sugar to this blend. I’m sure it would taste better with milk, but I’m not sure. I will try it next time. There is a definite fig taste to this tea. Good tea overall. This isn’t a very strong tea, but the flavors linger in my mouth.