2087 Tasting Notes
Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this tea with me. It is quite a tasty cup – minty and sweet. However, after trying Anti V-Day treat (thanks Sil), I find this tea lacking in the vanilla notes that I enjoyed so much.
As for now, this is hitting the spot though and I will be sad to see it go.
Well after reading the discussion thread Lala posted about matcha smoothies, I caved and decided to try one for myself. I used 1/2 tsp of this matcha combined with 1/2 tsp of Madagascar Vanilla matcha (both provided by the ever so generous Sil), one frozen and VERY ripe banana, and a glass of cold 1% milk.
More than anything I am tasting the banana but there is the slightest hint of Pineapple. It is also very creamy. However, I think my venture into matcha smoothies was not particularly successful this time around. Next time, I will try with some more matcha in order to bring out the flavors. Oh well, you live and you learn.
ETA: I found the vanilla flavor right at the bottom of the cup. Hmmm…
My herbal infusions order (well 1 of them) has finally shipped! I am hoping to receive that, my Della Terra order, and a few swaps before I head off to the sunshine state in a week. That would be so wonderful!!
On another note, if I send away the rest of a package of tea I have in Montreal is that considered a sipdown when I have a whole tin of the exact same tea waiting for me in Florida?
Anyways, I am now working on my third infusion of this bloom. I actually brewed this hours ago but did not get around to drinking it until now…at 12:50 pm…and I am pretty sure there is caffeine in this one…oh, and I have a pot worth to drink. Hopefully I am right about caffeine not affecting me otherwise it is bound to be a late night. Anyways, even on its third infusion, this tea is still nice, light, and fruity. It is just the right amount of peach flavor to make this cup tasty without being over the top. A very refreshing cup.
In hopes of getting some sipdowns to rein in my cupboard just a bit before I get my BF orders, I decided to have this tea. After this cup, I have enough leaf left for just one more and though I am not too heartbroken, I might miss it every now and then. It is sweet and bread-y but not gingerbread. I could be completely off but I imagine this might be similar to what fruit cake tastes like – sweet, fruity, bread-y and with a very, VERY slight hint of spice. A nice treat for a relaxing evening.
Well now that I have finished my exam and was finally able to go to the grocery store, I am celebrating having milk by having yet another glass of matcha! I wanted something creamy but not overly sweet and so I decided to go with peanut butter. It is smooth, creamy, nutty goodness and definitely hitting the spot as I package up some swaps :) Thank you Cavocorax!
I picked some of this up when it was 1/2 price on Red Tea Leaf’s website. The specifics of what I purchased are:
Flavor Level: Delicate
Size: Small (30g)
Grade: Classic (Basic Grade)
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cookies-and-cream-matcha.html
I first tried this matcha when Cavocorax generously sent me a sample. From my very first sip, I knew that I wanted more of this flavor. Of course when I saw the matcha on sale for 50% off, I could not pass up the opportunity to buy some more. I also lucked out and was able to pick up some Bavarian Cream, a flavor I have wanted to try since discovering flavored matcha, at the same discount.
Anyways, when I opened the package, I was immediately in love with the smell. It has a very creamy scent with just a hint of the fudge-y chocolate cookie lingering in the mix. I was so excited to have a cup so I grabbed out my measuring spoon, my milk frother, and a glass. Of course I also needed my milk to make my drink complete.
I excitedly measured out 1/2 tsp of matcha and used my milk frother to combine it with 8 oz of cold milk, with just a hint of froth. I watched as the milk quickly took on a pale green color and released the decadent smell of cookies and cream.
Finally getting to drink my milky snack and I am definitely happy to announce that this is an oreo in a cup. It is amazingly creamy and that hint of chocolate cookie adds another level to the cup. Not to mention, it is matcha so it is definitely a guilt free treat. Yum!!
This was the first Kusmi tea I ever tried and so far it has been my favorite. I walked in and it was the tea sample of the day and after taking my first sip, I knew I needed to own a box. This tea is spicy and roast-y from the mate. It manages to balance the spices beautifully so that everything works together equally as opposed to once spice taking center stage. Moreover, apple helps to keep the spice in check and make this a smooth, pleasant cup. It is nothing extraordinary really but it does make for a good cup of tea. Unfortunately this has mellowed a bit with age and improper storage but tbh, it is holding up pretty well after 2-3 years.
So lately I have been feeling a bit head cold-y (it’s that time of year) and so I decided what better time to try Cold 911 than now. As soon as I opened the bag, the peppermint and eucalyptus started to open up my sinuses. There is a very mild flavor to this tea (unless it is just my tastebuds right now) when compared to the smell of the dry leaf. Brewed that mintyness has gone away a little bit and in this case, I miss it. I am getting an unexpected sweetness and I am not sure where. Nonetheless, even though it is not as strong as I anticipated, it is not a bad cup.