2767 Tasting Notes
So last night I did not sleep as I was writing a paper. I finally finished that at 10 am this morning and though my intention was to sleep for two hours before my class, my friend who is vacationing in Asia messaged me so I ended up talking to her instead.
I think proceeded to go to class, drop off my paper, and then promptly turn around to go home as I still have a midterm and a paper proposal I need to worry about by Wednesday. On the way, I dropped off some tea packages and grabbed some groceries and then got home, started the kettle, and turned on an episode of Bones to relax for a little while.
Apparently I relaxed too much because I passed out, sitting upright, and cross legged on my bed. I woke up at 7 and was super disoriented and immediately thought it was Wednesday and that I slept through both the exam and the paper proposal. After a moment of panic I realized what was happening and decided I was still very tire. I quickly fell asleep once again. Now, it is 9 pm and I have not had lunch or dinner or any tea today.
I saw Courtney had Japon and I decided that I also was going to make myself a cup. Typically I would try a new tea or aim for a sipdown but now that I am under 100, I can happily reach for my favorites and know that the others will be drunk in due time.
And of course, this is the perfect cup, as always. I am getting more caramel today than genmaicha but I don’t mind as all the components are still there and still delicious.
This is such a light and fruity tea that it is always such a pleasure to drink. On top of that, it smells amazing. This will probably be a favorite as the weather warms up as it is just so fresh tasting that it really seems like a Spring tea.
For those wondering, matcha and yogurt are quite delicious. I went with this one because I wanted something with a distinctive flavor so I knew how prominent the matcha would taste when mixed into the yogurt. Plus, I thought the tang of the yogurt would combine well with the raspberry and I was right. It was raspberry, it was creamy, it was awesome!
I am now officially under 100 teas! Does that mean I get to go on a tea shopping spree?!?
As for this tea, I am happy I still have quite a bit around. It is warm and comforting and quite reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie. It is a happy tea for sure :)
In other news, has anyone ever tried sprinkling flavored matcha on yogurt? It is something I have been contemplating doing and I think it might be good. Thoughts?
The winter teas are on their way out at DAVIDs and I still have this lying around. I decided that I should start working on this as it is one of my older teas in my cupboard and should get finished. This is not as good as I remember but still a pleasant enough cup. It is a touch more oily than I recall but then again that seems to be the case with many DAVIDs teas.
I pulled this out to see how much I had for a swap and realized that I have not had a cup in a while. I remember really liking this tea but my tastes have changed and this is no longer a favorite. It is chocolatey and cakey but really nothing special. I have tried this tea time and time again and I am bored of it. There are much better options out there which is probably why I don’t reach for this anymore.
Rating dropped from 95…
This tea has a nice flavor but I am finding the base to be a touch too grassy. I find cherry and green teas are often combined but more and more I think that is a bad plan as it brings the grass out of the base and the medicinal out of the cherry. Maybe I am not drinking the right cherry greens though…