2921 Tasting Notes
Thank you Roswell Strange (and aisling of tea) for the chance to try this matcha but I just can’t seem to get this one to work. The cola milk was horrible and today I attempted to recreate Vanilla Cola (I combined French vanilla matcha and cola matcha as a tea soda) but all I got was a cup full of fizzy grass. It got dumped and I just don’t know what I am going to do with the rest of the sample. Any suggestions??
This cold brewed for like 16 hours and as I sip on it, I can’t help but feel that this is much better prepared hot and then allowed to cool. When cold brewed, the flavors are not as prominent as they are in the hot/iced cups. Though they are still present, the rooibos does come off slightly stronger and consequently mellows the other components.
I really like strawberry banana yogurt. Unfortunately, there isn’t really a company in Canada that makes a good, fat-free option. Luckily that is not a problem when you have some tasty banana & cream matcha to sprinkle atop some strawberry yogurt. Now I get all the strawberry banana deliciousness without the fat so YAY! Thank you Sil for sending this my way to try. I actually have more incoming in my joint matcha order with Courtney.
Recently OMGsrsly and I split a Cornelia Bean order. This tea is one of her purchases as I had no interest in a lime sage tea. However, when the package arrived and I smelled this, it smelled soooo amazing that I asked if I could try a bit. I am glad I did because this is a good tea!
It has a nice lime flavor that is not too citrusy because it is mellowed by a hint of sage and a touch of the rooibos base. I am enjoying this cup however I don’t think it will be a tea I reach for often and thus I am happy with just a taste. Thank you OMGsrsly for letting me indulge my curiosity!
This was a free sample in my group Butiki order with my fellow steepsterites. Since I am a lover of truffles and fond of berry teas, I thought this was a good one to try. However, sipping on it now, I am happy it is just a sample. Not that this is bad but rather it is just okay. The base is prominent and there is not much in the way of the flavors. I am happy I tried it to satisfy my curiosity but this is not for me.
This cup comes to me via Sil (thank you) however, I actually briefly owned this tea after ordering a sample prior to my realization that I don’t like pu’erh. I never ended up tasting that sample though because I discovered my dislike for the earthy base before it’s arrival and thus I promptly got rid of it in a swap.
Nonetheless, Sil was generous to share so the least I could do was give it a taste. So I brewed up a cup and my fear grew as the strong odor of pu’erh took over as I rinsed the leaves. Luckily, that didn’t transfer into the flavor as the pu’erh is very subtle. Alas, so is the chocolate which means all I am getting from this is a mediocre black base with a slight hint of chocolate at the end of each sip. Not for me but now I know for sure so thank you Sil for the chance to try something new :)
This is probably my favourite of all chai teas I have tried. The spices blend together to create a rich combination of cocoa and cinnamon. However, at the end of the day, this is still a chai and I just don’t reach for it often (that is probably why I was so willing to share this). So long tasty chai, we won’t meet again but I will have fond memories of our time together.
So the downside of heat-activated color changing whales? I am super aware of it when my tea has cooled. Luckily, this tea is delicious at any temperature – tropical but no where near lotiony as the flavors can get. I have some of this coldbrewing in the fridge for tomorrow so we will see how that goes. Thank you Sil!