3121 Tasting Notes
Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me. Surprisingly, I am not loving it. I mean, Milk Caramel sounds AMAZING but is really just okay. To be honest, I am actually thankful to have found a Lupicia blend that is mediocre because I don’t think my wallet could handle it if they were all amazing!!
I realized I said nothing about this tea. Whoops, fail. It is essentially a very mellow hojicha with a buttery smooth caramel flavor. Also, it is getting better as it cools, though I still feel as though something is missing. Perhaps it is because hojicha is roasty, thus reminiscent of a genmaicha, and the caramel flavor is making me want Japon. Not bad, but not amazing either.
Well my paper-writing marathon continues and having not slept, I was really in need of some caffeine to get me through. Alas, I finished all my milk yesterday so I was left to ponder what would make a tasty tea soda. In the end, I trusted my awesome tea triplet, Roswell Strange and went for the eggnog matcha. I am glad I did too because (a) this smelled absolutely AMAZING and (b) it has a delicious creamy, vanilla taste that I am really enjoying and don’t remember getting when I had this as a matcha milk. Perhaps, I should combine this with the Cola Matcha and see if it helps at all because this is really quite good.
Thank you Faith for the chance to try this tea. It was so nice just being able to drop the tea bag into the cup and brew – no muss, no fuss, just steep and dispose. It worked out quite nicely since I did not have much time to waste measuring out tea and cleaning the filter afterwards as I am once again paper-writing (most likely all night…again). Sipping on this now, I would swear it was a green rooibos but apparently I would be wrong according to the ingredients list. Moreover, I would not have guessed that this had pineapple or coconut in it. Mostly I am just getting a strange chemical type sweetness that I am going to attribute to the jellybeans. It is not horrible but it is not really anything special either. Though, it is warm and comforting and a nice little distraction from my paper. However, now I must bid you all a farewell as my 15 minutes (as per Terri’s 45/15 principle) is almost finished.
I mixed some of this earlier but overestimated how much milk I had and ended up with a pretty disproportionate cup. As in, I had my usual 1/2 tsp matcha to only 1/2 the milk I usually use thus it was overleafed and sort of vegetal. Still, once I got past that, it was strawberry deliciousness through and through.
This cup has much more lychee flavor than the last. If I didn’t know any better, I would assume I was drinking a straight lychee tea with no other flavors. It is a great tasting tea, I just wished it delivered on what it promised. Nonetheless, I am happy to have tried it and may even restock when I get my cupboard under control (though I believe that means I have to go to San Francisco). Thank you for sharing, Kat_Maria!!
Thank you Kat_Maria for the couple teabags of this tea. The green base is a bit more present in this cup than the last but it is not vegetal, rather just a touch leafy. However, the more prominent flavor is the creamy strawberry milkshake taste that comes out of the strawberry and vanilla intermingling.
Well, I am jumping on the Melon Oolong bandwagon. This is amazing! No oolong flavor at all, just nice refreshing melon. I think I prefer this melon flavor to Cantaloupe and Cream even. I would definitely keep this one stocked. Thank you Kat_Maria for the sample of this tea. It seems that everyone has been loving this tea lately so I am grateful to have gotten a taste of it.
ETA: I resteeped this and the oolong is coming out a bit more but the melon flavor is still delicious.
I cold brewed this overnight and the result is a super nice and light minty tea. It is refreshing and very representative of summer. The mint is the lingering flavor but it doesn’t overwhelm. Instead, the cucumber flavor really shines while the melon adds a nice sweetness. This tea is great both cold and hot. Definitely one I would want to keep around, especially as the weather warms.
I took a sip of my matcha milk today and got the caramel, as I expected I would, but was also surprised to get a hint of saltiness that reminded me of the caramel popcorn flavor. I actually had to do a double-take to make sure I grabbed the right package. However, after confirming it was just plain caramel and being confused for a moment, I realized I had just had peanut butter and the saltiness was remnants of that. Nonetheless, it made for a pretty tasty treat.