80
drank Eggnog Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
2012 tasting notes

So I was planning on doing the whole large review but my roommates brother came to visit and he brought with him some snacks from Momofuku Milkbar. Snacks I probably should not have but were so incredibly delicious (http://www.shopmilkbar.com/shipping/shop/crack-pie/, http://www.shopmilkbar.com/shipping/shop/corn-cookie/, http://www.shopmilkbar.com/shipping/shop/product-category/cake-truffles/).

Then my DAVIDs order arrived and all hope was lost when it came to a thorough review. Mainly the issue was I drank this during the excitement and don’t really remember what it tasted like. Oh well. There is more to the sample to enjoy.

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OMGsrsly

OH! Sorted Food did a crack pie recipe. Make your own! :)

Sil

hahaha

caile

oohh, too many yummy distractions! :)

VariaTEA

I am on a diet. I should not be having any crack pie :P

caile

lol. I was just looking at that pie…and I can see how you forgot to taste the tea!

OMGsrsly

Share it with friends! :)

VariaTEA

Well we split each of the listed things three ways

ifjuly

oh man, i love the milk bar! yay christina tosi!

VariaTEA

I have never actually been there but their baked goods are pretty amazing.

OMGsrsly

They look really good, but I’m lucky I can’t eat any of them. Haha. Gluten intolerance is good for something, at least. :) I might make the Sorted Food version, because that looked tasty.

MissB

Maria Emmerich has some excellent cooking eBooks with zero gluten, grains, or sugar.. and there’s a version of crack pie in one of them. Cookie Dough Ice Cream, too…

OMGsrsly

MissB, you enabler! ;)

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OMGsrsly

OH! Sorted Food did a crack pie recipe. Make your own! :)

Sil

hahaha

caile

oohh, too many yummy distractions! :)

VariaTEA

I am on a diet. I should not be having any crack pie :P

caile

lol. I was just looking at that pie…and I can see how you forgot to taste the tea!

OMGsrsly

Share it with friends! :)

VariaTEA

Well we split each of the listed things three ways

ifjuly

oh man, i love the milk bar! yay christina tosi!

VariaTEA

I have never actually been there but their baked goods are pretty amazing.

OMGsrsly

They look really good, but I’m lucky I can’t eat any of them. Haha. Gluten intolerance is good for something, at least. :) I might make the Sorted Food version, because that looked tasty.

MissB

Maria Emmerich has some excellent cooking eBooks with zero gluten, grains, or sugar.. and there’s a version of crack pie in one of them. Cookie Dough Ice Cream, too…

OMGsrsly

MissB, you enabler! ;)

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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