971 Tasting Notes
I am up in Chicago this weekend visiting a good buddy of mine. She is into tea too, and actually worked at a David’s store as a seasonal worker last winter. So I brought her a bunch of stuff from my tea stash and I’m raiding her stash for breakfast :)
This tea did not impress me that much, heh. My fault for selecting a bagged tea :)
My first Mariage Freres tea! Thanks so much Shelley_Lorraine for the sample!
This tea has a wonderful soft natural apple and almond flavor, with a hint of frosting or pastry floating around in the background. The base tea is mild but pleasant and unobtrusive. This is very enjoyable! Especially for those of us that like our tea to taste like a bakery treat sometimes :D
Thank you so much Shelley_Lorraine for sending me some of this tea in a swap!
I’ve always wanted to try this tea. My husband and I cook a lot of southeast asian food so I’m familiar with tamarind and a big fan of the flavor. Of course, the base tea pairs perfectly with the tamarind! Slightly malty and sweet. I don’t think it needs any sugar. This one is definitely going on my shopping list! :D
I finally opened this sencha! I was trying to finish my Sencha Fukamidori from Den’s first, since these types of greens apparently spoil rather quickly.
This is very different from the senchas I’m used to. It is still buttery and spinachy, but there’s a haylike or grassy quality as well. Kind of like sencha with some white tea thrown in? I find it interesting that this is the summer harvest sencha, because the hay notes really make me think of summer time!
There is a little sweetness but not as much as other senchas, so this one seems pretty savory to me. No bitteness at all though (I made sure to steep at a nice low temp) and very little astringency. Nice sencha, very glad I won it from a Yunomi.us giveaway! :)