2865 Tasting Notes
I picked this up in BrewTEAlly Sweet’s stash sale in my efforts to try all the matchas. Something about plum matcha milk just seemed weird so I decided to finally try the matcha soda that my tea triplet, Roswell Strange is so fond of. So my thoughts? Really tasty all around. There is a hint of plum flavoring but nothing too distinct. Mostly it is just fruity and sweet and a nice flavoring alternative to soda syrups.
This is cold, as in ice cold and still delicious. The more I drink it, the more I love it. I really should man up and just place the order for the 4 oz or maybe even a pound of this one because it is a caffeine free tea I would happily sip on every day. Until then, I am so grateful to the awesome keychange for sending me such an amazingly generous amount of this tea.
Great Canadian TTB and sipdown!!
Thank you Sil for the chance to try this tea. It is a nice chocolate mint but really nothing special. My first sip reminded me a lot of Mint To Be by DAVIDs minus a bit of the coconut whereas subsequent sips have all been reminiscent of Della Terra chocolate mint teas. A pleasant cup to sip on but not something I will miss now that it is gone.
So my birthday weekend is drawing to a close and my sister and friend left a couple hours ago. It was hard to see them go so I decided I would curl up in bed with a tasty cup of tea and a good show to distract myself. Luckily, thanks to the awesome Allie, I was able to brew up a cup of this yummy blueberry tea. It really has grown on me since my first cup so I am really grateful to have gotten another. It is sweet and delicious and has an incredible blueberry flavor and that is even after it completely cooled (since it took quite some time for me to go through the facebook birthday wishes and the steepster posts I hadn’t seen yet). Thank you Allie!!
The awesome Roswell Strange sent me this in addition to a birthday card and I am able to sneak it in just in time for my birthday to be over. I am sipping away at the cup as I watch Frozen. Alas, this cup is seriously lacking. It tastes mostly like a regular orange pekoe tea. I am not sure what it is meant to taste like but I am guessing something more. Nonetheless, I was so touched to receive a birthday gift in the mail from my amazing tea triplet. Thank you so much!
This tea is both sweet and tart. I don’t know if I would call it a strawberry tea but it captures the goji berries quite nicely. However, as much as I enjoy apple in teas, it is adding a rather prominent sweetness that I wish was more mellow. I will have to see how this tastes cold brewed because right now I am not sure if this will be a restock or not. Luckily, I have 50g of this tea to help me decide.
This tea brews up very dark and smells quite strongly of rooibos. Tastewise the rooibos is a touch more muted and there is a nice hint of something fruity but this is not what I would call mango lassi. Oh well, they can’t all be for everyone and I think Butiki rooibos blends are just not for me. At least I always have Peppermint Patty and Root Beer Float Honeybush.
So Fjellrev’s swap package arrived today and it smelled AMAZING! Being so late at night, a caffeinated tea with coffee beans probably wasn’t the best choice but I am pretty sure it was the source of the delicious smell so I could not resist.
Tastewise, this is really quite delicious. It is akin to what I believe mocha tastes like (I have never had it so this could be wrong but in my mind it is a coffee flavor that is a little bit chocolatey). There is also a nice hint of vanilla. It is similar to Teavana’s JavaVana (one of the few Teavana teas I like) but a bit more mellow. I imagine this would make an awesome latte though it is still very enjoyable as a straight tea. Thank you, Fjellrev, for sharing this tea with me. I can definitely see why you like it so much :)
In other news, DAVIDs has a hibiscus creamed honey. WHY? Why does that sound like a good idea? Don’t you think you have enough hibiscus in your teas already DAVIDs?