90 Tasting Notes

75
drank Cookie by Lupicia
90 tasting notes

A little disappointed with this one. It smells amazing, in fact, like a cookie, but because it smells so good the taste was a bit of a let down. It’s not that it tastes bad, it just doesn’t compare to the scent. More or less just a black tea-y tasting tea to me with a bit of cream added. Sometimes I add a few crystals of rock sugar. I actually get more of a caramel taste as the cup cools, but I don’t like lukewarm black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
TheTeaFairy

I have some of this on the way, I was a little skeptical about it but curiosity got the best of me!
I know what you mean about the let down part, to me, that’s what happens most of the time with flavoured tea. Just drank their Melon Oolong though, that one is spot on!

OwenjMayer

Yea, I got hooked in by the reviews for it so I gave it a try. Flavored teas generally work for me, but the hunt for a chocolate tea to replace David’s Teas Chocolate Cake has been a failure. Maybe I have too high of standards.

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83

Sipdown. Nice white tea, sweet, floral, hay notes…retains a nice taste even when lukewarm. Doesn’t go astringent on me. Between this and the Glenburn Silver Needle I’m not sure which I’d rather as they’re both nice, but I’ll probably stock this again in the future.

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75

Not really getting a toffee or anything other for that matter taste aside from creamy matcha. That’s not a bad taste, but since it’s supposed to be flavored it gets a reduced rating.

It smells similar to the caramel sample I received in my first order, so I was excited to get some of that smell translated into taste but it didn’t happen. This is the April sample so I’m guessing it’s basic grade matcha and delicate flavoring. May need to boost up the flavoring if I were to order it.

2 chasaku scoops dissolved in 175F water, then added 8oz heated light soy milk.

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85

Had it as a cold latte, about two and a half chasaku scoops dissolved in 175F water, added 10oz cold light soy milk, shook like crazy. I don’t hate the end result, but unlike the raspberry where the fruityness went up, the cheesecakeyness went down. Think I’ll stick to this one as a warm latte and try the fruity flavors as cold.

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85
drank Fig Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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2.5 chasaku scoops dissolved in 175F water, added 8oz light soy milk heated in my Breville milk frother. I’m really liking the plain soy milk, and it’s about half the calories of rice milk so that means I can have double the lattes…theoretically anyway.

Smells very figgy, thankfully doesn’t taste quite as figgy as it smells since it’s VERY figgy smelling. Tastes great; sweet, creamy, figgy, and has the matcha taste at the end of the sip to round it out.

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85

Having as a cold latte today. Two chasaku scoops dissolved in 175F water, added 8oz of cold light soy milk and shook it like a madwoman.

I’m unsure about this kind of preparation. The matcha taste is dimmed down by the coldness of the milk, but the raspberry is almost amplified. Interesting.

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85

Having this with about 8oz light soy milk. I’m getting a bit more of the cheesecake flavor, still very flavorful. Bumping the rating a little. Has a nice sweetness and the matcha base in the background.

2 chasaku scoops, enough 175F water to dissolve, then added ~8oz light vanilla soy milk.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Still not preferred over DoMatcha, but I’m boosting the rating a little as I haven’t had as bitter an experience as the first time I made this. Been having it in the mornings prepared with the chasen in a chawan, just water and no additions. It’s a little more vegetal/spinachy tasting than the DoMatcha. Froths up like a champ.

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85

Hmm. Don’t really get a cheesecake taste, but it’s nicely creamy. Sweet matcha taste with a creamy background.

Royal grade, distinctive flavoring. 1 tsp matcha to 16oz nonfat milk.

Preparation
1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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The Whovian geek in me wanted to love this tea so much. It’s not bad and I do recommend it, but I’m not compelled to buy more. I get mostly the black tea taste, some caramel, a little bit of coconut (smell it more than I taste it), and nice sweetness. It’s a little drying on the tongue. Smells divine dry, taste for me didn’t quite follow through on the steep. I prefer it with a touch of creamer and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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After getting sick for the third time within about a three-month period I decided to try and drown it out with tea. I never liked tea growing up, but in my early twenties my taste buds had finally changed enough to find the flavors.

Started with flavored blacks from Teavana (gasp), and now am primarily a white/green tea drinker. I’ve recently fallen in love with matcha.

I love teapots, tea cups, and tea sets, but mainly use my Timolino or Contigo travel mugs because they’re leak-proof and hold the heat for so long! Drinking a cup of tea before it gets cold usually doesn’t happen as I set it down and get distracted with something else only to return to it when it’s (if I’m lucky) lukewarm.

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