3133 Tasting Notes
Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing but I think I finally found a Lupicia tea that really is not for me. The weird thing is, I believe this delivers on what its name promises. There is a distinct honey sweetness with some generic fruitiness floating in the cup. However, I am just not loving the combination here. I am finding the honey taste too sweet and sort of artificial, while the black base is too prominent. I am not too upset though given how many other teas I have loved from our swap. They can’t all be winners and this, for me, was a miss.
This smells sooo good! I made this at the same time I made Cookie and Banane Chocolate and all I could smell was deliciously ripe cherries. Sipping on it now, this has an amazing cherry flavor. Of course, I have come to realize that I really shouldn’t expect anything less from Lupicia. Thank you Dustin for the opportunity to try this tea!
Thank you Dustin for sharing this with me. This has a great banana flavor. In fact, it is actually satisfying my craving for 52 Teas Banana Pudding Black Tea. However, it is even better because it has what tastes like a rich chocolate drizzle, just enough that it is noticeable without overpowering the banana flavor. So good!
I handed in a final assignment that I have been working on all day, and as a result, I decided to have a celebratory cookie. Definitely a good plan. It is buttery and crisp and has just the right amount of caramel. Plus, the base gives it a little bit of a well done quality that really makes everything reminiscent of a perfectly baked cookie with a slightly crunchy edge and a soft, chewy middle. Yum!! Thank you to both Kat_Maria and Dustin for supplying me with this tea!! You guys are both awesome :)
So this has cooled quite a bit while I was working on my final project. I am sort of sad about that because for the first time in a while it has a great strawberry flavor.
You know what I am not sad about though? Finding this awesome acapella group on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs
A little while back, Red Leaf Tea had both Strawberries & Cream Matcha and Bananas & Cream Matcha on sale. Courtney and I decided to take advantage of this opportunity and stock up on both as they are delicious. Since I was placing an order, I also grabbed a large bag of my beloved Caramel Popcorn Matcha. That brought our total just shy of the free shipping amount so with just seconds left to spare before the sale ran out, we added this to the cart. We chose the following options:
Size: Small (30g)
Matcha Quality: Classic (Basic Grade)
Matcha Type: Regular
Flavor Level: Delicate
Now as I am sipping away at my matcha milk (1/2 a teaspoon of matcha powder combined with 8 ounces of milk), I can say that I am very happy this was the one we decided to toss into our order. It truly is dessert in a cup. The peanut butter is both salty and creamy and combines nicely with the hint of chocolate and graham cracker crust floating in the cup. Compared to the plain Peanut Butter matcha, this is much sweeter, as to be expected given the “pie” element. It is also much creamier than its plain peanut butter counterpart. I am getting a touch of grass from the base, although that might be a result of poor mixing on my behalf and not a reflection on the product itself.
This is definitely a tasty cup and I am glad I have much more in my stash. Anyone who would like to add this yummy treat to their cupboard can find it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peanut-butter-matcha.html.
Also, for anyone interested, Cheesecake Matcha is Red Leaf Tea’s deal of the day and thus it is on sale for the next 11 hours!
This is actually only a sort of sipdown as I am eventually going to be sending the rest of this to Roswell Strange so she can try yet another seabuckthorn tea. However, I am starting to doubt the presence of sea buckthorn in this as I really don’t get much out of it. As OMGsrsly said, this is Cream Rooibos and not much more. Not bad, but not what I hoped it would be either. At least it was hydrating :)
Thank you Kat_Maria for sending this my way. I don’t usually reach for straight blacks but for some reason, this has been calling to me. So today I finally decided to brew up a cup and I am glad i did. This tea is delicious! It is malty with notes of chocolate and caramel. There is even a hint of honey. Amazing! I guess tastes really do change :)