95 Tasting Notes
Hmm…this smells more floral than chocolate, and tastes more different than either. It has a weird after taste. Not sure how I feel about this one so reserving rating til a few more brews.
Made with about 3/4tsp sifted powder to 8oz of 180F almond milk. Definitely too hot to start.
Not sure how I haven’t logged this before as I drink it all the time! Had this straight the other day, no cream or sugar added, and while the fruit flavors are lighter, it’s still a nice cup of white tea. Add some cream and sugar (just a touch) and it gets juicier and creamier. Lovely tea and a great intro for people who haven’t tried whites.
I apparently use way more matcha than others when making lattes.
8oz heated plain almond milk, 1 heaping chasaku scoop plus 2 almond size ones. Frothed with a handheld, battery-operated frother. This is the Royal grade matcha and distinctive flavoring.
The smell of the vanilla is wonderful. I don’t taste it as much as I smell it, but that’s fine as it’s still a creamy, sweet cup. There’s a slight bitter taste, but it’s no where near as bitter as the sample caramel matcha I tried (the bitterness got better as the matcha cooled). When I first tried it with just one big chasaku scoop there was still too much of a milk flavor.
Made this in a matcha bowl today. Added a tablespoon of creamer which gave a creamier mouth feel but didn’t overpower the matcha taste. I may have over-whisked this as there’s a more distinct bitter taste today.
Two heaping chasaku scoops, little bit of 175 degree water to make a paste, then 6oz more added.
Tried mixing this in a wine glass because I don’t have a matcha bowl (or anything very wide at the moment) and it didn’t work so well. Changed to a short/squat mug from Starbucks and that worked moderately better. I also need a sieve!
Made straight the first time with something like two chasaku scoops (hard to tell how much was left in the thing I used to “sift”) and an eyeballed amount of water. It has just a touch of bitter/astringent taste towards the end, but was surprisingly mild to me. This is my first matcha so I don’t have anything to compare it to.
Second taste was with three chasaku scoops, enough water to make a paste, then mixed in 6oz warm milk to make a latte. It was a bit too milky so I’ll fiddle with the liquid amounts next time.
Interesting white tea. The leaves are soft and velvety. Lightly astringent, vegetal, and fresh tasting. I’m a big fan of the Canteloupe and Cream white tea by Butiki but this is a nice straight white. Recommended steep time is way longer than I usually steep white teas though so I usually alter it to somewhere in between.
Have had this tea a couple of times. I don’t think I’ll re-buy it again as there are so many other teas out there that I want to try, but I recommend you give this a sip if you’re curious.
I think the recommended amount, 1/2 tsp per 8oz is a bit weak, so I usually double that. Adding a sprinkle of rock sugar and dash of cream enhances the silky feel to me. Light taste of blueberry and to my mouth a slight bit of astringency.
I adore this with cream. I think it tastes most chocolatey after it has cooled off, so I think I’ll try steeping it at 200F instead of boiling next time. Ordered a large quantity today because it’s all gone sob. Bumping up the rating bc I’ve fallen even more in love.
Wow, this is great! Pineapple & coconut mixed together beautifully. I love this with a bit of cream, hot or iced it’s great both ways! It smells very strong, the flavor isn’t as powerful as the smell but that’s alright. It’s still delicious. My first attempt at iced tea & I think it turned out pretty nice. Will buy again in large quantities.