945 Tasting Notes

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I haven’t written a tasting note in a couple of days because I’ve mostly been on a kick of drinking this tea, along with various shu puerhs. Boring to read about but satisfying as heck for me! This one is the perfect combination of sweet/green/savory rice flavors. And I’m loving the matcha kick in the afternoon!

Jennkay

I love this one! It’s a great combo of tasty toasty from the genmaicha and energy boost from the matcha. I reaally wish I could buy more tea right now, haha

Stephanie

I wish I had tea money right now too Jennkay…sigh :)

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Almost time for Saturday afternoon shopping/errands. Made about 12oz of this in a to-go cup with a tiny bit of brown sugar. I let myself sweeten teas on the weekends sometimes, woo! ;)

Fjellrev

You need to treat yourself, after all. :)

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I made a SUPER BERRY smoothie for breakfast. Frozen blueberries, cherries, and bananas with plain yogurt, and a touch of OJ and 1/2tsp of this matcha. SO MUCH BERRY! Yum :)

Fjellrev

Now that’s one fancy breakfast smoothie.

Stephanie

Next time I will do this but with CHEESECAKE matcha!!!

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Sip Down! Luckily I have an unopened 1oz packet of the summer harvest to drink next. This will always be my favorite though, and in the future I will probably only buy the Autumn harvest. SO GOOD!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84
drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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YUM! Thanks Courtney for giving me a little of this gem. The caramel popcorny goodness is really hitting the spot this afternoon!

VariaTEA

YAY! More people to love Japon :)

Sil

hardly need more ppl to love it… you love it enough for all the ppl

VariaTEA

I really do :P

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92

This is a lovely clean shu for the first day of spring! I am so lucky, I have so many nice puerhs in my cupboard right now :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I know a lot of people around here are anti-paper filters, but in case anyone else is like me, and uses them at work for convenience I thought I’d review these just in case.

I recently switched to these after using the David’sTea drawstring cup shaped filters for about a year. I haven’t been drinking much actual David’s Tea tea lately, and I don’t even have a local store to shop at, so I got really tired of having to pay shipping AND paying 10 cents per filter. These Rishi filters were half the price and I found them at a local supermarket. The main reason I liked the drawstring filters so much was that they would not spill out if I just threw them in my purse full of tea on my way to work in the morning. Luckily these Rishi filters are nice and LONG so I can just roll them up! So far I haven’t experienced any purse leaf loss, heh. Also apparently they are compostable, for anyone who cares about such things. If I didn’t use my metal steepers exclusively at home I’d probably toss them in the compost pile, but the whole point of bringing them to work for me is they are super disposable and easy to deal with.

moraiwe

I love my paper filters, honestly. And think the bigger ones are probably better than tea balls for allowing leaf expansion. They work great on the go and they’re how I got fiance into loose leaf. So viva la paper filters.

Stephanie

:D hear hear!

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drank Apple Sencha by Den's Tea
945 tasting notes

Well, although this is better than the Grape Sencha, I still would have preferred it if I had just ordered 2oz of Sakura sencha and 2oz of pineapple sencha, instead of the 4 flavored sencha tasting set.

It is interesting, this doesn’t taste like apple juice, or apple cider…it’s more like a natural apple candy of some kind. Even though I didn’t sweeten it, it reminds me of taffy or something! Not bad, I’ll enjoy all of these cold brewed this summer for sure. Glad I tried them but I know my order next spring will be different :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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