939 Tasting Notes
I’m drinking the last of my sample of this tea from my last Mandala order. I have the 2013 “tea nugget” style. I am plotting an order soon (almost out of Special Dark! oh noes!!) so I wanted to finish up this sample and decide if I need to buy some when I place my order…
I’m really enjoying this today. It is rich and very smooth! I think I prefer this one’s flavor over the Phatty Cake! It is somewhat earthy but very clean. This is a shu I could drink regularly, though my favorite is still the Special Dark!
I was quite pleased to win this 1oz sample in a Facebook contest, because I’m a huge fan of white tea and raspberry! I’m getting plenty of bold raspberry flavor from this, and some gentle white tea in the background. I’m not sure if I am detecting the white chocolate or not, but it may be contributing to the candy-like flavor. This is not the sort of thing I personally tend to enjoy hot, but I think this would be wonderful iced, or steeped in vodka for a tea-tini! Also I may try whipping up some tea syrup for tea sodas out of this one. Very nice offering from Della Terra if you are a fan of raspberries! Thanks again for the free sample!!
After enjoying some of Butiki’s flavored guayusa blends (Good morning sunshine is my favorite, but the Killer’s vanilla is good, too!) my husband asked me to get some straight guayusa so we could taste it by itself. It is quite nice! Not too strong a flavor, actually. Pretty mild and grassy, and sort of nutty. Very stimulating! It is very drinkable straight but I would still prefer to drink a flavored one because why not?
Another DELICIOUS bottled green tea I bought at Fresh Market! This one is not as crazy strong as the Sencha Shot but has the same bright green yet sweet and nutty sencha flavor. Totally great! I will buy it again, I’m sure, for convenience reasons, though I try to avoid bottled beverages when possible.
When the packet said “Green Lime” I assumed green tea with lime…but no. My tastebuds say, “WTF IS this crap?” Apparently it is Lapacho. I googled Lapacho…and to be honest it sounds dangerous! “The active ingredients such as lapachol have been found to possess significant abortifacient and reproductive toxicity effects for rats.234” HOLY CRAP! How can they sell this as tea then? Good thing it tasted terrible and I dumped it out…bleh!