90 Tasting Notes
Backlogging from last night. Wow, this is sweet! Has a very strong sugary/mapley smell. The taste is pretty close to the description: vanilla icing and sugar. Substituted this instead of some sorbet for dessert last night and it definitely quelled the sweet craving.
2 teaspoons and a little vanilla half and half.
Backlog from yesterday: the smell is spot on for this and the taste is pretty close too. Has a wonderful caramel scent mixed with a slightly buttery popcorn taste. I don’t think I’d try this one cold and I prefer hot matcha lattes anyway.
Royal grade matcha, distinctive flavoring. 2 chasaku scoops to 8oz light vanilla soy milk.
I finally got around to turning in my recalled glass tumbler so I picked up 2oz of this herbal while I was at Teavana. it smells sweet and banana-like, and tastes along those lines but wow is this sweet. I like sweet things and this is reaching the overpowering stage for me; I feel like I should brush my teeth after. Not surprising for a Teavana blend, but it’s also pretty heavy with all the chunks of fruit and whatever so I don’t think I’ll get very many cups out of the 2oz.
Had this with a little vanilla half and half.
Had this again with different soy milk, still no dice. The mint is overpoweringly minty to me & I got zero chocolate taste. Not even the weird chemically chocolate taste I got with the Belgium Chocolate matcha. This also had a cloying sweetness to it that didn’t balance well with the mint for me.
OMG, Chocolate Cake replacement have I found you? The orange is strong in smell, & in the first cup I had of this it was oddly present, but that chocolate taste I love & miss so much from the discontinued Chocolate Cake is present here! First cup started out orangey, then had the pu’erh taste, then chocolate notes, then orange again at the end. Today it was pretty much all chocolate pu’erh with maybe a hint of orange. No sugar, but did add about 2 teaspoons of french vanilla half & half.
Reserving rating so far as I’ve only had this once & it was with the evil soy milk that I don’t like. I’ve almost finished off that carton, so once it’s gone I’ll retry this with different soy. It was over-the-top minty and chalky tasting, but I’m blaming that on the milk because it did the same thing to my last cup of cheesecake matcha.